It’s always a *little* bit nerve-wracking to shoot for another photographer, especially when they’re as talented as Meredith! She and I have been running in similar circles for years and finally had the chance to meet in person at a Creative At Heart conference, and she’s even more of a joy in person than she is online! Meredith is one of those rare photographers who’s just as talented on the business side of things as she is in the art department.
Meredith is a wedding photographer whose work is timeless and stunning, and one of her superpowers is to “bring the calm.” She’s even-keeled and elegant, so for her brand shoot, we wanted to keep things elevated and refined, without losing the warmth and calmness that she and her husband Jason bring with them on wedding days.
We wanted a shoot location that felt clean and classy without crossing into “stuffy” territory, and with my favorite stylist Katherine on board for wardrobe, Meredith’s outfits helped to bring a level of relatability to the set! We focused on two main storylines for the day- the heirloom wedding photographer, and a look at their life as a family to show the human side of their business.
Meredith thank you so much for allowing me the chance to shoot for you! It was such a joy, and I had the best time with your family. You’re a treasure, my friend, and I can’t wait to see what you create next!
For the curious photographers: the biggest challenge we faced that day was the light in the kitchen. It was an overcast day, and the kitchen/living room areas ended up being *much* darker than we’d anticipated. We had two choices- crank up the ISO, or break out my Profoto B2s to enhance the limited natural light available.
I ended up pulling out my studio lights for some of the photos in the kitchen, and I *love* the results! I cannot WAIT to break down how I lit some of these photos for our students inside Brand Photography Academy! Shooting with OCF can seem intimidating, but it makes a world of difference!
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