Thanks to the talented duo over at Gallivan Creative –– a Bend, Oregon based photo, and brand studio –– we've sharpened up our product photography status on both our online store here and our Etsy shop.
Spoiler: we have a second, and third photo shoot to complete with Gallivan. This first one was focused on establishing a consistent style, strategy, and photographing all the handmade and found goods that round-out the Found Natural Goods' Etsy shop. With the first photo shoot behind us, we have all the smaller, handmade items photographed –– sage smudge sticks, organic beeswax, handmade candles in crocks, solid brass tags with custom hand stamped messages –– the larger products and lifestyle shots still lingering.
Preparing with Gallivan was a fun and organic process given both of our wheelhouses and personalities (not all photographers are as open and flexible as Caitlin, and not all founders have been art directors –– talk about a killer combination of talent in that studio!). Showing inspiration via Pinterest and tossing out ideas for what Found could be in a word, then building on that one word with a visual example to elevate it. We built off each other to determine a game plan and come day-of the shoot, we had a great volley of ideas and products at their studio.
Our intent was to bring a level of luxury with a twist of surrealism which we accomplished with the shadow warp and clever styling thanks to a string of fishing line. Which in our minds, elevates our the simplicity of our products into something that's anything but pedestrian –– an elegant presentation of something we love and value, and to others may appear as just sage, just pine sticks, just beeswax, et cetera. Gallivan categorized our result as "bright and clean brands" and we'll take that description any day.
'Twas a pleasure, Gallivan. Until next time!