For those of you who keep up with my blog, you’re already familiar with my videographer friends over atBig Dog Little Bed Productions. I’m so grateful to have done a lot of branding photos for Janice and her team over the years, not just because Janice is a friend and an awesome woman, but also because she has extremely cute dogs. Like, really cute dogs. Murphy is the little dog, and he is an extremely good dog model. He looks wherever you want him to. He’s eager to please and seems to realize he’s dog modeling, and does the absolute best that he can. He head-tilts. He puppy-eyes. He lifts his chin and moves for more flattering angles. Murph will do anything that is required of him, and he’ll be proud of himself for this. Toby, the big fluffy pile of fluff, on the other hand, is a terrible model but is so profoundly and stupidly cute that I can barely function around him. He knows I love him so he ignores me, which makes me love him more. He displays a visible, near-constant eye-roll, especially when anyone hugs him. He does not want his picture taken at all and often just puts his butt to the camera and stands there. Janice’s boyfriend’s dog name George was also there and snuck in a few cute pictures as well, but again, was not up to the modeling standards that Murphy clearly sets for dogs.
When I’m not fawning over all present dogs, I am helping Janice take photos for her website, newsletters, social media, etc. We’ve worked in her office for the past couple of years but we shot in her beautiful new home this time and it was incredible! Every inch of that place is gorgeous. We shot some workin’ shots of Janice and Tyler meeting with some clients (thanks to Lauren and Emily for their modeling skills!) and some dog-hugging shots for Big Dog Little Bed’s 2020 year. BDLB does AMAZING marketing films as well as strategy and coaching for small business when it comes to content, so if you’re a business looking to get yourself more visible via video, they’re hands down who I would recommend. Also you might get to meet Toby (bring a lint roller though).
Sanket is a real estate developer in the Durham area who specializes in the development of hotels and senior living facilities, and I’m so glad I got to work with him on this mini headshot session! He’s been in the development business for many years but is now branching off on his own and needed some new headshots for the venture. I had such a good time with him and his wife discussing the finer points of Seinfeld and our mutual love for U2. Sanket also taught me a bit about the development industry which I find fascinating. I had a great time working with him and revamping his headshots!
I had the pleasure of working with Jewell Whitmer as she starts the process of launching her Women’s Health Integrative & Functional Medicine Practice! Jewell is a certified nurse midwife and herbalist who has been practicing for 12 years. She has delivered a ton of babies and helped women through many births. Now she’s excited to take what she knows and begin to focus on women’s health and empowerment, and I’m so excited to help her with that process! She contacted me to take new branding photos and headshots for her, and together we had a blast shooting in an incredible house with a beautiful property (and fun music always helps a session along too!). Jewell actually used to develop her own photographs in a darkroom in her childhood home, so she knows a lot about photography and what she was looking for in her branding photos, and I was excited to work with another creative woman. Also, I have to say, I love photographing food and am pretty excited whenever anyone asks me. AND I got to photograph tea this time as well, which is also great fun. And Jewell knows a lot about teas. If you want to follow her in her new business journey and become her client, you can find her and her knowledge of teas and food on Instagram here.