I love being a photographer. You are put in so many different situations and get to meet the coolest people around! Sometimes I am asked to photograph portraits for Northshore Magazine of people that I already know (I do know alot of people). I love those shoots the most, because when you have a connection with somebody, the images are just inherently better. And, let’s face it, it’s fun.
We recently had a photoshoot for my friend Kate’s new jewelry line “digs”. Kate and I met years ago when my kids were younger when virtually every weekend we would go to the Peabody Essex Museum and enjoy the Art and Nature center there. Kate worked there and we were there ALOT so over time we became friends. 🙂 Kate left the museum a few years ago and is now the director of the Lynn Arts District. I was asked to shoot her for the “Movers and Shakers” edition of Northshore magazine and we got some great portraits of her in the wonderful space at Lynn Arts on Exchange St in Lynn – what a terrific space for artists! I want a studio there! Anyway, she told me about her new project, “digs”, and eventually we met up again to photograph the pieces.
She and her business partner Tim have created a gorgeous line of enamel jewelry and recently launched a new website but needed some new images for it. We needed a model, and so I thought of all my beautiful friends and wondered if Kim from “To Make Beautiful” could do it. I met Kim through all my various shoots, and I also call her when I need makeup done for my clients’ headshots. Fortunately she was available so we made it happen.
On the day we met the lovely Tim, who had brought in these beautiful hand-made linen pieces for the shoot. He styled each shot, pairing the outfit with the jewelry, and i think the pairings are perfect.
Here are all of the raw unedited images from the shoot including some candids showing just how much fun we all had.
Jewelry: “digs” ktdigs.com
Model & Makeup: Kimberlee Bowen of tomakebeautiful.com
Studio Intern: JP Prideaux