Here’s the latest from a quick photo shoot for Katherine & Josephine, featuring an oxidized cuff and an Indianapolis cityscape cuff. As always, love loving everything put out by this company.

In other news, I’ve had quite a busy summer helping to manage the opening of Bravo Jewellers, my dear friends’ retail store located in Carlsbad, CA (see below). Helping with the construction process (quite literally hands-on) and getting the doors open was an incredible ordeal that I think can really only be understood by those who have built and opened a store themselves. The hours spent hiring and training staff, working with retail clients, and continuing to manage their wholesale service business has been a nice balance for my slower summertime work flow with my clients.

I’m looking forward to taking a week off at the beginning of August to visit extended family in Michigan and then the Twin Cities, where I grew up, to see friends and family. I have some exciting new projects in the works when I get home, and am eager to get back into my regular work rhythm.

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It’s been a pleasure getting to work with Katherine & Josephine, a jewelry company run by sisters Julie and Carly. Julie contacted me in February about adding some new photos to their ecommerce site. Although the specialty for Katherine & Josephine is satin bracelet straps combined with gold & diamond slides, they also create these lovely cityscape cuffs (I’ve shot NYC, London, Chicago, and Paris so far), as well as a variety of bands, studs, and more.

After discussing with Julie what photography strategy would work best for their company, she shipped me about 20 pieces for the first shoot. I needed about a day to photograph the items, then a few days to edit. For some of the pieces, I shot a yellow gold version and then rendered it in rose gold and white gold, which are also available. I’m already in the process of working on the second shoot, so I’ll post about that when it’s wrapped up.