2016 has been an absolute whirlwind so far. I’ve taken on several new clients, and am immensely enjoying each one. I’ve gotten about 6 weeks behind on my posts, so in the midst of the chaos, I wanted to take a minute to get at least one project updated here!
Megan Goldkamp Jewelry is not one of my new clients; I’ve been taking photos for her Etsy store since last year. Goldkamp’s specialty is this lovely sentimental jewelry that’s engraved with your own (or a loved one’s) handwriting. In addition to the uniqueness of the idea, I also really like the matte finish she uses, and appreciate the way she keeps the designs simple to allow the engraving to take the spotlight.
I started a photo shoot in November (yes, I’m behind on posts in a big way) for a new-to-the-jewelry-business maker named Martha Banks, creator of Martha Banks Designs. Martha contacted me about getting some shots done for her upcoming Etsy store, and stopped by on a Saturday afternoon with a tray of dozens of leather items. Her specialty is in studded leather cuffs, such as those seen in the photo above, but she’s also expanding her line to include leather earrings and pendants as well.
As is often the case, a white background was going to be the most versatile for Martha, and I think the bold and dark colors of the leather stand out nicely against it. After she approved the sample images I sent her, I delivered two versions of each photo: a full size, naturally cropped (3:2) image, as well as a smaller, square image which she could upload directly to Etsy without having to do any re-sizing on her end.
As soon as Martha’s store is up, I’ll come back here to link to it. Anyone wanting to get in touch with Martha about her leather goods, feel free to contact me and I’ll connect you.