CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Custom Food Photography

Love it when I am able to create my own photo to fit with a design.  So much nicer than searching for stock photos and then trying to customize them.

For these food still-life shots, I knew what colours, what layout, and what vibe I wanted for the brand and shot it with food found in the house and garden.

Here’s the final rack card:

The image on the front is a mix of photos taken at events catered by Palace Cafe Catering.  It’s the same image you can see in a magazine ad in this post, “Catering Company Re-Brand.”  Photographers: Michelle Walker Photography and Michael James Buchanan.

And here’s the gift certificate:

Thank you, Palace Cafe Catering, for working with us on your new branding.  It’s been a special experience.

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PHOTO EXHIBIT FLYER

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Flyer for my camera club photo exhibit.  Amazing photo by Tim Meadows.

I also did the better version below for online use, but we needed a pdf for print on personal printers and so needed to use far less ink.

 

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My photo collage, Flora and Fauna, below will be included in the exhibit.  (It’s one of my most popular pieces, for sale on mugs, wall art, shower curtains, t-shirts, and much more at Society6.)

 

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Thanks for reading, Rachel

 



CLOTHING BOUTIQUE PHOTO SHOOT

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It was wonderful that when shooting the fabulous Susan Graf in her DressCode LBD and jacket, this gorgeous man, dressed in coordinating attire, walked right into the middle of the shot.  He was such a good sport and took some photos with us.

The other shots are of clothing from Susan, and Bogner, Schneider, Herno, and other and will be appearing soon in the on-line store we are building for her.

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CHARITY EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Who’s seen such a mix of shoes on a red carpet? Ever! This is the perfect photo to represent what a kooky and friendly party this was.

I had a fun evening shooting at the Real Housewives of Los Lomitas event, a fundraiser for the Las Lomitas Education Foundation.  I’ve never shot an event like this with so many nice people.

The album is on our portfolio on Smugmug.

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Plus, I got to play with the starburst filter my brother bought me:

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WEBSITE LAUNCH – ONE APPIAN WAY HOA

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Thank you, Tri-State Enterprises, Inc. for hiring us to make another homeowners association website.  We use the same template for each of these site, which has a small, simple public section, and a large functional, password-protected, area for HOA members.  Within the members section, residents can manage their property, communicate with management and other residents, and interact with a property calendar.

There’s more in our website portfolio and links to all our HOA site here.

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE PHOTO SHOOTS

Clothing Boutique Photo Shoots

Thank you to Susan Graf and her fabulous team for hosting two successful photo shoots – one in Healdsburg, one in Palo Alto.  Their hard work in preparing the boutiques made the projects look great.  And their personalities made it a really fun time for me.

One highlight for me was twilight in the Healdsburg Plaza as I took shots of the store windows growing brighter as the daylight faded.  I discovered if you ever wish to chat with strangers, set up a tripod, stare intently at a subject, and start taking photos.  So many people approached to ask me what I was doing.  Some offered tips.  Several also had curious dogs.

If you are ever in Palo Alto or Healdsburg on the plaza, don’t miss Susan Graf Limited – the clothing is fabulous – men’s and women’s.  Check back soon as she’s got a new web site under development.  Below is one of the graphics we’ve pulled together for the men’s department.  And here’s some of my favorite shots…

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO PHOTO SHOOT

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We enjoyed a trip to South San Francisco last week to photograph a property for our home-owners association management client, Tri-State Enterprises.  Some of the apartments had this view, which even in the rain, looked amazing.

These photos will be used on a new website, currently in production.  Thank you Tri-State!

One of the highlights of this property is the fabulous succulent garden:

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GRAPHIC DESIGN DONATION

Donated Graphic Design

We are pleased to support the Montalvo Arts Center by donating graphic design and printing costs to the Montalvo Service Group.  It’s the most local of the non-profits we support.  Each time we visit, we feel good knowing we’ve contributed to the preservation of this beautiful villa and grounds.

This year, we’ve produced two designs for the mothers’ day brunch fundraising event.  Wonder which they will choose?

If you would like to treat your mum to brunch this May 8th, you can call the box office at 408 961-5858 or keep an eye on their website’s calendar.