Editorial Product Photography for Urban Carry Holsters
Supporting local businesses has always been a passion of mine. I’m always checking for “made in America” on tags when shopping and don’t mind spending a bit more to help our own economy. When Dave, the owner of Urban Carry Holsters reached out for me to photograph his American made holster, I was intrigued by the idea of photographing outside my normal scope of work while supporting a local business.
I love being approached by companies who appriciate my photographic style regardless of its content (lots of weddings, lots of engagements). Dave, who’s father is a photographer, appreciated my composition and editing style. We collaborated to create new editorial photography for his business.
Urban carry holster went Viral a couple of years ago thanks to their youtube video. The company went from a staff of 8 to a staff of 38 within two weeks! It was amazing to hear his story first hand.
I have to admit, I’m not the most comfortable around firearms. However I think that in this day and age, it is not a bad idea to be protected from potential criminal encounters who surely will have a firearm, wether legally or not. Urban Carry holsters ensures that firearms are securely fastened and discreetly tucked away for emergency.
Valentines Day Disney’s Boardwalk Engagement Session
When this beautiful Canadian couple gave me 100% artistic freedom for our engagement session, I knew it would be an amazing photoshoot from the get-go.
Our session was divided so that we would photograph 50 % while the sun was out / sunset and 50% at night time using artificial lighting. And what better backdrop for this then Disney’s Boardwalk! The Boardwalk has incredible ambiance during the evenings as well as a wide variety of backdrops which allows for a very diverse portfolio. I armed myself with my B1 Profoto light to backlight the couple and get that studio look that I love.
This was actually shot on Valentines day, hence the super cute heart shaped balloons! The theme could not be anymore appropriate for the newly engaged couple. We had a blast incorporating them into our shoot.
Funny moment: I was on guard watching the balloons while the couple changed into their second outfit of the day. I had a bunch of couples approach me to purchase a ballon for their loved ones. Apparently, having balloons at the boardwalk is a great business on Valentines day! lol