Late last year I had the opportunity to shoot portrait and food photography for the new The Pleasure Plate website by Nadia Munla. Nadia is a fellow poler, who can be seen in Infinitely Feminine. She’s a regular at Crafts + Cupcakes and she also interviewed me via video for The Angry Therapist regarding reconnecting with your sexuality after abuse. It’s great when someone who is a friend, blogger, poler and more also hires me to produce a project for her.
This project took a lot of research, planning, brainstorming and strategizing. You can check out our group pinterest board. You can see that as a photographer, I include my team on the board and my client. We use it as a way to ensure we all are on the same page and to communicate to one another. I love using pinterest for creative business projects. Did you see my recent post on “Pinterets | Curating the Internet“?
If I can help it, I enlist Krista on as many projects as possible whether it be photography, videography or events. Rather than needing a second shooter or assistant, I need another strategist, creative thinker, problem solver and overall director. I need someone with as much or even more foresight than myself. Krista gives 1000% to every project. I trust her completely. She knows my brand, understands my clients’ brand and brings so much to the table. Oh also, as an aside, Krista does this subtle thing that I LOVE and clients too. Krista always dresses in the current client’s brand colors on the day of our shoots or events. She does it every time and I absolutely love it!
You know who else rocked, Milan!!!!! For this shoot the resident MUA was Milan Staples of Make Up by Milan
I met Milan on twitter back in 2011, I believe. We initially bonded because we both have naturally curly hair, are bloggers and love creative projects. And the rest is history really. Milan has a calm yet powerful personality. She thorough, absolutely knows her craft and is invaluable. If possible, use her for your shoots. She uses her natural abilities with some cool technology to make clients look like a million bucks.
One thing, of many, that I enjoy about Nadia and The Pleasure Plate is that she believes in it all. She’s drink a martini and a green juice. Sometimes she wants french fries and other times she wants kale. Above it all she believes in pleasure and that….that I can never get enough of. To view more pictures, check out the album here.