Not just photos, passion!
When I first began this photographic journey, finding a way to align my passion for photography with my desire to do something valuable was a top priority. This year, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with [re]Fresh Boutique, an upscale, non-profit resale shop in Brentwood, MO, and their parent company Foster-Adopt.org to provide photos for their store décor, marketing, and social media efforts. Foster Adopt works to make foster homes permanent by support foster and adoptive families in the St. Louis Metro area. Since my daughter is adopted, this mission is near and dear to my heart and made the decision to work closely with re[Fresh] and Foster Adopt easy.
Model of the Month
One of the ways that I’ve been able to work with them is through the Model of the Month program. In this program, one person is chosen each month, given an hour long photo shoot on location at [re]Fresh, given a free photo print, and has their photos featured in the store, on social media, and in emails.
Our first model is named Taylor. A St. Louis, MO area high school student, she looks great and we had a blast getting some photos of her! From fall inspired outfits, to homecoming dresses, she pulls the model look off well. Unfortunately, I discovered over the course of our shoot that she is immune to horribly ridiculous jokes (apparently, I only know dumb jokes), but she made up for it by opening up once I was able to convince the director of [re]Fresh, Jacqueline, to sit down and make her laugh.
All in all, it was a great time and I’m looking forward to more of these sessions over the coming months! If you have any ideas for locations for our photo sessions near the Brentwood, MO area, or would like to submit your name for the Model of the Month session, visit [re]Fresh Boutique online and let us know!
If you own or work for a boutique or business that would benefit from regularly updated photos, shoot me a message and let's chat! I'd love to work with you to create marketing materials and photos for your business!