Last week I was tagged by the lovely Corina to share my creative process with you guys. I’ve chatted about my daily workflow recently but I am quite eager to delve more into the creative process of my projects with you!
My plate is quite full but I absolutely love the projects that I have going on right now. From photography shoots, personal branding, web-design to partnering with some pretty big companies that I can’t wait to tell you about! I feel at a really good place right now and I’m incredibly fortunate to work with so many fantastic people. I am, as always, updating and improving Of Trees and Hues
. I have so many personal projects going on that makes my heart happy. Designing a media kit and updating the blog design is a few of the many things happening right now!
Just like every individual is unique — so are artists. We all bring something new and exciting to the table and I like to think my driving edge is my passion & heart. I’m incredibly loyal and hard-working, and that means that I, no matter what, will do my damnest to create something that not only will my client love, but something that completely embodies them and who they are.
Living a creative life absolutely makes my heart happy. My love for art & photography was something that I acquired at a very young age and I honestly could not imagine myself doing anything else. It’s my fuel, my purpose. And being able to work with other creatives is an absolute joy. Nope, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Well, since I have my hands down various creative paths, each process will be a little different from the another. With any branding or web-designing, we always start with a short but fun questionnaire — which creates a clear vision for me as well as the client. Once that’s done, the fun really begins! I invite the client to a Pinterest board so we’re able to visually swap ideas and that is how the moodboard will come together — which is always exciting! Lots and lots of sketching will be done, emails swapped, drafts sent and eventually the final product will be created and shared with the client!
Much like design, my photography process always starts with a questionnaire, this helps determine whether or not it’s a project I am ready to take on. And if it is, further conversations through email are exchanged. Photography is a very intimate thing and I feel like a connection between me and the client is crucial. We schedule a consult at a local coffee shop to chat, get to know one another, and hammer out all the details of what they hope their wedding/session entails. Usually another, more in-dept, questionnaire is filled out at this time and will become more of a timeline and goal sheet for me and the client.
And then the fun part. The actual shoot! No matter if it’s a wedding or portrait session, I like to send little teasers to them the day after and then a week later, a few more for them to share with their family and friends. The editing process can take 1-4 weeks depending on the project and once everything is complete, I design a cd box and package their images with a thank you note inside. Always the exciting and incredibly fulfilling part!
I’m nominating Breanna, Tara and Danielle to share their creative stories with us!