Sometimes I wonder if I should just focus on weddings, but then when I work on sessions like this one, I realize that I can’t do that because I just love photographing a variety of subjects! This was my first ever branding session. “What is a branding session?” you ask. During this session, I take photos of your brand’s story and vision. If you’re a maker/creative, I capture your process of making the product as well as the product itself. I show how it’s used, who uses it, your joy while you make it, and just generally take photos that help your ideal market understand what your brand is all about.
Samaa’s Florals is an up and coming floral designer in Chicago. She’s a full-time student and decided to try her hand at making a bouquet for her friend’s wedding just for fun. After posting the photo to Instagram, she slowly started receiving orders for floral arrangements for weddings. Sometimes all it takes is an Instagram account of you work to start your side hustle! We decided to work together, because with her busy schedule it was difficult to make an amazing product and also photograph it properly before handing it over to the bride. Aside from capturing her bouquets on their own, I wanted to capture Samaa and her fun personality. She’s a multitalented person with great style and skill.
What I love about these photos aside from the brand itself, is the fact that I was able to use my home as a studio! I fell in love with our house for its natural light and I’m so glad I could make great use of it for these photos. Check out a few of my favorites below and be sure to reach out to Samaa if you’re based in the Chicagoland area and are looking for gorgeous floral arrangements!