grand print co

I recently blogged about some work I've been doing for a few ladies in a group I'm in  - the Emily Ley Shop Coaching group. I've been a part of this group for around a year now, and we are constantly providing feedback and motivation for one another on our creative pursuits. A few of the ladies have hired me to photograph their product lines, and this past week I've been working on images for Hailey's Shop, Grand Print Co. Hailey had a few sets of stationery sets and fine art prints that she wanted styled and photographed, starting with her southern quotes and inspiring quotable prints. After receiving  the products we chatted about what look/feel she was going for and how the images would be used. After a few trips to the store for flowers, mini champagne bottles and all sorts of other goodies, I got to work. I'm really excited to see the complete set of images implemented in her store and social media channels and can't wait to see what good things she comes up with next!

- Holly

meredith collie paper

One of my favorite things about working in a creative field is connecting with other like-minded individuals - particularly women that dream big and aren't afraid to turn their passions into profitable businesses. One such lady I've had the pleasure of connecting with is Meredith Collie, of the eponymous stationery shop Meredith Collie Paper. Meredith and I connected through a networking group hosted by the fabulous Emily Ley and collaborated on updating some of the product photos used on her site. The project including photos from both her mens line and equestrian lines, and with each set of stationery I really sought to understand the personality of each end user.  For the men's line, we went with darker wood and a solid dark blue background, and one of my favorites included a model with a classic dress shirt on his desk. For the equestrian line, my crafty husband and I built a backdrop out of a recycled pallet, full of texture and age, combined with some natural elements to mimic what one might find in and around a stable. Here are a few of my favorites from our collaboration!

- Holly

liz walters for 850 business magazine

Today I wanted to share a quick sneak of a shoot for 850 Business Magazine. The magazine recently honored women that have made outstanding contributions to the business world and their communities and a local attorney, Liz Walters, was selected to represent the Bay Corridor. 

The photo, below, is what was printed for the feature. 

And here are a couple photos of the cover (which I did not photograph) and inside spread of the magazine.

Be sure to pick up your copy of 850 Business Magazine to read about Lisa and many other amazing women like her!

- Holly

united way

Now that the most recent issue of Panama City Living Magazine has hits the stands, I can finally share an image of United Way of Northwest Florida President Bryan Taylor.  The article is titled "Shoes, Service and Rock-n-Roll" and is all about how Bryan blends his business and professional sides. To create the image, I photographed him in both his office and favorite local skate shop. My colleague, Sara from Kerigan Marketing, then blended the images to create one killer composite.


I also took a few other photos of Bryan that evening as well.

This was certainly a fun assignment! Be sure to check out the latest issue of Panama City Living Magazine to see it in print! 

- Holly

allan bense

As a freelance photographer, I have the pleasure of working on a variety of assignments with different clients. One recent shoot was a feature story of Allan Bense for Rowland Magazine's 850 Business Magazine. We met at his farm on the outskirts of Panama City and talked about his childhood and time spent serving in the Florida House of Representatives and former House speaker. I was excited to see this feature his newsstands so I can share it with you all! But first, here are a few portraits I enjoyed taking that will only be seen here!



And here is a tearsheet from another image in the publication.


For more images from this shoot, be sure to grab their June/July 2015 issue or newsstands or check out an online version, here