My friend Bondi Nyary has a company called Many Weathers where she sells her designed and sewn recycled polyester fleece neck warmers and skirts in an array of beautiful colors. Not only are her products made in Oregon, the fleece is made in the USA as well. I own a couple of the skirts and scarves myself. I especially love the skirt to wear hiking in cold weather. A couple of years ago, I actually wore the skirt on a rafting trip when the weather turned cool and rainy. When Many Weather’s launched last year I did some photography for her then, but recently she worked with a creative team to rebrand her business using Samantha Yatovitz for branding and Kim of Pixelovely for her website and asked me to be a part of her team again.
In the end, it turned out to be four separate photo shoots. For the new website, the team wanted both product and lifestyle images of models wearing her fleece neck warmers or skirts. I loved working with this team of wonderful women. For the models, Kim Donohue did a fantastic job with the makeup. Kim is one of my favorite make up artists in the Portland area. What made the “lifestyle” shoot so much fun was that Samantha wanted the images to have a soft look and I used one of my favorite lens to achieve that. I usually use the lensbaby for my personal work and rarely for commercial photography.