Anytime Kelly from Design Crush calls me with a project, I know we are going to go somewhere big and bold with a chance to play with geometry with a twist of art. In short, the dream client. Kelly gives me direction and lets me breathe. As an artist I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work with clients like these! Crisp directions, concise collaborating, and always a celebratory drink to finish.
A few months ago, I got to shoot Miss KB with her (custom!) boots from Poppy Barley in one of my very favorite spots in OKC for shooting downtown: The Myriad Gardens. Then we headed nearby to Automobile Alley, the perfect backdrop for shooting Kelly in a pair of artist-designed Bucketfeet kicks.
There’s no project more special than one with old friends, the ones you’ve known since you were kids. The best part of those gigs these days is that they often involve actual kids. I love getting my camera around the little ones because their spirits are so vibrant and expressive. They embody joy and exude it in every movement. Capturing this essence (in people large and small, or in any place I find myself) is my greatest inspiration week in, week out.
Take a look at little Jack. I’ve known his mom since we were tiny tots, and I’ve come to love her hubs as our family loves her.
This family’s unshakeable zest for life is contagious. I hope it makes you smile just looking at these images.
I loved documenting Miss Kelly Beall weaving her magic with some run of the mill grocery store flowers on a DIY piece she wrote for Wayfair.com.
Kelly picked up a few bunches of her favorite stems and a couple of vase options to create a summery table top display on a budget.
My favorite image is the final photo with Kelly’s red nail polish and her Tom’s sunglasses in the background.