Friday Faves! Mardi Gras flair { weekly product photography }

This is a round up of my favorite product and jewelry photos shot or published this week.  Here’s a close up photograph of You’re the Best!  From the my Lagniappe Printable Collection, it is featured on Today’s Creative Life.  Be sure to stop by there and pick up your free “You’re the Best” printables. Do you want a… Read More »

Lagniappe ~ {Product Photography Featuring a Collection of Free Printables}

Lagniappe ~ A little some extra.  As Persona Designs, Inc., Pam Grimes and I created numerous printables for almost every occasion.    A printable is a graphic design element that you download and print from your home computer.  They have many uses, from decorating gifts and party favors to festive party decorations and stationery.  I wanted… Read More »

Fun DIY Valentine Packaging for two!

Are you looking for different ways to package some fun things for your Valentine?  Here’s one idea to package some candy and popcorn for two, using D&P Celebration’s “Love Birds” square graphics created by Dawn Rumin. Here’s what you will need: 2 plastic baskets (JoAnn’s Crafts) 2 red binder clips (Office Maxx) 34” of 1… Read More »

How to create a fun themed photo booth for the holidays!

Are you having family over for the holidays?  What fun it would be to have a family themed photo shoot?  These have quickly become a huge trend and are now used in weddings, parties and conferences.  It is really simple to make.  You can create a very elaborate one or keep it basic.  Here are… Read More »

The Ever-So-Sweet Christmas Candi!

This was one of my first professional themed photo shoots. I had been doing product photography for Originality for about eight years prior to creating this whimsical Christmas shoot. With Originality, everything consisted of white backgrounds and quite a bit of masking in Adobe Illustrator. For me, this shoot was very different. I wanted to… Read More »

Big Game Day – free printables!

“Big Game Day” was a Persona fav! One of my roles with Persona was creating and doing the themed photo shoots. Pam has a wonderful business mind and was always a forward thinker. She said we needed to come up with something for the “Big Game”.  When I created the graphics for this project, I… Read More »

Get Well Sooooon – free owl printables!

“Get Well Soon” was created with the Cold and Flu season in mind. At the time, the owl graphic motif was not quite at its peak and I wanted to incorporate it into a Get Well Soon theme. My inspiration was Mr. Owl in the old Tootsie Pop commercials “How Many Licks” and vocal emphasis… Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – garden themed free printables!

  “The Garden of Love for Mother’s Day” was Pam’s brain child. She created all the printable graphic elements, with the exception of my hand drawings on the seed packets (my attempt at coloring like a child). I purchased props to match the overall theme and directed the color scheme so that everything coordinated beautifully… Read More »

A Persona Birthday Party ~ {free birthday queen printables}!

  I strive to make my sets look completely different from one another. Sometimes I would be photographing three different themed shoots in one week’s time. Birthday Betty was our first Persona Pail, I took many photographs of her and made her environment fun and exciting. For this themed shoot, I used what I like… Read More »

Get Your Witch On! [free halloween printables]

“Get Your Witch On” was a shoot that Pam coordinated. She created the graphics and sent me the props. This is still one of our most popular posts to this day. Too bad “The Vine” did not exist then because the witch’s hat wiggles and shakes and it would have made for a very cute… Read More »