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Product Photography for Article & Goods: Small-Batch Everyday Luxury for the Modern Individual

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Sam Chen is the designer and founder of Article & Goods, an independent brand offering premium, genderless leather products without the retail makeup typically seen by those in similar industries.

In a market flooded with poorly-made leather goods, faux leather which does not stand the test of time, overly branded accessories covered in monograms and embellishments, or designer goods that cost an arm and a leg, Sam saw that there was a void that could be filled. It was in this moment, in June 2015, that Article & Goods was born. Placing a high value on diversity, open-mindedness, inclusion, and fair trade, they offer to the world well-made and well-designed leather essentials.

Often times, retailers will mark up their product by 8x to 10x it’s value, but Article & Goods wants to be the change. Disrupting the leather industry, they’ve taken on a business approach that shortens the supply chain and removes the middle-man, allowing them to offer fair and honest pricing for the consumer without sacrificing on quality. Working with genuine leather because of its quality and longevity in comparison to vegan leather (its plastic counterpart), Article & Goods is meticulous about the details, hand-selecting all materials to meet the highest standards. They’ve partnered with a small, reputable factory in Guangzhou, China that prioritizes craftsmanship. Seasoned and skilled leather artisans handmade each product in small batches so as not to overproduce, thereby limiting waste.

Intentional in their designs, every item is refreshingly simple, functional, and made to last. Removing the unnecessary bells and whistles that are heavily overused by many designer brands, the clean lines of these products are a minimalists dream!

While visiting their website you might be lucky enough to stumble upon a Second Quality Sale. Rolled out three years ago, you can choose from a limited number of pieces showing minor cosmetic defects and variances, up for grabs at a generous discount! You can also gain access to early-bird pricing by pre-ordering new arrivals. This helps fund production, as well as gauge how many units are needed, so as not to create a surplus — a far cry from fast-fashion brands who mass produce and end up with piles of unsold merchandise.

A hybrid of Japanese-zen-minimalism and Scandinavian style, one look will tell you that Article & Goods is heavily influenced by architecture, sculptural designs, shape, and lines. Keeping this in mind while planning their photos, I incorporated lots of texture, walls (a go-to for their visuals), and neutrals (grey tones in particular) to blend seamlessly with their brand aesthetic.

Worth every penny, support Article & Goods by browsing their shop or following them on Instagram. Or visit their sibling brand, Thesis of Alexandria — a women's demi-fine jewelry brand which Sam started 7 years ago prior to starting Article & Goods.

YOU DESERVE BEAUTIFUL, INTENTIONAL, COHESIVE IMAGERY THAT SHOWS OFF THE QUALITY OF YOUR PRODUCTS!

Have an online shop? Are you launching a new product? Just need an updated set of photos to share on your website, store, blog, or social media accounts?

Your business is only as professional as the images you represent it with, and in today’s world of entrepreneurship, strong photography is a must-have! Why? Because first impressions matter, and when your imagery is high-quality, your audience perceives your products and brand as high quality. When you run a product based business, investing in professional photography should not be negotiable! It’s a necessity, and if you want your business to grow, including it in the budget needs to be a priority.

Don’t know where to start? How about right here! I’d love to work closely with you to style and photograph on-brand imagery that elevates your online presence, so that you can convert visitors to paying clients, make more sales, and spend more of your valuable time living the life you imagined! If you’re ready to tell the world that your business isn’t just a hobby, but offers value, drop me a message telling me about your needs, and let’s work together to fulfill them!

Product Photography for Conscious Clothing: Ethically-Sourced, Sustainable Apparel Made In Michigan

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Fifteen years ago, Rose Phillips, the heart behind Conscious Clothing, decided to take matters into her own hands by sewing organic cloth diapers, diaper covers, and clothes for her three young children. Noticing a void she could fill, she began selling her creations at markets throughout West Michigan. As demand grew, her Etsy shop was launched, and with the support of her husband Doug, Conscious Clothing has grown into what you see today — a thriving small business!

Now making women’s apparel and accessories, this team of mindful makers uses only ethically sourced, sustainable materials like European linen, organic cotton denim, and hemp. Prioritizing careful consumption, designs are made to order, preventing dead stock. Going beyond trends, these silhouettes are timeless and functional, designed to grow with the customer from season to season and as their personal style evolves. The result? A beautiful collection perfect for conscious consumers who wish to build an intentional capsule wardrobe of quality pieces made to last.

Sustainability, simplicity, and minimalism remain cornerstone values at Conscious Clothing. Fully embodying the philosophy behind slow fashion, these thoughtful designs are made to order, preventing headstock. While all garments are cut strategically to reduce fabric waste, any remaining scraps are repurposed instead of discarded. A purposeful earth-toned color pallet comes to life with low-impact dyes, and all fabrics are pre-washed and dried to eliminate shrinkage. Shipping practices remain plastic-free, consisting of recycled materials such as paper packaging, reused fabric, and string.

Timeless in nature and comfortable enough for the everyday, the intention that goes into each design is clear. To see more offerings from this brand, follow Conscious Clothing on Instagram or browse their shop, which offers a beautifully curated selection of clothing daily life.

Captivate You Audience With Professional PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY!

Are you ready to stop blending in with everybody else? Do you want to eliminate the competition, turn visitors into fans, and be more profitable doing what you love? Are you ready to reach those dream clients the ones who are invested in and truly care about your business? Are you frustrated by lack of quality images you're representing your business with, or using stock images because you don't have photos of your own products? Do you worry about what content to post, or find that you don't have the time to create new content to share on a consistent basis? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, professional product photography is a worthy investment! Whether you've been in business for one month (start off on the right foot, and present a professional and high end look to your audience from the start!) or 10 years (it's never too late!), there's no better time than now to start attracting your ideal clients! 

Product Photography for Seed & Sprout: Eco-Friendly Products That Make It Easy To Say "No" To Plastic

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The mission of Seed & Sprout is clear — through their products, they aim to reduce reliance on single-use plastics and stop throwaway culture.

It all started when the founder, Sophie, was in search of a plastic-free lunchbox for her son. Unsatisfied with the choices available, and with nothing on the market that met her sons requirements, she set out to create her own! So began the 18 month journey to design the Crunchbox — a stainless steel lunchbox that organizes and separates portions. It’s perfect for fussy children who’s food can’t touch, as well as discerning adults who would rather pack a healthy and nutritious lunch over rushing to get fast food on their work break. Made custom for the Crunchbox, leak proof pots with silicone lids are perfect for runny liquids like dips, sauces, or yogurt.

Living by the motto "we do not need one person doing sustainability perfectly, we need millions doing it imperfectly", they help their customers make the switch from single-use plastics to a more sustainable option, and they do it in an approachable, guilt-free way. Taking a step back in time to when things were far more simple, they provide practical and stylish solutions that you can feel good about using.

Why say no to plastic? An increasing problem, plastic is dangerous to the environment, to wildlife, and to people. Plastic pollution is found everywhere — littering streets, campgrounds and beaches, wreaking havoc to our lakes and oceans. Mistaken for food, plastic ends up in the stomach of marine life. Straws get stuck in the noses of sea turtles. Micro-plastics wash out of synthetic clothing, ending up in our waterways. Toxic chemicals from plastic, linked to multiple health aliments, have been proven to leach into our food. The production, (lack of) management, and incineration of plastic contributes to climate change. The list goes on. Plastic pollution is preventable problem, and one we can all play a part in stopping simply by lessening our demand of this pervasive material and encouraging a zero-waste lifestyle.

That’s why mindful businesses such as Seed & Sprout are so important. A one-stop-shop, they’ve has grown to offer numerous alternatives to typically-plastic objects. With a rigorous selection process when choosing their manufacturers, certifications are place to ensure every product is made in the most ethical and sustainable way. Through this conscious company that strives to make a difference in the world, you aren’t just getting a beautiful product that helps reduce waste, but something made with the intent to last a lifetime!

Breaking down the walls of business and customer, they work on a collaborative model. Unafraid of open discussions about struggles in the modern world and the climate we live in, Seed & Sprout has built a highly engaged community and often invite their audience to become part of the decision-making. By understanding the needs of the market, they receive valuable insight as to how they can use their business to solve problems their customers might have. Whether you’re looking for replacement parts, eco-hacks, or an answer to a question, this is a company willing to prove to you how much they care.

it’s Time To Up Your Instagram Game!

The mindless scroll… It’s something we’re all guilty of! Am I right?

So how do you prevent being scrolled past, yourself? After all, if you can’t get your visitors to stop at your image, how do you expect them to read what you have to say, learn what you have to offer, or click over to your website to make a purchase?

You need to share content that stands out... that makes people stop in their tracks... that attracts your dream customers and makes them want to work with you!

But putting out high-quality imagery on a consistent basis can be hard.

This is where I come in!

Join the Custom Content Club — a monthly photo subscription that provides you with fresh, new content of your products every month for six months! Yes, you heard me right! Stop worrying about having nothing to post, and get ready for a follow-worthy feed that converts visitors into paying clients and helps you make more sales!