Category Archives: Commercial Work

Artist Portrait | Anchor Point Paper Co.

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I love getting to see the behind the scenes of an artist’s creative space. Getting a view into what they have surrounding them when they are creating their work and what inspires them is so cool to me which is why I’m excited for today’s post!

I had the privilege of photographing some artist portraits for the super talented Emily of Anchor Point Paper Co. Emily creates custom stationery designs, paper goods, and calligraphy here in Maryland. I have been fortunate enough to work with her on a handful of projects including my most recent styled shoots here & here. I’m always blown away by the fantastic detail of her work. She is my favorite designer and I’m constantly looking for my next idea or project so I can use her skills. When I have kids, I think I’m just going to throw massive parties just so I can have Emily design the invite!!

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New Years Eve Party Styled shoot | Joy Michelle Photography

Happy New Years Eve!!

I photographed this inspired shoot almost exactly one year ago and just realized I never shared the complete shoot because it was being exclusively featured at the time. I did share the film slides I took HERE. I’m so excited to be able to finally share these with you guys!

I hope you all enjoy this glitter-filled, fun and festive styled shoot! Be sure to check the credits at the end for some DIY party popper instructions (and a recipe!) that were used for this shoot.

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Photography: Joy Michelle Photography
Planning & design:  Hailey Grace Events, Saxony Weil, and Joy Michelle Photography
Paper Products: Anchor Point Paper Co.
Baked Goods (scones and cookies and such): Bean Rush Cafe
Mercury Glass Candle holders: Target
Tinsel backdrop: Party City
Golden glitter birds: Home Goods
Hair & Makeup : Hailey Klebe
Black lace dress: forever 21
Champaign sequin dress: forever 21
Mini Cheesecakes – DIY – recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mini-cheesecakes-iii/
Party Poppers- DIY using this how-to instructional:http://www.embellishmentskids.blogspot.com/2011/12/men-scan-2-blog-hop-new-years-eve-treat.html
Floral Designs: Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm
Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes

Wedding Wednesday! A glimpse at the boho wedding styled shoot

Boho. Beach-y. Epic florals. Golden macaroons. succulents. 

A couple weeks ago I shot an editorial styled shoot in Chesapeake beach inspired by the bohemian wedding trend. And ooooh my goodness, it was awesome! Honestly, I was blown away by the talent from all the vendors and people involved! People can make or break experiences, and these people made a 13 hr day on my feet fly by and feel so FUN. I was truly blessed with a wonderful team.20140604-152505-55505500.jpg Continue reading

Product Photography + Image styling | GIVEAWAY!!

Many of you know I photograph weddings and portraits, but what you might not know is that I also offer another genre of photography that I’m very passionate about! It’s not about photographing people and requires whole different creative processes…it’s commercial product photography. Over the past few months I have been really pushing myself creatively in this area and I wanted to share some behind the scenes views at what I do and what types of businesses I work with.

product photography and styling

[Recipe card – Example of product styling]

Product photography + styling allows me to creatively stage and capture products for small businesses and bloggers so that they are best marketed to the customer. What I have found is that photographs are THE most important advertising tool for an online business.

67% of customers consider clear, details images to carry more weight than the product information, full description, and customer ratings. – MDG ADVERTISING

I had the opportunity to work with a friend of mine (Emily) to style a commercial product shoot for her website/business launch! Her business is called Anchor Point Paper Co. and she designs the cutest paper goods ever. You have seen her work in a couple of my editorial shoots over the past year. Here & here.

:) I snapped a couple behind the scenes shots while we were styling the recipe cards (pictured below). I just love what we came up with! By styling a scene around the card, we were able to achieve a narrative that a potential buyer can insert themselves into. It is so much more visually engaging than just the recipe card on its own.

Photo May 18, 2 18 06 PMPhoto May 18, 3 02 51 PMAnd for those of you still reading….your about to be glad you stuck with me!!!

In an effort to connect with small business owners…I’m offering a GIVEAWAY of 1 product photography shoot complete with styling to a small business owner. This is ideal for small products like stationery, calligraphy, jewelry, candles, small handmade bags/purses, ceramics, and items with beautiful detail that will fit on a desktop. To win: you can nominate yourself or a business you think would be perfect for this shoot! Comment below with your product description AND email me at Joy@joymichellephotography.com with your images of your product submission.  :) GOOD LUCK!
 
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