Tidewater & Tulle DIY tutorial | Product photography collaboration with Craftcuts

Tidewater & Tulle is a popular online wedding publication based in coastal Virginia that has been inspiring brides and grooms with its beautiful content since 2014. With a focus on highlighting the unique charm and beauty of the Tidewater region, this online publication has become a go-to resource for couples planning their dream weddings in this picturesque part of the country. From real wedding features to styled shoots, expert advice, and vendor guides, Tidewater & Tulle offers a wealth of information and inspiration for couples looking to create a truly memorable and meaningful wedding celebration.

Collaboration with Craftcuts

As a 3 month collaboration with Craftcuts, this was our 3rd diy project that I was shooting as Tidewater and Tulle’s U.S. based team photographer. Their editor-in-chief, Chelsea Barton, is talented in knowing how to put simple, yet sophisticated projects together to highlight Craftcut’s products and bring out the latest trends in the wedding world. 

Shoot day

Knowing that the editorial team at Tidewater & Tulle and Craftcuts would be using the images on their blog and social media, I knew I would need to capture the images in both landscape and portrait orientation.  

Here are the shots that I made sure to include for this DIY project shoot:

  • Summary image of all the materials used for the project
  • Each step of the process in context of the materials used in the specific step
  • Resulting project and how the banner would be used in the bar area of a wedding 

Check out the final Blog post on Tidewater & Tulle: Create the Perfect DIY Beach Wedding Cocktail Bar Banner with CraftCuts

Big thank you to the Berman family for allowing me to use your gorgeous handmade Bourbon bar for the styled part of this shoot!

Collaboration series for Tidewater & Tulle and Craftcuts:

January project: Reception table number signs

February project: Virginia guest book alternative

Other projects I’ve worked on with Tidewater & Tulle:

Galentine’s Day Card Box

What to pack for an England Winter Honeymoon

High Oak & Co with Cricut

Place card holders with Decoart

How to plan a beautiful COVID wedding shower

meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.