Tidewater & Tulle DIY tutorial | Product photography collaboration with Craftcuts

I’ve had the opportunity to work with the team at Tidewater & Tulle for a few years now on several projects & loved that their editor in chief, Chelsea Barton, contacted me again to work on a collaboration with Craftcuts.

Planning Process with Tidewater & Tulle

Chelsea is always so easy to work with because she’s always so organized and communicates so well with the brands and her editorial team. After creating the creative brief, Chelsea had the team at Craftcuts send all the materials to my studio. She and I had a video meeting to go over the materials that were delivered while going through the creative brief to make sure we were on the same page. 

Shooting day

Because this was a DIY tutorial, I had to make sure to capture all the steps for the blog post, in horizontal and vertical images. Ensuring that I understood all the steps of the creative brief was essential in creating all the images that were needed for the content that Chelsea was creating for the Tidewater & Tulle blog post for Craftcuts. The other essential was having my hands in the shots, giving context to the different steps. This was a bit difficult because I had to use my toes to trigger my camera, since my hands were occupied. 

I made sure to include the following shots for this DIY product shoot:

  • Materials used for each project
  • Each step of the process
  • Resulting project
  • Summary image of all three projects

Resulting product images for Craftcuts’ DIY tutorial

Take a look at the images that resulted from the shoot. Please make sure to check out how the team at Tidewater & Tulle used them in the collaboration post for Craftcuts, 3 EASY DIY WAYS TO MAKE ARCH TABLE NUMBERS WITH CRAFTCUTS

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.

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