Salt & Paperie | Stationery & Brand Product Photography for a Graphic Designer

About every 4-6 weeks, Jacki, the owner and designer of Salt & Paperie and Jacki Gil Designs, sends me a goodie box of all her most recent designs. We have her sessions scheduled so that as she’s delivering products to clients, she’s sending them to me, I’m photographing them & uploading…just in time for her to wish her clients a very happy event–wedding, birthday, corporate event, etc. 

Goals of outsourcing her product photography

Her goal when she started working with me was to share her designs in a more timely manner…but it has had wonderful aftershocks! Her feed looks more consistent, adding value to her already amazing product, more accounts are sharing her work–resulting in more leads & higher invoices. That all sounds like amazing stuff!

Outsourcing product photography to spend more time in her zone of genius

Another benefit of outsourcing this part of her business was that photographing her suites was something she did not enjoy. She now can spend more time working in her own zone of genius as a graphic designer, wife, & mom to her two girls. 

Shot list for stationery product photography studio session

For Jacki’s stationery product photography, we will usually follow the following shot list for each of her stationery suites:

  • Full suite styled as a flatlay
  • Each piece of the suite
  • Detail shots of special elements from each piece (monograms, special print effects, envelope liners, wax seals, letterpress, etc.)

Getting a box of Jacki’s beautiful work is always a highlight of my month, here are some favorites from this past month:

More product photography sessions with Jacki’s invitation suites and brand designs:

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.