Tidewater & Tulle | DIY Product Tutorial for Content Creator/Online Publication

As a 3 month collaboration with Craftcuts, this was our next diy project that I was shooting as Tidewater and Tulle’s U.S. based team photographer. Using Craftcuts’ MDF and acrylic materials, we created a DIY alternative to a wedding guest book during this coastal themed session. Here’s the project that we worked on in January.

Planning process

The planning process for this project was no different than the last. Chelsea sent over an amazing creative brief where she outlined the look and feel of the shoot, all the materials that were needed, and the specific shots that would be needed for the project. The creative team at Craftcut made sure that I had all their materials on hand, but those that I didn’t have (specific glue & markers), Chelsea made sure to have them sent straight to my doorstep. 

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 alternative guest book would be used at a wedding 
  • Resulting project and how the alternative guest book would be displayed in their home as decor

Resulting product images for Craftcuts’ DIY tutorial with Tidewater & Tulle

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, HOW TO MAKE AN ALTERNATIVE GUEST BOOK WITH YOUR HOMETOWN STATE AND CRAFTCUTS.

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

Table Numbers DIY product tutorial

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.