I NEVER IMAGINED THAT asking one simple question would lead to SINGING MY FIRST PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY CLIENT.
It started when I reached out to a local non-alcoholic bitters company on Instagram, ALL THE BITTER, about where I could purchase their product locally. I explained that I was local and was interested in purchasing their product for a photoshoot I was working on. After chatting for little while, they shared that they were in the process of creating three experimental flavors and asked if I would be interested in taking the studio pictures for them.
Lets just say...
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
Am I really being offered an opportunity to showcase my skills as a product photographer and build my portfolio right now? There was no doubt in my mind, that taking this opportunity was a HELL YES (on so many levels) moment for me. We signed a contract and I got to work in the studio curating the photos they'd use on their website to launch these three flavors on Black Friday.
I received this email in response to sending the final gallery of images :
"These are fantastic! Thank you so much, Courtney! I can't wait to get these up on the site! We really appreciate your help and look forward to working with you again in the future!"
- Ian & Carly
I'll tell you, these words felt like A HUGE GREEN LIGHT from the universe to continue building Bright Side Photography Co. and offering my magic to the world through my photography.