Have you seen my whole website and all the beautiful photographs? The photos were all taken by my dear friend, photographer Pam Russell. Well, she recently moved away...
Whining to Pam on the phone about losing my right hand and trying to guilt her to move back, she delicately said, "well Trisa, you might have to work with other photographers again".
It's not that I don't want to work with other photographers it's just that Pam and I had a great system, we worked well together and enjoyed each other's company. You know, the kind of friend you can be sassy with. Basically I realized I have to step out of that wonderful place called the "comfort zone"! Ugh! So I did my little I don't want to dance, then sent an email to one of my favorite photographers (whom by the way has many beautiful photos of pre Pam, Trisa & Co. interior shots on his website) Eric Neurath. www.ericneurathphotography.com
Eric is so laid back and easy to work with, detailed and organized. He's also a known entity to me, so I wasn't nervous, I was actually excited to work with him again. Our photo shoot was like old times. The ebb and flow of photographer and photo stylist, we jumped right back into our groove. In two days we photographed a *Japanese inspired Masterbathroom suite and a *darling remodeled laundry room.
The next day I get a call from one of my builders, they have hired a photographer to shoot the new model homes. Oh no! Another photographer! My 1st thought was, does he work well with others! I spent months selecting paint, counters, floors, tile designs, furniture, accessories, lighting, and hours staging these homes. The photographs will represent my work, this is a big deal.
I spend the day before the photo shoot gathering props, fresh flowers for each home, books, coffee cups, candles, bags of popcorn, bowls, napkins, towels, throws and anything else I can think of! My car is full. I show up and I'm greeted with "hi, I'm Phil Tauran" in his charming French accent and a smile. Instantly I'm relaxed, I load the garage with all the props and before I can even unpack, he's already starting to shoot. Yikes, this guy is fast! All who know me, know that I'm really fast, but he's faster then me! Impossible! So I kick into high geer and start displaying props. Fresh Persimmons on the counter to contrast with the neutral contemporary gray colors. Lay fresh white tulips near the sink. I light candles, fluff pillows and toss the throw blanket on the sofa as if it were totally natural. Add books to the coffee table. Then quickly move to the other rooms. Phil looks up from his camera and says "I like your work"! Cool! We work like this from room to room, quickly! *Two homes done in 2.5 hours! It's a miracle! I think I met my speedy match. www.philtauranphotgraphy.com
This week I had the opportunity to work with two professional photographers, I am so thankful for each of their unique styles and their years of professional backgrounds.
Pam, I miss you dearly, I took your advice and I think I'll be o.k..
*The photos will be added to the website when completed and edited.