I wanted to share some pictures from our recent photo shoot for PAPAYA!. This year we are dedicating our ourselves in the design team to celebrating the work that we do. It sounds easy enough, right? But for many years we have been buckling down and working like busy bees. So busy we forget to actually stop and take the time to properly document what we've been up to. And there's just so much to share!
We are going to be doing more with photography, styling and look books as well as sharing what we're up to. Our goal is not to be too polished, but to really express a larger vision- a bigger picture if you will.
How we see ourselves and our brand is an important part of what we do. It's so easy to make artwork and products and just power through to the next collection. But we want to stop and take the time to play with what we've created and share more of who we are!
What I love about collaborating on this particular photo project is that we used real people. The model here is a friend of mine, Mrs. Molly Ochoa who was not only kind enough to share her beauty with us, but also her home. We got to play in her gorgeous, eclectic home and extended areas like campers and a fabulous outdoor lounge. We also worked with many dear friends & co workers on this project, one even modeled for us. (I'll be sharing those soon)
Aside from some very basic styling, everything from the shoot was real. And that's what really gets us going. Sharing life with other creatives, friends, inspiring spaces and community that "understands us". It's a good feeling, and that's what this work/life is all about! You can look forward to some beautiful look books coming soon in the spirit of celebrating who we are. Photographs by Lindsey Bolling.