The CC Harvest Story

Brand Photography – Cory Christopher – The Harvest Collection

Recently I had the opportunity to travel the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge   to provide brand photography for Cory Christopher and capture the creation of the CC Harvest Collection. What better place to capture the magic of the harvest season!

Inspired by nature, Cory’s designs always amaze with their originality and uniqueness. 

After lighting a fire (that lasted about 3 seconds), I captured Cory’s art of tablescaping and wanted to share some of his tips and tricks for the holidays.

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What I enjoyed best about capturing the magic as it unfolded, was how organized Cory was about having everything in one place before he began setting the table. He used a lot of things that were on hand and then made the table come alive with seasonal items such as gourds, white mini pumpkins, leaves, Chinese lanterns and a Cory Christopher final touch–succulents.

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The lantern contained most of the natural elements and served to tie the table together while casting the perfect holiday glow. If you try this at home, we recommended lighting the candle after filling;) We also placed harvest arrangements around the room which really added to the warm autumn vibe.

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After watching Cory Christopher create, it's clear that the creation of a fabulous table scape is within reach! By using things you have on hand such as table and glass ware, candle holders, tea lights, napkins, etc and adding items like charger plates, natural items  & florals, you can absolutely create holiday magic on a budget.

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Find this post inspiring? Follow Cory on instagram for regular inspiration, or better yet, hire Cory Christopher to inspire your home just in time for santas arrival.

A big thank you to everyone at the Jasper Park Lodge for the extraordinary service and accommodations that exceeded our expectations.

A picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are interested in creating relevant, inspired and on-brand imagery that connects and gets results, contact me. I’d love to help you attract ideal customers by visually telling your story and showing the world the amazing things you are up to!

 

#15on15 – A Day In The Life...

Joy. It’s a driving force in my life. It’s the inner barometer that guides all of my decisions.

That and freedom. When it comes to work and career, freedom has always been necessary in order for me to fully feel any of the other good stuff. I’ve never been comfortable with working the 9-5. I've tried it. Many times. And somehow it just doesn’t make sense to my soul.

The authentic path isn't necessarily the easiest. I've struggled to get here. I fought for it long and hard. Mostly with myself. Which makes me even more grateful to stand here, in this place I've carved out for myself and say that I won. I've won a life that feels really, really good.  Yes, sometimes there is darkness, but mostly there is light.

Joy has led me to this light filled life. To this place I can 100% say I'm meant to be. Using my passions and creativity to be of service in the world. Building genuine connections with people and helping them live their most joyful, empowered and abundant lives. What an incredible gift.

In no particular order, the things that make me feel joyful are:

A person whose name rhymes with 'Mavid';) freedom, flowers, Lily, connection, compassion, coffee, creativity, naps, nature, sunshine, thunder storms, books, light, water, laughter (always lots of loud laughter), love–it's really why we're all here, and life–what a precious thing it is.

And this is a day in mine...

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FOLLOW THE LOOP

There are a handful of photographers participating - if you loved my blog post and wanted to see another #15on15 / #ADayInTheLife... follow over to Chelseas instagram or blog and follow the loop. Chelsea is from Saskatoon and she is passionate about her family and capturing the joy that exists in everyday moments. I feel very connected to Chelsea’s motivation and intention. Her images are raw, real, and magical. Go see for yourself!

Community is a beautiful thing, we want to shine a light on all of the incredible photographers here in Canada. We are all unique, we have different stories, practices, visual eyes, post processing techniques and that is a beautiful thing. We are better together. We can love each others work, style, and business succeses, we can be supportive, loving, and confident as a community, as artists. #CommunityOverCompetition

 

 

 

The Studio Is Hiring!

Jillian Schecher Studio is Hiring ATTENTION ADMIN ROCKSTARS – Jillian Schecher Studio Is Hiring!

Are you an admin rockstar with a passion for organization who is interested in using your many talents to support a creative entrepreneur?

I am in search of a kickass assistant with an appreciation for creativity, who likes variety and is unafraid of f-bombs. Someone to help me continue to grow my photography & design business.

This is a remote position with the possibility of some in-person work depending on your location. Initially I imagine the position to take up to 5 hours a week with the possibility of growing into a full time role.

For starters, here’s what you'd be doing: • Support with emailing, scheduling, calendar management. • Proposal and agreement editing & formatting. • Editing blog content as well as sizing and adding images to blog posts and my portfolio. • Some client interaction.

Going to the next level: There really are so many possibilities! • Help with graphic design & social media management. • Assistance with photography shoots (location dependant).

As things develop: Wow, could they develop! • Content development. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop and In Design) would be helpful. • Possibility of adding an e-commerce component to my business so experience with shopping cart maintenance (updating images) would also be helpful but not necessary.

If you have strong admin skills and enjoy setting up systems whilst laughing and using your creativity, this could be a great experience for you! I am passionate about working with people who love what they do and live life whole-heartedly.

If this sounds amazing then please email your qualifications to me at jillianschecher@gmail.com and let me know your strengths, what lights you up, and why you'd be a great fit!

***Accepting applications until Tuesday, July 19th 2016***

CORY CHRISTOPHER–MOTHER'S DAY CAMPAIGN

Recently I had the honour of working with local entrepreneur, community supporter, philanthropist & floral artist Cory Christopher. Cory is a huge supporter of the arts and is passionate about supporting growth and change in our community. He's also a total treat to work with;) As a flower fanatic with a passion for promoting fellow entrepreneurs, I was exceptionally excited to provide promo photography for Cory Christopher's Mother's Day Collection. To top it off we were able to shoot at the infamous and exquisite Pura Botanicals. Here are some of the images of the making of this Collection...

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With an eye for detail and a passion for art & design, it's no wonder that everything Cory creates is so unique and eye-catching. It's as though he's a painter and florals are his brush. There is something so heartfelt about his work. His artistry is tangible, thoughtful and beautiful.

The collection was enhanced with a collaboration with Pura's founder, Lane Edwards. Together Cory and Lane created an Eternal Garden Fragrance Pairing combining a lush arrangement of aromatic lilacs, sweet peas and parrot tulips, paired with a Cory Christopher-exclusive fragrance. Talk about divine!

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I couldn't be happier to get the opportunity to work with such inspiring and brilliant entrepreneurs who are abundantly living their most passionate & joyful lives. I feel so blessed to do what I love and tell visual stories like this one. Thank you for the opportunity Cory!

A picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are interested in promotional or brand photography, drop me a line. I'd love to help you attract ideal customers by creatively telling your story and showing the world the amazing things you are up to!

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY – JUSTINE MA & MISSCHRISYCHARMS

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY – JUSTINE MA & MISSCHRISYCHARMS MUGS-DSC_0046 Imagine a high pitched squeal. That's the sound I made when Justine Ma, incredibly talented designer & hand letterer, contacted me to help her with product photography. I first met Justine over a year ago when I signed up for her calligraphy workshop. I had such a great time, and Justine was so delightful, I asked to provide photography for her. Flash forward to now!

I couldn't have enjoyed styling & shooting these photos more. With Justine's help and gorgeous FaBLOOMosity flowers, we were able to capture the mugs in a playful and compelling way. So fun! This sweet & sassy collab between Justine Ma and Alberta based blogger MissChrisyCharms is sure to put a smile on your face. Check it out!

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So happy to get the opportunity to capture and help promote this brilliant collaboration. You can purchase these 24k gold limited edition mugs in person at the Make It Show this weekend,  pick up locally in Edmonton, or Grande Prairie,  or online on Justine Ma's website or MissChrisyCharms etsy shop.

A picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are in need of photography for your products or services, drop me a line. I'd love to help creatively show the world what you're up to!

xo Jillian

POPPY BARLEY PHOTOSHOOT–THE MIDNIGHT COLLECTION

After the initial collaboration with Poppy Barley on The Perfect Handbag and Wristlet Campaign, Community Manager Caroline Gault reached out and asked if I'd like to help with the upcoming launch of their Midnight Collection. I emphatically agreed and we began planning the look and feel of the shoot. Caroline created a pinterest board where she collected images that inspired us both.

We met to discuss the location of the shoot and decided to shoot the campaign in my house! Caroline felt the white decor and our eclectic rustic-modern taste reflected the essence of the collection, and I was more than happy to have the space and time to really get it right. As well, our model Lindsay had her adorable little boy Noah with her, so it made everything easier.

As always, we had a ton of fun.  Take a peek and see what you think!

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For more details about the collection as well as some fun behind the scenes shots, check out this post: https://poppybarley.com/magazine/inside-the-midnight-collection/

Also, if you want to to get first (and exclusive!) access to new product launches, sales and events, head on over to the Poppy Barley  site and become an Insider.

If you are interested in product photography, prop styling, or brand photography, drop me a line and let’s chat!

A Note To My Ideal Client

Jillian Schecher Studio–A Letter To My Ideal Client You're passionate about what you do and who you do it with. You've realized your worth and you are ready to show the world who you really are, and what you're really made of. You know you've got what it takes to make it. Like, we’re talking major abundance make it.

You are ready. To put yourself out there and go for it. Like. A. Boss.

You are highly intelligent AND intuitive and you know that you've got what it takes to get to the next level. You just need a little help to get there.

You are truly ready to be seen heard, and understood.

Contact me and let’s get started. The world has waited long enough.

Jillian xo! BRAND & PHOTOGRAPHY STYLIST Creatively Helping Clients to Be Seen, Heard and Understood

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY MINI SESSION – CHARLOTTE ROSE MARIE

Mini Lifestyle Photography Session – Charlotte Rose Marie.

Yesterday I had the privilege of connecting with Sarah Bao and meeting perfect little Charlotte Rose Marie. Loved the candid chats about motherhood and can't get over how sweet this little one is! Here are some shots from our mini lifestyle photography session at the beautiful Duchess Bake Shop.

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Congratulations Sarah and Tony! She's absolutely perfect. xo

BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY – PUBLICITY ROOM
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Brand Photography for Publicity Room, Alberta's only pr agency specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands. With personalized and relevant cover images you will be sure to build both your community and your brand. Click to view more. A picture is worth 1,000 words and if anyone understands that, it's Publicity Room – Alberta's first and only public relations agency specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands.

Authentic and customized images are key to conveying your brand story via your company's social media accounts and website. Originally, Publicity Room was using stock images that simply didn't communicate the fashion-focused nature of their work. We wanted to set this agency apart. To help visually express the Publicity Room brand, we styled photos specific to the company that would resonate with potential fashion and lifestyle clients. We used actual Publicity Room paraphernalia in the shoot – a FASHION Magazine a Publicity Room client is featured in, business cards, notebooks filled with meeting notes and of course, the Agency Director's own cellphone, because who can run a business without that?

We moved around some furniture (I do A LOT of brand styled shoots in my house), and got to work styling the different props. For this particular brand photography session, flat-laid imagery worked best in order to capture the details of every element.

Here are some of the styled cover images we captured:

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Here are the images used in the context of Publicity Room's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Brand Photography for Publicity Room, Alberta's only pr agency specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands. With personalized and relevant cover images you will be sure to build both your community and your brand. Brand Photography for Publicity Room, Alberta's only pr agency specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands. With personalized and relevant cover images you will be sure to build both your community and your brand.

Brand Photography is a great way to attract ideal clients and propel your business forward. By expressing what you do and how you do it in original & authentic ways, you are helping your potential clients understand the value in your products and/or services. You also help them to connect with you on a more personal level.

With personalized and genuine imagery you will be sure to build both your community and your brand. Interested in growing your business with brand photography? Contact me and let's chat about how we can set you apart and show the value in your offerings.

BROCHURE DESIGN – CANADIAN ORGANIZERS GROUP

Brochure Design–Canadian Organizers Group – With on-brand styling and clearly structured content, brochures are an effective way to express the value of your services to your customers. Click through for examples!

After completing branding and website design for The Canadian Organizers Group, owner Linda Godwin hired me to create brochures that would quickly show clients all of their service offerings. With on-brand styling and clearly structured content, brochures are an effective way to express the value of your services to your customers.

Brochure Design–Canadian Organizers Group – With on-brand styling and clearly structured content, brochures are an effective way to express the value of your services to your customers. Click through for examples!

With brochure design you can tell a visual story more fully and end it with a call to action. Brochures offer much more room for company and product information than other print items, and they can effectively highlight product and service information.  Interested in taking your business to the next level?  Contact me and let’s chat about brochures and other helpful visual marketing tools.