Ojai is one of those special places that while just a short drive from Los Angeles, feels like the polar opposite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Friend and talented photographer, Puno Dostres, recommended a quick stop into the Ojai Rancho Inn. Genuinely quaint and kitsch, it was perfect place to bring some of our small designs for a impromptu photo shoot.
As we continue to build our small design business, there's always new skills to add to the repertoire. In this case, it was to begin learning how to paint a picture around our designs and help our customers visualize our products as part of their own personal story.
The picture we wanted to paint was a girls' getaway. Along with our photogenic friends Sarah and Jax, we seeked to portray our products as accessories for a fun filled weekend.
Telling a story without distracting from the product can be a real challenge. The shoot provided us some great insight in regards to staging, composition and much more.
Ojai Rancho Inn has so many beautiful spots that it was difficult to choose from all the potential vignettes. The trailer threatened to steal the show in all its retro glory.
The Rancho house provided a perfect backdrop for our Rups chairs. After some rearranging in the living room, we were able to stage this shot in front of the vintage flag.
After a long day of shooting, we treated ourselves to a delicious feast at Boccali's Italian restaurant. We had a wonderful time and learned many lessons we'll be able to take along with us to our next shoot.
We owe a huge "thank you" to our beautiful, talented and gracious friends.
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