Small Business Branding: Dramatic Fat-Positive Jewelry from OHME

It was such a delight to work with Mia Stephenson of OHME shop for a recent small business branding session! I first encountered Mia’s at Curves in Bloom back in February, and I — and everyone else at the event — fell in love with the clean lines of her feminist, fat-positive jewelry.

Mia, makeup artist Jennifer Burdette, Kim of @croptopgoth and Adria Garcia of Indian Summer Vintage all collaborated to create these images of Mia’s stunning jewelry. Folks who come to me for small business sessions have the option to have me arrange models and makeup artists for them as needed (I’ll talk more in another post about some of the details of how these sessions work), but for this particular session, Mia knew she wanted to work with these lovely ladies, so I met them for the first time just before our session started and got to know them a bit.

Kim and Adria have modeled together extensively, so they had a perfect vision all ready to go. I felt a bit lazy — all I had to do was capture them!

After capturing a few impromptu shots as Jennifer finished up Adria’s makeup, we headed to Seattle’s Gasworks Park, an urban park right on Lake Union with stunning views of the Seattle skyline and Space Needle and a slightly gritty steampunk vibe.

Photographing right before sunset is one of my favorites. Depending on the weather, photos can range from brightly golden to dramatically dark. On this day, the weather gave us darkness and let the gold and silver tones of Mia’s pieces gleam.

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