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Personal Brand Photoshoot for a Professional Musician and Teacher

I loved the variety that we were able to capture in this lifestyle and branding photoshoot for professional musician (bassoonist) and teacher, Lynn Hileman. For her photoshoot she wanted to incorporate a bit of her personality and other aspects of her life and training such as meditation, her coffee making ritual, and reading/studying. She also makes her own reeds and teaches other musicians, so she brought all her supplies and we recruited another bassoonist to re-create a personal lesson in a studio!

It was also important that we capture a modern headshot with her bassoon; something that’s not entirely easy to do given the size and structure of the instrument! I enjoyed the challenge, though, and I love how we were able to collaborate on a comprehensive shot list ahead of time, and plan out props, outfits, and shots for each location. It’s so important to go into a photoshoot like this feeling prepared, which is why we nail down everything that we want to accomplish ahead of time on a shared Google doc, and then leave a little bit of room for play and creativity in the moment. We covered so much ground in her 4 hour photoshoot!

See for yourself below!

The first home location is from Peerspace (exact location here), and the studio is Creative Space Studios in Dublin, CA.

Want to see more lifestyle + branding photoshoots? Check out this rainbow photoshoot at The Saguaro in Palm Springs and this fashion forward lifestyle photoshoot in San Francisco.

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i'm sarah (she/her) , your new quirky, color-loving friend!

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My goal with every client is to cultivate a fun, creative, and approachable vibe. All types of people, all types of bodies, and all types of love are welcome here.

Color and creativity fuel my soul, and whimsical details make my heart happy! I believe in finding joy in the everyday, that real emotions are better than perfectly posed, and that building real connections with my clients is what allows me to create honest photos and capture genuine moments.

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