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rise + wander: a craft story | philadelphia branding photography

Though they’ve taken on different names over the years, Craft Stories have always been focused on the same principle: when your craft is your career, business is absolutely personal, and that’s a good thing.

Craft stories show your audience how the product or service you’re sharing is literally a labor of love, which helps them connect more meaningfully with you as a person, not just a faceless online identity or an end product. It’s like if you took a traditional branding session and leveled it up, inviting viewers in to see not just who you are, but how you actually create. Rise + Wander is a perfect example of this; you may not need to see behind the scenes to appreciate her art, but once you do pull that curtain back, it makes you understand the value of what she’s created on a much deeper level.

Craft Stories are for anyone who makes a living from what they love. Whether you’re an artist, designer, baker, or instructor, there’s an compelling human story in the work that you’re doing, and people want to know about it.

The structure of your Craft Story session is totally customizable, whether you need photos for your website & social media, or maybe you’d like to pitch to a magazine or blog to feature your business, and you want to supply them with images that will show your business at its best.

The possibilities for Craft Stories are basically endless, and all it takes to get the ball rolling is a conversation.

josie | downingtown family photography

When getting ready for a family photo session, parents often worry about how things will turn out with toddlers, those tiny humans who absolutely cannot stand still. No need to fret - remember, we’re not creating “everybody sit still and say cheese” photos here; we’re making “this is the crazy and pretty incredible chaos of your life right now” photos. Since I’m pretty good at chasing kids, and I also keep a few extra tricks up my sleeve if we need to convince them slow down every once in a while, there’s nothing at all for you to get anxious over - I promise.

olive | west chester, PA newborn photographer

The highest compliment I could ever receive from my families is for them to come back and book another session. I’ve been delighted to work with the Adjemians several times over the past few years, most recently to celebrate the arrival of newborn baby Olive. Watching their family grow and evolve has filled a hole in my creative heart that I didn’t even realize existed at first - having more time together has allowed us to discover how much we have in common, to where I can honestly say it feels effortless for me to slip in their front door and get straight to making magic with them. And bonus: we’re friends for real now, which means so much to me.

Establishing a long term relationship with your family photographer goes both ways - the bottom line is that it can truly elevate your photos over time. It creates a more in-depth, cohesive memoir of your family, which I promise your kids will cherish. For me, working together more than once allows me to get to know all of you even better, which means I am able to access, recognize, and capture more personally meaningful moments for you. On your end, the sessions just keep getting more fun and relaxed, because you know me, and you know exactly what to expect, so there’s really no warm-up required at the beginning - this is especially true for little ones. Whomever you choose to be your family photographer, I encourage you to seek out someone you can really connect with and depend on for the long haul; I promise it’ll pay off in spades.