Give into Temptation at Kingston's Sweet Life Cakery -- A Commercial Photography Tour

Clients ask me all of the time…”What kind of photography do you really love to do?” And, my answer is all photography! However, I do love working with clients on commercial photo shoots especially when the client has created a unique brand which showcases their own personal style.

Methia Marie Gordon Nugent, owner, chef, baker, and friend, of Sweet Life Cakery located in Kingston, Washington, creates her signature delicious wedding, birthday, and special occasion cakes, cupcakes, pies, scones, cookies, quiches, and more using fresh, wholesome, rich ingredients that are both sweet and savory, presented with a vintage cottage style that’s all hers.

When Methia asked me to work with her to photograph a new line of cakes and other baked goods for her marketing materials and her website, I first got to know and understand her style before I did the photo-shoot. So, met her for a complimentary consultation and talked about her vision. Then, we scheduled three photo sessions to meet her schedule: Portraiture and Head Shots, Commercial Kitchen, and her Sweet Life Cakery retail shop. The results of our collaboration are sweet! The photos represent the message and the brand; capturing the essence of her and her business.

Want to learn more about how I can help you and your business? Please contact me, Jolly Sienda Photography, at Tel: 240-899-5295 or email at info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Welcome and enjoy a sweet glimpse of Sweet Life Cakery.

Sweet Life Cakery, Special Occasion Cakes.

Sweet Life Cakery, Special Occasion Cakes.

The commercial photography sessions took place at the Sweet Life Cakery commercial kitchen and at Methia’s retail Sweet Life Cakery store located in Kingston, Washington.

Before we get start taking pictures its really critical to have a consultation to learn what company is all about and what you want accomplished in the photo images. The location, styling, creating a mood, displays, colors, theme, employees (if applicable), all this and more will be discussed before the photo shoot happens, so time is well spent on the day of the photo shoot — and you, the client, come away happy and very satisfied with your photo images.

So, what are you waiting for! Contact me today to discuss your business image and branding desires and I will help you come up with a plan resulting in gorgeous imagery that speaks your corporate story.

Jolly Sienda Photography works with you to capture real moments with artistry and love. Contact at info@jollysiendaphotography.com, Tel: 240-899-5295. Location: Kitsap Peninsula, E. Bremerton, West Sound.

Jolly Sienda Photography captures every detail!

Jolly Sienda Photography captures every detail!

Travel Photography - How to Capture the Local Culture of a Place - Be a Story Teller!

When I’m discovering a new place and culture, I am eager to capture, with my camera equipment, how people live and something unique about the place. I enjoy watching people and walking the streets. I look for color, every day lifestyle, movement, and dogs and cats. I take photos using different light sources and angles. To protect my knees, I wear knee-pads, so I can get down low to photograph my subject without pain. No matter where I am, I am always looking for a story to document in my photographs. I believe if you start to think about telling a story with your photographs, you will see improvement in your photos too. Here are some photos from our recent trip to Patagonia (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands). Enjoy!

Outdoor fruit and vegetable market

When your shooting - using a natural frame, like the tree limb adds something of interest to the photograph. The Coca-cola photo is nice; however having the lady selling her vegetables and the bike adds even more interest an authenticity to the image. And, when you are photographing indoors with flash remember to turn up the ISO on your camera. The photo on the left is a graffiti image of Pedro Bonifacio Palacios, an Argentine poet; iconic Coca-Cola signage and local lifestyle, and the dome of Santera Cathedral in Montevideo, Uruguay.

San Telmo, Argentina architecture, graffiti, and basketball courts and hoops

San Telmo, Argentina architecture, graffiti, and basketball courts and hoops

Collectable stuffed animals at the Sunday San Telmo collectable and antiques market, San Telmo, Argentina

Collectable stuffed animals at the Sunday San Telmo collectable and antiques market, San Telmo, Argentina

What makes this photo work is the dogs in the picture.

What makes this photo work is the dogs in the picture.

Graffiti wall, Montevideo, Uruguay

Graffiti wall, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lady in red walks past an art mural, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lady in red walks past an art mural, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dog and a sunbather at Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dog and a sunbather at Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cooking steaks in Argentina. Did you know, people in Argentina eat more meat and steaks than anywhere in the world? We thought the steaks were delicious!

Cooking steaks in Argentina. Did you know, people in Argentina eat more meat and steaks than anywhere in the world? We thought the steaks were delicious!

Jolly and Rich eat a steak dinner

What to become a better photographer? Jolly Sienda Photography offers private one-one lessons. Contact Jolly at info@jollysiendaphotography.com.