Brand Photo Shoot: Orlando Paintball

Confession time: I’ve never played paintball in my life and the entire time I was photographing at Orlando Paintball all I could hear in my head was “you’ll shoot your eye out”. I know, they’re not BB guns, but that’s where my brain was at! That said, I had a blast photographing their indoor and outdoor fields—including their Call of Duty themed field! Here are a few highlights from the day!

Why Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Brand | Before + After

I’ve known Kate, mistress of all things quilting at Katie Mae Quilts for mumble mumble a lot of years. I’ve hired her to make a ton of running (and non-running) quilts for me. Basically I’m obsessed with her quilts.

In 2018 she started creating patterns for a Fruit Salad Quilt. And over time I’ve helped her improve her photography skills via chats from Florida to her current home in Oooooooklahoma (yep, couldn’t resist). But by her own admission, photography is not her jam and not something she enjoys doing. Heck, quilting is something I’ve tried and I’m not good at. Buying fabric = fun, measuring and cutting = not so much, which is why I outsource to Kate!

So with the wisdom if a good small business owner, she outsourced and had me do a branding shoot for her new pattern line. When I sent over her images, she responded with, “Holy cow, my plum actually looks purple! I'm never taking another picture. This is what they mean when they say outsource to a pro.” Then she very kindly allowed me to show off this before and after to show why hiring a professional photographer is so important for your small business brand photography.

If you’re a quilter, check out Kate’s patterns and support one of my favorite fellow small business owners!