Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015

 

As I was preparing this post, I thought about a recent conversation I had with my Grandma. She was visiting my parents and was telling me about my late Grandpa's sisters. One of them, Ursala, was an artist I've heard mentioned from time to time but never met. My Grandma reminded me that years ago she worked for a department store and was responsible for drawing pictures of the newly stocked dresses for newspaper advertisements. I've heard about Ursala before, but this time when the story fired on my synapses I realized that in my own way I have followed in her footsteps.

Although my great aunt had never heard about Instagram or Facebook, it was really cool to feel a connection with her and imagine that we must have been wired in a similar way. I would have loved to peek into her life in the 40s to see her drawing dresses!

Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com

When Kristyn told me what she was preparing for Taylor Monroe's December lookbook, I was really excited to get started! We shot this at Lost & Found Vintage Rentals downtown. I asked if we could play Christmas music, because that's the best way to shoot!

Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
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Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Hosting by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
2015 Taylor Monroe Christmas by AndreaBelleStudios.com
2015 Taylor Monroe Christmas by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com

Next Taylor Monroe post will be... New Year's Eve 2016 party looks!

Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com

This video shows just part of the setup & shooting (I'm in the tan blazer). Photographing commercial projects are a lot of work and focus, but always very cool to see ideas come to life!

Here is a little behind the scenes from our Holiday Lookbook Photoshoot Monday. Enjoy!

Posted by Shop Taylor Monroe on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Check out Taylor Monroe online at http://shoptaylormonroe.com/ or in person at their store (next to Pure Couture) located near the Dayton Mall at 464 Springboro Pike.

Happy Shopping!

-Andrea

 

Dayton Branding Photography | Pig of the Month BBQ

 

Commercial Photography by Andrea Belle Studios

The objective of this styled shoot was to create images that show the story of how Lea Richards conceptualized her company and created recipes in her kitchen. Pig of the Month BBQ has grown to offer an assortment of yummy flavors & products, like Coffee Bacon and Key West Grilling Sauce. It was neat to showcase where it all started and who is behind this rising company.

Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com

You can see more of this session on Pig of the Month's Instagram, @PigOfTheMonth and a few snippets on mine at @AndreaBelleStudios.

Thanks for having me Lea!

-Andrea

 

Lately | Vol Two

 

Woke up to March and a few inches of snow. Winter is still lingering strongly here in Dayton, but we are looking to Spring and thinking of bright colors for the next Taylor Monroe look book. Shooting in SoCal was out of our budget (but not my dreams), so we rented a local studio and worked on a creative strategy. Love seeing a vision come to life, here are a few behind the scenes iPhone pictures of the shoot.

Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com

Loved this Urban Outfitters tapestry as a backdrop to their Bohemian line, here's the first peek!

Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book Preview - AndreaDozier.com

Thanks for having me @shoptaylormonroe, thankful to work with such a great team!

The beautiful studio space you see is the home of Moth to a Flame Photography, thanks for allowing us to rent your inspiring space yesterday! 

-Andrea

 

Taylor Monroe is Open!

 

Earlier this month I stopped in to visit Taylor Monroe, a new clothing boutique based in Dayton, Ohio. They have opened their first brick and mortar shop in Centerville. The ladies had a soft opening on Black Friday, (whoops, almost said "Good Friday,") and I am so proud of this gorgeous new store. During our December inventory shoot, I was marveling at their shiny new walls in between outfit changes. You'll have to stop in and visit, my iPhone pictures don't do this black & gold shiny haven justice.

Taylor Monroe Commercial Photography by AndreaDozier.com

I've been shooting fashion and commercial photography for Taylor Monroe since last summer, and now I am so proud to see their company established as a clothing shop. I'm excited for this year as they settle into their new home... while still accepting orders online and shipping all over the country.

Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Kristyn has been communicating her vision with me throughout the process of re-branding, launching an online store, and opening the retail shop. Knowing we've successfully paired her curated fashion selections with the tone of photography is a great way to finish 2014. 

This gold wallpaper wall, I want one in my house!!!
Three exclamation points on purpose.

New Dayton Clothing Boutique Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Love the energy & color surrounding their brand. It's been a good stretch for me to photograph for a younger demographic (while still secretly loving every outfit I shoot)! I might or might not be obsessed with a certain pair of gold sequin leggings they sold out of! 

Taylor Monroe Commercial Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Shopt at Dayton's Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Taylor Monroe is located at 464 N Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio & online at shoptaylormonroe.com.

Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Shop Taylor Monroe Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com

Check out Taylor Monroe's Facebook & Instagram accounts for updates & giveaways!
Use hashtag #talktaylortome to share your fashion finds.

Thanks for visiting, Happy New Year!

-Andrea

* Taylor Monroe store pictures taken with my iPhone and Inventory Images taken with my Nikon D800.

 

Meet Lea, Pig of the Month BBQ's Head Hog

 

Commercial Photography Headshots in Dayton, Ohio
by Andrea Doziér

 

Dayton seems like such an unpretentious, quiet little town. We've been accused of being boring with "not much going on here." The more I get involved with photographing local entrepreneurs, the more I am impressed with the fantastic people who are putting this city on the map.

Recently I connected with Lea, creator & founder of "Pig of the Month BBQ," a nationwide mail order barbeque retailer. We talked (& laughed) over coffee in our hometown Vandalia. I loved hearing about how she & her family started this company. Founded in 2010, Pig of the Month BBQ "sends happiness by way of perfectly cooked BBQ, bacon, pulled pork and more right to your front door." There is also an assortment of gourmet items you can purchase for yourself or as a gift, like chocolate covered bacon or their famous BBQ sauces. Some of her celebrity customers are Whoopi Goldberg, Iron Chef Michael Symon, Paula Deen, Stephen Colbert, and Chelsea Handler. Not too shabby!

They call Lea the "head hog," but she's a total babe.

Lea Richards | Pig of the Month by AndreaDozier.com
Lea Richards President of Pig of the Month BBQ Quote | Photographed by AndreaDozier.com
 

Lea's story is what #GirlBoss memoirs are made of- a dismal first job paired with a beautiful CEO who isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work. Miss Richards is a UD graduate who left her Wall Street career because she "hated it." She laughs about the experience and notes that her parents probably wondered about her sanity at that point. She doesn't seem very surprised by the success of Pig of the Month BBQ, because she owns up to the years of hard work she has put into it. It's clear that she is a woman who understands herself, and I love exposing that part of her confidence in her pictures. 

Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Oregon District by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com

We opted for Dayton's Oregon District for her portraits because of its variety & because I try to encourage my clients to get there as much as I possibly can. Love Lea's fashion (J Crew) & miss this fall weather! Within a short walk, we found all the color and texture we could want for a backdrop in Dayton. Lea looked gorgeous & the whole town thought so. I've never been stopped so often during a shoot to have all sorts of people wanting their picture with my model! We had fun. :)


Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | CEO Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month President Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month President Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Lea Richards in the Oregon by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month President Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com
Pig of the Month | Lea Richards by AndreaDozier.com

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Thanks for joining me today! You might recognize some of my favorite buildings and shops in the pictures. The kind folks at Press allowed us to hang out and capture a few images in their coffee shop on Wayne Avenue. It was so hot we had to take a break & grab a cool drink, something we miss very much these winter days around here. 

If you are looking for commercial photography in Dayton, Columbus, or Cincinnati, contact me at
hello@andreadozier (dot) com to set up a chat.

I am looking forward to showcasing more of YOU creative entrepreneurs and help establish your online branding through photography. 

-Andrea