Since July 2005, I have been a regular contributing photographer for Newport Life Magazine. I have so much fun photographing for editorial assignments. I meet amazing people from all over Newport County. Everyone is so excited to be featured in the magazine.
Every June, Newport Life releases their “Best Of” issue. People of Newport County submit their votes for their favorite resturants, salons, car dealerships, martini, wine list, and so many more! The Best of issue is one of my favorite issues all year. It’s packed with photography!! (It also has about 8 pages of great Newport photography.)
Because the winners are TOP SECRET until the issue comes out, I haven’t been able to share these photos with you all yet. I’ve been dying too! Because of editorial deadlines, I photographed these back in April!!
Here’s who I photographed, and what catagory they placed in. (25 photos!!)
The Water’s Edge Flowers (http://www.watersedgeflowers.com/) “Best Florist”. Water’s Edge was kind enough to create me a gorgeous bridal bouquet and boutonniere. (THANK YOU! They looked awesome in my studio after the shoot, too!!) The wedding photographer in me probably went a little overboard on this shoot, but they were so beautiful and smelt so great! I spent a whole afternoon in April driving around with them, photographing at various locations. At the end of the day, I brought them to the beach and actually put them in the ocean! (Don’t worry ladies, I won’t do this to YOUR bouquet on your wedding day!!) My car smelt sooooo good!!
The Potter League for Animals. Winners for “Best Charity”. (http://www.potterleague.org) I thought this was going to be the easiest shoot. NO WAY!! These puppies gave me a run for my money! No worries, it was a fun challenge.
Thames Glass won for “Best Glassware”. They teach glassblowing there if you’re interested! (http://www.thamesglass.com)
Whew! What a blog! I loved this project. The colors, the people, and all the hard work behind it! It’s a great issue. The staff at Newport Life Magazine did a terrific job. I know it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears on this one!!