Christmas is upon us and we're gearing up for all the holiday fun with all the typical things: whiskey cider, cozy puppy snuggles and Christmas cookies. I recently met up with Shannan Monson of Nutrition Simply to capture a feature for her collaboration with Athleta on holiday traditions - and Shannan's family's love of baking Christmas cookies was the perfect way for her to share.
Shannan was the first client I partnered with to capture brand imagery that told her story, and it's always a joy getting to work alongside her to share her brand, voice and vision. In fact, you can even find our first branding shoot here, where we dove in to discover that Shannan's love for food (and particularly baking) ran deep - so deep that they joked about opening a bakery as a family! We couldn't help but incorporate the Brooks Bakes sign into a few images of her gingerbread making goodness.
Athleta is all about the "Power of She," so getting to capture the interaction between Shannan and her precious daughter was such fun - this right here is my kind of family session! ;) Shannan and I aimed to capture the Christmas spirit, the joy of baking, her love of her sweet little girl, and the Athleta activewear to tell the brand story of both Nutrition Simply and Athleta, and I'm so excited to share the result. I'd say it was pretty on point - and delicious!
And of course, when you look this great for a shoot, you can't help but grab a few family photos for Christmas cards! ;) How precious are they?!