Today, we bring you one of our favorite recent #Fotospotting picks!
This creative #Fotospotting was taken by Taylor Jacobs (@gracefullytaylored on Instagram) who runs a fashion and lifestyle blog, Gracefully Taylored. You can tell she has incredible style by just skimming her blog and can see why her blogging has been a success! She blogs about fashion, decor, travel, and lifestyle. Taylor owns a Stone Fotostrap that features her name. Her name design was done by Alli K Design (@allikdesign on Instagram). Some of our favorite design files are simple names like this that are hand penned and turned into creative files that can be monogrammed on our shoulder pads. We applaud Alli K Design for her talented work and love that Taylor decided to monogram her Stone Fotostrap with her custom file! Looking to do something similar? You can reach out to Alli K Design to do a custom order for you! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are inspired by this Fotospotting from Taylor to go take your own creative photo of your Fotostrap! Want to get our attention with your post? Here's how to get on our radar:
Follow these steps and your photo just might be featured on our Instagram account! Plus, you will have a chance of being featured as our favorite Fotospotting post on our blog. Ready, set, snap & post!
Today, we are excited to introduce you to Grace Hurtienne! We have enjoyed following her incredible photography work on her Grace and Jaden Photography website as well as on her social media outlets, particularly Instagram! (Follow her here) We are further excited to feature her as a photographer on one of our Fotospotting Feature Blogs! We hope you enjoy learning more about Grace and her inspiring work as a professional wedding photographer!
Hello! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
HI! I’m Grace Hurtienne, or @spacewolfgrace, as I’m known online! By day I’m a professional wedding photographer with my husband, and together we are Grace and Jaden Photography. By night, I’m a professional pizza eater, stargazer and Netflix watcher. I live in the great state of Oregon, I’m a full-time adventure-seeker and wanderluster for foreign places, and I never EVER take myself too serious.
What can you share about your business?
I didn’t grow up dreaming of being a photographer. I found it by accident. I was working as a critical care nurse, and picked up photography as a creative hobby. I photographed a friend’s wedding for fun, and FELL. IN. LOVE! I was so used to working with people during the worst moments of their life, so spending a day with a couple in love during their best day was a game-changer! I worked for a few years to build my business, and eventually left nursing. After lots of begging and pleading, I convinced my husband to join me, and while he was hesitant at first, he quickly caught the bug, and together we have plans to take over the world, muwahah! ;)
What's the best advice you've been given about your business?
Be. Yourself! Seriously, there is MASSIVE pressure in the wedding industry to follow all the fancy trends. But trends are boring and rules suck. So don’t follow them. Do what YOU want, and what YOU love!
What's your favorite thing about Fotostrap?
My favorite thing about Fotostrap is that they give back by donating part of their proceeds to Fotolantrophy, which provides portrait sessions for those in need! Also, of course, they're super comfortable, and customizable!
Who do you admire and why?
I admire anyone who has the balls to go after their dreams, because this life is too short to waste doing things you hate.
Where do you find inspiration?
The beauty in nature is my biggest source of inspiration, and something heavily used in all of my work. I’m also insanely inspired by my adventurous clients. Love is everything, and people in love are the most awesome!
Describe where you see yourself in 5 to 10 years.
World Domination. Jk. I dunno, probably drinking Mai Tais on a beach somewhere after an epic wedding, chasing puffins in Iceland, checking more National Parks off of our bucket list, or hiking some fancy mountain with my hot dude, and our two crazy dogs.
What are some of your favorite photography "must haves"?
35Art lens, and snacks. Lots of snacks.
Anything else you would like to share with us?
We’re super excited to announce the launch of a new branch of our business, OMG! Werksherp (omgwerksherp.com) Adventure Photography Workshops for Awesome People! Our first workshop will be November 6-8th in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and it’s going to be bananas!
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It's the middle of October and fall is officially in full swing!
October has inspired us to highlight some of our favorite fall Fotostrap colors.
The Sweet Potato Fotostrap is definitely a favorite this time of year! With it's burnt orange hue, this camera strap makes us think of carving pumpkins, eating pumpkin pie, and toning down those bright summer colors and embracing the muted fall hues.
The Black Fotostrap is a classic strap all year around, but with Halloween being around the corner, you may want to hook your camera up with this Black Fotostrap to get in the Halloween mood! Plus, it might go well with all your fun Halloween decorations you'll be putting up, like those silly spiders!
The Golden Fotostrap might start to emulate those delicious candy corns that will start to pop up around your home this time of year. Not to mention this happy yellow color brings some bright color to spruce up the more muted colors that emerge during this season.
The Scarlet Fotostrap is a beautiful red that seems to emulate all those changing leaves. Adding this bold red camera strap to your camera will bring some fun variety to your gear as well as give you a warm, cherry feel!
What colors inspire you this time of year?