Today I’m so excited to share some behind the scenes shots from an exciting project that Omied and I got to work on together! Over the last few years as Omied has been shooting my outfits and our travels for WTFab, his photography has gotten really good, and I’ve been encouraging him to start thinking about photography as a side biz. After slowly helping him get a website and Instagram set up (follow us @arvinstudios!), we decided it would be awesome if we could find a way to team up and work together on future photography projects. And so, we’ve recently launched Arvin Studios, with Omied as our main photographer and me acting as photo stylist and second shooter!
We recently had our first photo shoot gig, and it was so much fun! Viridian Bay hired us to shoot their new, upcoming collection. As the stylist, I got to scout the location, pick out props, and of course style the set. And Omied killed it, shooting an 8 hour day in this beautiful house in the Oakland Hills. It was the perfect setting for this pretty and fun entertainment and garden collection. You can check out the upcoming collection here, and see a few of my favorite pieces (as well as some behind the scenes shots) below!
You see a napkin holder, I see a tiny princess crown.
How pretty are these pieces? My personal favorites are the hose holders (garden hoses never looked so stylish), and the gorgeous bronze vase. The vase was so fun to shoot because we had this perfect little spot of light peeking through the skylight, and with the gold reflector the vase just looked magical. But really, we had such a great time shooting the entire Viridian Bay collection!
P.S. If you’re interested in booking Arvin Studios for a project, please shoot us an email: [email protected].
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.