Yesterday was our first ever photo shoot for the company. In a few days I will have actual photos of people wearing the shirts instead of the generic mock ups that are currently up on the site. The photo shoot went better than I could have ever imagined and the photos are pure gold. We took normal product shots, silly product shots, group photos (wearing my rainbow logo shirts), masked group photos, sexy shots of the females, hunky shots of the guys…it was a beautiful thing.
First off, all credit must be given to my good friend Melanie of Photography by Melanie Rae. She did an amazing job and kept it fun for my models. The pictures are epic Melanie, thank you very much! She is based in Youngstown, Ohio… so all you Northeast Ohioans make sure you contact her to do some work for you!
Thanks to my friends Andrew, Mike, Kayla, Kit, and Jess for being incredible models. I will be able to sell hundreds of more shirts now because people will be expecting you to also show up at the door with their purchase… haha. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did with it.
A question that I know I'm going to get…"How can I get one of those awesome colorful logo shirts?" Those were printed for the photo shoot only, so I really have no extras. At some point in the near future I am going to try a "print on demand" approach with them, which means I will not keep any in stock and will only print for those who buy them. That way you will be able to buy it in any size/color/cut without me having to have them on hand. The way it will probably work is that I will let orders come in for a few weeks, then print and ship them out all at once. So the custom logo shirts will take a while to arrive.
Did I mention the photo shoot after party? It started as just lunch, but ended up being dinner also. One drink turned into lots of drinks and the celebration ran all night long. It was literally one of the most fun days I've had in a long time. This all took place at Inner Circle Pizza on the campus of Youngstown State University, my alma mater. I think by the end of the night I was definitely seeing penguins. We were also screaming V-Nasty til our throats were raspy since Kayla played the song approximately 8 times via the jukebox.
Thank you everyone for making my photo shoot day a very special and memorable one. The photos will be up soon!