It actually started with another favorite Client of mine, the Nonprofit Technology Network (who, by the way, makes excellent strategic use of the images I deliver to them).
I was photographing their big annual conference in Austin, Texas, and had scheduled an extra couple of days in that city, which I'd never visited before. But, when faced with free time, I'd much rather be feeling productive and engaged, so I reached out to the community to see if anyone else wanted a little photo shoot while I was in town.
And, during some of the final hours of the conference, Stacy Dyer of Trianon Coffee in Austin invited me out to do some work for her cafe!
Less than 14 hours later, she picked me up at my downtown hotel and we wandered out to the coffee shop, where we threw together a quick strategy and plan (over coffee, of course) and started shooting.
Amongst other things, we shot the full process of making a perfect french press and a pourover series:
We also took some seasonally-themed shots (totally out of season) to give them some options for social media and website images through the year:
Afterwards, Stacy took me out to some fantastic BBQ, to quell my post-cafe jitters (all those mugs of lattes have to go SOMEwhere when they start to deflate!), and sent me away with a few pounds of their excellent, single-source coffee beans.
Thank you, Trianon Coffee, Austin, and the pride of imagery that pervades throughout the massive state of Texas.