Behind the scenes of a catalog photoshoot part 2

Take a look! The kits sewn up in Friendship Patchwork by Jody Houghton were really fun to shoot. We found a location in Portland off of the popular site, airbnb. For this shoot, we wanted to have some nice options with lots of room to style a variety of projects from bags to a large Bordered Art Panel.

We shot the Color Me Crayons quilt over the large craftsman porch, but we needed to fill in a little more light. Here you see Anna, our assistant photographer, holding up a large reflector, which is used to bounce light onto the quilt, or in this case, remove some ‘dapling’ light caused by the sun shining through the trees.

To see more behind the scenes shots, you can read my previous blog post titled, “Behind The Scenes.”


The shot on the top is from my iPhone, the one on the right is the professional photo. The lighting is sooooo nice, isn’t it? Our photographers do a great job.


Here is Dawn is styling the cute Caity Did Bag Kit by Loft Creations.


Here Anna is playing with the lighting to make the  Bordered Art Panel look just right.


John is holding up the color card and also giving his sign of approval—a thumbs up!


This is the Cottage Tulip Table Runner sewn up in Isle of Enchantment fabric collection. Sometimes certain props just don’t work out. Here’s an example of the before pic, and the after pic, with more appropriate props, in this case, some delicate purple flowers.

Cottage Tulip Table Topper

So as you can see, there’s a lot of planning that goes on during a photoshoot, and it’s definitely a team effort. I must say, I have a pretty awesome group of coworkers! Watch for more behind the scenes blog posts in the future!


  1. Ann - July 29, 2014

    Thanks for the behind the scenes shots. You and Dawn and the photo team do a great job! I know you put a lot of work in preparation for the photo shoots and it shows!

  2. Amanda Best - July 29, 2014

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jeannine Ryan - July 31, 2014

    It’s no wonder Connecting Threads is so unique! All that you do shows your commitment to your customers. Keep up the good work, because it does not go unnoticed.
    Jeannine Ryan