Kelly Sauer Ltd. Co. is GROWING, and it is time to bring a few new faces make up a very small team. We are moving forward with some big ideas, and these ideas require a bit more energy and investment than I can bring to the thing myself. We have a few positions opening for some talented creatives to help take this business to the next level. Following are descriptions of what Pete and I are seeking as we move forward with our business.
In spite of a fantastic response to my recent call for couples, am still searching for real people in the Charleston area (or willing to come to the Charleston area) who are willing to model for me – male, female, and/or couples – and help me create a portfolio that will push the Kelly Sauer Ltd. Co. and Exquisitrie imagery out of my habitual defaults into a fresh, authentic approach to things I’ve been shooting on auto-pilot for a while. All models will receive photos/headshots in return for sitting, standing, laughing, or playing under my camera. If interested, please email a head shot or portrait of you or you as a couple to email@example.com for potential shoot dates.
I need a reliable someone (local or non-local) for about 12 hours per week to help support me on the back end of the business.
Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age, must have an interest in and passion for photography and design, must use an active Instagram or Flickr stream, must possess strong writing/storytelling skills, natural people skills, and good fashion sense. Interest in set-styling and design a bonus.
Duties: Will include (local or non-local) post layout, email sorting/correspondence, industry research, submission creation, album design, conversation. May also include (local only) shoot assistance, coffee dates, and set creation/assistance.
Benefits: Intern will receive monthly mentor sessions, basic entrepreneurial inspiration and business tips, one-on-one shooting and training opportunities, and personalized skill-strengthening assignments in collaboration with Kelly Sauer.
If interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your phone number, a paragraph about why you feel you would be a good fit for Kelly Sauer Ltd. Co., and a paragraph about what you hope to gain through an internship with me.
All of my strongest work has been done in the company of a fantastic stylist, because it has freed me up to focus on what I do best – SEEING. I am looking for a female stylist to join my team who has a vision and aesthetic that will complement my own aesthetic as I push Exquisitrie and my lifestyle photography further out into the world. I don’t want to do this alone anymore, and with some changes that Pete and I are embracing in our own lives, it has become necessary for me to look at embracing someone else’s vision alongside my own. I have worked with stylists like Ginny Branch, Type A Society, Rebecca Gallop, Blue Eyed Yonder, Alise Taggart, Carlee Sizemore, Mary McLeod, Amy Osaba Events, and Lindsey Shanks of A Charleston Bride to make some really lovely images, and I would like to carry that work forward with an Exquisitrie “dream team” that would both strengthen my photography and give a stylist partner exposure and opportunity to create work that they really want to create on a level that would put Exquisitrie into high demand.
A qualified stylist should possess a knowledge of set and prop styling, fashion styling, and floral design. Exquisitrie will adjust our pricing structure to accommodate stylist on the shoots she works. Stylist should have her own business and a desire to grow it in partnership with a fine art lifestyle photographer, though I am open to someone who does not have a business if her aesthetic and direction matches or complements my own. I need a creative who is good with give-and-take in a team setting, someone who is a bit extraverted and other-centered, someone whose vision is as strong as my own for not only their own work, but mine as well, believing that Exquisitrie is its own thing and willing to give it the wings it is asking to have.
If you are a stylist interested in becoming part of Exquisitrie, please email me at email@example.com. Please be sure to include something about your styling vision, a link to an online gallery with your work, and a paragraph about why you think you would be an amazing fit to work with me and why you think I’d be an amazing fit to work with you.
NOTE: I am looking for a real friendship out of this idea, not merely a business relationship. I expect a partnership to be an equal, mutual pairing, and I won’t work with someone who is not bringing themselves to the table to strengthen me as much as I plan to bring myself to strengthen you.
P.S. The image above is a preview from my Saturday morning shoot that is trying to decide whether or not it wants to go see a publisher. I’m just beginning to track down lifestyle publication options, so it may just show up at my blog, but it’d be fun to see if it could find a place to live elsewhere!