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Brady Collins + Natrona Bottling

Oh my, you guys!! This shoot = major heart eyes. This is a branding shoot that will always have a special place in my heart because 1. it's just so pretty and 2. I had such an awesome experience working with Brady again and connecting with the owners of Natrona Bottling.

I've had the pleasure of becoming friends with the lovely Brady Collins of Melody and Grit. Brady is a local blogger, opera singer, vintage clothing store owner, AND an overall sweetheart. She landed a collaboration with Natrona Bottling and she reached out to me to capture it. Brady went with a picnic in the park style for this shoot and it paired perfectly with Natrona Bottling's branding: colorful with a vintage flare.

We set up at Riverview park underneath the wrap-around porch of the cutest yellow house. We decorated a picnic table with tons of bright flowers, candles, and a Natrona Bottling cooler. (I got to style some of the flowers, so it was already an awesome shoot in my book)

Natrona Bottling also provided us with cocktail supplies to create mixed drinks. First, a Moscow Mule was made with their Jamaica's Finest ginger beer. Bitter Lemon soda pop and Quantum Spirits grapefruit gin liqueur were also brought together for this afternoon's refreshing drink.

We then made our way off the porch and highlighted some of the best parts of Riverview park; being their benches, light posts, and greenery!

We also had the opportunity to shoot with the adorable Natrona Bottling van! The colors complimented this shoot perfectly and these ended up being my favorite shots of the day.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with how this shoot turned out. The colors and the vibe are unmatched! The lighting and weather were on our side, plus Brady is an absolutely gorgeous model.

I love supporting local businesses and brands. Natrona Bottling is a staple in Pittsburgh, being that they have been bottling since 1904. It's crazy because I've always known about the brand (so I was stoked for this opportunity), but especially after this shoot, I see Natrona Bottling's soda pop EVERYWHERE. It's awesome to say I've worked with such an established and admired brand. Thank you to Brady and Natrona Bottling for giving me this opportunity to shoot and get creative with you!

You can see more photos in my look book and also on Brady's blog post that sums up the afternoon and inspires your next picnic in the city parks!



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