Friday, March 6, 2009

Green Tree Industries - Part 2

As promised, here are a few more from the commercial shoot with Green Tree Industries. The concept was to show how the reusable shopping bags can be used for more than just groceries. We came up with a bunch of ideas: going to the gym, dance class, the beach, on a picnic, to gymnastics, to sports, to the pool, etc. We also wanted to show how they could be used for retail shopping as well. We had a lot of fun filling the bags and making them look good.

As I'm filling the bag with the workout stuff (yoga mat and towel), I'm trying to think of what else could go in there. I thought... water bottle! And as I was packing the bottle I happened to be drinking from, I was stopped for good reason. The whole point of these bags is being green, and putting a non-reusable bottle in there isn't sending the right message. Of course, that makes perfect sense! I had to laugh about my own ignorance in the moment. Though I must admit, I do try to avoid the plastic bottles... but there is a time and place for them. For example, I have water available for clients to drink during a session. Just a little extra something. And, of course, the reusable plastic bottle that I did buy a while back had to be thrown out because of the whole BPA thing. So... I guess it's time to go shopping for a new reusable water bottle! In the name of going green.

So, back to the bags... spending all day shooting the uses for these bags gave me a kick start. I threw a few in my car so they're there when I go shopping. And, I used one to take the kids stuff to swim lessons on Monday and gymnastics on Wednesday. And, they're great for hauling the snow pants, boots, etc. to and from school. But, hopefully, we won't be doing that until next winter!


Ali said...

These are great Julie. Great product/portrait photography combined. Superb work!

Denise Snyder said...

Great work Julie! These are awesome!