Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Monday, May 9, 2011

iNMAAKOi Clothing

A very dear friend of mine and her boyfriend are starting a t-shirt company together called iNMAAKOi.  What does that mean, you say??  'I Need Money And All Kinds Of It'...yea, don't we all??  Something relatable, catchy name...and the positive vibe behind it is more than just hustling to make money - it's about working hard, starting businesses, being creative and motivated, determination, and intelligently driven.

Being the friend with the giant camera, I offered to do the product shots for her tees.  I'm really interested in building my portfolio in this direction though, so this was helping me just as much as her.  I've recently decided that my passion is much more in the realm of photographing adults, and in a creative sense.  Fashion allows a photographer to explore themselves artistically and really develop a 'style'.  I'm still working on narrowing down my style, but for now I'm trying out different looks and feels in my photography to see what I like the most.

So I grabbed a few good-looking friends to be models for the tees (2 of which are working models if you're looking for some talent of your own - the blonde (Maggie Silva) and the dark-skinned stud :) (Christopher Williams)).  Super kind of them to help out and we really appreciated their beautiful/handsome faces and bods being a part of this. :)

Here's a few shots that I've gone through so far.  Haven't had a chance to go through everything yet, but wanted to share a little taste of the shoot. :)

Oh - and become a fan of iNMAAKOi on Facebook: iNMAAKOi
Blog site here: iNMAAKOi Blog
Website coming soon (which will showcase all these pics too!)

BTW - would LOVE your feedback on any and everything about this shoot - good or bad.  I really want to develop myself more in this area and need the constructive criticism to move forward.  So I welcome it all (but preferably written in a respectful way,  I don't want to cry, lol).


Kalei's Best Friend said...

Went to the blog site and left my 2 cents... Love the 'Rise Above' t shirt... Do they plan to do tank tops? that eagle would look cool on one!. (hint, hint) :-)

Avery James Photography said...

Thanks 'Kalei's Best Friend'! :) :)
They do have the bird design on a ladies' shirt (black or white v-neck)...I actually snagged the black one for myself cause I liked it too! :) Not sure about their intentions to do tank tops, but I'm sure it's not out of the question! I'll definitely pass the suggestion along to them. :) :)
Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

Team iNMAAKOi said...

Thank you sweetie! You are the best and I love you always!!! :) The pics are amazing!!! :):) The design is actually a Phoenix (a fire bird that is usually associated with rising above ashes) but iNMAAKOi's twist for "Rise Above" is however the person is wearing it takes it. Whether it be to "Rise Above" fear, hate, anger, etc. we want be to feel encouraged to "Rise Above" it all!!

The request for tank tops has been noted and we will work on that immediately!! :) Thank you again sweetie!

Jen said...

Haha! I asked the same thing about the tank tops the other night!