Bessie Lacap is a freelance prop stylist and self-taught professional photographer who has experience working with a lot of local independent businesses, makers and artists making her work more personal and intimate. Combining her knowledge in Prop Styling and Branding, she specializes in Styled Product Photography, Brand Photoshoot, Lifestyle Photography, and Small Business Visual needs. She also has a lot of experience shooting weddings, event, maternity, couples, family, and kids photography.
I love capturing organic moments and details. Even when I was doing Wedding Photography, I have always loved details because I think it speaks more than a thousand words. For me each image tells a story and the details and composition is a way to tell that. I love playing with shadows, architectural proportion, lights and using amazing props that help tell the story. I also love incorporating amazing views and architectural backdrops.
Since focusing on Product Photography, I have worked with a lot of small brands and makers. I usually research the brand and learn their aesthetic and visual style, then I talk to them to try to understand their goal for the photoshoot. I think creating a styled set, using appropriate props and specific lighting and composition, and even shooting on location that will help with the aesthetic of the product makes it special.
I only drink coffee - iced. I'm a sucker for sunset. I love the beach and would live by the beach if I could!