Panera Bread Oklahoma City: Exteriors for Walton Signage (OKC Product Photographer)

I was honored to be hired for the second time by Walton Signage to document one of their recent installations in Oklahoma City. Panera Bread opened a new location in west OKC on I-40 recently, and Walton Signage designed and manufactured the signage on the building, as well as the drive-thru, menu, and pilon signs around the building. I was tasked with documenting all of those designs – in a single evening, during twilight, subject to an advertising deadline. Here are a few of my favorites from this project:

In the span of 72 hours, I wrote their estimate, signed the contract, reviewed their drawings and comps, planned a shot list, charged and packed gear, met with the Panera Bread manager on duty, taped off camera positions, Windexed the menu signs, shot, edited, delivered proofs, and wrote this blog post. This is possible thanks to my solid commercial client workflow!

On this particular job, additional lifesavers were:

  • Bringing along copies of emails authorizing me to be there (since another company’s trademark was the subject of the shoot).
  • Gaffers tape to mark camera positions before shooting, which saved time since the twilight window is so short.
  • Fingerless Gloves! (Like these.) By the time I stopped shooting it was 32 degrees. I think that’s a record for me. Brr!

Thank you, Walton Signage, for another opportunity to serve you! It’s an honor.

– HBA

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About Mosaic Collective, LLC

I am Holly Baumann Ambuehl, founding member of Mosaic Collective, LLC, which was founded in early 2017 and is based in Central Illinois. I own and operate Mosaic Collective with my partner in business and life, my husband, Nathan. Mosaic Collective, LLC houses our rental property, my consulting contracts (with the nonprofit and public sectors on various work), and also my commercial and portrait photography business, which has been doing business as Holly Baumann Photography since 2008 long before the formation of our LLC. My blog posts feature client work, but I just love to write, so I also write about owning a business, food and drink, travel, and sometimes, my personal life! I am always honored when clients trust me to capture their vision, and equally so when my readers converse with me about what I've photographed or expressed here. I hope we'll have an opportunity to collaborate professionally and/or become friends. I'd love to hear what you think! - Holly
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