The Power of Community + Photography-In-Place

Last week we created content during a shelter-in-place photo shoot for Homeward Bound of Marin’s Wagster Treats here at 12 Hill Studio. Luckily, we are quarantined with some serious talent. This was Roxie’s debut as a model, and she absolutely crushed it! Roxie’s handler, Autumn Fuentes, was fantastic. 

Tyler Chartier commercial photography

I’ve donated photography services to this organization for years, and I encourage you to check out the great work they do: Homeward Bound of Marin. If you have a pooch, check out Wagster’s yummy treats. The money goes to help fund Homeward Bound and the treats are manufactured on site by formerly homeless folks who are on a new path. 

Wagster treats are made from 100% human grade ingredients and are vegetarian. They actually taste really good…fortunately Roxie and Autumn both like to share! 

Check out my faves from this shoot:

Wagster Dog Treats



As individuals making our way in this difficult time, I believe our most powerful asset is community. Community is the vehicle through which we give help when it matters most, and through which we receive help when we need it. I believe strongly that everyone who can help should help. Caroline, Peggy and I have steadily given back to our communities over the years, and we are looking for ways to give more now. If you’re curious what we’re up to, check it out:



Tyler’s Tips

Tyler’s Tips is a video series where I share ideas to improve your photography!

Just in case you missed this tip from last month… 

Look better during your video calls! We’ve all seen it and we’ve all done it – bad lighting can make us look ridiculous on video calls. In this video I share a couple of quick and easy solutions to improve your lighting during video calls. I also break down some of the most common lighting mistakes we make and how to avoid them.

Tyler’s Tips Episode 41: Better Lighting for Video Calls