Great frames with Rivet & Sway

By | May 16, 2012

Zephyr at a table at Skelly and the Bean with a stained-glass butterfly, a signature of the restaurant.

Last weekend the planets must have been aligned because I did a shoot where everything came together. I had a great subject, great clients, great light and what I think are good, okay…..maybe great photos. I am working with Rivet & Sway, a soon-to-be launched website selling prescription eyeglass frames. I have been doing products shots for the company, but last Saturday photographed chef Zephyr Paquette of Skelly and The Bean for a profile piece that will be featured on the site. Zephyr’s eyeglasses are an extension of her personality, so she was a perfect subject to try out many of the Rivet & Sway styles.

Zephyr looking for fresh produce at the University District's Saturday farmer's market.

We met Zephyr in the morning at the University District’s farmer’s market and followed her around as she selected fresh produce, cheese and other items for that evening’s menu. Then off to her North Capitol Hill restaurant for portraits, cooking shots and a chance for Zephyr to try on lots of frames. Sarah Bryar, vice president of product for Rivet & Sway, and writer Ritzy Ryciak were along for the shoots. We all chatted, laughed, tasted a yummy side dish that Zephyr created, drank a little wine (okay, just me and Zephyr drank wine,) tried on frames and even managed to get some work done. As I was packing up my gear, Zephyr asked, “do you just love your job?” And you know, on days like this – yea, I do!

Trying on a pair of Rivet & Sway glasses

Many of the Rivet & Sway frames

And just a quick note…….my friend John Lusk, CEO and Founder of Rivet & Sway, says the beta launch date of is June 18th. Be sure to go to the website now to sign up for sneak peak previews of the frames. They are hoping to have 1000 sign-ups before launch time.

Preparing for the evening dinner crowd.

Skelly and the Bean

Do you just love your job?


1 Comment

Mark Ippolito on May 17, 2012 at 5:26 am.

Great frames indeed, Barb. Look forward to the launch of their site. Hopefully yours is the first of many great user profiles they will create featuring documentary photography to promote their wares.