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Photoshoots are a big deal at Eighth Generation! Of course, we need high quality lifestyle photos to show off our products, but what’s most exciting about a photoshoot is that it’s another opportunity to support and uplift creative Native professionals in our community. From photographers and models to hair and makeup artists and caterers, Eighth Generation works with Native talent as often as possible for each shoot.
Our social media manager, Mayah, models on the front steps of Roger Nyhus's (Chinook) historic home with our Birch Layers Canvas Tote by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe) and Calling Mountains Throw Blanket by Josh Swift (Salish-Kootenai)
At a recent photoshoot, we were incredibly fortunate to use the home of Chinook Indian Nation member Roger Nyhus. A communications and public relations expert, Roger is also a philanthropist, patron of the arts, and community-driven advocate who has advised major corporations and political figures.
Our Family Floral Gold Label Throw Blanket on a vintage sofa surrounded by some of Roger's incredible modern art
Roger’s home—a historic mansion on Seattle’s Capitol Hill—has been host to fundraising events, political rallies, and now an Eighth Generation photoshoot. He generously allowed our team to photograph a lovely family—shout out to Temryss (Lummi Nation), Orion, and baby Aquila (Lummi Nation)—to highlight our Gold Label throw blankets and baby blankets made in our Seattle studio.
Orion, Aquila, and Temryss underneath a sign that was gifted to Roger by the Seattle Parks Foundation for his work with them on a park project
“Roger is such a dear friend, and like me, has been a longtime supporter of Eighth Generation,” shares Eighth Generation CEO Colleen Echohawk (Pawnee, Athabascan). “Roger was so generous to allow us to photograph in his beautiful home, and it was a no-brainer to add that layer of Indigeneity to the photoshoot.”
Colleen and Roger in Roger's home
A fusion of historic architecture and modern art, Roger’s home was a great backdrop for a photoshoot. While our photographer, Brittney Couture, worked to capture photos that would show off our products and Roger’s home, our team worked to keep our youngest model happy and entertained (and steered away from some of the priceless art Roger has displayed!).
Our marketing manager, Devon, distracts baby Aquila while our photographer gets some shots of him playing on the blanket and couch
Roger’s garden is just as beautiful as his home’s interior, and the team was able to get some great outdoor photos as well.
Mayah models our Remembrance Wool Blanket by Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy)
Thank you to Roger, who so generously allowed us the use of your beautiful home, to Temryss and her wonderful family for modeling, to our amazing photographer Brittney, and to our excellent Eighth Generation team who made this shoot such an Indigenous production.
Temryss takes a final twirl in our Wolf Spirit Gold Label Throw Blanket by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian) in front of Roger's house