Sugar Shoots is a photography studio business in Seattle named after my late dog Sugar, a yellow lab who loved anything sweet. My mission in business and in life is based on a collaborative spirit. In a photography, creative business, I am constantly creating new ways to see things, keeping inspired by my own personal work and art and listening to my clients. Clients have spanned from celebrities like Sir Mix A lot to luxury brands, Antica Farmacista and the girl next door who needs her senior yearbook photo done . I love to mix it up and when folks ask me what my specialty is, it's not about a category but my approach. My photography style has always been simple, about the light, letting amazing happen and making my clients feel at ease. I'm 5'5 and that's the way I see it.
a little about me...
My dad gave me my first box camera at 7 when we were traveling the horse show circuit. I knew by the middle of high school that I was going to have a career in photography and creating imagery was my passion. I loved growing up with 3 older sisters who were all experiencing the 1960's. Lasting impressions of big hair, girls fighting over pink hair tape, wigs, & hot rod cars, road trips skiing and camping, horse shows were the roots to future obsessions to collecting vintage finds from that era. My teens were swept up in the 70's, high waisted pants, long stringy hair, rock and roll, texture and color. I have a theory that one of the best years of american design was 1967, amazing cars, fashion, appliances. My first car was a 1967 red convertible VW Bug named Rose.
A native Pacific Northwest girl I grew up in Bellevue, went to boarding school in Colorado and photography school at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. I have been fortunate to go on assignment to China, Argentina, France, Mexico and across the US.
From the beginning of building my commercial photography business and fine art , I wanted to get back to what compelled me to be a photographer when I started back in high school, inspired by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Imogen Cunningham, Norman Parkinson among other great editorial and fashion photographers. In 1985 I started a series on Rodeo Queens which led to a 15 year series following the rodeo circuit called Faded Icons of the West. I truly believe that as an artist, one has to have a body of work that is for themselves. This collection and the years on the road and the folks I met along the way has been invaluable, not to mention kept me in humor and added to the vintage cowboy boot collection .
Click below for links to other collections:
JULES FRAZIER.COM ( my limited edition fine art prints)
Sugar Fine Art ( collection of my families art and vintage photos for Commercial spaces)
JULES HOUSE STYLE (my blog on Decor . House. Style. )