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Welcome to Tellwell’s weekly Plog (photo-blog)!

A woman jumping high with joy during a photoshoot in a studio setting, surrounded by white walls and professional lighting equipment. The photographer is also in the photo, using a large camera to capture the subject’s jump.

This week was filled with photos, but we were able to curate some of our favorites for you!

Pressing matters

Founder and Storyteller in Chief Max’s living room has been full–to-bursting lately thanks to the blank shirts and hats he keeps around for Tellwell gear. Since we needed updated photos and have some folks on the team who haven’t been with us long enough to fill a closet with Tellwell gear, we held a pressing party this week!

Tellwellians picked out their favorite decals, patches, and logos to press on shirts, jackets, hats, and sweats. Creativity abounded. Special shout our to Event Designer Ashely for running the press for most of the day!

A person operating a heat press machine, carefully aligning a garment to apply a design, in an office space.
Close-up of a person pressing a decal onto a t-shirt with a heat press machine in a bright, modern office.

Say cheese!

We try to take updated photos regularly. Faces change, hair gets cut (or dyed), and we add new team members, so keeping an up-to-date photo library is a must. We often tap on Britta the Photographer to help us get some amazing headshots, team photos, and candid moments captured for perpetuity. We always love working with her.

Britta knows how to bring out the fun side of our zany group. She had us jumping and twirling as she snapped the shots. Many of us are more comfortable behind the camera, but Britta’s talent and warmth make any photoshoot with her a blast. We can’t wait to see (and share) the final photos!

Check out some more behind-the-scenes pics!

A photographer capturing two smiling men posing against a colorful backdrop in a well-lit photo studio.
Group photo of a diverse team seated and standing in a bright room, smiling at the camera, with a casual and friendly atmosphere.
A female photographer focusing intently on taking a photo, with a large umbrella light stand beside her in a professional photo studio.

A meaningful difference

We’ve been honored to work with the 4-6-3 Foundation and its annual film festival. This year, the 4-6-3 Foundation presented “Shine the Light: the Midwest Mental Health Film Festival.” 

We were proud to sponsor the festival. All of us at Tellwell want to help break the stigma around mental health, uplift student filmmakers, and further the 4-6-3 Foundation’s mission. What’s more, Lead Editor Matt was one of the judges.  Congratulations to all of the student filmmakers who submitted their work!

We can’t wait to see more from the 4-6-3 Foundation as they work to reduce stigma, build hope, and end suicide.

Three people sitting on a stage during a panel discussion at a film festival, with a man speaking into a microphone.
Interior of a theater during a film festival showing a black and white movie, with attendees watching intently in the dimly lit hall.
Group of six festival organizers on stage, smiling and standing together during a film festival.

That wraps up this week! Keep an eye out for our next plog, coming Friday, May 10th!

A man making a playful face at the camera in a photo studio with other people engaging in conversations in the background.