Photography is a marketing investment.
It’s about a person looking to spend money in hopes of getting a fiscal return.
I handle a photography session like I handle investment banking-
it’s not personal, it’s business.

About The Blog

Mission Statement: Empowering Apparel Marketers with Accurate Consumer Research and White Papers to make Marketing Decisions.

Honorable Mention to People Who Help Me with Projects:

Bansky Bernadette (Stylist & Designer)

Virginia Winslow (Stylist & Costumer)

Sage Bell (Photographer)

Alyvia Miller (Hair & Make Up)

Holly Tipp (Hair & Make Up)

Seattle Fashion & Apparel

I’ve helped launch two fashion and apparel brands, as well as have helped additional brands with consulting on sales.

I’ve always been fascinated by luxury audiences and luxury brands. I went to school to be a developer but once I entered the market place people found I was much better at marketing and operations so I kept taking on marketing and operations roles. With my fascination with luxury audiences, apparel marketing was of extreme interest to me. Luxury brings irrational shoppers and irrational shoppers bring large margins and brands that can truly express themselves.

I am currently monitoring several Pacific Northwest brands and am hoping to start writing business intelligence reports and gather consumer research data. I’ve been testing with online marketing as well, from large concepts (which audiences are most responsive) to smaller laser pointed ones (Does a Nordstrom audience click more on adverts with a blonde model or a red head model).

My need for appropriate unique images in gathering sales data has lead me to be a commercial photographer. From the commercial realm, I have started doing fashion photography as a hobby.

Fashion Photography

To help launch my fashion brands, and brands I have worked with, photography was incredibly important. I keep up the photography skill set and have been actively trying to get into major editorials. I’m not award winning but I am competent and I worked with a lot of emerging designers and models. I’m up on photography trends- though being attached to the business side of fashion makes it impossible to not notice when things go in and out of style.

“All the way in Glen Cove, New York, a story of love, passion, fashion, heartbreak, and art is just in it’s infancy. A man, Jesse Dictor, one of wit, intelligence, and ambition, works day in and day out as a  Cosmetics Surgery Marketer. He enjoys his work, the travels and interactions it brings. But little does he know, one spark was about to change it all. Enter our mystery woman set to change Jesse’s life forever. She was a Model Designer, spending her days indulged in the fashion industry. Showing him her world he became enamored with Fashion Marketing and Photography.

She struck a “Passion for Fashion” in him so intense he left his career behind to focus fully on Fashion Marketing and Photography. When the two chose to pursue their passion separately, he made his way out west. He landed in Seattle, Washington. Jesse picked up work as a Commercial Photographer for many Fashion brands in Seattle.

While still pursuing this path today, he became interested in the works of Nick Knight, a British Fashion photographer, and a few other artists like him. The stunning fashion portraits evoked within him such emotion he knew he had found his direction in the Fashion Photography world. On his own, he is know pursuing his calling to create more artistically driven photos working with local talent. Still humble, he treats everyone he works with with the upmost respect and professionalism. Highly rated by those who have worked with him, Jesse has a bright present and even brighter future ahead.”

Kelley Hopkins, professional model, describing Jesse Dictor

I’ve worked making catalogs, websites, photography, and graphic design for many Seattle designers in town! You can also expect to find my at every reputable fashion event in Seattle and I love to keep my finger of the pulse of Seattle boutiques.

Seattle Fashion Designer Clients