Superbite Restaurant Website Photography

We teamed up with This Design to create some supercool food and restaurant images for Gabi & Greg Denton’s new restaurant, Superbite. This concepted a spare, modern website design which riffs off of the Denton’s carefully constructed food. I pushed the lighting and composition to reflect that sensibility.  The result is really fresh, and we totally dig it. See for yourself at www.superbitepdx.com

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Food photos showcase Portland-based Red Duck Foods

Portland’s Red Duck foods makes fantastic ketchup. Sauces, too. As they work to grow their brand, they wanted to showcase a broader range of product uses and worked with us on some new food photography. Of course we did the expected shots–burgers, ribs and fries, but they also wanted to show uses with a twist. So, together with food-whisperer, Andrea Slonecker, we made photos of seafoods, breakfast dishes, veggie bowls and even a bloody mary. It was such a pleasure to work with clients who gave us artistic flexibility and creative license to make photos that look so delicious.

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And here’s how the burger shot looks on the Red Duck Foods website.

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And here’s a few more images from the shoot.

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Ponzi Winery – New Tasting Room

Ponzi Winery wanted photos to showcase their gorgeous new tasting room in Sherwood. With a small crew of talent and the right approach to the afternoon’s light, we shot a small set of photographs that show off their beautiful tasting room and give viewers the idea of what to expect if they visit. We worked through three different scenes with our models, in the tasting room, on the bocce court and lastly, sunset on the terrace. Those last few images are our favorites of the project. 
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Chobani Greek Yogurt in Portland

Last fall, the agency for Chobani came to Oregon to shoot a short film about Portland Chefs using their yogurt in recipes. To compliment the film production, the art directors needed a photographer who could shoot great-looking stills amidst the crazy logistics of a film shoot.

Over three days, the crew visited Le Pigeon, Bollywood Theater, Nostrana, Imperial Restaurant, Noble Rot and a farm just outside of Portland–creating interesting and evocative stories about the product. The film is really terrific. Here’s a few of our favorite photos from the project. Gabe Rucker of Le Pigeon using Chobani yogurt recipes using chobani yogurt Bollywood Theater restaurant Troy MacLarty preparing recipes using Chobani yogurt bee-local-chobani


Carlton Farms

The creative team at Michael Patrick Partners helped regional pork & beef purveyor Carlton Farms craft new images for their website, and in particular some messaging around holiday meals. The challenge here was to create pictures that inspire home cooks to stretch their creativity. Here’s two photos from our recent projects with them.

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Seasonal Recipes for the American Lamb Board

These are my favorite projects: beautiful food, creative recipes, and lots of freedom to style and shoot. For the American Lamb Board, we partner with multi-talented Andrea Slonecker who creates, prepares and styles seasonal recipes to showcase American Lamb. When we collaborate with the American Lamb Board, we’re always working to make sure we hit just the right tone for mood, tone, and approachability for their target customer.
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Social media photos for Yogi Tea

Our client commissioned a set of of images to inform their social media plan. Yogi Tea’s brand story is that their teas are more than simply delicious. Each blend might have benefits such as lending energy or providing relaxation. Starting with the brand’s vision for each class of tea, our stylist built vignettes to tell a story for each blend. Some featured beautiful ingredients; herbs, fruits, seeds or berries. Others told mini stories about studying or relaxing. For 2016, Yogi Tea has a full library of beautiful and focused images to support their social media plan.

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Chef Portraits

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At Nicky’s “Wild About Game” event I’m tasked with shooting great looking food images and portraits of talented chefs.  They’re usually busy as hell and don’t want anything to do with me, so I embrace that dynamic and go for something quick and fun.

 


Riesling Rules

 

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Last Fall, we photographed a whole bunch of images for Pacific Rim Wines. Over two days with them we captured their eye-popping Wallula vineyards overlooking the Columbia Gorge and documented their growing practices and winery operation. Recently Pacific Rim launched their updated “Reisling Rules” website that uses those photos. It’s a stunning site with edge-to-edge backgrounds and snappy visuals.  It’s immersive and informative and it feels great to see my images used to such advantage. Huge shout-out goes to Amy Hall at Thrive Creative for the gorgeous site design and art direction during the shoot.

See for yourself: rieslingrules.com.

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Face Rock Creamery: New Product Packages and Field Trip

Bandon’s Face Rock Creamery is growing fast. Recently, they added a line of gourmet Macaroni & Cheese and commissioned us to create product photography for their packages. Working from their creative brief and with their package layout, we crafted three unique images to showcase the product line. Kudus here go to brilliant food stylist Ellen Jackson, who managed to walk the tightrope between “too hot” and “simply perfect” to showcase these melty and delicious dishes. Later that same month, we spent the day documenting the cheese production process with head cheesemaker Brad Sinko. facerock_creamery_03facerock_creamery_04facerock_creamery_01b
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