We’ve been having such a great time editing some new photos from Carman Ranch. Stay tuned to see all the gorgeous (and delicious) animals soon.
A common situation we’re often asked to help sort out is, how can a business creatively photograph their employees in a way that can be added to, as the business grows? Or even changes offices?
Our answer: we came up with a snappy lighting scheme and photographed each staff member on a white background. We encouraged each person to get in touch with their inner diva and express why they love what they do at work. This set of images was for our friends at ORANGEWALLstudio. They’re up ‘n running with this set of images, and as they grow we can come back and family in their new hires.
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
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.
And here’s how the burger shot looks on the Red Duck Foods website.
And here’s a few more images from the shoot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.