In Print: Gluten Free Forever magazine

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I’m super excited to see our photos in the current issue of Gluten Free Forever magazine. These were both such fun projects to work on. First, a story featuring Troy McLarty of Bollywood Theater fame, and another travel story highlighting all the terrific gluten free offerings in Portland. You can learn more about the magazine at the GFF website. With dozens of locations to visit, some of the highlights for me were The Broth Bar, New Cascadia Bakery, Ground Breaker Brewing, and Harlow. And it was nice to see our superstars, Imperial and Ox mentioned as well. Portland, Oregon is truly headquarters for all kinds of great food.


Food photographs for fitbit’s social media campaign & blog

It’s been crazy-busy shooting in the new studio these last couple of months.  New work we’re really jazzed about is partnering with the creatives at fitbit to illustrate their blog posts about healthy eating habits. Here are two shots I’m particularly stoked about; I love the inclusion of a person but treated as a prop, or design element. Check out fitbit’s active blog here:

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Alden’s Organic Ice Cream images for social media

Alden’s Organic Ice Cream and their agency came to us to create a set of beautiful images to reinforce their new branding.

While making these, we channeled that great sensation of what’s it’s like to dive into your very own serving of fabulous, decadent ice cream.

It’s great to start to see these and other images our team created for Alden’s populate their site and start to get shared in social media.

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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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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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