For the past 6 months we've been shooting in our new studio. Client reviews have been awesome. They're loving the more relaxed and comfortable feeling the space offers.
When we were thinking about remodeling the new space, we were able to bring more than 20 years of studio shooting to the design. We now have two kitchens, a prep kitchen and a beautiful natural north light kitchen studio for stills and video. We also designed a black-out studio where we can totally control the light. We can shoot portraits, liquor, product, food, etc. with the look of strobe or continuous lighting.
Stay tuned for our next blog post where we'll show some of the other beautiful and useful amenities. We are using and enjoying our flower gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, screened in porch, a large brick dining patio, and outdoor sculptures. All great for lifestyle shooting.
In the meantime here are some behind the scenes shots of some of our latest projects.
Well, if you're a fan of BBQ anywhere in the world, you've most likely heard of the" World Famous" Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. They've gotten rave reviews from Presidents, sports stars, celebrities, foodies, and of course by yours truly.
We had the privilege of being asked to shoot their food for the new website. Joe's Kansas City is now selling their world famous Bar-B-Que all over the USA from the website. Now, if you're in Memphis or Seattle and need a great BBQ fix, all you need to do is order it.
This was an especially gratifying project since it's a locally owned company and we're big fans!
Joe's KC came to us and said we want some great photography,
but we don't want our photography to look like all the other companies selling BBQ on the web. We want the photos to capture the authentic and real look and feel of our product. The shots should look as if the pit master just took it out of the hot smoker. We don't want it to look perfect. We want it to look authentic with some meat drippings on the surface, the utensils to be a little messy. We were fortunate to find a hundred-year-old butcher block table for our background. It is 12"thick and three and a half foot in diameter and made out of one solid walnut log. It set the tone for the whole shoot with its authentic wear and cracked surface. To finish out the authentic and real look, we shot with all natural light and let the shadows go a little dark.
Here are a few fun images from behind the scenes, along with a few of our favorite final shots.
Food Stylist prepping the brisket for it's close-up.
David about to get slapped for moving the styled food.
Clients and crew taking a well-deserved lunch break.
My favorite burnt ends!