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2015 was quite a year for us here at the studio! From exciting photo and video projects to awards we were honored to win, we have a lot to be thankful for! Here are some of our favorite memories:

Early in the year, we were still working on finalizing and putting out two exciting video projects. The first was the Seapoint Estate video, where we highlighted a beautiful ocean side mansion.

Michael preparing for some beautiful drone video shots.


Another project we finished up was a TV commercial to help promote the Pine Street Inn, a local homeless shelter in Boston. It was exciting to see our work air on Channel 5!

Even though the weather was poor, our spirits remained high!


We also finished up a video helping showcase the non-profit Medicine Wheel and their goal of installing a paved path connecting the Boston National Historical Park.


When Obama came to Boston to open the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States in honor of the late Ted Kennedy, we all enjoyed reminiscing on when Michael photographed Ted Kennedy in 1995.

Senator Ted Kennedy

In April, Michael was honored to be highlighted in Boston.com for his constant philanthropic work for the community and his help for local charities to increase their support and donations.


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In May, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito came to the studio to be photographed for the cover of Scene Magazine. We were all so excited they took the time from their busy schedule to get their portraits taken!

Over the summer, we got started on some exciting video projects, starting with a video and photoshoot featuring Boston Bruin’s goal keeper Tuukka Rask.


While on set shooting Tuukka Rask for Franklin Sports, some of the kids practices their floor hockey slap shots on Raask


Next, we worked on some some dramatic close-up filming and photography showcasing the beauty of the new iRobot product.

We also helped to promote one of Medicine Wheel’s other endeavors, Hand in Hand. The program helps to promote communication and understanding between police officers and young adults.

Using a dolly and a lot of patience, we worked tirelessly to capture the beauty of Circle Furniture.


We wrapped up a fun summer of video projects with a video highlighting the beauty of Louis Vuitton

By the fall, the award announcements began to come in, and we were honored with 4 Merit Award from Graphis Competitions for our food photography work with Baskin Robbins!

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We also were honored with two nominations for the international Black and White Spider Awards in the categories Nude Photography and Advertising Photography


The fun continued when we filmed the Mayo Bowl hosted by New England Patriots Defensive Captain Jerod Mayo. It was a lot of work but we made some time for meeting some of the Patriots team, including Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Chandler Jones and Julian Edelman!

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We wrapped up an exciting year with a gym shoot featuring a top New England Patriots player. More details to come in 2016!

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After a busy year like 2015, we are all eager to see what 2016 will have in store for us. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all our latest photography and video production activities!

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Best of 2012 Behind the Scenes

Here are some more of our favorite behind-the-scenes photo opps from 2012.  We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to capturing even more fun moments on set in 2013.  Happy new year, everyone!


Velcro shoot: the school children — ahem, crew — sit quietly at their desks as they wait to take directions from the teacher during Saturday detention.


Long shoot days make for a sleepy Lulu!


Our 2012 interns learned a lot (while having some fun!) in the studio this year.  Thanks Elise, Anthony, and Allie for all your help!


The creatives from Hill Holliday don’t mind taking risks on set as they encourage our model to leap over them.

Caleb shows up at work even against Doctor’s orders.


Joel and Michael do a great job telling jokes to get our child actors smiling during a shoot.

Lauren and Jen get crafty in the kitchen during a shoot – cake decorating takes some serious teamwork!


Resident studio pooch, Sophia, takes her place on set as her dad (Michael) sets up.


Food stylist and Instagram-enthusiast, Catrine Kelty, takes a moment on set to post a snapshot for her avid followers.


Michael and Digital Tech, Jen, review images outside on a chilly day shooting on location, their iced coffees never far away.

The special effects costume designer puts some final details on the alien hand for a Men in Black III promotion.

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit

These cheery Baskin-Robbins holiday ads, featuring Michael’s photography, put smiles on all of our faces with their debut this month.  We are filled with holiday spirit here at the studio and hope all of you are having a festive December, as well.  ‘Tis the season!

How could you not smile seeing these cute faces light up your table this holiday?

Consider giving the gift of ice cream this year!

Michael’s photo of a Santa ice cream cake makes picking up a gift card simply irresistible.

This cake is so cute, it will be gone before you can sing one line of “Frosty the Snow—!”

Love featuring the Flavor of the Month.  Cool, minty chocolate chip ice cream must be Santa’s favorite!

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Gobble Gobble

With this year’s Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, we wanted to share a special treat that was brought to our studio by our wonderfully creative client, Baskin-Robbins.  We thought we’d pose the question: what do you get when you cross a seasonal bird and a cake made of ice cream?

Why, a Baskin-Robbins Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream Cake, of course!

Not your ordinary cake, you might be thinking, but this ice cream cake is sure to be the hit of many Thanksgiving dessert tables come this Thursday.  We had a rare opportunity to photograph this one-of-a-kind cake for Baskin-Robbins’ holiday promotion.  This bird’s looks caused us to get a little silly in the studio… and we weren’t the only ones who got a kick out of it.

Digital Tech, Jen, pretends to “bake” the turkey cake.  Thank goodness no one turned the oven on for this one, or else we would have had a melting bird on our hands!

Jen, a.k.a. Martha Stewart, fixes pancakes from scratch for our clients while the shots are displayed on the big screen in our client area.

Michael’s final shot of the Thanksgiving Turkey Cake.  Be careful you don’t mistake this one for the real thing come Thursday!

And for the more sensible portion-seeker this holiday season, there’s always the single drumstick.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

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Alien Invasion! The Men in Black are Back

Here come… the Men in Black. (again)

While we may secretly wish that we could announce we shot Will Smith’s promo portraits for the upcoming Men in Black III premiere here at the studio, we are proud to say that we did play a fun role in the promotion of the new film, which premieres nationwide this Memorial Day weekend.

We had the unique opportunity to help kick off ice cream season with some of Baskin-Robbins’ new flavor tie-ins to MIB III, which is predicted to be a summer blockbuster.  Enjoy some of our behind-the-scenes shots below, and indulge yourself in a scoop (or two or three) at your nearest Baskin-Robbins store this weekend.  What better way to kick off summer than with some Lunar Cheesecake or Pink Surprise Cake ice cream, a Spacey Sundae, or the new Triple Mocha Cappuccino Blast?

Aliens invaded the studio for one day only — though we had to do some hand grooming before taking them on set.

Prop designer, Shannon Shea (“The Captain”) flew in from Los Angeles to “handle” our alien hand. He paid close attention to every intricate detail on the hand, which was actually used in MIB III.

Cradled by alien hands, Lunar Cheesecake ice cream makes its debut on set.  Videographer, Justin, captures some behind-the-scenes footage in the background.

Michael works his magic behind the lens, capturing the perfect angle of the Triple Mocha Cappuccino Blast.

We think the final ad turned out great!

Have an extra 30 seconds? Check out our video to get an even closer look behind-the-scenes:

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Fun with Fruit

Once we saw the concepts for this shoot we were really excited. It was an action packed day as food stylist Mary, had to fly in for this one day shoot. We had four different flavored smoothies to shoot, along with hero shots of each fruit. The final ads came out awesome – see them below and also take a look at the behind-the-scenes photos!


Our attention to detail is so important to us, we break out the Pantone book to match the color of the smoothie.

The Few.  The Proud.  The Hero Fruit!

Is Michael using magic to suspend the strawberry in mid-air?

Michael creates the perfect water drop.

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Life of a Scoop

We’ve been known to do a few behind-the-scenes videos in our day, but a few months ago we decided it was time to do something a little different; a bit more… unexpected.  We wanted to take our audience (you) on a journey through an actual ice cream photo shoot, to see what really goes into getting that perfect shot of mouth-watering, creamy-cool goodness… but through the “eyes” of the ice cream, itself.  Our client, Baskin-Robbins, was kind enough to let us put their delectable ice cream on stage for its 15 minutes of fame… resulting in our short video, “Life of a Scoop.” (keep scrolling down)

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the video shoot to whet your palette.

Michael and Justin set up the shot so it looks great from every angle.

Ice cream stylist, Mary–always a good sport–wore a flattering GoPro Helmet Cam so that we could all take an intimate look inside the life of an ice cream scoop.

Swirling the ice cream tub (as Mary cut it in half) created some cool visual effects for our video.

Please LIKE our video on the APA Short Video Contest page to increase our rating in the contest… it’ll only take a second and we’ll owe you a scoop.  Enjoy the show!

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It’s always Sunny in Boston

Now that the weather has turned cold, we thought it would be nice to share a warm ice cream shoot we just shot. Food stylist Sunny Ricks helped us with some fantastic work making the ice cream look great. Now that we are past the darkest day of the year, lets hope for a short winter so we can eat cold ice cream again!

The finished results

Sunny carefully adjusts the waffle.

It takes one sheet of brownies to make one chocolate waffle hero.

Sunny adds the finishing touches to the sundae.

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