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Taking the next step with NxStage

Our recent project with NxStage for a home dialysis machine was a rewarding experience! We had a great opportunity to be part of a creative process that will benefit those that require kidney care. On casting day, over 60 people came in to audition for a few different roles. We hit the ground running on the shoot day by creating a set that really told the story and communicated the product message. The images represent the freedom of using home dialysis. Check out the tear sheets from the shoot below!

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Enjoying the beautiful flowers from her garden.
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Cooking up the chef’s special.
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There’s no need to fish around for the right dialysis product.

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A sexier way to clean

Sleek, beautiful, and efficient. What more could you ask for? Check out the stunning photos and the final video below from a fun project for our client iRobot!

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See the dramatic lighting in the shots below!

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Some behind-the-scenes action!
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Spring is Just Around the Corner

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Michael surveys a sea of plants

It’s the middle of Winter and if Nature had its way, nothing would bloom. Well today we are seeing something that we usually don’t see this time of year – flowers and plants in full bloom. Michael took the team to Cavicchio Greenhouses in Sudbury to conjure up some Springtime magic, even if it’s below freezing outdoors. That’s no problem, as the temperature in these high-tech greenhouses is a comfortable 75 degrees all year round. Surrounded by glimpses of the Spring to come, seeds of a beautiful shoot are sown with the terrific team from BJs .

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Piece by piece everything comes together

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Everyone doing their part in the creation of a beautiful cover shot

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Stylist Courtney Kilmartin gives the flowers her creative attention

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Brit Gets Stuck on Boston

Recently we were contacted for a photo shoot with the fabulous Brit Morin of  Brit +Co and her new partner Velcro Industries. With Brit flying in from San Francisco and the shoot scheduled just days away, we swiftly moved into production with a great crew to create an entire set made of VELCRO® Brand.  The shoot went flawlessly and the client was thrilled with the results, as was Brit. Look for her on the Velcro Industries site throughout the year, especially during the 2013 Holidays!

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Verne and his assistant were seeing spots by the end of the day!

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Ok not everything was made of VELCRO® Brand

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Hair and make-up stylist, Jesse Lawson from Anchor Artists came prepared with every powder under the sun.

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Jesse touches up Brit between shots.

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Jim stands in for lighting. Rock star art director or just rock star?

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Here she is…Miss Velcro!

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Jim taking a photo of a photo of Jim.

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A very stylish Natalia coordinates well with our VELCRO® Brand wall!

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BJ’s Member Journal goes Digital

We were very excited to work on BJ’s first Digital Edition of their Member Journal.  Please check out some of our shots below, from fruits and veggies to smoothies to home and body.  Here’s wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2013!

Beautiful cover featuring four different types of smoothies – including one made from kale!

BJ’s is where to go for all of your fresh produce needs.

Everything you need to keep that cold at bay this season.

And check out some of the behind-the-scenes from this shoot:

Up close with the smoothies; these things are nutritional powerhouses.

Food stylist, Karen Tully, and her assistant create beautiful smoothies for the front cover of the digital journal.

Some of the many tools helpful in creating the perfect journal-worthy food shots.

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Earthkeepers for Timberland

We were really blown away with how our client, Timberland, used our photography from a recent shoot in the design of their rustic, moody catalog.  Take some time to check out a few pieces from the latest Earthkeepers Collection below; we hope you feel as inspired as we did after this shoot!  (Special thanks to Mari Quirk who provided some amazing surfaces for this shoot.)

Check out some behind-the-scenes from this fun photo shoot:

Tui Stark, stylist represented by Ennis Inc., expertly styles the Timberland bomber jacket in preparation for the shot.

The prepped shoes line up by number to take their turn on set with Michael.

Organization is key when shooting so much product in one day.  Michael and his team have a highly organized system (especially when dealing with product!) to keep the shoot flowing smoothly and seamlessly every time.

Studio dog Sophia says, “Wait a second, I want in on the action!”  Because what shoot is complete without our playful Golden Retriever?

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Cumberland Farms – Surprises Around Every Corner

Only three weeks into the new year and things are already “snowballing” here at the studio, so we wanted to share a the 3rd in a series of Cumberland Farms winter ads.  We had a lot of fun creating this shot on set, and hope the behind-the-scenes are as entertaining for you as the day was for us.

Our model gets up close and personal with a “snowball.”

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Michael and Lisa Roche, hair and make up artist, make some adjustments on our model before taking some of the final shots.

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Digital tech, Jen, has fun pulling up the best shots for the client to make their selects.

The final ad: check it out at a Cumberland Farms location near you!

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Rustic Comforts

Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, we apparently still can’t get enough food in our bellies here at the studio.  We’ve been shooting a lot of food lately, so we had to share some more photos from a recent rustic food shoot with expert food stylist, Catrine Kelty.  We love collaborating with Catrine, and everyone was extremely happy with the results of the shoot.    Check out our updated food portfolio for more final shots.

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A few of the final shots; scroll down for a look behind-the-scenes:

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A glimpse behind-the-scenes into what makes these shots so mouth-watering:

So many microgreens, so little time!  Catrine masterfully pulls together the perfect mix and arranges it beautifully in a rustic wooden bowl.

Michael has a moment alone with a head of lettuce sitting on set–naturally, he lets no opportunity for a beautiful shot pass him by.  Here, he uses some back lighting to showcase every fiber in this beautiful head of “hero” lettuce.

Catrine puts her finishing touches on the bowls of sweet potato soup as Michael sets up for the shot.

Jen has fun on set with a candle when she is tasked with making magical swirling steam appear over a bowl of winter sausage & vegetable soup.

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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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Five Fingers

Michael was in lighting heaven when he found out he would be shooting the new Vibram Ultra-Light Seeya LS footwear earlier this year.  When the concepts came in, all the creatives involved knew that Michael’s lighting expertise would make him the perfect fit for the shoot.

The final photos were displayed in advertisements in SHAPE Magazine (below) as well as on the Vibram website.

Scroll down to view some behind-the-scenes from this fun shoot!

Vibrant colors spice up our shoe racks on the day of the shoot.  Who wouldn’t enjoy photographing such beautiful product?

Michael makes sure the shoe is rigged at just the right angle, perfecting his lighting between each shot.

Stylist, Brooke Kanal, works on the intricate details of the shoe as Michael sets up the shot behind the camera.

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The final ad in SHAPE Magazine.  The client raved over Michael’s dramatic lighting techniques and thought the product was showcased beautifully.  Hats (and shoes, of course) off to all creatives involved for all the hard work put in to make this shoot so successful!

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