Lifestyle Photography

Prairie Organic: Cocktails from Corn Fields

Recently we worked with Philips Distilling on a handful of shoots to create images for social, web and print. The first shoot was to create images focused around a handful of recipes. We shot on location at the beautiful Cafe Lurcat which gave us options for different looks given their large and unique space.

The second shoot was on location at the Olson Family Farm, which is one of the local Minnesota Organic farms which Prairie Organic gets their corn from to make Vodka and Gin. Working freely on the farm we were able to make images with and without product to be used on social as well as print collateral. 

 

Cafe Lurcat Team:

Producer- Bobbi Peacock
Assistant/2nd Shooter- Alyssa Justice
First Assistant- Greg Schaal
Location Scout- Ann Healy
BTS/2nd Assistant- Michael Hibbs
Digital Tech- Jason Wood
Stylist- Ann Marshik
Agency- Marketing Lab

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Olson Farm Team:
Assistant- Mary Archambault
Agency- Philips Distilling

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Rasmussen School of Health Science

Some shoots require crazy call times. Our shoot with Rasmussen College was no exception. We were brought in to shoot new collateral for the School of Health Science. Given the clinic and pharmacy settings we shot in, we had to work around their schedules. With that, we shot the clinic images at night until after 11:00 pm. We brough enough lights to shoot through the lobby windows, creating a daylight look well after sunset.

The next morning, we had a call time at 5:00am at the pharmacy, with a hard out by 8am so they could open to the public. Working quickly, we shot 3 different scenes. We used the battery powered Profoto B1 lights which allowed us to shoot quickly and not waste time hiding cords or looking for power sources.

Our team worked like a well oiled machine. We got in, set up, shot, and packed out without missing a beat. The final images can be seen on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences website, social media, and web advertisements.

 

Producer: Tanya Silver
First Assistant: Greg Shaal
Second Assistant: Alyssa Justice
Digi Tech: Peter Hunner
Stylist: Ann Marshik
Stylist Assistant: Anna K Olson
Craft Services: Amy Lovestrand
Hair/MUA: Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

As always here are a few BTS shots as well.

 

 

Exploration of Film

Exploration is a key component to photography constantly looking for new techniques or gear. In that evolution sometimes things will come full circle, making a return to film photography is just that. There is something romantic about shooting film, the unknown until it’s developed, the grain and the way different films render colors. Shooting with digital it's easy to trust the screen and not your own intuitions and your skill to make a good image. It was a fun challenge to slow down, think a bit more before pressing the shutter and having to wait to see the final outcome. The hardest part about shooting film is taking the time to scan it all in. Using an Epson v800 to scan 180 images to make final selects took a few days, but the results were worth the effort.

Gear- Canon EOS 3, Kodak Portra 400 film

Talent- Julia and Josie from Moore Creative

In The Office With Phalen Reed

Having an area that inspires you is key for creatives. Recently Minneapolis based designer Phalen Reed remodeled her office. She wanted to feature the bright and inspiring area in which she works. After shooting for a couple of hours and a few cups of coffee later we had the images we needed for her new website and head shots for her social media.

Pints and Pinball

There is no such thing as downtime when you are freelance. After a busy spring with client work a week opened up and with that we took the opportunity to shoot some fun test work. Pulling together a killer team, we spent the afternoon working with the models to create a fun and energetic shoot.  Its hard to not have a good time when you have such an energetic group of models and some of the best pinball machines in town.

Producer: Tanya Silver

2nd camera/ Ronin Operator:  Chris Worlow

Assistant: Matthew Hintz

Hair/ MUA: Amber Young

Wardrobe:Julie Caruso

Video Editor: Joseph McMahon

Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

Location: Nomad World Pub

Talent: Moore Creative and Agency Models and Talent

 

BTS Boomarang Dance Party with Joseph MacMhon showing off his sweet dance movies.