ZEN AND THE ART OF STYLING

Recently, we had a chance to work with talented stylist and good friend  Kim Teich of TEAM. It was really fun to play with some very chic clothing that looked gorgeous when combined with some beautiful lighting and arranging.

Kim quickly and effortlessly found the right look and angle for this fabulous blouse.

The attention to detail is what makes Michael and Kim a great team!

BRUNCH IN THE STUDIO – BELGIAN WAFFLES WITH BANANA’S FOSTER

Since it has been so cold lately, we thought it would be a nice time to shoot some warm Belgian waffles, fresh from the iron. The wonderful smell filled the studio and if it was not for stylist Monica Mariano from Ennis Inc. fighting us back, the waffles would have been eaten instead of making fantastic images!

The ingredients are simple, but very tasty when whisked with skill and carefully cooked.

The Bananas Foster was a very lovely touch to our waffles. Stop by the studio anytime and we will cook up a batch!

Monica slowly builds the tower of waffles.

Sometimes stylists need a little help to keep tall stacks of waffles from falling over… shhh we won’t tell!

COVIDIEN SHOOT

It would be great if it was true, but sadly it was not Dr. House or Dr. Oz, who came to the studio for a photo shoot. We were approached to create an image of a surgeon holding a medical device. Everything went accordingly and it was a smooth and routine operation…er, shoot!

 Shawn from Image Makers Models precisely holds the device. It was not as easy as it looked!

Reviewing the final images after the shoot.

We always make sure there are plenty of options for props and wardrobe on every shoot.

Michael skillfully shoots the photo exactly how the client wanted.

GOING GREEN

For a few months now, the studio has been taking the initiative to go green. We have been using a great company, Casella Waste Systems to handle our recycling. The great thing is that we don’t have to sort the recyclables. We put all of our cardboard, paper,  plastics, glass, and metal into one container and they separate them using a huge machine. Even though it is a cost to the studio, it is definitely worth helping the environment.

The studio used to drink case upon case of bottled water.  After realizing how detrimental plastic bottles are to the environment we decided to switch to a water fountain thanks to Stonybrook Water which has a multiple filter system.