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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DIARY OF A PHOTO INTERN

Over the last 4 months, our intern, Elise Luskin has been a great addition to the studio. From helping organize to running out and getting an emergency prop,  she always had a positive attitude and did everything we asked! We will miss her, but the good news is Elise graduates this spring from Fitchburg State University and will be working with a wedding photographer this summer. Have a look at the highlights of her time at Indresano Photography in her own words below:

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Prepping for the pasta shoot with Jen was really fun. I’d never seen someone make pasta from scratch before, so I was literally blown away.

My first Baskin Robbins shoot was very … chilly, but fun! Everyone told me it would be cold and that I should make sure to dress warmly, but I didn’t think it would be as cold as it was. I was wearing a fleece, a scarf, a hat, and mittens at one point! It was pretty interesting to watch Mary make the ice cream so perfect. The best part of watching her work was that the ice cream she was using was real (which is something that I didn’t know before I started interning here)!

During a Timberland shoot I got my first taste of shoe styling. I ironed and steamed the shoelaces, propped up the tongues of the shoes, and attempted to tie the rawhide laces in bows on the boat shoes (which isn’t as easy as it may appear). I also stuffed the backpacks to show off their natural shape, which now, I am a pro at.

A moment I will never forget!

As my internship comes to a close, my time at the studio flew by. In the past four months working here, I’ve had a lot of fun, met so many nice people and I have learned so much. I can’t wait to be able to test out everything I have learned from watching Michael work. Not only have I learned a lot about photography, but I’ve learned a lot about what goes into the shoot behind the scenes to make sure everything is successful and runs smoothly. I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Indresano Photography family!

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!

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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.