The spotlight has shined on Michael Indresano’s photography career for over 20 years. One of Michael’s passions, aside from photography, is contributing to the good of the community. Michael is an avid philanthropist whose charitable actions reach many across Boston. Click on the link below to check out a recent article on boston.com that highlights some of the organizations he’s collaborated with to increase support and donations over the years!



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You wouldn’t believe it if we told you, so we’ll show you instead. Before last months crazy blizzard, strong winds were blowing when we heard a tremendous crashing noise. We rushed outside and found a Cooper’s Hawk that had smashed into our window! In an attempt to fly south for the winter and escape the brutal cold & snow, the little guy made an unplanned detour at the studio!

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Definitely not ready for a close up after that crash – OUCH.

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Amazingly the hawk was still alive, but pretty dazed from the impact.

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We immediately called animal rescue at MSPCA and they sent a field technician to recover the injured bird.
At the end of the day, we were all relieved and happy that the hawk survived and is in good hands.


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.


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.


Last year we had so much fun shooting Cumberland Farms’ 2011 fall and winter campaign, so we were thrilled when we had the opportunity to do it again this year–but this time, with a fun twist: our Fall intern, Allie, was selected from the casting to be one of the models!

Here are the final posters, which are scheduled to appear this month in a Cumberland Farms store location near you:


Take a look behind-the-scenes of this creative and highly entertaining shoot:

Allie gets camera-ready in our wardrobe/hair & makeup room.  All of our models were professionally styled by Lisa Roche.

Jen and Caleb wrap colorful holiday lights around Allie on set, getting her ready for the shot.

Allie has a giggle as she is wrapped with lights like a tree; just some last minute make-up touch-ups and she raises a cup of coffee to kick off the shot sequences.  Cheers to an internship well done.  Now give us your best look of surprise!

Jen and Michael load on the props — now it’s Jamar’s turn on set!

Jamar practices his best look of surprise on set as Jen arranges the garland for the perfect shot.


Food as Art?  Or Art as Food?  It was hard to tell the difference during one of our recent shoots!

Last month we had the opportunity to work on a photo shoot with The Catered Affair for their 2013 marketing campaign.  We had way too much fun creating so many beautiful pieces of eye candy.    Their talented team of chefs and food stylists created food that almost looked too pretty to eat. (of course we didn’t let that stop us!)

Here are some of the final images, deliciously inspired and skillfully brought to life as seen through Michael’s eyes.

Sophisticated French apple tart.

Passionfruit-pomegranate punch pops against the beautiful wood grain on our in-house surface.


Now take a look at what went on behind the camera to get those artfully inspired food shots.

Chef Shane diligently puts the finishing touch on the lobster tail before it gets whisked away to the set.

Pastry chef, Krista, skillfully preps the mango-blueberry tarts for the shot.

Miniature pear, beet, goat cheese, and candied pecan salads being prepped in the kitchen.  Look at all that great natural light.

From kitchen to set… the client was thrilled with the final shots.

Beverage director, Markos, pours some bubbly as Michael captures the perfect moment on camera.

Nothing like a champagne toast to celebrate another successful day of shooting!


Like any good business knows, you need to keep things fresh — or run the risk of losing your audience’s attention.   Well, we like to keep our clients (and all you potential clients out there!) in the know about what we’ve been up to here at the studio via our blog, and you told us you were still thirsty for more.

So this summer we decided to lighten things up a bit, starting with what we had in our cups.  We centered our summer promo campaign around refreshing drinks that would quench your thirst for more beautiful photography.  Michael kicked off the campaign by producing a slew of thirst-quenching drink photographs, then we thought, “What good is a drink without a proper receptacle?”  So, to keep our clients well-hydrated, we ordered customized drink tumblers and then even more ideas started flowing.  So grab your tumbler, and take a few minutes to check out our photos below to see how the rest of the campaign played out… bottom’s up!

Our bold, refreshing drinks made their debut in an email blast (below):

After our email stirred up a buzz in the creative community, we decided to take the images offline and created a print mailer showcasing some of our favorites.  Creative with a Twist: that’s us!

We wanted a little something special to tie the campaign together, so we thought drink tumblers would be the perfect fit for all of our thirsty clients.  Just as the mailers were being sent out, Michael was hard at work creating even more refreshing imagery to line the inside of the tumblers.  We think the finished products turned out beautifully.

Which is your beverage of choice: cucumber-watermelon spritzer, strawberry lemonade, iced coffee, or peach-thyme iced tea?

Each of four different liners were individually inserted into the drink tumblers by hand.  Tedious work, but someone’s gotta do it!

Below, enjoy some behind-the-scenes photos from our “Refreshing” summer campaign.  We had lots of fun shooting these drinks and bringing the campaign to life.

Anthony delicately wraps each tumbler in tissue paper, getting them all ready to ship.

Tumblers galore!

Tumblers all boxed up and ready to go.

Risk-taker Anthony takes matters into his own hands; while Lauren and Jen ship off the tumblers at the Post Office.

Haven’t received yours yet? Please let us know and we’ll drop one in the mail today!


All of this blissfully warm weather lately has been making us pretty thirsty here in the studio.  So… we decided to quench our thirst with some delightfully sparkling beverages to transport us right into the New England summer.  (or at least until we reach the bottom of the glass and the chilly temps return)  Here are some pieces of eye candy we shot… they might just inspire you to make some citrusy cocktails of your own this warm weekend.  Cheers!

Drinking 8 glasses of water per day can just get plain old boring.  But how about adding a dash of lemon and few sprigs of mint?  Yes, please.


Blueberry cocktails never looked so inviting.


Splish splash… Florida oranges are back in action for the summer.


Jen (food-stylist-for-the-day) works some behind-the-scenes magic.

Jen, where’d you get those bartending skills from?