We all decided to give up our summer diets for one day only when the smell of freshly baked  pizza permeated the studio last month.  There was no escaping the grip this cheesy goodness had on our senses – it smelled so good even the camera couldn’t get enough…

After a day of shooting and help from master food stylist, Catrine Kelty, we delivered the ad-worthy shot above.  The ad is featured in this month’s BJ’s journal.

Catrine uses a heat gun to keep the cheese nice and melty until Michael gets the perfect shot.

Doubling as a prop stylist, Catrine never fails to bring a wide array of props… this lady really knows what she’s doing.

Close-up of the heat gun in action… must keep that cheese melted to remain picture perfect!

Michael studies the layouts to make sure the lighting is perfect.

***CLIENTS!  New feature: All of the images Michael shoots on set can be viewed real-time on the oversized flat screen TV in our client sitting area.  Now you can sit back, relax, and oversee the shoot from the comforts of the massage chair!

After a long day, it’s time to serve up some hot slices.


Sometimes you just want a good snack — you’re not yet hungry enough for a full meal, but don’t have the energy to make it to the next big one.  Our recent cravings for mezze led us to pick up some artisan cheeses, olives, and dips.  Only one problem: they turned out to be so pretty, we just had to photograph them before diving in.

This Friday afternoon, we invite you to enjoy our colorful array of small plates — just don’t let them spoil your dinner!

Mediterranean olives swimming in a pool of olive oil.  Paired with a silky Spanish cheese and warm crusty bread, this combination is a feast for both the eyes and the lips.

We whipped up a fresh batch of fire-roasted red pepper hummus and thought it would pair well with olive oil-brushed French bread, hot off the grill.

On a hot summer day, who doesn’t love fresh peppers dunked in a cool, creamy dip?

Spanish Manchego never looked so pristine.

Pretzel Crisps have become a favorite go-to snack around the studio.  With a little creamy French Onion dip, who could have just one?