Behind the scenes on every photo shoot is a group of people working together. Â Best days are total harmony! Creative chaos, impeccable organization. Months of work leads up to each production: Agency brainstorming, client pitches, revisions on ideas, biding the job, re-bidding the job, endless negotiations, and finally the client/agency approval to move! Now our real work begins. Â Gathering our essential team starts with our exceptional photographer, Justin L’Heureux. Talent, temperament, knowledge, ability, that’s all we ask. Â Justin leads the shoot, interpreting the concept, communicating the idea, creating exquisite lighting while directing talent in a convivial atmosphere. Â He’s a rockstar! Â Next is our fabulous stylist Lori Upbin… everyone loves Lori! She anticipates Art Director’s needs and ideas before they even ask. The glue that holds it together is our producer. Â On this shoot we worked with amazing Jake Hakanson, Hakanson Productions, who organized casting (with incredible Donna Grossman), books our studio, brings in catering ( love delicious breakfast and lunch to keep everyone happy and well-nourished) and finally, creates the essential and invaluable production book that gives meaning to the word “flow”. Â When you think about the amount of prep work, and realize that there’s only one day to shoot, it’s an unforgettable experience. A fleeting moment of intense focus (that we all love). Â We walk away wanting to do this every day of your life. Â I’m involved from the beginning, working closely with my all-important Art Producer every step of the way. Â Every agent/rep does it differently. Â I show up as often as I can. There’s always something to learn. There’s always someone to thank! (Especially our agency and client, and every member of the our production team). Â There’s even a picture to grab while not sharing much or giving away any secrets. Â Gotta say, can’t wait to do it all again! Â
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