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The University of Phoenix puts out a quarterly publication called Patriot. The magazine is geared to the school’s population of  students who have military service.

PS Studios contacted me to produce images for the cover as well as an inside spread. The concept was fun to execute…we needed to produce a 1950’s “Leave It To Beaver” feel. With help from the talented make-up artist Allison Pynn and prop/wardrobe stylist Abby Ripes we pulled it off making the client very happy.

The story is very cool dating back to the time of Napoleon. It chronicles how  the military created food items that could withstand the conditions of the battlefield and at the same time be appetizing, healthy and fresh. I was surprised to find that many of these food items became household staples that we use today.


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Bar-S Foods recently merged with Sygma Alimentos one of Mexico’s leading industrial companies. The studio had an opportunity to shoot both recipe and packaging images for Sygma’s line of packaged cheese products. A big thank you to my crew and the creative services department at Bar-S Foods Phoenix!

San Rafael Family Shot



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I recently had the pleasure of working with the good folks from Moses Advertising on a project for their client A.D.H.S.  Arizona is implementing a plan for healthy meal preparation so folks can make better choices about the meals they make for their families. Our job was to create images for posters used to help with the initial educational process. Healthy recipes were created with cost effectiveness in mind that tasted great and were easy and quick to prepare.

Thanks to all who participated in the project!

Here are a couple of the posters…


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ASSIGNMENT: New packaging for long time client Bar-s Foods. Make our Hot Links, juicy, plump but don’t burn them…and most importantly make them pop off the grocery store shelf.

This was the directive from the  marketing and creative services folks. We needed to create a way to control the fire coming from our make shift BB-Q set up. Our friend Jeff Sears from Southwest Scenic Group came up with a plan. Jeff put together a series of 3 valves along with hand-made burners with various size openings. This enabled us to control where the flames were, how high they would reach and give us the ability to turn them on and off quickly to avoid trashing the styled product.

Here are the shots and how they fit into the final packaging:



And here were some other possibilities as well:

Hot Links - layers Smaller Hot Link cheese flat Hot Links - layers

Some behind the scenes stuff:

BEHIND SCENES 2BEHIND SCENES 1BEHIND SCENES 3BEHIND SCENES 4Yours truly and two of the best clients in town! Thanks to my crew of fantastic assistants and kudos to my stylists…

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Five days of shooting cookies is like a week in heaven…eating everything for cookie dough to cookie fixin’s, hot cookies and of course making pictures of the tasty little treats.

Thanks to Lunabrands and Pine Valley Foods for bringing this project to the studio.




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Once again we had the opportunity to shoot with our friends at Fairytale Brownies. These folks are like family and it’s always an enjoyable experience. Here are some of the catalog covers we produced for late 2012 and early 2013. This is certainly not a low calorie shoot!

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TriVita is a company designed for the greater wellness of its customers. TriVita makes products and dispenses information to better the awareness of the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the folks that buy their products.

I had the opportunity this past September to create a series of product images with and without water effects and splashes. A big thank you to TriVita and the creative director as well as my two great assistants who were responsible for the water rigging.

                                                                               The site home product page.

Behind the scenes:

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