May 28, 2015

Active Living in Phoenix

We had a lot of fun recently on a two day shoot with GlynnDevins for their client Friendship Village, a senior retirement community in Tempe, Arizona.

Working with Lindsey Riechers (Art Director), Jeremy Johnson (Creative Director) & Elda Starke (Producer) was a trip. Our talent was pretty great, too. We learned there are tons of ways to remain active as you grow older and Friendship Village provides their residents with so many great options.

And we actually got to see it rain in Phoenix, which made for a lush backdrop in the desert valley!

Check out some of our behind the scenes captures and a couple of the final spreads below.

May 7, 2015

On Location & In Studio with Kansas City-based GreenEarth Cleaning

This winter we did a shoot for GreenEarth Cleaning, a sustainable dry cleaning company based in Kansas City, Missouri. GreenEarth needed a library of images shot both in studio and on location for their and their affiliates' use. 

In studio, we shot a number of items that GreenEarth cleans, restores and repairs, as well as some lifestyle imagery. A few of our location shots were a little tricky since we needed to capture summertime images, and the high that week was only 14 degrees. Brrrr... That's where rock-star talent and running cars ready for you to jump into and warm up come into play!

All in all, the shoot was great fun and the client got exactly what they'd hoped for. Isn't that what it all comes down to?

Check out some of the final images below.

This family is dressed appropriately
for the COLD weather.

You would never guess that it's the middle
of winter based on their smiling faces!

You can feel good about GreenEarth Cleaning since they use
sustainable practices and no hazardous chemicals.

GreenEarth Cleaning – quick and convenient.

Jan 27, 2015

Ballin' with the University of Kansas Men's & Women's Basketball Teams

Last fall, we collaborated with Muller Bressler Brown on a shoot for the University of Kansas men's football team. That project lead to us shooting the 2014-2015 University of Kansas men's and women's basketball teams as well. Boy, did we have a ball! Pun intended. :) 

We even had the opportunity to shoot all of the Championship rings KU has won over the years. It was pretty cool to see those up close!

Check out some of the behind the scenes images that were captured on this adventure at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS.

These ladies can jump!

Part of the KU Women's Basketball Team.

The KU Men's Basketball Team in retro uniforms.

All of the University of Kansas Basketball Championship Rings.
The case is nearly full. So cool!

Take a seat and wave the wheat!

Jan 13, 2015

Need in-house legal counsel?

We recently finished up a project for editorial client Corporate Counsel, an award-winning media property of ALM. Corporate Counsel is recognized as one of the best integrated legal business publications in the nation.

Colby enjoyed working with John Guyot, General Counsel, and Aidan Koster, Legal Administrator, of Security Benefit Corp. in Topeka, KS. Shooting on location, he captured the dynamic partnership these two possess for a cover story on the value of legal administrators.

Colby's photographs can be seen in the December 2014 issue of Corporate Counsel.

Nov 12, 2014

Mortgage shopping = delight? Only with UMB!

If you've ever shopped for a mortgage, you understand how painful the process can be. Unless, of course, you went to UMB Mortgage!

We partnered with Kyle Anthony, Tom Demetriou and Thomas Price on an in studio project for UMB Mortgage. The concept was to show the contrast between how easy it is to get a mortgage with UMB and how difficult the process can be elsewhere.

Check out the final posters that can currently be spotted in UMB branches everywhere.

Oct 28, 2014

We Were "Fearless" for Blue Cross Blue Shield

Not long ago Sullivan Higdon & Sink asked us to collaborate on a project for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. The idea was to regionalize BCBS's national "Fearless" campaign so it resonated with segments of the Kansas City market.

We had four images to shoot at three different locations in two days — a young girl playing in the rain, two men running in a park, a family grilling dinner outside their home and a woman out for a jog.

The shoot had to be postponed due to severe thunderstorms and flash flood warnings, which meant we had to create our own rain for our young talent to play in. Ironic, we know... But lucky for us, we know a guy who can make it rain!

Our trusty rainmaker, Dan, wetting down the set.
We battled the heat after the rain by having the ice cream man swing by. If you read our last blog post, it might seem like ice cream is becoming a theme around here. 

We called in reinforcements for the heat – the ice cream truck!
Ann Alcasabas, Nick Kinney, Rachel Chrisman and Jon Knowing of SHS were a blast to work with. The talent was great fun and didn't mind running up and down hills, sprinting over and over again, standing over a hot grill or splashing in puddles.
Our crew on location #2 for image #4.
Check out a few of the final billboards which can be found around the Kansas City metro area.

And...our cute talent on the BCBSKC website.

Oct 14, 2014

I Scream, You Scream...

Summertime heat = dilly bars, ice cream cakes and blizzards. Right? At least it did for us!

We had oodles of fun working on a tasty lifestyle shoot for Dairy Queen with Barkley. Dairy Queen needed a library of images to showcase some clean, summer fun. Working on location in the Kansas City metro area, we spent a few days tempting ourselves with sundaes, blizzards, burgers, fries and more... 

Check out some behind the scenes images, as well as a few of the final campaign picks!

Blizzards for the win!
Capturing casual family dining at its best.
You totally want a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for your next birthday, don't you?
Blizzards make my heart sing. Just like you, honey.