NJ Commercial Photography Featured Projects
CA NY is a true couture woman’s fashion brand specializing in luxury fabrics and legendary tailoring. Each piece is handcrafted in New York from fabrics imported from Italy, France, and Switzerland. This photo session was part of a rebranding campaign complete with new logo and revamped website and assets.
For this project, we aimed to create a glimpse into the life of CA NY’s clients. Feather and Root suggested professional models that were warm approachable and of varying ages to widen the brands market appeal. We selected a beautiful historic farmhouse with exquisite décor for the shoot location to mimic a home setting.
Living Stone Farmhouse
Livingstone Farmhouse is a beautiful private historical residence that offers a truly unique experience for your intimate events. A perfect spot for bridal prep it offers excellent light throughout the home, beautiful décor, an english cottage garden and a small koi pond all with rolling views of local farms. Interior design photography and still life photography are both passions for Feather and Root.
For this project, we wanted to capture the rustic, elegant feel of the space as well as highlight the home’s exquisite décor, creative floral design and delicious catering options supplied by Sickles Market in Little Silver and The French Market in Rumson, NJ.
Located in the heart of the vibrant and artistic Asheville, North Carolina Ariel gallery is owned and operated by the exhibiting artists. It is a premier showcase for original handmade jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, fiber, glass woodwork and furniture.
For this project, I was truly honored to be selected by such a collection of nationally recognized artists. As the gallery was artist owned and operated, to me this shoot was as much about them as it was of the work. We crafted a full day shoot with interior and exterior photos of the gallery. I then went through the gallery creating vignettes of the different sections and detail shots of a selection of each artists’ work. We finished off the day with individual portraits of all 13 of the artists as well as a group photo.
Via 45 is a homey, rustic Italian eatery located in the heart of beautiful downtown Red Bank, New Jersey. The proprietors are regulars at the local farm markets choosing the freshest produce, meat, and fish and handcrafting an ever-changing farm to table menu.
For this project, I worked in collaboration with my sister Thérse Marie Wagner who did a beautiful job styling the shoot to capture food photography that really focused on the warmth of the atmosphere and the freshness of the food.
Greg Hall crafts beautiful handmade leather goods for equestrians. Saddles, exquisite headstalls with exotic leathers, halters and more. All made by hand in the USA. The quintessential tack supplier for cowboys by a cowboy.
For this shoot, we wanted to bring back the feeling of America nostalgia. We choose to do a shoot during the fall season with the rust colors bringing up the warmth and depth of the leatherwork. We used a simple farm field setting to display the works. Simple, rustic and connected to the land much as the work itself.
Beats Antique is a unique musical and live entertainment experience that blends live electronica and world roots music with a stage show of extravagant wonders. Truly a seductive and evolutionary live experience.
Feather and Root Photography was honored to be selected to capture this unique musical act during a tour stop in Asheville, NC. I wanted to convey the brilliance of the lighting and costumes as well as the connection to the audience.
Laura is a UX designer out of Boulder, Colorado who specializes in data-rich web and mobile apps. She wanted images that showed not only her design process but also her wonderful ability to connect with individuals and guide research teams to success.
Laura was in the middle of rebranding when she contacted me. She was moving from a more corporate feel to a more one on one small business approach. She wanted images that conveyed her hands-on approach and incorporated a more natural, less sterile view of her work. We selected former clients and co-workers to model and used her own office space. The effect was a grassroots feel that connects with her new target market.
Ilse Schwarz a talented Australian born dressage trainer out of Wellington Florida. She is a student of Olympic medalist Steffen Peters. I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a clinic of hers in Tryon, North Carolina home to the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center host of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.
For the clinic we were at stunning Renovatio Farms run by Eric and Trayce Dirks both dressage and event trainers. To see Ilse teach is poetry in motion and as an equine photographer herself, I had the rare pleasure of seeing her teach her students while taking the time to teach me some of her secrets to getting the perfect equestrian photos in action. I wanted to show equestrian photography that embodied the feel of the day, the care that Illse took with each one of her students and the deep love and tireless dedication they felt towards their horses and their art.
Janet Taylor Studios
Janet Taylor is a fiber artist with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University’s School of Art with over 50 years of experience both as a distinguished professor and an art exhibitor. Her studio is now located in beautiful Western North Carolina where her one of a kind textile’s draw inspiration from the colors and textures of her mountain home.
For this shoot we brought in a selection of local models and styled them simply to show how these unique silk scarves could be worn to bring joy to everyday life. We kept the images vibrant and soulful much like the artist and her work.
“ Stéphane Lesaint is trained in the art of French pastry and chocolate by MOF’s (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), a title awarded to the best pastry chefs in France. A graduate of Chicago’s French Pastry School, Lesaint has honed his craft in Paris, Hong Kong, and New York. Born and raised in France, Lesaint grew up in a home that truly loved food.”
For this shoot, I wanted to emphasize the absolute artistry of the chocolate and choose a simple white background and a macro lens. We also incorporated some images of Stephane making the chocolates and packing the custom boxes to capture the detail and delicacy with which he works.
In 1983 Stephen and Leslie Barlow bought the historic family homestead and horticultural business and began their family owned and operated flower farm. This beloved farm has become an institution in the beautiful coastal town of Sea Gir,t NJ where it is nestled. The family business grew and thrived growing 70% of everything they sell right there on the farm and creating a warm inviting experience. Now their shop has expanded to 1,200 sq.ft. with 10,000s sq.ft. of European glass greenhouse, 28 growing greenhouses and 1.5 acres of working land. It is truly a testament to a family run American success story.
For this shoot, I worked with MA Studio who was crafting their website at the time. Working closely with their designer/art director Feather and Root strove to capture the warmth, family dynamic, and the working farm feel in the images we created.
Shaman’s Dawn is a line of candles, bath salts, energy sprays and incense that are shamanically charged and blessed to help infuse them with healing properties. Adam Kane and Al Romano are the owners and shamanic practitioners who take great care to make and bless each product by hand.
For this shoot, we felt that it was important to not only show the product line through powerful product photography but to also show Adam and Al in ceremony. We choose the beautiful Asbury Park NJ beach and brought along some of their healing tools. I witnessed them as they drummed in the spirit allies they worked with as the sun set on the water.
An Asbury Park, NJ based funk and psychedelic jam band with deep musical roots in multiple genres. This soulful and riotously comedic grouping of individuals was as talented as they were quirky.
For this shoot Feather and Root strived to capture the energy of their dynamic pairing that had undergone many growth spurts through the years. I followed them as they skipped and skated down Asbury’s streets, cracking jokes and mock posing. The images created somehow felt like them real, impish and most certainly magical.
Prema Sheerin is a healer, life coach and teacher initiated as a marakame or shaman in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. She has spent the last 25 years training in shamanic healing, shiatsu, plant spirit medicine and reiki.
For Prema’s shoot like with the other shamanic parishioners and energy healers I have worked with it was important to approach the shoot with integrity and grounding. We both approached the shoot with the respect and preparation we would give to a healing ceremony. I felt truly honored to photograph Prema and work with her in this way.
Blue Rose Healing
Blue Rose Healing is run by Mary Tobin a Reiki Master and Angelic healer who has practiced for 16 years. She has worked as a healer, channel and “emissary of light” since 2006.
For this shoot, I felt it important to again approach this work with sensitivity and reverence to the subject. Mary and I had a wonderful time as she explored her own feelings with being in front of the lens. It was beautiful to see her inner and outer beauty unfold as we worked.
The Sacred Valley, Písac Peru
Nestled in the Inti Huatana Mountain Písac is a small village in the southern sacred valley region of Peru known for it’s local crafts market, Incan ruins and mountain views. It’s natural beauty, gracious native population and artistry have made it a stop for many travelers. I myself have a nomadic spirit and found myself there on a personal project that truly captured my soul. These are some moments from my ventures.