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Behind the Scenes at our Latest Photoshoot with Foreside Photography!

Kevin from Foreside Photography and I have been working together on and off now for over 10 years. He's done photo shoots of friends children, weddings, various corporate events and product photography. We can go for months without crossing paths and then along comes another project and it's like no time passed, the jokes start flying, the ideas start flowing and we're rolling. Which is about what happened at his photo studio on exchange street a few weeks ago.

It's amazing how much goes in to getting the perfect shot.

After all, you can't have a slouching product pic on your website! We scrambled around the studio making various things to stuff into the totes to create the perfectly posed bag. At one point Kevin handed me an object that looked like a piece of 2x4 with some fabric bunched up and masking-taped on- he said, "Oh yah, we made this one up for one of the last shoots. it's always so challenging to get the right LOOK, the bag has to stand up straight and the handles can't flop over." 

You know those photos of supermodels without makeup on? Mastering product photography is like shooting supermodels. The products are the models and they have to look perfect from the perspective of the person who is shopping for them. 

In the end, we settled on some makeshift weights and rolled nylon, and some fluffy sweatpants. Totally pro sounding photo shoot props right? Sometimes, you just gotta do what works. For the record, small pillows, folded towels, sheets and general poly-fill for quilting or pillow fill is always a good option too. 

So, the next time you look at the pics on my website, try to guess which secret props are keeping them standing and looking exactly as we want them! I can almost guarantee it involves several hidden items you would never think belong in a bag :)

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