Happy New Year!

A new year always means changes. Sometimes they work, sometimes they’re a little problematic — you may have noticed the site got redone at the end of last year, and somewhere along the way all our lovely blog posts vanished. We apologize. This wordpress template seems to have moved all those posts into a mystery category, and we still haven’t been able to figure out where they are.

Meanwhile I (Tamra) still have unwritten blog posts from December that I really need to do — we photographed a very cool event for the Oregon College of Physicians, a couple of graduations, a Christmas party, and a lot of food.

That’s our biggest change, actually: we’re spending most of our time shooting products. We’ve always done product photography, but we’ve recently gotten addicted. Especially when it comes to food photography.

Food photography

Photo of football cookies for California bakery

It’s funny how I never really got that into buying props (blankets and baskets, for example) for newborn photos — I did it because we needed those things, but I did it as a chore, not because it was really fun for me. But I don’t feel that way about the props and tools needed for product and food photography. I really love shopping for new items to shoot the products on/with, whether it’s bamboo place mats, white plates, or some fabric for a backdrop. Finding just the right coffee cup to stage in the blurry background of a food shot makes me smile and giggle, and I’m really not the giggly type.

So be prepared to see a lot of product photography posts on the blog in the future as we catch up and move forward. And if you’re looking for a product photographer in Oregon — or even if you’re in another state but can mail us your products, like the California bakery does — then give us a call at 503-580-2895. If I don’t answer I’m probably in the middle of figuring out the right color of jam to put on the plate so the croissant looks its best, but don’t worry because I will get back to you.

–Tamra (the shorter half of Two Harts)

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