Holiday Video Card 2015

By Julie,

Kids say the darnedest things. So for this year’s Holiday Card, we let a kid speak for us. In the spirit of the prolific and infamous “tips list,” he’s brewing a few ideas for surviving the holidays.

We’d like to thank you all for an astounding year. So get cozy, grab a mug, and see the holidays through kid-glasses. And Happy Holidays from your friends at Bruton Stroube!

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Jordan Gaunce’s Unstoppable Hobbies

By Julie,

You have your own thing. Whether you collect vinyl, cake-bake, or climb trees, you get what it means to have a hobby. Don’t get me wrong – the word ‘hobby’ has had it rough – hobby is not a sometimes thing, it isn’t a fair-weather friend. It’s not candy canes. Hobby is bread – essential, sustaining, takes skill to bake, and sometimes gluten-free.

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Shaving on Set? You Bet.

By Julie,

Thanks to our friends at Integer, we worked on a fun project for Gillette. The plan was to capture the natural shaving routine without feeling posed or overly stylized. Brandon was well suited for this one; his specialty in lifestyle photography aside, if there’s anyone most familiar with razors, it’s his teen-wolf mug.

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Drone on ’til the Cows Come Home

By Julie,

We worked with the great folks at Osborn Barr for a project on-location in Quintessential, Midwest. Ok, it was in Ulysses, Kansas. Gorgeous Country, Kansas. Middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas. Sure, it was a bit of a logistical challenge bringing all the pieces and people together, but nothing Producer Matt Siemer couldn’t handle. From Denver and Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, the whole crew assembled for the motion and still photography collaboration. Now remember, it’s a vast open farmscape. At night you could hear the stars humming. Just stupid beautiful.

The result of our visit was a library of still photography for ads, as well as 30-second and 60-second TV commercial spots. read more » »

These Guys are the Cat’s Meow! And How!

By Julie,

As I gaze up at the ceiling, awake at 2:30 in the afternoon, I often wonder – Who IS Who in the Lou? Just the other day, Mandi Kohlmeier chanced upon my daydream and offered a solution to my deep query: a confetti of cats chilling with St. Louis’ leading fellas. All at once, I felt the fluorescent floodgates open as I reached enlightenment.

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Shoutout: Resident Artist Megan Singleton

By Julie,

One of the most incredible things about working in a collaborative photography studio is that everyone here has extensive crafts and skills; we’re always discovering some wild talent, a “what the hell” hobby, or new passion project. Between Jesse nurturing his first vineyard and Jordan making prosciutto in his basement, the house is at full-nerd capacity. Straight-up: the creative energy is rampant. For that, we feel pretty lucky. But this 4-leaf clover won’t be just pressed and put on a shelf. Nope – one of us is going to boil it, grind it up, and make it into paper.

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