BTS: Working with Kids

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James and his crew recently had a shoot with a major retail brand that had us working with some majorly talented kids. When not running the show, these guys were hamming it up for the camera. Take a look at some of the behind the scenes shots.

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It’s dirty work being the star.

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 Photographer: James Tse // Prop Stylist: Laura Branson //  Food Stylist: Eshun Mott // Hair & Makeup: Sophie Hsin

Swiss Chalet: Festive Feast

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Just in time for the holidays, Swiss Chalet has their famous feature feast, the Festive Special, to fill the bellies of family and friends.

Check out the photos James and his team created of these classic, mouthwatering dishes.

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Hard to not feel a little bit hungrier after all these photos. Mmm!

Photography: James Tse  //  Food Stylist: Adele Hagan  //  Prop Stylist: Lara McGraw 

 

Holt Renfrew Holiday Book

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The Holt Renfrew Holiday Book is finally out, and in its pages you’ll find all manner of sparkle and shine. James and his crew set out in the deep woods of Ontario to make these Holiday photos glow.

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 Photographer: James Tse // Stylist: Jay Barnett // Prop Stylist: Alanna Davey

The Kit – Holiday Prep

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Arriving as an inset in this morning’s Toronto Star, The Kit’s Holiday Prep issue is finally out. James and his crew set to work bringing into frame this guide to finally hosting the easiest holiday gathering ever, including cookie recipes. Some of James’ work also makes a special appearance in the tantalizing blue cheese centre-fold.

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Photography: James Tse  //  Art Director: Jessica Hotson  //  Food Stylist: Ashley Denton  //  Prop Stylist: Carolyn Souch 

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(Canadian Blue Cheese spread credits: Photography: James Tse // Art Director: Loretta Lau  //  Food Stylist: Terry Schacht  //  Prop Stylist: Lara McGraw)

 

Cozy Cocktails – Air Miles Magazine

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Arriving soon is the season of celebrating with food, sweets, and most importantly drinks of all shapes and sizes. James and his crew teamed up with Air Miles Magazine to shoot some classic winter-month drink recipes for you to try this year, complete with video HOW-TO’s to walk you through making your own cozy cocktails to keep you warm one of these cold winter nights. Cheers!

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Director / Photographer: James Tse // Recipes: Nicole Young // Food stylist: Adele Hagan // Prop Stylist: Catherine Doherty //  DOP/EDITOR/COLOURIST: Michael Wong // Art Director: Kim Rogers

The Life of Pie – Air Miles Magazine

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Winter is here, and with it for many comes the season of firing that oven up and getting the apron out. James recently shot these recipes in the studio for the most recent issue of Air Miles Magazine: Your guide to living the Gold Life. Perhaps revisiting these classic pie recipes will inspire you to break out the rolling pin.

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For newcomers to the world of pie making, it’s easy to quickly learn that “easy-as-pie” is a misused term if there ever was one. Take a look at this How-To shot by James, to guide you through the steps involved in producing the Ultimate Cherry Pie.

DIRECTOR / Photographer: James Tse // Food stylist: Nicole Young // Prop Stylist: Catherine Doherty // DP/EDITOR/COLOURIST: Michael Wong // Art Director: Kim Rogers

Homesense: All in the Details

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Check out those details!

James and the good people over at Homesense teamed up to take advantage of our brilliant studio light and to share some tips in how to get the most out of a room by emphasizing details.

You can find these, and some more photographs from the studio over on the Homesense website, and in this week’s newsletter.

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 Prop stylist: Christine Hanlon, Art Director: Brian Banton, Art Director: Maria Rosati