The James Tse crew are a bunch of worldly travellers, not afraid to strap on a backpack, take their shoes off at airport security, and hit the skies. Check out some of the postcards we’ve accumulated on our Polaroid wall over the past few months. Bonus: Kate wearing a giant bear head.
Kate sent us one from San Francisco, Laura sent one in from Vancouver, and Tyler’s made it all the way from Shanghai.
Now I don’t want to alarm you, so I’m going to give you this warning: What you’re about to see below is a Christmas related post, and yes, yesterday was April Fool’s Day so I understand your suspicion of anything you see on the internet for 24 hours either side of April 1st, but hear me out! This is just how timelines in food photography are. We get to shoot Christmas themes in March, Halloween themes in January, Christmas themes in November, Spring themes in December, Christmas themes in August, you get the idea.
Last week James had the pleasure of shooting for Create-A-Treat, shooting a little bit of Halloween related treats and, you guessed it: some Christmas treats. Take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes shots from our wintery studio.
Spring is fighting as hard as it can to get here, and with the snow melt and longer days, it’s time to think about all the good things that comes with this transformation. Recently James shot once again with The Kit, this time the subject was the perfect Easter Feast. Check out the images below to see some flavourful, soft and decadent meal ideas to inspire you for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Photography: James Tse // Food Styling: Ashley Denton // Prop Styling: Carolyn Souch // Creative Director: Jessica Hotson
Raise your hand if you’re so impatient for summer you’re willing to barbecue in the March rain.
*slowly raises hand into the air*
Even though the winter holidays are long past, there are more holiday feasts fast approaching, and with them another chance to eat, drink, and be merry. Back in December James shot with The Kit to feature a mouthwatering meal designed to get everyone in the spirit to dine. Let these images leave you inspired for the next big meal you’ll share this spring.
Photographer: James Tse // Food Stylist: Ashley Denton // Prop Stylist: Carolyn Souch // Creative Director: Jessica Hotson
We got another opportunity to work with a super-talented group of kids recently for a major retail brand. Take a look at some of the messy fun we had behind the scenes last week.
Photography: James Tse // Food Stylist: Bernadette Ammar // Prop Stylist: Catherine MacFadyen // Hair & Makeup Artist: Sophie Hsin (Plutino Group) // Location: Album Studio Rentals
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.
It’s dirty work being the star.
Photographer: James Tse // Prop Stylist: Laura Branson // Food Stylist: Eshun Mott // Hair & Makeup: Sophie Hsin
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.
Hard to not feel a little bit hungrier after all these photos. Mmm!
Photography: James Tse // Food Stylist: Adele Hagan // Prop Stylist: Lara McGraw
What happens when the boss gets a craving for pancakes?
EVERYONE gets pancakes.
Mmm! Time to dig in.
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.
Photographer: James Tse // Stylist: Jay Barnett // Prop Stylist: Alanna Davey