Behind The Scenes…Canadian Tire WOW GUIDE 2016/17

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The JTP crew got an extended summer last fall, shooting in and around Ontario for the 2017 Spring/Summer Issue of Canadian Tire’s WOW Guide. We would like to thank the creative team and our dedicated crew of assistants, stylists, and retouchers for all their hard work.

Check out all the Behind The Scene shots of us ‘working’ hard. And be sure to pick up your copy of the WOW Guide!

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Behind The Scenes of… Canadian Tire / The WOW Guide

Behind the scenes, Travel

The JTP crew got an early dose of Summer when they headed down to Miami, Florida to work on Canadian Tire’s WOW Guide. We’d like to thank the creative team and our dedicated crew of assistants, stylists, and retouchers for their work on this project.

Check out all the Behind The Scenes shots of us “working” hard. And be sure to grab a copy of the WOW Guide for all your Spring and Summer shopping info!

BTS: Egg-cellent Fry-Day

Behind the scenes, Creatives, Fun!, James Tse Photo, Studio

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What’s that thing they say about making omelettes? About cracking eggs?

I’m not yolking (sorry) when I say that it took eggs-emplary (sorry) efforts and a little bit of scrambling (sorry) to capture the high-flying and gravity defying egg-splosion (sorry). Omletting (sorry) some of the BTS photos crack (sorry) through to show you all of the preparation, planning, trial-runs, and of course eggs that were sacrificed in the making of James’ egg-septional creative shot (I’m not sorry about that one).

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Thanks for the BTS photos, Kate!

The Gourmet Dad BTS in L.A.

Behind the scenes, Clients, Location, Travel

A little while back, our crew had the pleasure of spending some time in L.A. with Dean McDermott (and Tori and the kids, of course) to shoot his new cookbook, The Gourmet Dad: Easy and Delicious Meals the Whole Family Will Love. 

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from our time working on this awesome project between Toronto and Los Angeles. To our discovery, Dean is just as serious about hamming it up for the camera as he is about food.

Word to your mother.

Word to your mother.

Dean's alternative plating skills are put to the test.

Dean makes a face.

Our lovely food stylist Lara with Dean.

Our lovely prop stylist, Lara, chats with Dean.

Dean does the ol'

Jessica, James’ rep, attempts to go over notes with Dean.

Are we done? Can I eat it yet?

Soon, Margot, soon.

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Some end-of-day previews.

Grillin' like a villain.

When life gives you lemons, toss ’em on the grill.

Moustache look #1.

Moustache look #1.

___ detects cooking afoot.

Quinn senses cooking afoot.

Claudia, our wonderful food stylist, lending a hand for the shoot in L.A.

Claudia, our wonderful food stylist, lends a hand for the shoot in L.A.

... and also put a bunch of lettuce on Dean.

… and also puts a bunch of lettuce on Dean.

Another day of mouth-watering goodness.

Another day of mouth-watering goodness.

Moustache look #2, Italian edition.

Moustache look #2, Italian edition.

Goofballs with meatballs.

Goofballs with meatballs.

James' rep, Jessica, stands in for a subtle picture with Tori. Okay, maybe not so subtle.

Jessica stands in for a subtle picture with Tori. Okay, maybe not so subtle.

____ gets a little lonely while waiting for Dean to bring him his dinner.

Michael gets a little lonely while waiting for Dean to bring him his dinner.

Just kidding, there's no such thing as loneliness in this place!

Just kidding, there’s no such thing as loneliness in this place.

Oh dear god, they have more dye...

Oh dear god, they bought more dye…

This family is actually so sweet.

This family is actually so sweet.

Dad signs Stella's cast.

Dad signs Stella’s cast.

A little relaxation for Tori and Dean after a long day of shooting.

And finally, a little relaxation for Tori and Dean after a long day of shooting.

BTS: Christmas is Here Already

Behind the scenes, Clients, James Tse Photo, Studio

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.

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BTS: Working with Kids Part II

Behind the scenes, Fun!, James Tse Photo

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.

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Photography: James Tse // Food Stylist: Bernadette Ammar // Prop Stylist: Catherine MacFadyen // Hair & Makeup Artist: Sophie Hsin (Plutino Group) // Location: Album Studio Rentals

BTS: Working with Kids

Behind the scenes, Fun!, James Tse Photo, Studio

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

Throw Back Thursday!

Advertising, Behind the scenes, Fun!, Location, Studio

From the depths of the archives, we recently discovered some behind the scenes photos from one of our 2013 shoots with Canadian Tire!

It was one of our  more extensive projects, where we teamed up with many talented people including “Brought To You By”. With a lot of hard work, handy work, and smiles all around, the crew powered through, creating some on set magic!

Photographer / Director: James Tse

Video Production: Brought To You By

Prop Stylist: Roberta Seidman

Wardrobe Stylist: Peter Fitt Coup&Co.

Food Stylist: Terry Schacht

 

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Ah….The Great Outdoors

Behind the scenes, Location, Travel

At the very least, we can say we had somewhat of a “bonding” experience, after our 2 long days in the Ganaraska Forest.

We braved a sea of mosquitoes, a couple massive storms, rescued a set of keys trapped inside a vehicle, trekked through the mud carrying a dining room, while having a laugh about the state of our pruney fingers…

Thanks again to the entire team!

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