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AntiGravity Fitness | St. Louis Photographers

AntiGravity Photoshoot | St. Louis Commercial Photography

We had the opportunity to work with Kate Rouzer of AntiGravity STL Aerial Yoga & Suspension Fitness, inside of Upper Limits in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Kate, is also an amazingly talented ballerina at the Saint Louis Ballet.  We had a great time shooting Kate, along with her student Tori.  Creating clean images inside a busy rock climbing location wasn’t easy.  In order to hide the locations busy environment, we cut out all of the ambient light.  We then used 2 Profoto B1 heads along with 2 Nikon SB-900 flashes to create our own light.  The gridded Profoto 1×4 soft-boxes really help to control the light, all the while keeping it soft.  See more of our images and book your next workout at antigravitystl.com

NatureSweet Campaign | St Louis Photographers

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THE SWEET SPOT | ST LOUIS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Roaming Hunger, an agency specializing in the use food trucks, connected with us to photograph their promotional campaign for the NatureSweet brand.  The campaign took place in the parking lots of several grocery stores across St. Louis Missouri.  The client wanted a St Louis photographer to shoot bright and colorful lifestyle images to showcase the branded food truck, pop up bistro, and amazing food.

This was a challenging shoot given the rather unusual location (a grocery store parking lot in St. Louis), time of day (no golden hour for us!), and the very hot July weather.  Another challenge, is the task of getting signed model releases for any recognizable subjects in the photos.  One might get a great shot of a person, but without a signed release, the image is useless to the client.  As photographers, we don’t always get to our models, location, or time of day to photograph.  Having a set of skills to overcome these challenges is what it’s all about!

We think the results turned out great!  Read and see more from the shoot on the Roaming Hunger agency website: roaminghunger.com/agency/the-sweet-spot

Photographers, be sure to checkout the equipment used below.

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Equipment Used

  • Nikon D810
  • 24-70mm 2.8G
  • 24mm 1.4G
  • 35mm 1.4G
  • 70-200mm 2.8
  • 16-35mm f4
  • Profoto B1 with Magnum – We avoided using strobes for just about all of the images, due to the distraction they cause in this type of setting.  However, we did put a b1 strobe to use lighting the interior of the shipping container.
  • 7ft Westcott Diffusion Umbrella – This was an especially helpful tool on this shoot.  The umbrella diffuses the harsh overhead sun, allowing us to take gorgeous photographs of the food and tomato products.  Finally a good heavy stand, along with sand bags, are critical to using this without a photographers assistant.  See behind the scenes image below.

If you would like to see more behind the scenes images, head on over to our Instagram account: @prattkreidich

Midco Global – St. Louis Headshots

We worked with Midco Global here in St. Louis to create headshots of their team.  Midco’s team is based throughout the US, so scheduling headshots can be tricky.  We setup for on-location headshots, during a team meeting at Midco’s St. Louis headquarters, which worked out great.