Jewelry shoot with Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine

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Shot 1: rings on a fork

The first shot had us putting rings on a fork. Since all three shots needed to get done in one day, we had to move relatively quickly. However, this first shot was probably the most challenging as everything was reflective.  But after some creative problem solving, we had the shot we wanted.   

Shot 2: pearls on a plate

The second shot was pretty straightforward, but also had a couple of challenges.  Specifically, the linen which was to serve as a background was wrinkly and then the iron stopped working!  Thus, we had to move to Plan B. Plan B was a different background I found in the studio.  It worked out great. 

Shot 3: pour shot with red gold jewelry

The third shot was jewelry on/around/in a martini glass. After we came up with a good composition with the liquid, Michael wanted to try a pour shot.  And this is what ended up in the magazine. 

The Team

A few weeks ago, art director Michael Norseng, creative director from MSP communications called me about a jewelry product shoot with the Minneapolis Saint Paul magazine, a premier magazine featuring the best of the Twin Cities. And this was perfect timing to do one of my first commercial shoots in my new studio, Studio 316. 

After some pre-planning (and pre-visualization, see recent blog) for this 3-page feature, Michael, and Madeline Nachbar, trend and style editor from MSP communications, came to Studio 316.  And we started setting up the three shots. Madeline did a great job procuring the jewelry and accessories needed for the shoot. 

The results

The 3-page feature in Minneapolis Saint Paul magazine was just published in the magazines’ 2018 November edition. 

I am looking forward to future collaborations with the MSP communications creatives, maybe next time some travel pictures from the North Shore ;). 


Studio 316 is located in the historic Dow Artist Building.


I am a photographer in the Minneapolis, St Paul area who specializes in people, product, and food photography for advertising, business, and corporate clients. I am equally comfortable shooting in my studio as on location, and always strive to deliver more than expected.

I look forward to discussing your next project with you.

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