I recently was asked to shoot a brand new store in Highland Park, Illinois called Summer Classics Home Store. The store is going to be featured in the up coming Hearth and Home Magazine. For those of you that don't know Summer Classics is a high end outdoor furniture brand based in Alabama that has 13 stores in the US.
I always love when I am asked to shoot a high end retail space because their lighting does a lot of my work for me, and this store was no exception. I had to add minimal supplemental lighting to brighten up the shadows a bit but that was it.
hey also asked me to make a couple environmental portraits of the store owner for the magazine feature. I don't get to do this very often anymore and was very excited for the opportunity. The store had amazing natural light so we decided to make his portrait using existing window light. We are all pretty happy with the results and I was glad to dust off my old portrait chops.