Photography Feature!

Hello Studio Smith readers!
We have a very special newsletter for you this month.

Chances are, if you have visited or worked at SF Studio Smith you will have met our wonderful Studio Manager, Genesis Vallejo.

Not only does she make sure all your events go as smoothly as possible she is also an extremely talented photographer!

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At the tender age of 7 she was given her first toy Micky Mouse camera, and encouraged by her dad to get creative with an incentive that he would develop her rolls of film if she did well in school.

It wasn't until she reached high school and given the chance to develop rolls of film herself that she began her love affair with photography.

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Genesis studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she completed her BFA in Photography.

Whilst studying she met David Campbell, a still life shooter, he took her under his wing and exposed her to the exciting world of food photography, and she hasn't looked back since!

Whilst managing the studio Genesis works freelance as well as explores her own personal projects of people, landscapes and fine art photography.

Take a look at her website here for more examples of her work!

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Whats Been Happening...

With the arrival of summer SF Studio Smith has been buzzing! 

One of our biggest shoots was for Morton Salt, now I don't know about you but every person I know has Morton Salt in their cupboard so this was very exciting! 

Julie Smith our wonderful Food Stylist worked alongside the amazing production company Liars and Thieves to create 6 How To Recipe Videos. 

Many don't realize the amount of work that goes into these videos and we were so grateful to the wonderful team for all their hard work! Video's to come soon!

Lead Food Stylist: Julie Smith
Hand Model: Alexis Machado
Prop Stylist: Emma Starr Jensen
Director: Josh Murphy, Liars and Thieves
Producer: Laura Wagner, Bay Bridge Production
Location: SF Studio Smith
Client: Morton Salt

Next Up...
We will be hosting Snap Fish for their off site meetings this month and another photo shoot for Peet's Coffee!

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We've got a new look!

We have some exciting news...our beautiful space has just had a face lift!

Not only have we re-painted but we have completely re-done our kitchen in keeping with our wonderful SF Studio Smith Style.

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Although we have had a face lift we have not changed the key features,

Our 3,650 sq. ft studio still has:

Two north facing daylight shooting bays, 14 x 17 ft cyclorama, professional kitchen, prop room, client lounge and a spacious dining room.

Free street parking is now available again at the back on Austin due to the construction being over... Hurray!

We have everything you need to create your perfect shoot or to hold your event with us!

If you are interested in a site visit just contact us and we would be happy to arrange.

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Stay tuned for our next feature of the amazing Studio Manager, Genesis Vallejo, and her incredible photography skills!

How is it Easter season already?!?

We have had Ryder Productions in the Studio while they shot their athletic wear commercial over eight different places across SF. Lucky for us we got to sit and watch and no exercise was needed!

Julie Smith, our in house food stylist, has been busy on a test shoot with photographer Eric Zepeda and prop stylist Laura Cook. Take a look at their behind the scenes test shots.

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Photography by Eric Zepeda, Food Stylist Julie Smith, Prop Stylist Laura Cook.

Coming up...

We have the wonderful team at Peerspace holding their event with us on the 21st featuring the amazing artist Heather Day! 

Heather Day grew up in Hawaii before settling here in San Francisco, her background in travel and culture encouraged her to see more of the world, where she discovered a connection to nature, her main source of inspiration.

You can see more of her works here.




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