Who are we?

Passionate, dedicated artists and team leaders

In a continuously changing commercial world, adapting to market trends and consumer interests is always a battle.  Businesses employ many tools to win over the hearts and minds of people in need of their services or products.  We stand at the front lines for businesses of all sizes by providing the visual content, the hook, that consumers connect with first.  Whether that be with a website doing the work while you are sleeping or the beautifully printed book you hand potential clients at your desk, you can be sure that our high quality, award winning photography will generate more opportunities for your company to generate more profit.   We have a proven track record.  Don’t trust just anyone with your business.

Digital Photography 93%
Brand Development 75%
Digital Retouching 88%

What we do

The Roles We Fill

Creative Director

The Creative Director is the team leader that’s responsible for helping a client develop a particular “look” based on relevant market research and current trends.  He or she serves as  a mentor and facilitator of talented artists and unifies the creative and production teams.  Creative Directors are quick-thinking problem solvers and go-getters.  If you’re just starting out or in a position of rebranding, we can help you put together a strategy and get you started in the right direction and even see the project through to completion making sure everything is flawless in the end.  This position is crucial for larger businesses.

Photographer

The photographer is crucial in providing a huge portion of the visual content that draws in new clients and customers.  We specialize in the commercial architecture, fashion, and product photography that companies need to make things happen.  Don’t go into your next client meeting without a slick looking book displaying the best that your company has to offer and don’t go to bed without that perfect website that sells your business while you’re dreaming up new ideas.

Art Director

The Art Director is a critical position in the creative chain.  He or she takes the aesthetic direction and ideas of the Creative Director and creates a strategy to make them a reality by allocating and managing the talented artists and coders needed for the various aspects of the project.  Art Directors put together fonts, color palettes, layout desings, and other elements to build a cohesive look throughout the web and digital visual aspects of a business but also have the ability to jump right in and do the work themselves.  This might be a more ideal position for smaller businesses that don’t have a need for a Creative Director.

Digital Tech / Retoucher

Retouchers are crucial in taking an already great photo to the next level.  The most successful businesses have that polished look that permeates every part of the digital and print aesthetic.  A great retoucher can give any photo that added level of credibility and impact that potential clients and customers recognize when choosing with whom to connect.  With over 16 years of digital retouching for both print and web, we are ready to give any photo that polished look.

Some Specifics

Commercial Photography

Architecture Photography

Some of us used to be architects.  We know how buildings want to be photographed and what realtors need to make property move.  Inform and record with clean, concise photography.  You can expect high level architecture photography from us.

Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Photography

We’ve shot magazine fashion editorials and marketing ad campaigns for companies from New York to Milan.  Magazines and corporations alike have seen growth with our images and you can too!  We’re passionate about fashion photography and it shows!

Product Photography

Companies have sought us out to help them go global with their products.  From clothing, to tech, to life changing must-haves, have helped them inform and attract new customers.  We’re a go-to source for product photography and we want to work with you too!

Digital Retouching

We use perfectly color calibrated equipment, from cameras to computer monitors to printers, and industry leading retouching techniques that you can’t just find anywhere on the web to make our photography look it’s best.  Our digital photography retouching is some of the best in the Midwest.

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Recent Projects
Most Influential In StL

Most Influential In StL

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From BCBG to McQueen

From BCBG to McQueen

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Luxury is the Art of Living

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Views From the Top

Views From the Top

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The Art of Style Fash-Ed

The Art of Style Fash-Ed

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Daisies And Doodles

Daisies And Doodles

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TOP 20 People to Know

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No Shirt, Shoes, Pants!

No Shirt, Shoes, Pants!

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Parallel Worlds Film

Parallel Worlds Film

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Color My Grey World

Color My Grey World

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The Blended Reality

The Blended Reality

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Rebranding Inbru

Rebranding Inbru

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Portfolio

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PRODUCT

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FASHION

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ARCHITECTURE

Printing

From a business standpoint, one the most effective ways of connecting with potential clients and customers comes in the fashion of printed materials.  There’s still something fantastic and intimate about the tactile sensations that come with holding finely crafted marketing materials made out of distressed leather, etched aluminum, or soft touch rubberized ink with spot UV on metallic lettering.

Okay, so that’s a lot to take in, but the fact of the matter is that if you can make your marketing materials an experience, then your credibility and trust instantly go through the roof.

We use industry standard software for color calibration and print quality.  We work with only the best producers from around the world for print work, whether that be etching aluminum, branding bass wood, or printing hand distressed leather books.  Every order is custom tailored for each client, bride or business.  If you can think it up, we can help you make it happen.

It’s simple.  Our commercial photography just looks better.

Meet the Team
David Kilper

David Kilper

Owner and Photographer

Award winning architect turned award winning photographer.  It’s safe to say Dave was destined for photography since his father was a master photographer and print maker.

Melanie Deschesne

Melanie Deschesne

Model and Photographer

Model, photographer, and business woman all rolled in one.  She’s a triple threat to obstacles and challenges that face companies developing marketing campaigns.  You definitely want her in your corner.

Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee

Chief Morale Officer

Traveling all the way from Columbia, Coffee is the moral support when we are under a time crunch and the pick me up that gets us motivated and working hard in the morning.

Tech Nology

Tech Nology

Resident Computer Expert

With years of experience with computers and photography, the thought of not including Tech into our team was incomprehensible.  Tech helps us get the job done.

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