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Food Truck Friday – December

¡Feliz Navidad! Today’s food truck friday theme is “South of the Border.” What better way to forget about the bitter, winter cold than to talk about caliente food trucks and probably my favorite to-go food, tacos. Kyle …

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Coffee, Cinnamon Rolls and Serendipity

As hard as it can be with a busy production schedule we’ve been more committed lately to work on fun personal projects. In this case we collaborated with food stylist Sara Rounsavall from Louisville, Kentucky …

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Fresh Mexican Grill: Salsarita’s

Often times, the studio team is just buzz-buzz-buzzing along, so it’s refreshing to take a moment to sit down and reflect on the mouth-watering work we have been creating. In November we had the pleasure …

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For The Dogs

We’ve been asked to do pet food in the past. Hey, “food photography” doesn’t mean it’s just people food. When local entrepreneur John Burke of Okra and Molly reached out to us to update his …

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Turkey & Dressing

In between productions we set aside blocks of time to work on our own projects—play days with some focus but still plenty of room for serendipity. You may have seen earlier posts about our ampersand …

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Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving is approaching. Winter is coming. And for this reason, my mind has turned to comfort foods. Warm, gooey, comfort foods. We just had the privilege of wrapping up a shoot that utilized a lot …

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Teamwork (and woodwork)

You’ve likely heard me say it takes a team to do what we do here at the studio. I’m often referring to the people on set; eg. food stylists, prop stylists, producer, photo assistants…the list …

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How I’m Losing All My Music

This morning I was talking to a friend of mine about a new single release by a French electronic band who hasn’t released an album since 2011. This band has a special place in my …

Halloween Time

Halloween. I LOVE it. One day, I’m going to be settled enough at our new house, that I’m going to venture into hosting the most amazing Halloween cocktail party ever. (This year is not that …

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Growing Up on Fish & Chips

I can’t think of a time when I didn’t love fish & chips. I have very early memories of sitting in our kitchen as my mom would serve me and my brother a big plate full of batter …

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Creative Reading

I, Emily Pierce, am a book worm. And yes, I do pass some judgement on the stacks (or lack there of in some cases) of catalogs, books, and magazines that litter most people’s book shelves …

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A Comfy Work Space

I am a creature of comfort to my core, and I am definitely a nester. So, whatever space I am in, I want to feel comfy and at home and like it is mine. Not …

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I Saw The Sign

Probably one of the most satisfying things about my work life is getting to collaborate with and rub elbows with talented people in many different disciplines. We certainly have our fair share of greatness within …

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Tech Talk: File Management

For a Digital Technician one of the most important aspects of your job is file management. File management can be everything from naming and labeling files as they come in, to making sure that there …

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Erica: Venturing into the World of Cooking…

I have been asked to write a blog post about food, but the joke’s on y’all because I don’t know anything about food (other than how to schedule a photo shoot for it). However, I …

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Summer Time

When I was a kid, summer time meant play time (except when I was 10 and my family spent the entire hot Texas summer renovating a house…but that’s a whole other story). Not much has changed …

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Studio Facelift

Here at the Dreier & Company studio, we pride ourselves on sharing a friendly, client focused atmosphere. We are always looking for ways to expand on convenience, creativity, and straight-up fun. With that in mind, …

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The Splendid Cook

Many of you are familiar with the iconic NPR radio show, The Splendid Table. (If you aren’t, you’re missing out and should visit www.splendidtable.org today!) The show is split into two parts, with the first …

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“& Company”

According to some handwriting analysis experts, the way an individual crafts their written word can reflect more than 5,000 different personality traits. Let us all channel the science of graphology and peek into the psyche …

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Food & Entertainment Inspiration

About two years ago, my husband and I bought our first place together. Ever since, we have been in full-fledged nesting mode. Now that we have a space to call our own, nesting has been …

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Behind the Scenes: On Set

It’s hard to believe that it’s already July and the middle of summer – time really does fly! The year so far has been a busy one and we’re looking forward to even more food …

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Recent Work, Fazoli’s

We’ve said it before, but its worth repeating… “recent” is a relative term in the world of professional photography. Our food centric photo + motion studio is consistently buzzing with activity and we’re always shooting …

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“& Company”

Well, lookie here… it’s our third installment of company questionnaire time, hehe! Today we all get to peek behind the curtain of Emily’s mind. She’s Dreier & Company’s resident Marketing & Prop Wrangler. Emily does the …

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Recent Work: Super Bowl Snacks

I can’t pretend to know much about American football (I grew up playing soccer after all) however I am VERY familiar with and keep stats on the snacking that accompanies any major sporting event. For example, if you …

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Food Truck Friday – June

It’s been a while, but since the sun is out and summer has officially begun we thought it was time to bring back the food trucks. One of the coolest things about food trucks being …

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Doughnut or Donut?

Ladies and gentlemen it is time to get your doughnut on! Not for any particular reason… other than it’s National Doughnut Day! And let me clarify, I’m not talking about driving a car in tight circles …

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Bar-B-Que Season

There’s something about the coming of Summer, this delightfully sunny season, and the dewy humidity in the air that says one thing: BAR-B-QUE. It’s definitely the most wonderfully meaty time of year and lets be serious… …

Questionnaire John

“& Company”

Meet John. He’s Dreier & Company’s go to guy for digital assistance and getting any to-do list done behind the scenes. Technically, he’s our Chief Assistant & Digital Tech. Low key, easy going with a …

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National Crouton Day

The old addage goes “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well, when you have a giant box of croutons left over from a shoot, you make a stop motion video with them in the …

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Record Store Field Trip!

For Dreier & Company music is an integral part of our everyday studio life. On set we are always streaming from our seemingly endless array of Pandora stations and still finding more hidden musical gems …

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& Food Project

Before I start here with my thoughts on this project, let me warn you, I enjoy talking about typography…maybe too much. I can thank Eric Ligon—my typography professor from art school at UNT in Denton, Texas. …

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Lots of Props

Props. We’ve got them. Actually, we’ve got loads of them. In fact, we have a whole storage area people don’t see because we have more than we want to readily admit to, haha. While I …

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Country Music Hall of Fame Catering

A change in scenery is always fun… especially when it involves the fast paced hustle and bustle of documenting the culinary teams of the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, TN. Dreier & …

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“& Company”

Ever wonder what goes on in the minds of Dreier & Company collaborators? We certainly do. To catch a glimpse, we’re subjecting team members and some of our favorite people to a “rigorous” and deeply …

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The Peeps that Remain

It wouldn’t be spring without the friendly appearance of Peeps in every shape and color on grocery shelves. Its an American Easter essential. Just Born, the company that produces the sugary marshmallows, churned out over …

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Observations on Food

Since joining the Dreier & Company team as Marketing Wrangler in February this year, I was initially afraid that being surrounded by food and its accouterments all day, every day, would cause me to run …

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Food Truck Friday – February

I am someone who likes the seasons to be, well, seasonal. I like my summers to be hot and my winters to be cold. Nashville’s weather has been all over the place this winter, and …

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Being Social

One of the hardest things for me to do as a photographer is to get out and socialize (see also: “network”). I think many of us creative types find it hard to muster up the …

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Food Truck Friday – January

Happy New Year!!! At Dreier & Company, 2015 was a great year, and we are ready to blast into 2016 at light speed (had to make a Star Wars reference). We stayed busy last year …