SMILE Biscotti (Portrait and Editorial)

Last week, Rawley and I drove (yes, drove) from Normal, IL to Phoenix, AZ for an extended working vacation. While there, it was my great honor to make portraits and editorial photos for Matt Resnik’s fledgling business, SMILE Biscotti, at the request of his amazing mother and publicist, Denise.

I met Denise while working at SARRC in my former public policy career, and it was so wonderful to catch up with her and see how Matt has matured and flourished these past few years. Matt makes delicious Biscotti – and if you’d like to support their endeavors, please place an order on his website!

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Matt now has a teammate, Eric! One year in business, and already a team of two. Amazing.

20141004_BlogPost_SMILEBiscotti-2 20141004_BlogPost_SMILEBiscotti-3It’s clear while watching him bake that Matt genuinely enjoys the process. Denise reported that Matt has already sold 50,000 pieces of biscotti! Again, amazing. Right?

20141004_BlogPost_SMILEBiscotti-5He and Eric make a great team.

20141004_BlogPost_SMILEBiscotti-4Every piece of biscotti is hand mixed, formed, and professionally packaged.

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I am so happy for, and proud of, Matt! To learn more about organizations in the Phoenix area working to advance independent living and employment opportunities for adults with autism, please visit the resources page of Matt’s website.

Thank you, Matt, Eric, and Denise for the opportunity to reconnect and contribute to the growth of your delicious business!

– HBA

P.S. A note to my photographer readers – for this shoot, I set up my SB900 in a 24″ sq. softbox on a Cheetah light stand, with wireless transceiver triggers. Great mobile option for a crowded, working space like a kitchen! I shot with my 70-200 f/2.8 so I could stay on the other side of the bar, and out of their work space, as much as possible.

 

 

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About Holly Baumann Photography

I am Holly Baumann Ambuehl, a commercial and portrait photographer based in Central Illinois. My blog posts feature client work, but I just love to write, so I also write about owning a business, food and drink, travel, and my personal life! I am always honored when clients trust me to capture their vision, and equally so when my readers converse with me about what I've photographed or expressed here. I hope we'll have an opportunity to collaborate professionally and/or become friends. I'd love to hear what you think! - Holly
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