Gamer Packaging Website Redesign

We are proud to be a part of the redesign of Gamer Packaging's website.  It was a pleasure to partner with Marketing Manager, Alicia Johnson.  Our shoot covered nine categories of product including craft beer/ cider, food, household, and custom packaging.  The Gamer team is always a pleasure to work with.  Visit them at to check out the website redesign.

From craft beer to kombucha, Gamer Packaging is recognized as a leading partner and resource for Beer & Beverage companies of all sizes.

Photography by JD Havens

We have the props!

With over ten thousand unique items and over 150 tabletop surfaces the TKP Prop Room is considered to be the largest privately owned collection in the Twin Cities.   For rentals details and information or to make an appointment, check out the new rentals page on our website.


Photographed by Nikki Santavy

Prop styling by Michele Joy

Salted Caramel Coconut Milkshakes

Sometimes when you shoot food it's ok to get a little bit messy...

That is exactly what happened on a testing shoot that I (Nikki) did with the talented food stylist and recipe developer, Jim Rude.  I have had the pleasure of working with Jim on numerous projects for clients such as Jennie O Turkey, Farmer John's and Black Label Bacon.  While brainstorming for this project, Jim and I wanted to do something fun for summer and decided on two shakes and a stacked brownie recipe with plenty of salted caramel.  As Jim would say, "Tall, messy and lots of wow."  As you can imagine shooting anything with real ice-cream that starts to melt and change consistency immediately once you get it on set can be very challenging.  Add to that lots of ooey-gooey salted caramel and you have a lot of moving parts to capture.  After a little problem solving, teamwork, and a lot of caramel sauce we got our final, "beauty" image.  In the end we had a very successful day and walked away with three final beauty shots and a few extras... #tasteofsummer

Nikki Santavy | Tony Kubat Photography

For recipes check out Jim's blog at 

Photography and prop styling by Nikki Santavy.

Food styling and recipe development by Jim Rude.