Paddy Pig

I am of Irish descent through both my mother and my father’s side of the family. Every St. Patrick’s Day my mind fills with memories of my paternal grandmother Cecile Margaret Catherine McKeon and her ever-present cookie jar from which we all sneaked cookies. Decades ago it was affectionately named Paddy Pig. I don’t know when Paddy […]

Photographing Ceramics

Somebody asked me how to photograph ceramics. There’s not one answer to that question. Here are a few samples of options I have chosen. The first is a Raku urn by Joni Pevarnik that I photographed. I placed that on a 6 foot piece of textured art board, curved to create a seamless background, and […]

Groovy Dutch Messenger Bicycle

At a recent studio session, one of the ladies in a group I was photographing, arrived on the Dutch messenger bicycle shown here. My immediate reaction was to ask if I could photograph her bike, since I have a friend who would dig seeing it, since she also owns a Dutch messenger bike. I love the […]

Paddy Pig

I am of Irish descent through both my mother and my father’s side of the family. Every St. Patrick’s Day my mind fills with memories of my paternal grandmother Cecile Margaret Catherine McKeon and her ever-present cookie jar from which we all sneaked cookies. Decades ago it was affectionately named Paddy Pig. I don’t know when Paddy […]

“Hey you: I’m ready for my close-up!”

Sometimes the tabletop “product shot” is not a product at all, but rather a trio of show dogs in the studio for their magazine photo shoot! This is Nancy Hill with her Pekingnese Butch, Tinkerbell & Sundance captured in an “in-between takes” moment during their session. Need a portrait of your dog or a gift certificate […]

Martha Lochert Photography

… a sampling of some of my work. Call me if you need commercial photography, studio headshots, senior portraits, pet photos, publicity photos for bands or solo musicians, product shots photographed or special event coverage such as weddings, Mitzvahs or corporate events. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com (520) 290-6322 Active board member of: http://www.asmptucson.org

Raku You

Yesterday I photographed some of the newest raku pieces of Arizona ceramic artist Joni Pevarnik. She’s one of my favorite clients because we usually laugh and carry on with sheer silliness through the entire photo session. I’ve easily spent six or seven times more money on her functional stoneware and ceramic pottery than I’ve earned in photography fees […]