My dear friend Amber (remember, Amber, the incredible ballet dancer?) asked me out to her family butcher shop, Maurer & Miller Meats (also commonly referred to as M & M Meats) in Hampstead, Maryland. It is time for these fine three men to retire and relax, and she wanted to preserve her father's legacy. Amber's cousins decided to join in the retirement gift, and we hosted an extended photo session to document all three butchers: George, Steve, and Tom.
You can read their story here: https://americanfarmpublications.com/farmers-have-one-fewer-meat-processor-after-mm-meats-shuts-doors/
I wanted to capture some edgy portraits for these hard workers, and Amber brought her own artistic twist to the composition requests (Amber is an extremely talented fine artist in addition to her dance skills).
Enjoy these creative butcher portraits - and contact me for all your creative and edgy photography needs!
Adam helped tremendously at this photo shoot, carrying and moving gear, and standing in for lighting, so that I could put all my creative energy in the Maurer & Miller photographs. Adam also snapped some behind-the-scenes of the shoot. Thank you so much Adam!!