Monday, December 3, 2012

Food For Thought...

As some people know, I have a small photography business on the side.   I usually shoot kids...candids, portraits and families.  For my clients from the advertising agency I work for, I usually shoot stills for TV commercials, restaurant and room interiors and a few smaller food items.   Last Friday, I did my first big food shoot.  Photos were needed for their menu, website, brochures and social media.  I have to admit, I was pretty nervous about the shoot, but 4 hours, 12 dishes and 300 photos later....I was exhausted...and pretty darn proud of myself...

Just a few samples...




Just a sample of all the entrees... The empty plates...foods "sampled" after being shot...


The restaurant overlooks the water of Lake Geneva...such beautiful scenery. 
Since I knew I would be on my feet all day, I wanted to wear something comfortable and easy to move around in.  But, my outfit also had to be dressy and chic, since this was a very important client.  Flat ankles boots, black jeans and polkadots made a perfect style for the day!






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9 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Congrats on lading a big job - hopefully the clients will be really happy and you can expand your business.

Love the outfit you chose, the sweater is so cute.
Chic on the Cheap

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look so cute! At least the food was edible - not like those "styled" shoots where they use glue for milk or stuff like that. :)

Jenn

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on the gig! Now I want some Chicago pizza.

woreout said...

You are glowing in these photos, the polka dots, scenery, it's all working for you!

Style Journey said...

That's such an awesome opportunity for you! The photos turned out great. Just like out of a magazine. Now I'm hungry :) Heather

Anne said...

How cool! And that pizza looks yummy :) I really love food photography, especially when you read about some of the work that goes into "food styling" for things like magazines and cookbooks.

Heather said...

Yumm that food looks amazing! I didn't know you did photography on the side - that's awesome! And yes that sunset is gorgeous - love you polka dots :)

XO
Pearls & Paws

Shea Sayers said...

Your food photos look great! I always struggle to take good food photos--I can't say I've quite mastered it yet!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Nice work on the job and the dots are a lot of fun.