One of the benefits of food photography is that after the shoot has wrapped, you’re usually left with a rather substantial supply of delectables. I just found myself in possession of nearly 4 dozen cookies the size of my fist.
Once in a while it’s nice to know the universe is listening.
I’ve been shooting product and food for about 10 years now. For most of that time it was a sporadic, secondary income. Over the last year I’ve made a business shift, and now focus entirely on stylized, cinematic, food and product photography. (And dogs as well, but that’s a story for a different day). Not a week after officially rolling the new business model, I received a referral for just such a project.
(Let folks know what you’re up to – it pays off.)
A financial expert with a passion, you can tell from the first time you meet her, Rebecca is all-in. This company went from zero to delicious in something like 3 months. I’m not talking the “business” aspect. I mean she went from essentially no culinary background whatsoever to fully-realized in about 90 days.
She bakes cookies – BIG cookies. Like “You can share this cookie with a friend” kind of big.
Also, they are REALLY good. I pride myself on my own cookie baking skills and I’ll tell you that these make me feel like I’m working with a Hasbro Easy-Bake Oven… I feel kinda cookie-threatened.
We discussed setup, style, and theme. The end result was that each of the images would have 3 cookies in it. There are 11 flavors. That’s 33 cookies. There is also a 12-cookie gift basket. I have 45 cookies the size of my fist. The photography is done, and now they’re just sitting here-staring at me.
Check out D’vine Cookies and order yourself a few mood-boosters! dvinecookies.com
Enjoy these home-baked pics. I’m gonna go exhibit the largest amount of self-control I’ve ever mustered.
Gotta get that composition and light just right.
One of our stars got damaged during transport – time for a bit of makeup.