One of my September projects was a collab with Amanda, founder of Just Bakecause. She wanted to do a lifestyle/food styling shoot. I had never done food styling before, so I thought it would be a great chance for me to dive in. After days of planning on line and one meet up, the big day came and I was super nervous (I've started to get nervous before everyshoot). I had never been to the location before, so my main thought was, "will there be enough light???". We used Peerspace to find 85BStudio in the city. Amanda, was as sharp and chill as a cucumber (at least she appeared that way). She brought all her cakes, styling props and even had her hair and make up done earlier that morning by Christina Chen. She looked amazing! Soon after we arrived, wedding stylist Natalie Choi came by to help out with the shoot. Everything came together really smoothly, now it was my turn with the camera.
We called it food boudoir!
I ended up using mostly natural light. The walls were a light mint, so that's why you see more green and yellow tones. I also tried to keep the film vibe of her brand. Overall, I was happy with this shoot. It was a really fun project with some really sweet, talented and passionate women. It sparked conversations about film photography, which I'm really considering trying. It just doesn't compare to a DSLR (sorry trusty camera).
A big thank you again to Amanda, Natalie and Christina for entrusting me with this shoot! Hope we can work together again soon!
If you're a seasoned photographer, what do you think I could have done better?
If you're a newbie, what's one project you'd like to try taking on?
If you have any questions about this shoot, feel free to leave me a comment!