For this shoot:
- Glass Milk Container: $1 at Michaels
- Paper Straws: $1 at Target
- Glass Plate: $1 at Dollar Tree
- Two Placemats: $5 at Walmart
So this entire shoot cost me $13 to practice my styling and enjoy some cookies. I didn't use any additional lighting, instead I relied on the window light to the left side of frame and used a reflector and mirrors to fill in any areas I thought were too dark.
Most of my work doesn't involve much styling simply for the reason... I'm not very familiar. With practice I was able to achieve a lifestyle look and then once I get the desired look I want, I unleashed my little Marms Monster and let her play.
The Cookie Monster
Anyone that knows Marms knows she is a Cookie Monster. There is the type of photos that one would expect from a professional photographer and then there is the type where she gets to just run loose and have fun with an idea. I ordered these gloves custom made off Etsy by Xasper8ing because I had this idea for awhile. I got to play with food, eat cookies, and take photos that make people smile.
There is no "right way" to do food. Sometimes I'm in the mood very a very minimalistic dramatic shot and other times I want to go nuts, show off colors and textures. It's nice to not have to worry about client expectations but to take an idea just keep going with it. I love both styles and I can guarantee I'm going to keep going with them.
Go ahead kids, play with your food!
Thanks for looking!