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Food Photos: Style for fun

One of my favorite shots from the day

One of my favorite shots from the day

For this shoot:

  1. Two packs Nestle Toll House Cookies: $5 at Walmart
  2. Glass Milk Container: $1 at Michaels
  3. Paper Straws: $1 at Target
  4. Glass Plate: $1 at Dollar Tree
  5. 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.

They tasted as good as they look

They tasted as good as they look

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.

If I had a magazine dedicated to art and cookies, this would be the cover easily.

If I had a magazine dedicated to art and cookies, this would be the cover easily.

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!

-MARMS