One of the area's of the food industry I really keen to work with is food start ups or foodpreneurs and usually this takes the form of food products e.g. a new milkshake brand, green tea or chocolate company. But working with WonderBunz, is the first time I've worked on the food photography for a restaurant start up. The concept of WonderBunz is south east asian street food, so things like, steamed buns (filled with sweet and savoury options), baked buns, salads, desserts etc etc and they required product photography for every single item on the menu, shot against a white back ground so it can be cut-out at a later date and added to visual display boards, menu, online and print material. This is a very large job and required a 3 day shoot at their premises in North London over a few weeks.
My usual style is primarily using natural light, shot in an environmental or editorial way, but this time its far more simple, using studio lights and a white background to produce food and drink photography with a very specific function and purpose. The main issues to complete the brief was the sheer volume of photography that was needed as each dish had different variations, perhaps with a different sauce or topping that each needed a separate image. This was an issue I highlighted at the very start of our discussions (which the client was very grateful for) so we could work on being as organised as possible when the shoot dates came around. Simple things like having a comprehensive shot list that we stuck to or shooting in an order that made it easier for the chefs (e.g. hot items first or trying not to move the main subject and adding the variations in order) made for a streamlined and more productive shoot
Food Envy Photography is a specialist in food/ drink and restaurant photography working with clients across the UK so please don't hesitate to get in touch should you wish to discuss your food photography requirements