So I said I would have some fun with Summer Food Photography. Oh how I love bright coloured foods I ended up playing with. The clouds were playing havoc with lighting but I got there I think. The coloured placemat does wonders with the watermelon. It makes me feel so much cooler just thinking about a slice of chilled watermelon and juice.This is an image I would find appealing after a workout or a day in the garden.
And how can I not go past using the seasons best berries with some gorgeous cream. I ended up sitting the berries in icy water for a few minutes just before I styled the plate to give that wet dewy look. I really need to get a fine dropper so I can strategically add water drops exactly where I would like. The berries were so juicy and bursting with flavour and yes I did eat the props as my daughter was not up yet to eat it for me.
There is something very satisfying about taking things from your own garden and using them in cooking or in this case my food photography. I will have to do a shoot of our garden one day when the urge takes me and I find myself wanting to start another project. The chilli and lime series is just that. We love to cook Asian foods and Sonny loves it as hot as it can come which I think is just crazy. I do not see the point of sitting eating a meal and sweat pouring off your face. The deep inhaling as the chilli leaves the tongue screaming from every angle. This scene was a little more haphazard in placement but I think it works as a collection of items. As you see I got to use the little wooden spoon and the cork placemate.