I have been a frequent afternoon cookie consumer from a bakery regularly pass by in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco for some time now. It was several trips into the relationship when I realized that it is actually a social enterprise, which means it employs and trains people with disabilities, who are homeless or at-risk. What? That means that eating my afternoon cookie helps support this cause. It sort of makes eating their cookies guilt-free. I said “sort of.”
They source ingredients locally and partner with local businesses. Hey, I am a local business. So, heck yes, I was in to partner for a new set of photographs. I had a blast styling their baked goods and shooting all the details. I had to take a bite so there was a photo with a bite out of a cookie, the shoot would not have been complete without it, right? And of course my friends and I ate the product when I was finished. While, I am not a hunter, I do eat what I shoot.
If you are a food blogger, a chef, a restaurant owner or a producer of a culinary delight, and am in the market for some food photography, I have expanded my prop collection and am happy to build a package to meet the needs of your business or restaurant. I am Foodtography Certified and welcome packages of your goods sent to my house or an invitation for me to come to you with my camera.