I'm quite excited to post my first real product session. I have done quite a few in the past but I didn't really bother including them on this website, but as I do more, I'll make sure to starting sharing them. I thought it was fitting that the first product session I posted was for Sisters Chocolates, which is actually owned by Tammy Baxter, who's wedding I actually photographed not too long ago. So when she contacted me out of the blue, asking if I was interested in photographing some of her wonderful, handmade truffles, I knew I had to do it.
After a bit of back and forth on a date and time, we finally made a concrete date. I decided to bring my assistant, Anne, my wife. Since I was using some off camera lighting, she helped immensely with backdrops and position and everything else. Without her, it would have been much harder to come away with all these wonderful photos.
Admittedly, this was my first real session photographing truffles. But, my years of experience photographing weddings and parties has given me a lot of experience with desserts and the such. This time around it was nice though, as I was able to actually set up lighting. Usually I'm either working with natural light, or I have one flash on my camera and I'm running and gunning.
The good thing about photographing chocolates, is that they don't move unless you want them too. It was a nice change from shooting people! It also helps when the truffles are so beautifully created. It definitely made my job easy. I don't really understand how Tammy makes all the chocolates by hand but rest assured, they taste even better then they look.
I recall Tammy saying that she has been doing this for about 17 years. She has definitely perfected her craft and not only did I come away with some truly great photos, Anne came away with a box of truffles. If you like truffles I encourage you to head on over to Sisters Chocolates Facebook page to learn more or even place an order!