Madeleine desserts: a classic French pastry
French desserts have a super special place in my heart. The delicate flavors, intricate designs,
and rich history behind each dessert are what make them so captivating to me. My ultimate food
photographer dream is to travel to France and indulge in all the pastries and desserts the
country has to offer. In the meantime, I thought it would be a fun portfolio project to capture the
beauty of Madeleine’s desserts through a stunning photoshoot. I couldn’t wait to showcase
these classic French treats’ intricate details and textures through my lens.
The inspiration behind the shoot was to create a French shoot that was both aesthetically pleasing and indulgent.
Madeleine desserts are the epitome of sophisticated indulgence, and I wanted to capture that
essence in this stunning photoshoot. As soon as I think of madeleines, I imagine a fancy tea
party or a chic French cafe. I wanted to transport my viewers to that world of elegance and
luxury with every photo. To achieve this, I carefully curated the props and set design to
complement the delicate beauty of the madeleines while also adding layers of texture and
complexity to showcase the dessert’s depth. The end result is a visual feast that will leave you
feeling both satisfied indulged.
Creating a Bright and Airy Vibe
I wanted to create a bright and airy vibe that emulated a sunny afternoon, so I used hard light to
make the shadow lines sharp and clear. By keeping the lighting simple and using bright light, I
was able to showcase the delicate details and textures of these beautiful desserts.
A stunning photoshoot that truly indulges in the beauty of Madeleine desserts.
Minimizing Colors for a Softer Touch
When it comes to photographing delicate desserts like Madeleine’s, using the right color
scheme is key. For this stunning photoshoot, I opted for a softer touch by minimizing colors and
using them very strategically. White played a major role in making the desserts appear brighter
and more vibrant, while warm yellows and gold tones added a touch of elegance and
sophistication. By being intentional with my color choices, I created a truly beautiful and enticing
set of photos that perfectly captured the beauty of these delicious treats. And when you pair the
perfect color scheme with the right lighting and composition, the result is a set of photos that not
only make your mouth water but also regenerate your love for the art of dessert photography
Thanks for joining me on this journey of indulging in the beauty of Madeleine desserts.
I hope you loved the stunning photoshoot as much as I did! Using hard light and reflectors, we
captured these desserts’ delicate texture and intricate details in a truly mesmerizing way. I’m
thrilled with the final turnout, and I hope it’s inspired you to try your hand at capturing the beauty
of these treats too. Now, let’s dig in and enjoy the sweetness of Madeleines!
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