As a commercial food photographer, I’ve always been fascinated by the art of capturing
mouth-watering images that not only entice viewers but also tell a story. My passion for
isometric shapes brings a unique perspective to my work, adding depth and intrigue to each
composition. In this blog post, I, Mica McCook, will take you behind the scenes of my recent
strawberry shortcake photo shoot, sharing my secrets for creating irresistible food photographs
that will leave your audience craving more.
Sourcing the Picture-Perfect Strawberry Shortcake
The key to a successful food photo shoot lies in selecting the freshest, most visually appealing
ingredients. For the strawberry shortcake shoot, I decided to visit my local HEB, where I knew I
could find a beautifully prepared strawberry shortcake that would be perfect for my project. The
cake featured vibrant and luscious strawberries, golden shortcakes, and fresh whipped cream
for a pop of color. By choosing a high-quality store-bought dessert, I was able to save time
without compromising the visual appeal of the final images.
Crafting the Ideal Setup
To showcase the layers and textures of the strawberry shortcake, I explored various angles and
camera settings. I started with an overhead shot, capturing the bird’s-eye view of the dessert,
emphasizing its layers and textures. Then, I moved to a 45-degree angle, which allowed me to
highlight the juicy strawberries, fluffy whipped cream, and crumbly shortcake. I created a series
of dynamic images showcasing the desserts by varying the angles and focal points features.
Styling and Perfecting the Final Touches
Once I captured the main shots, I focused on the finer details. I strategically placed individual
strawberries, and mint leaves to add depth and dimension to the composition. I also used a
small brush to apply a light sheen of oil to the berries, making them glisten and appear even
In the world of food photography, the perfect shot is a result of meticulous planning, creativity,
and a keen eye for detail. My strawberry shortcake photo shoot exemplifies the dedication and
passion I bring to every project, ensuring that each image is both visually stunning and tells a
compelling story. I hope that my behind-the-scenes look has given you a glimpse into the world
of food photography and inspired you to see the artistry in every delicious dish.
Look no further if you’re looking for a commercial food photographer who can bring your culinary
creations to life. Get in touch with me, and let’s discuss how we can work together to create
captivating images that will elevate your brand and leave your audience hungry for more.