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Savoring the Journey: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Photographing Steak and Chimichurri


Hey lovely, grab your favorite coffee mug, curl up in your coziest corner, and let’s dive into the juicy details of a photo shoot that had my mouth watering and heart fluttering. Here’s how we took a humble plate of steak and chimichurri to the next level.

Embracing Imperfections: The Art of Capturing Perfectly Cooked Steak

Last month, the universe dropped this heavenly gift in the form of a stunningly gorgeous tiled backdrop right into my lap. The moment I laid my eyes on it, I felt the excitement bubbling inside me. And you know me, I had to dive straight into the studio to give it a whirl.

But what to shoot?

Then, it hit me like the aroma of a freshly grilled steak. Why not capture that delicious medium-rare steak I had in Austin’s hottest spot, La Popular? With a chunky, flavor-packed chimichurri sauce dribbling down its sides? Yep, that’s exactly what I envisioned.

With this shoot, my heart was set on one thing. I wanted to emphasize the dreamy backdrop, and I wanted to create a scene where tenderness met texture.

A Symphony of Colors: Showcasing the Vibrant Chimichurri Sauce

The backdrop’s warm tones enamored me. It had life. It had character. And I knew that the chimichurri sauce was its soulmate. That splash of verdant green wasn’t just a condiment; it was a statement. An unexpected pop of color that makes you pause and think, “Whoa, now that’s something special.”

The chimichurri wasn’t just a sidekick; it was a showstopper. Bringing out the rich textures of the steak while being the bold contrast my canvas needed. Every brush stroke of that sauce was a testament to the beauty of contrasts.

Setting the Stage: Curating a Visually Tempting Scene

Every good shoot needs the right props. It’s like setting up for a beautiful performance. On my hunt for the perfect tableware, I stumbled upon these quirky green-toned plates at Out of the Past. Oh, they had personality! The kind of plates that whisper tales of Spanish fiestas and long summer nights.

As for the lighting? Side lighting was my pick. You all know I have a soft spot for those deep, dramatic moods it casts. I’m all about making colors dance and play in the most captivating way.

Wrapping It Up With A Bow

So there you have it. From the first glint in our eyes when we saw that tantalizing backdrop to the final click of the camera, it was a whirlwind of creativity, passion, and a good dose of fun. Not every day you get to pair a sizzling steak with the vibrancy of chimichurri on such a dynamic canvas.

This shoot was a gentle reminder of how test shoots breathe life into our studio. They’re not just experiments; they’re opportunities. Opportunities to stretch our creative muscles, to play without boundaries, and to concoct something fun, fresh, and oh-so-juicy.

Hey, gorgeous soul.¬†Inspired by this story? Have a project that’s tugging at your heartstrings? Let’s take that dream and turn it into reality.¬†Reach out; let’s create magic together.¬†Contact me today, and let’s start this beautiful journey together.

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