Hello hello! This is the first of a new kind of post you'll be seeing around here: I Love Vegan BTS. This will be a great opportunity to show you a little more of what goes on around here! Coming up in another post I'll show you what my home-based blogging/recipe developing/photography space looks like. Did I mention our home is 504 sq. ft.?
Outside of blogging here on I Love Vegan, I also do freelance food photography and recipe development for food companies. Over the last 2 years I've had an ongoing relationship with one of my favourite companies, Nature's Path Organic! Today I thought I'd share a little behind-the-scenes of what we've been working on lately.
↑ Shooting 3” mini parfaits! I made these little test parfaits to figure out how I wanted to layer the ingredients before I prepped and photographed the real thing. Aren’t they cute? I’m going to use this technique much more often. Making a miniature test version was great for setting up the scene, testing different garnishes, and minimizing food waste.
Here’s a little behind the scenes of some test product photography for Nature’s Path (featuring a NEW background, yay!) I was planning on staining the hobby boards I bought for these photos but I ended up really liking the super-light natural look and left them as-is. It’s been ages since I did photography on light-toned (natural) wood!
I've started using an arm for my overhead shots and I am so happy with it! It makes shooting SO much easier, faster, clearer, and less tiring. Getting my overhead shots nice and straight makes me happy too. 🙂
And here’s the result:
Here are a couple more test shots from some smoothie bowl testing with another new-to-me background. William found this one on a local buy/sell Facebook group. He's always asking me to come take a look at things that he thinks could be good for photography. This old white-painted gate door was just $5.50 and it’s HUGE! There’s tons of room to play around with bigger setups.
Have you taken a look at the Nature's Path recipe section? You need to take a look! There are tons of great breakfast recipes (and a lot more than just breakfast!) As of now, I have 40+ recipes over there. See all those down there? ↓ A bunch of 'em are mine! Coming up soon, I'll share a collection of my favourites but until then, have a look for yourself!
PS: This post is not sponsored, I'm just showing you what I've been up to 🙂
PPS: Is there anything specific and "behind-the-scenes" that you'd like to see? I'd love to hear! ♥
Yes, those mini parfaits are beautiful!
Such a lovely blog post, Brittany! The mini parfaits are adorable and it's so cool to see what you do BTS.
Thanks so much Joanna! 😀 ♥
Thank you for this post!! I've been wanting to get into food photography for a while now and this BTS post helped me out a lot. I'd love to see BTS of what a typical shoot like this would look like -- from composition, to minimizing food waste, etc. I know that would probably take a while and is a lot to ask, but honestly if you have any little nuggets of wisdom about food photography, that'd be awesome as well! Thanks!
Yay! Thanks Lindsay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it 😀 I'd love to do a post like you've described, I'll be sure to work on that ASAP. Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate it 😀
Beautiful photography Brittany, love the natural wood. Using a door for countertop/table workspace is a great idea too. What is it like living and working in a 'tiny'house? Thanks!
Thanks Cheryl! It's certainly interesting working in a tiny house. On one hand, everything is super close by and easy to grab (haha) on the other hand, it's easy to trip over and walk into Lacey and William. Lacey usually goes to the room to stay out of the way now though 😛 If you leave a few things out cause you're in a hurry, tiny houses start to look messy and disorganized really quick - thankfully they tidy up fast too though! You have to get more organized, that's for sure.