Oh goody, goody, goody!!! I just heard my dad and mom talking and they said the food ladies are coming today! I am so happy I just want to chase my tail. You see my dad is a full time photographer and during the week when he isn’t shooting weddings he does a lot of other really cool stuff. One of my favorites is shooting food for Best Choice brand labels. When he does that the food ladies come and they spend the day cooking food and making it look pretty so dad can take pictures of it. You cannot imagine what it takes to make a bowl of green beans look just right. All the beans have to be facing the right direction. Who knew?
It is quite a production! They come to our house in the morning and bring bags and bags of food up the stairs. I can barely contain myself when all that beautiful food gets laid out on the counter.
They use our kitchen for a studio and on these occasions I am a huge help. My role is to lie under the table and wait for yummy morsels to accidentally fall on the floor. I happily clean them up so my mom doesn’t have to. I am really quite sure I am an important part of their team and they just couldn’t do it without me…not bragging, I’m just sayin’.
Tracey is in charge and she decides what product needs to be shot and how it has to look. Maryann is the food stylist and she does most of the cooking and arranging of the plates. She has a lot of really cool tricks to make food look extra yummy which is not easy under the lights and all. I won’t give her secrets away but she is so good you can’t tell by looking at the pictures that some things are not as they appear to be. Dad is really good at getting the lighting and angle just right to make the food look so good you just have to want it! Next time you are at Price Chopper or another store look for Best Choice food items. Dad has been shooting them for years.
It will be a busy weekend because the day after the food ladies are here Mom and Dad are going to the Tampa Bay Bridal Show at the St.Pete Times Forum. They will have a booth and spend the afternoon talking with brides who are looking for a photographer. I wish I could go so I could help convince the brides to choose Real Deal Wedding Photography and…I hear they have food booths there.
All this talk about food is making me tired so I’m off for a nap and dreams of what this afternoon will bring.