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! ♥