Recently, I was contacted by Bath Pizza Co on Instagram regarding photography for the marketing of their restaurant on social media, which, with no doubt, I accepted to. I packed my bag with both my trusty 50mm prime lens and my 18-55 zoom lens and was fully prepared after doing some research on food photography prior to the shoot.
When I arrived, I met a very welcoming guy, Alex, the head of the family owned pizza restaurant. He held an interest in photography himself as he studied it at A-Level, and after chatting for a while he became very interested in my film project as he was keen to begin developing his own photos.
He showed me around the place, got me a drink, whipped up 4 of his finest pizzas and left me to it. I have to admit, before today I was intimidated by the idea of photographing for a company, in a place I'm not familiar with, around people I have only just met and with that slightly added pressure to get a good shot. But when I was left alone with the camera, I felt very at home, far more comfortable than I could have imagined it would be. I had no doubts before but this has reinforced it for me - I want to take photos forever.
When I had finished, he allowed me to eat the pizzas I had just photographed and promised to email over a voucher that I could use to claim some more free pizzas. What more could I ask for?!
Below are some of the photos I produced, edited and sent. Alex expressed his delight with the images and has already begun to use them.