Thursday, May 14, 2009

My first photo shoot assignment!

Seriously, has it been more than 2 weeks already? I hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous Spring weather and forget about my temporary disappearance. I was preoccupied by my best friend's visit, school work, exam and a very special photo shoot assignment.

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Let's talk about the photo shoot assignment. I couldn't remember how it started. But I showed Chef Dimitri Fayard- one of my admired pastry heros and chef instructor some of my food shots. He likes them and asks me to take some pictures of his entremets at Vanille Patisserie for some work related projects.

Naturally, I am excited about the opportunity. Food photography is as dear to my heart as pastry. And taking pictures for Vanille - arguably the best patisserie in Chicago? I couldn't ask for a better client for my first assignment. I am given a lot of creative freedom with the entremets, so the whole process is a lot of fun. Looking through my camera lens and I see all the entremets are made meticulously with great attention to details. They look so pretty that they don't need much styling or post processing after the photo shoot.

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If you are in Chicago area and have never been to Vanille Patisserie, I hope this series of pictures will whet your appetite and nudge you into visiting the charming patisserie soon. While you are there, remember to grab some macarons and chocolates. Ah, the chocolates, they are soooo good! And please, tell whoever behind the counter that Mandy sends you there. *wink*

23 comments:

My Taste Heaven said...

Oh, how I hope I am in Chicago. Can you courier some for me ? :)
They look so so cute and yummy!!!

Manggy said...

Ooh, I see the Sicilia! :) Actually looking back I think Vanille may be *the* best patisserie in the US! We must confirm this! ;)

Eliana said...

You are incredibly talented. These photos are incredible.

Anne said...

Congratulations! I'm sooo happy for you :-)

Cookie said...

These photos look amazing! I've never been to Chicago but if I go, you've definitely convinced me to check this place out! :)

squirrelbread said...

You rocked it! Bravo.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Sugared Ellipses... said...

Congratulations! I hope you got a nibble from each of your subjects. I think that should have been part of your contract if it wasn't. :)

Bunny said...

Your pictures are beautiful, you did a fantastic job!

veron said...

That is fantastic, congratulations! The pictures do whet the appetite they're gorgeous!

Elyse said...

What fabulous photography, and what an honor! I'm so impressed. And can I say, I cannot wait to visit Chicago and check out Vanille!!

ring-a-ding-a-ling said...

So gorgeous desserts...awwww

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How cool is that?! I'm really happy for you! The pictures are gorgeous!

Divya Vikram said...

Very pretty!

Anna said...

I keep hearing about this shop, but I've yet to make my way down there. Your drool-worthy pictures are making me wish it wasn't midnight or I'd drive over there right now for that pink cake thingy :D

John said...

It looks very goods
I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.
www.ahacook.com

Cookie baker Lynn said...

How beautiful! Wish I were in Chicago to go visit.

eliza said...

congrats! how pretty those pastries look and your skill just shows clearly in those photos!

~munyee~ said...

Wow they look delicious! I am so looking forward to trying them when I get back to the Chicago area! :)

Irene said...

Congratulations on your shoot, the images are beautiful and I can only imagine what the pastries taste like! They look divine!!

Taoist Meditation Great Purity said...

Wow! Nice job 0_0 *Salivating* Now THAT is what I call compelling!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Beautiful photos! :)

A while ago you have been nominated to Inspiring Food Photography poll and I would want also to give you Beautiful Blog
award (replacement for IFP event):
http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/?p=7020
If you agree place link or badge linking to the B B List somewhere on your site or mention it in the post and I will place your link on the list.

Margot

Fen said...

Oh my, the colours look so lovely and vibrant... Sure glad that I chanced upon your blog via google.

It is a pity that I am not in Chicago. If not, I will drop by the patisserie the next day... Your photos sure tempts me to drop by =)

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I live in Chicago suburb. Definitely will check out the patisserie shop. I love pastries!

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