"I had heard a lot about Silke and her fantastic photoshoots
so when I decided to start my own little business she provided extremely valuable support long before the first photoshoot. The lesson I immediately learned from her is that taking photographs is so much more than what I had thought. She gave me guidelines, made me think more in detail about the message I want to convey to my customers and how I can convey it. She suggested the perfect location and my homework was to find the outfits and props I wanted to use. It was amazing to receive such a great support and I truly appreciate her enthusiasm and creativity.
I am telling you, this photoshoot was PURE TORTURE, trying to fight the urge of just grabbing a bite.
Alexandra was at the very beginning of setting up her business when she approached me. For many years the mother of three had been looking after her family while juggling many volunteer jobs on the side. Now it was time to earn some money of her own. But how? It only took her a little while to come up with her true passion: cooking! She inherited the love for culinary from her greek mother together with a few secret family recipes. What we needed was to show that love and passion in her photographs.
The preparations for this photoshoot were intense as everything had to be done freshly and you would not believe how much work a few of these dishes are. Therefore she brought loads of half baked dishes, containers with cut veggies, all the fresh herbs and basically half of her kitchen. She even went out to buy new plates to match her brand colours. That's what I call commitment!
In terms of compositions, she knew exactly what she was going for and how she wanted the dishes to look like. The Greek would typically share dishes and have a real feast, she explained to me during the shoot. Well, I simply loved it. And even more our very own feast after the shoot, because someone had to take care of all the delicacies, right?
Needless to say that this is just a very little extract of her gallery as she ended up with plenty of photographs ready to go on her website and social media. And if you are curious about how yummy the food really is and want to try it yourself, just have follow Farina - Divine Food on Instagram.