10 February 2012

photoshoot

Over the past two weekends I have been busy doing photoshoots for Cups & Cakes Bakery. That's where I work. 




Each weekend my house was filled with cupcakes. The drive back from the city with a van full of boxes. Taking all the turns slow, annoying ever other driver by actually going the speed limit. I couldn't risk them getting smooched, they needed to be pristine. 





Luckily I had no mishaps.




Well their was one.... but after the photos were taken. Thankfully. As I was packing up a giant box of cupcakes after the wedding shoot, the box three quarters full, it fell. On the ground. Outside. 



I was in my Great Great Aunt's garden and suddenly their were cupcakes everywhere. Frosting was covering the ground. I admit a moment of panic set in. (Plus, not the greatest thing to happen after I had just broke my tripod) At work, that is my worst fear, to drop them all. All the hard work going in to baking, frosting and decorating them. It is heartbreaking when they fall. It's never happened at work to me, thankfully.

But after realizing that I got all the photos I needed and I generally stuff my family with many a cupcakes, so they really didn't need to eat them, it was okay. 





 I got to have complete creative freedom on the styling, layout, etc. She would just give me a theme such as 'baby shower' (which I tried not to make too girly, because thats just not my aesthetic) or 'wedding' and I took it from there. It was good for me to have a project. Whenever I am going to make something for a new post, it is so hard for me to decide what to make. I have literally thousands of recipes saved on my computer, and many scraps of paper sticking out of old cookbooks. All things that looked amazing or sounded delicious. How am I to choose? Sometimes it takes me a few hours to actually decide on what to make. Having a project where it was cupcakes+wedding, Go! and I got to create the rest was kind of a mind saver. I got to focus more on the photos rather than what I was hungry for at the moment.



 So here you go, these are some of the results.








Baby Shower:

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My favorite.











Wedding:


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Valentine's Day:

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37 comments:

Jenny B said...

So so so so lovely.

Jade Sheldon said...

That image with the single cupcake with the pink rose, wow. Absolutely lovely.

Alexandra said...

sooo cute! you did a great job!

Alexandra said...

sooo cute! you did a great job!

Sherwin said...

Wow! You are good!

I'd love to taste some of those cup cakes!

glasgefluester said...

soooooooooo cute, romantic, wonderful! Just in love with those pictures!
-me
;-)

Marjorie (Sugar for the Brain) said...

Wow you are really talented! They are so gorgeous the way you styled them!

Georgia said...

Oh wow, they are all so gorgeous!

Georgia
http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.com/

Sue/the view from great island said...

These are some of the most exquisite cupcake photos I've ever seen---the little pink ones with the baby footprints are unbelievable---you are very talented. Thanks for the inspiring post.

Ally said...

Wow. They're gorgeous.

Michelle K. Martin said...

The cupcakes look delicious! All of the photos look great, my favorites are the baby shower ones. You perfected making them look 'baby shower' but without it being over the top. I love your styling.

Tesei said...

Stunning pictures, congratulations!!!

pips said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely! Can I ask you if you usually use photoshop and also any effect? Love your photos - but you know this very well :))

Christine said...

Hi Julie~I've been following for blog for a few months now and even though I am not a baker or cook, your blog is among my favorites. Your photography is stellar and these photographs ought to be seen in national publications (Brides magazines, M.S' living etc.) and perhaps a book of your own. I hope the place you work at lets you photograph their items for their website. I can easily see how this collaboration could gain them and you attention in the Bay Area and nationally.Fantastic work!

Christine said...

p.s. forgive me for being a bit blunt but I think if they also updated their website to something simpler/modern like www.miette.com and included your photos, well I think that would only increase business:)

Dolce Fooda said...

Your pictures in the garden are far much better... something is off in compositions of the first pics.

Shelu said...

Amazing pics. very creative!

Christina Topf-Boman said...

I know who I am calling for my next baby shower!!! LOL
c:)

thelittleloaf said...

These photographs are absolutely stunning! How fun to be allowed so much creative license in your work :-)

Betty Bake said...

so very lovely :) yay!!!!


i love it - well done!

hugs
Betty Bake

Caroline said...

LOVE!! And, I love the milk jar ... Cost Plus is the best. All of the cupcakes and photos are absolutely dreamy!!!!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

I am jealous of you right now. ;) Being around all that cupcake everyday.

Vanessa said...

I'm not a fan of cupcakes but your beautiful pictures make me want to have some!

Alice said...

Amazing pictures of amazing cupcakes! I get a really warm summery feeling watching those pics:)

love lives in the kitchen said...

i simply adore your pictures...

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Just beautiful!

Yummy said...

So glad the spill took place AFTER the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous!

Marta @ I love breakfasts said...

You're a true artist. I love your pictures. Each time I'm here there's a new surprise :)

ai said...

is it a BABA', the biggest one???

Kasey said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning!! Love the styling in the wedding shots, especially.

inredningsvis.se said...

I really like your blog...great pics and so much inspiration..I wish you a lovely weekend....
LOVE maria at inredningsvis.se

Mulot said...

Lovely "table", beautiful world - so poetic !

jen laceda said...

crazy, lovely cupcakes! love the styling too!

A tavola insieme con...Daniela said...

Hi, i just joined your blog...amazing pictures and fantastic cupcakes too!!

Southern Elle said...

All so so beautiful. Too pretty to eat really.

McMaster & Storm said...

love this! found you via pinterest and am inspired for vivian miette's 2nd birthday this month! yaaay.
xo
kara

Jillian Guyette said...

such gorgeous photos! love the baby shower details