Friends, allow me to introduce you to your new favourite drink, a refreshing lemon flavoured sparkling water with a slice of lemon & handful of raspberries. Shall I pour you a glass?
Six years ago in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle I went cold turkey and stopped consuming soft drinks, but I had a hard time giving up the fizz and sparkling water was just a perfect fit. Today, you’ll always find a bottle or two of sparkling water in my fridge!
Since the new year is fast approaching, I've been looking into what habits I should let go of and what I need to keep, and sparkling water is definitely making it to 2018.
And in the spirit of the festive season and celebrating healthier habits, I would like to share with you few tips on how I styled & photographed this drink in partnership with @montelliercanada; a sparkling water sourced from Quebec, Canada!
First let's start by making my favorite drink: (This recipe is enough for you and a friend ;)
1. 4 slices of Lemon
2. 6 raspberries
3. 500 ml Montellier Lemon Sparkling Water
Now that your hero (the drink) is ready, there are three things I'd like you to observe in this photoshoot:
When planning this shoot, I knew I wanted to create a festive theme, hence the props which tell you the story while still matching the blue tones of the bottle.
2. Action Shots:
When shooting a food story, always make sure you include some action shots that entice your viewers and make them want to dig in.
I usually set up my tripod and get the action going, but for this photoshoot specifically I had someone assist me and pour the water while I shot hand holding my camera.
3. Detail Shots:
Getting super close can really work if you are still able to tell the story and viewers can make up what you are eating or drinking.
I hope these tips help you capture your festive recipes this year, please feel free to connect with me if you have any questions.
Have a fantastic end to 2017!