I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very interesting woman named Annaleise Jacques, of Jacques Bakes Cakes, a newly formed cake company. I've been intrigued with the whole cake industry of late. The artistic merit in many of the creations often catches my eye. It made me want to photograph them (in truth it made me a little hungry too - unfortunately the cakes I got to photograph were all cake dummies and therefore inedible).
Her cakes are gorgeous and I can see that with Annaleise's character and drive she will have a thriving business in no time. So as part of my new initiative of creating business links within the community I decided to join forces with Jacques Bakes Cakes to see if we could help each other out.
To start things off I invited Annaleise to the studio with some of her recent creations so that I could photograph them properly for her. Photographing products without the knowledge or equipment of a professional can result in incorrect colours along with dull and flat images that are less appealing. If selling products to a public who can't see for themselves the real thing it is well worth paying to have the images created professionally. It makes the business look more professional and it gives potential customers an accurate view of what they may be purchasing.
I really enjoyed photographing these cakes and would love to do this again sometime. Maybe next time I can get Annaleise to bring a cake we can actually eat next time.