Sam’s Baking Themed Photoshoot!

Sam first got in touch with me a few months ago. She really fancied getting some up to date pictures of the family, especially of her with her son, Will. Being a little camera shy, she wasn’t keen on a studio set-up instead looking for something a little more candid.

Sam is an incredible baker (around her day job at Virgin Atlantic) and is constantly wowing people with her baked cakes and goodies. Her passion for this craft is evident on a pretty much daily basis through her Facebook photos and updates, so to have a kitchen / culinary theme seemed like a natural choice.

We brainstormed and collaborated on ideas and settled on a ‘Nigella’ inspired baking themed photoshoot. Nigella Lawson is Sam’s idol and I found a couple of pictures online that really inspired me. I set up a Pinterest board as I quite often do when brainstorming shoots and began to pull together images of families baking and children ‘assisting’ in the kitchen.

Sam is a keen ‘pinner’ too which is fab, I love it when clients get involved with the creative process and throw ideas into the mix and you can also imagine my delight when I saw her put out a FB request calling in a kiddie sized chef hat and retro pinny. Fabulous!

Nick came along with me on the day, which was invaluable as always. We set up two soft boxes in Sam’s kitchen, set on a constant light rather than flash fire. Exposure was controlled in-camera. Our session started in the dining room with Sam and Will mulling over (a few) of Sam’s beautiful cook books, choosing recipes. We then moved into the kitchen and captured plenty of action shots, rolling dough, mixing batter, icing cakes.. a great variety! Of course at the end of the shoot there was a delectable array of tasty treats to munch on. Nick was very excited to take a few brownies home too!

Thank you so much for having us Sam.. We’ll have to come back now that you have welcomed your doggy into your family too 🙂

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Baking Themed Photoshoot

Baking Themed Photoshoot

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Baking Themed Photoshoot

Baking Themed Photoshoot

Baking Themed Photoshoot

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey

Family Photoshoot Surrey