Last night I photographed a wonderful food event in the Arts District of Los Angeles at Apartment A. The company who hired me is Deckopedia. I had a great time working with Caroline of Deckopedia and Chef Emilie McBride who flew in from France for the event. The guests were served a five course "raw food" meal and drinks over a period of a few hours. The chef is French and the event had some nice French touches including a screen playing French films, sweet French music and a Calvados drink in between courses to wet the appetite.
There is so much work that goes into a food event, especially when you factor in the prep time. Chef Emilie McBride prepares food in the kitchen at Apartment A above and below.
I shot the photos for Deckopedia's website in the studio and this was a totally different type of shoot. Events are always tricky to photograph because as a photographer you don't have too much control over your environment. The ambient lighting in the dinner area was low light and the space to shoot photos in the kitchen was unpredictable with staff coming in and out. It is a true test of any professional photographer to see how they work under such conditions. I always feel a sense of pride when I get the shot no matter what. If I get a great shot even when people are bumping into me that makes my day, and career really :)
The five course meal included a cilantro avocado soup, Caesar salad, raw lasagna and chocolate dessert with pineapple mousse. Guests kept complimenting the food and could not get enough of it.
To view more photos from the event visit: http://www.naheedence.com/deckopediadinner