I recently had a great couple of days working on Christmas food photography for Pioneer produce to be included in the Pioneer Christmas brochure.  Whenever I have a big assignment, I work alongside my colleague Linda, who is a developmental chef and general food guru!  I love working with foodies, as we can bounce ideas of each other (usually means there’s a copious supply of coffee and nibbles too!)

The Christmas food photography included a range of meats, pastries and deli produce – ranging from the humble chipolata through to a magnificent whole stuffed saddle of lamb.

We spent a very busy day beavering away in Linda’s country kitchen – with the smell of roasts, fresh herbs and festive spices wafting through the air (bring on Christmas, it was only October!)

With all the shots in the bag, and 3 happy Labradors (who very much enjoy sampling the odd morsel) we finally sat down to debrief over a large glass of wine.  A very satisfying day.

Brochure Cover Project

Following on from the main shoot, I earmarked some time to work on a cover shot for the brochure.  Becca (one of the Liquid graphic designers) had shown me some imagery of Christmas tree composites as a starting point for a design.  After some doodling, I had 2 ideas to follow through – a Christmas tree with Pioneer pigs in blankets as the ‘hero’ and a Christmas wreath.

Here are the final shots that form the cover – including the Pioneer blue as a background, and punchy red berries chosen to tie in with the branding perfectly.

A lovely Christmassy blend of Pioneer’s pigs in blankets with seasonal herbs, spices and of course Brussel sprouts.  What’s not to love? J


Foodie Christmas tree made from rosemary, pigs in blankets, sprouts and berries for Pioneer Christmas brochure
Festive wreath made from pigs in blankets herbs sprouts and spices
Stornoway stack - haggis, black pudding & minced lamb topped with a light pastry and wrapped in bacon
Tasty hand made meat loaves
Stuffed chicken crown wrapped in bacon served with greens
Chipolatas, streaky bacon and stuffing