Studio Photography & Food Styling for Lake District Lollies

Today is the perfect summer day to share a ice lolly food photography shoot with you!  The temperature is 24 degrees outside, and today marks the opening of some none- essential shops.  We can now enjoy takeaway treats while out and about.  Indulging in a lolly right now would just hit the mark 😊

Steve Darvill, owner of the Handmade Ice Cream Company has launched a new range of ice lollies under the brand of Lake District Lollies.  These lollies are both delicious and healthy – made from 100% fruit juice.

I have previously photographed ice creams for the Handmade Ice Cream Company.  Steve got back in touch to arrange another photography session – this time lollies rather than ice cream.

Ice lollies are a challenge to photograph, as  there is a short window of time to work in.   Armed with clear ideas and sketches  in advance of the shoot, I was ready to work in an efficient way.  No melted lollies in a pool of juice around here!

Creative Food Photography

I had a good supply of ice, fresh fruit and props earmarked for the shoot – which is one benefit of working in my kitchen studio.  Steve was comfortable to leave the food styling to me, which was great. I particularly enjoy the creative element of styling and photographing food.  Often my clients will have a requirement for imagery – such as an advert booked in a magazine, or perhaps a website.  I help my clients by styling and presenting food in a way that fits with the brand and aspirations to convey the right message.

Food Styling

Ultimately this imagery was to be used in a seasonal catalogue produced my Pioneer Foodservice.  I was able to refer to an earlier copy of the catalogue help plan the shots.  A flat lay presentation was the best option, as I could create something with lots of colour, texture, and importantly include space to allow for graphics and text afterwards.

I was looking to create a bright summery feel, so opted for strong, bold colours on a wooden backdrop, which gives a ‘picnic’ feel.  I accessorised the lollies with fresh fruits that help communicate the lolly ingredients.

My client loves the images, and it was great to see the final images within the Pioneer brochure.

Next time I’m in the Lakes, I will be keeping an eye out for a Lake District lolly – to be fair, I could do with one right now 😊