Ever had the feeling you were just meant to do something? That’s how I feel about the food photography project I recently shot for Pluckers Wing Bar. I first learned about this opportunity through Pluckers’ marketing and web developer who emailed me directly looking for a food photographer. Excitedly I replied and prepared an estimate based on food photography onsite at their restaurant complete with a food stylist. That same week, no less than three friends reached out to me because they had stumbled upon Pluckers’ job posting on a web board. When I was finally selected as their food photographer, I was thrilled!
The shoot was a blast and the folks at Pluckers were amazing to work with. We decided to shoot at their original location on Rio Grande because they have rustic wooden park benches that make the perfect backdrop for this casual, irreverent sports bar. My food stylist Kristina Wolters worked directly with Pluckers’ kitchen manager to style wings, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and drinks with a casual and light-handed looking approach, although she worked skillfully to bring out the best in each dish.
When we packed up after an eleven hour food shoot I was tired but exhilarated. Generous, helpful, and professional, the Pluckers’ staff was a dream to work with. They even sent us home with some food for dinner. What a treat. I truly consider myself lucky to have such great clients.
Check out some of my favorite food and drink photography from this session below: