In the heart of St. Peter's Square in Derby sits Al Arabi Shawarma & Grill. Not to mention the Shisha and Dessert Bar attached to it. I was fortunate enough to be hired to photograph their menu items along with interior shots of the restaurant and shisha bar. We even managed to fit in some photographs of the staff along with one of the owners of the Derby business.
Food photography is by far one of my favourite types of my career. So I was delighted not only capture their dishes and team at work, but also to taste some of it. Absolutely delicious! Oh and check out all the amazing decor at the Shisha Bar. It's a gem in the heart of the city.
Al Arabi has used their food photos and images of the restaurant on their social media pages such as facebook and instagram and they've been a bit hit. Here's a selection of my favourites.
Cafe2U holds a contest every year for it's customers and the lucky winner gets £1000 worth of holiday vouchers. Whoa! Who doesn't want a free vacation right?! Okay back to business. I was contact by Cafe2U to photograph this year's winner receiving her vouchers. Which she won from one of their on-location coffee vendors in the Chesterfield Derbyshire area. Pictured in the images below along with some of the management from the Franchise here in the UK. Plus I got a tasty coffee at the photoshoot and if you know me, you know I love coffee. So it was a win, win for me!
How do you promote closing a large business deal? You take pictures to prove it! Picture or it didn't happen right?! Okay well, maybe that's not true. But it certainly does help. ALD Automotive contacted me to capture some images of a business deal involving them, Perry's Ford, and Cape.
One of the first questions I was asked by ALD Automotive was, how can we show that this fleet closing involves 117 vehicles and the people who worked together to make it happen? The end result, a cherry picker of course! I absolutely loved it. Since these images would be used in automotive magazines and online editorials, it was important to capture as many different shots as possible for the media to choose from. If you'd like to learn more about business deal itself, you can read about it here on FleetNews.
There were a few spots where the vehicles were parked on wood planks. Professional Retoucher, Francesca Hughes did a great job removing those planks for me.
Last but not least, at the end of the photoshoot I also captured some headshots for the Linkedin profiles of the ALD Automotive team involved. Thanks to everyone from the team at ALD Automotive, Cape LLC and to Perry's Ford in Chesterfield. It was a pleasure working with all of you.