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Delicious Food Photography in the Avenues for LUX Catering & Events

by dav.d

It was a beautiful summer afternoon for a company party in the Avenues of Salt Lake City. There is a huge mansion that rents out the backyard for parties and events. And I was tasked as the food photographer to capture the many different stations, floral arrangements, and workers in action.

Bacon & Cucumber hor d'oeuvres Bacon & Cucumber hor d’oeuvres

LUX Catering & Events is a full service resource with in house floral design!

Floral creations by LUX Floral creations by LUX

If I wasn’t the photographer, I am sure I would visit the caprese bar over and over. They have fresh mozzarella cheese, flavored salts, fresh tomatoes, and infused olive oils. Yum.

Caprese bar with infused oils and different salts Caprese bar with infused oils and different salts

It was fun to photograph the rosemary infused olive oil. It can be a challenge photographing oils and reflective objects.

Rosemary infused olive oil Rosemary infused olive oil
Yep, it’s a photograph of bread! I had to show off the results of my awesome lighting. I love a one light setup. It gives just a enough drama to catch the eye without looking artificial.
Bread & oil Bread & oil
People ask if the iPhone will ever replace the big cameras. Not until the iPhone can shoot with a big lens! The longer the lens the more blurred the background and it just looks so cool.
Midsummer wine Midsummer wine
Cannoli will always remind me of The Godfather. “Leave the gun, bring the cannoli.”
Cannoli Cannoli
And LUX will also get all the furniture for your event. They’re definitely an official recommendation for all your events and weddings.
A summer party in the Avenues A summer party in the Avenues
Cucumber & strawberry infused water Cucumber & strawberry infused water
How often do you have a Greek statue for the background of the dessert station? That’s just cool. Now I’m hungry!
Dessert Station Dessert Station
Caprese bar with infused oils and different salts Caprese bar with infused oils and different salts
Cheese & fruit plate Cheese & fruit plate
One of the custom food options from LUX is their hand tossed personal pizzas in a wood fired oven. They carry those ovens to the event to bake them fresh.
Hand tossed and fire baked pizzas Hand tossed and fire baked pizzas
The fancy wood ovens for LUX Catering & Events pizzas The fancy wood ovens for LUX Catering & Events pizzas
Firebaked pizza Firebaked pizza
Preparing the fresh mozzarella for caprese Preparing the fresh mozzarella for caprese
Smoked salmon & fixings Smoked salmon & fixings
And here are the appetizers! I try to photograph them before they leave the kitchen of right before they are passed. And I brought out the big light to make this look amazing. I’m still hungry.
Prosciutto wrapped melon Prosciutto wrapped melon
Beverages Beverages
Bacon & Cucumber hor d'oeuvres Bacon & Cucumber hor d’oeuvres

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