The Natural History Museum is located next to the Red Butte Gardens in an area that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley. The Natural History Museum has been quite popular as a location for events. And when you have events you need catering and one of the go to companies is Le Croissant Catering. I have been their official food photographer for a few years now. I primarily act as the catering photographer truth be told.
Catering food photography is much more run and gun style. Rather than design one plate with one setting and making it look perfect, the catering staff will arrange the food ready for the clientele and I photograph it before people eat it. There is a lot less perfection and a lot more on get everything photographed quickly.
A lot of the photography is horderves which sit on the plate in a repeating style. I photograph those from above sort of an aerial view of the plate. And then you can get lower and focus on one or two items in a sea of food. If this was your standard food photography we would style a table, plate, and one item and make it perfect. But catering is a different beast. And it is fun to do and I love working with the people at Le Croissant Catering.
I love wine bottles. They have the perfect shape for their purpose but they are very photogenic in my opinion. Being glass they can be a challenge to photograph but I do a great job.
Desserts are probably the most fun to photograph. Food photography was meant for desserts. Most everyone likes a sweet tooth. Nummers. And I am able to sample each of the different items, woo hoo!