Here is part two from my three month long contract with Ice Cream Social Tacoma as their primary commercial photographer! You can check out Part One Here.
One thing I really enjoyed about photographing the monthly flavors was predicting which set would be the most fun to stage and document. Then, being surprised when it was ALWAYS a different flavor that turned out to be my favorite. I imagine, with time, I would predict this more easily.
For this set, I thought mojito would be my favorite. Once I got shooting with the different ingredients, I couldn’t get over the texture contrast of the banana walnut! I shot the heck out of that set and enjoyed every second.
A couple days before a new shoot, the owners of Ice Cream Social would send me the upcoming flavors to be photographed. The morning of the shoot, I would head to the grocery store to pick up complimenting ingredients to the flavor list. Example: “Strawberry sorbet” so I’d pick up fresh strawberries.
I wanted the ingredients to tell the story of the ice cream flavor being documented. This way, viewers could quickly see a flavor on Instagram or Ice Cream Social’s website without reading a thing.
This little shopping trip before each session was so fun visualizing each set.