What could be better than being surrounded by chocolates? This is how we were when we did a location shoot for family run business Henley Chocolates. The business is located in a fabulous converted farmyard at Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre, Wootton Wawen, B95 6BY.
Initially, we had planned to shoot the products in the retail shop that Sally, the owner, runs on the site. However, as we would be using studio lights and backgrounds etc we felt that it might interfere with her customers too much. So, Sally arranged for us to use one of the other units on the site that was empty.
This turned out to be a great space to work in and we had soon set up all the kit and were starting to put together the editorial style images that we had been tasked to do. Sally is very keen to push the environmental side of the business and so we had prepared ourselves by gathering some fabulous autumn leaves to work in harmony with her new branded packaging. Here is one of the shots we started with:
We followed up on this theme with a couple of variations:
Our next set up was to capture some scenarios for Christmas promotions. This time we used the black mirrored set up to create atmosphere.
The next challenge was to shoot the hot chocolate making kit and put it into a real life perspective, as would be found in a typical advertisement. Here we have given the dreamy soft glow to add warmth and effect:
Sally was really delighted with the results of the shoot and we certainly enjoyed working with her in putting the project together. For us to work in such a great environment was a pleasure and we look forward to working there again someday soon.