This week, Molly of Lady Krispie, a NYC based custom dessert company, came over to the studio for a photoshoot. (Learn more about booking a photoshoot with me here. ) She made an Easter themed cereal layer cake and white chocolate dipped cereal treats, and we photographed the whole process. The goal for this shoot was to photograph Molly in action, baking and decorating. I’ve been photographing her desserts for the last several months for her new website and instagram, focusing on lifestyle and product shots. In this shoot, Molly wanted to show her customers some of the behind-the-scenes process of her Lady Krispie making and to highlight her new customizable layer cake option.
Watching Molly assemble the layer cake was a lot of fun. You can see the whole process here in this timelapse video we captured on an iphone. I have watched it so many times already…. I love a good timelapse!
The most challenging part of the photoshoot was the New Mexico Spring weather. I use natural light whenever possible, and the studio gets great light. That said, on the day of our shoot it was sunny, then snowing, then sunny, then hailing, then sunny, and then raining. The light fluctutations definitly required a bit of improvising and moving around to get the best light. However, with skylights and a huge garage door that doubles as a large window, we made it work. Molly was super happy with how all of the photos turned out, and I had a blast working with her.
The best part about the shoot was getting to try the cake and krispies afterwards!
If you ever need some custom desserts, be sure to check out Lady Krispie. As my friends will also tell you, I’m not a fan of regular cake, so for our wedding in Chicago, Sonia and I ordered some custom gluten-free krispies and a heart shaped krispie cake. Lady Krispie is the best!