On a dark and cold winters night we visited Hula Juice Bar The time 5:30pm. The cafe closed. Customers all gone.
Working late into the night, hand in hand with business owner, Susan Doherty, we minimised disruption to the business. Allowing the team to focus on creating great images that defined the product of a business that had been a firm favourite in Edinburgh for 5 years.
The following day we edited the food photographs, discussed with the owner and finally delivered over 70 photographs to fantastic feedback:
“The results were outstanding and prove why Chris is being hired by some of the top chefs in the country. On the day of the shoot, his approach was calm, professional, collaborative and efficient. His support team were professional, kind and experienced, and the result was a creative and inspirational session where ideas were explored and the best shot was achieved in each case. The photographs are second to none, and will help me elevate my business to the level that I am aiming for, I now have a body of work that will serve my photography needs for years to come …”
Hula’s website was published in May. A far cry form a cold winters evening. In the interim, we (Hula and I ) Have moved on. Both exceptionally busy and growing our businesses.
Hula had a refit, an enormous investment. It looks gorgeous. I know that, having the product photographs done before the refit, inspired Susan.
Yes we didn’t photograph the interior but experience and understanding ensures that is a simple process for us to complete now that everything is settling down.
Trust from my community is very important. The physical effort of bringing in a creative is time consuming and costly. Time diverted from the businesses core activity doesn’t generate any revenue in it’s self and there’s also financial costs.
Our reputation is built upon the fact that we appreciate this and work hard to deliver 110 percent. Ensuring only positive recommendations which ensure our business grows on trust.
Proof of what we do can clearly be seen in the advert and website in this post along with the strong relationship we have with the business owner.
Photographs from the shoot are published On Hula Juice Bar’s website
Chris is a competitively priced, Edinburgh based Family, Business, Fashion and Food photographer, you can find him on Twitter at @chris_mackenzie where he is currently very excited about being part of the Edinburgh and UK Food Scene and family photography!