Seriously, if you guys haven’t been to Ada’s my only question to you is why not? The food looks amazing, created with the freshest ingredients, and tastes so good.
During some of the most difficult challenges our city has faced during 2020, Ada’s would always have some type of social media post that they were offering a free slice of pizza or some type of free food. I mean who does that in this day and age? It’s a sign that they are not only interested in making great food, but that they are generously pledging to be part of Portland’s community.
When we say, we love our job, we aren’t joking. We love what we do! We love Ada’s! We love photographing pizza! We created this series of photos back in April when restaurants were first permitted to open up again in some form. The food photography session went so well. Each menu item, fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy. We photographed each dish, so you could have the warm Ada’s experience, right in the comfort of your home. Sid and the team just spoiled us with the opportunity to photograph fresh pizza, pasta, salads, and cannoli’s.
“The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.”
― Carl Sandburg
My client Chocolats Passion located in the West End of Portland Maine generously gave me a collection of her hand painted chocolates. Not only are they divinely delicious, they are each a unique work of art. Each package was delicately wrapped and placed inside a shiny black bag with thick braided handles. The minute my hand went through the loop of the handle, I knew that we were about to go home together and make some art.
I am obsessed with these chocolates. Kept imagining all of the beautiful ways I could take their portrait. So I set out a day of creating a scene. Items from my personal vintage collection appeared along with fresh cut flowers from my garden by the ocean. My favorite collectibles needed to be with me, my new favorite chocolate butterfly.
What is it about local business owners and their shops that are so enchanting? In particular Chocolats Passion. From the moment I walked in, I felt as if I was in Paris with all of the romantic goodness Paris can offer. I also immediately sensed a love and care for the neighborhood. The neighbors share loving salutations as they pass her door anxiously anticipating her opening for the day. It’s contagious! I mean who doesn’t love art and chocolate? The two make for a powerful combination.
Recalling fond memories of the day we created a fun detailed photography session with Ricetta’s in Falmouth, Maine. We wanted to make sure we captured all of the delicious details this restaurant offers. As food photographers we understand the importance of photographing the menu items as soon as the kitchen has them ready to go. The fresher the better and it shows in the final image, always.
This is Pier 77 Restaurant in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine. We created these images to showcase the lovely dining area with the beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. There are white linens, classic stemware, and a baby grand piano to enhance the already perfect atmosphere. There is also a fun bar called The Ramp nearby and it has such a great view too. The decor is pretty fun.
The restaurant owners have used these images for their social media and marketing purposes. They have been viewed thousands of times. Photography is now so integral in the success of a restaurant. Customers want to know and be really acquainted with not just the menu but the environment. So we make sure to provide a valuable collection of images that the restaurant can use all season long.
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20 years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.