Sunday, October 09, 2011

First Professional Food Photography Shoot - Vegan MoFo post 9

So... all my obsessive food photo shooting and posting has culminated in my first professional food photography project. :)

A few weeks ago, I attended this Art of New Age Cooking workshop by Dr. Nandita Shah of SHARAN India at In The Pink Organic Restaurant and Bazaar. While I was there, I clicked a lot of pictures of the event and the food so that I could do a write up for our Vegan Bengaluru blog.

Aparna of In The Pink saw my pictures and approached me to do a professional photo shoot for them. She wanted a handful of images of the restaurant and store, a few featuring herself and Paneesh (who co-owns the place with her) and lots of pictures of the food. I happily agreed, with one caveat that I would be shooting pictures of only vegan food. Aparna said that would be no problem at all since their menu is mostly vegan anyways and they would veganize the other items on the day I go there to click the photos.

In The Pink has a rustic, welcoming atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I had an enjoyable time taking these pictures. :)

The grocery store section is stacked with all kinds of interesting products.

The restaurant is across the hall from the store. It is a simple and spacious setup with plenty of natural light.

Aparna and Paneesh were in quite the giggly mood when the pics were being shot.

The buffet.

And finally, the food pictures.

I will end this post with my favorite dish at In The Pink... Mysore Pak. The yummiest Indian vegan sweet I've had in a long, long time! :)


  1. Congratulations on your shoot! Everything looks so wonderful — I would love to be able to eat at a restaurant like In the Pink, but I guess I'll just have to devour your beautiful photos instead.

  2. What gorgeous photos! And the store and restaurant do look really open, bright and inviting too.

  3. A big congrats on the awesome shoot! I'll meet you at the restaurant in about a half hour...Delicious pics!!

  4. Haha GiGi, I'm sure sharing a meal with you is going to be a total hoot! Come on over. My treat. :)

  5. These photos are beautiful! I want to go there!