Make it look good enough to eat – that was part of the brief when I had the amazing opportunity to create  product photography in Frankfurt with artisan chocolatier KakaoLiebe.

To be honest that was the easy part – all their products already look mouth-wateringly good!

Mmmmmm – chocolate! I love it – do you? Good chocolate is a passion of mine. So when lovely Nina got in touch about a brand photoshoot for her and her partner’s artisan chocolate company, I just couldn’t say no!

Nina & Ismael run bean-to-bar chocolate company KakaoLiebe. They produce their own chocolate products, and host chocolate workshops in and around Frankfurt.

Nina booked my 3-hour half day session, as she wanted some new images for a website revamp. I got some fresh shots to give their site a luxurious feel.

 

Product photography in Frankfurt

 

Nina & Ismael are dedicated to bringing artisan chocolate made from the finest Nicaraguan cocoa beans to chocolate-lovers everywhere.

They offer a wide range of products. They include 3 flavours of chocolate bar, pure cacao ceremonial chocolate tablets to drink, blocks of pure cacao, cacao shells for tea, and many other goodies.

Ismael hails from Nicaragua and knows all about chocolate. He hosts cacao workshops at various locations in and around Frankfurt, in which you can make your very own chocolate bar and try their ceremonial cacao drink.

KakaoLiebe source their beans from cooperatives who receive fair prices. Then Ismael processes the beans himself – and it’s a labour of love, as it takes 24 hours!

You can see in some of the images I feature how Ismael creates chocolate magic with his hands. It’s so fascinating and inspiring to watch.

Did you know that chocolate in its purest form can function as a living medicine? It can open the heart and help you connect to your emotional body? This is exactly what KakaoLiebe’s ceremonial cocoa does – you can even take part in a special ritual to make their ceremonial cacao drink.

 

Flattering flat-lays

 

I really love getting creative with products, ingredients and props. Creating flat-lays with the wonderful props and goodies Nina brought with her, was such a joy.

We had a lot of fun arranging chocolate and ingredients into beautiful patterns, layouts and mouth-watering scenes – as you can see from the images I’ve featured.

If you’re a product-based business, it’s vital you show off your products in an enticing and professional way. A way that will encourage your ideal clients to buy – which is where great brand photography comes in. And flat-lay images are just one way of showcasing your products.

Here is what lovely Nina from KakaoLiebe had to say about working together:

“We had a 3-hour brand session with Clare which exceeded any of our expectations! It was very efficient, professional and at the same time fun and smooth. This was due to Clare’s excellent preparation before the session, she asked very precise questions and puts herself into the perspective of her client. She really understood and felt what I had in mind as an outcome.

On the day of the session everything was really well organized, smooth and efficient, and we got a lot of different types of pictures. The results are stunning and will give our website appearance a big upgrade.

I am looking forward to future sessions and projects, and highly recommend working with Clare.”

I really had a great time on the shoot and these are just a few of my favourite images from the session. I hope you agree – they look good enough to eat! And I have to say, the maulbeere chocolate is rather tasty.

KakaoLiebe run regular chocolate workshops in and around Frankfurt, so check them out if you want a great gift idea, or a work team-building event. Or even if you just love great chocolate – any excuse eh?! They also host cocoa ceremonies during sound baths. You can visit their website, Instagram page, or Facebook page for more details. Enjoy!

 

Let’s work together

 

If you’re a product based business who wants more eyes on your brand, drop me a message, I’d love to take photos for you. My 3-hour package is enough time to get great images you can use across your marketing – plus that’s half your social media content done for you!

Get in touch here. I can’t wait to find out more about your business and work with you.

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