One of the last shootings I had was at the beautiful Restaurant Sonnenberg above Zurich. Not only the view is spectacular, the food looks similar incredible too. And the shot-list was quite long, featuring food-, portrait and interior-images. Read further for a few behind-the-scenes-photos and of course a few of the images that resulted from that shooting.
We started with food-images, as the kitchen-team was still present from the midday-service. On the plan where indoor-shots as well as outdoor-shots, some with the view over Zurich in the background. Those are the most challenging shots, because you have to work with the ambient light and flash to brighten everything up. In those scenarios I like to balance the light that it is not to obvious that it is a mixed-light-situation. A additional challenge was the sun slowly creeping into the frame with time. All in all it was a lot of fun.
Than we moved all the stuff to the terrace to shoot some dishes with a different background and and a different view. As already inside, head chef Kay Schultz (and his team) did an amazing job in cooking and styling the food to perfection. And let me say this - everything I was allowed to try tasted incredible good.
Here are a few (phone)-images from behind the scene. You'll find the final images further down this post.
Next on the shot-list where some portraits of the head chef Kay Schultz and host Armin Waldvogel, both inside and outside. The background with the view over Zurich was an easy choice for the outside-shots. For the inside we decided on a nice dark-blue wall and a yellow lounge-chair which made for a great contrast.
The chemistry between the two was so good, that we had a lot of laughter and fun during the shot, resulting in some natural looking portraits of the two - always great to have such results.
The final shot was an interior-image of the restaurant as a few changes where made to the styling. Here too, was an important part the view over Zurich which had to be in the Frame, also featuring the Lounge. With a wide-angle-lens I managed to capture almost the whole restaurant in the frame.
And last but not least I leave you with a few mouth-watering images from the food you'll get served at this amazing restaurant.
A huge thank you to all involved people in this shoot, it was a pleasure and a lot of fun!
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