Whiskey sour punch

Whiskey sour punch - student project

I decided to recreate one of my favorite drink recipes, whiskey sour punch, for this assignment. It's a recipe that my mom always made for parties and is one of my favorites to make for social events now!

Before the shoot, I went to a thrift shop and the grocery store to source props. I really nerded out over these lemons with the leaves still on. I think I would've benefitted from finding smaller tangerines, but I'm a sucker for blood oranges, so I bought them instead for my stomach instead of my eyes. I added the cookies to bring a more party-like atmostphere. 

I used a punch bowl I already had, and then found these cocktail glasses (something I needed since I have none!), the gorgeous silver ladel and the cute woven plates at the thrift store.

I then used my white table for the base (it comes in handy so often for photos), and bought a couple of pieces of white foam board for the background and a bounce card. I scooted the table over to my kitchen window and used window light for the light source.

I had a ton of fun putting this together. I work as a photojournalist, and have been getting into food photography more for my blog, Freckle & Fair, but wanted to push myself further with styling. This class really taught me about building a story behind the food photos — something I can really get behind as a journalist, but something I didn't realize my photos were lacking! I'm hoping it will help elevate my food photography here on out, and maybe give some more attention to detail in my photojournalism as well!

Photo. Cats. Snacks.