Earlier in the month I was asked to shoot some material for a Rigsby’s, a café and restaurant in Hertford’s St.Andrew Street.

The brief was to provide some interior and exterior shots of the restaurant, together with some shots of dishes available on their menu. The imagery would then be used on their website and other promotional materials.

I paid a couple of visits to take the shots, firstly for the interiors and photographing the food, and a few days later – when the sun was shining – to take some further exterior shots.

This shot originally featured a number of overhead cables, which had to be edited out of the final image

This was an interesting assignment because food photography is something I’ve not had a lot of experience with but have been keen to add to my portfolio. We found a suitable location and props whilst the chef was tasked with producing a series of dishes for me to photograph.

Main course

Interior showing piano and windows opening out to the veranda
A selection of wines
Branding on window
This exterior shot was edited to bring out the shaded areas and match colour temperatures

You can visit Rigsby’s website at www.hertford-cafe.co.uk