Client Work: That Perfect Burger


Just before I packed my bags to head off to Canada to get married, I did some client work for Fuel Shack, a burger joint in Malaysia, for their new gourmet Wagyu Burger. As this shoot was a commercial shoot for their menu board, I had to match their existing look, feel and lighting so as to not be starkly different from their existing products. It was a rare occasion where I had to execute a shoot with solely artificial lighting, (as I prefer the beauty of natural light).

I often like to show clients what I would come up with if I was given total creative control, so the following day with some of the left over ingredients, I had a little play around with some of my wooden backgrounds, a few props and natural light. I must say that I don’t often play with burgers, but I had serious fun with this project. I even had to tweak my photoshopping skills to make that burger bun perfect, as it was for commercial use. I spent quite a few hours getting the buns right, and I tell you – Matt and I were seriously craving burgers for days. I don’t often get cravings from working on my images, but these totally got me.

This has been edited with a VSCO filter, Agfa Vista 100-.

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

two loves studio that perfect burger

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  • Reply Pang {circahappy} July 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Have a wonderful wedding, Rachel. I am so happy for you 🙂 I hope you share some of your wedding photos with all of us when you get back; meanwhile, I am going to drool all over this burger 🙂

  • Reply Justin @ Salt Pepper Skillet July 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    These look amazing as usual. What did the client say when you showed them your version of the shots? Do they want you to re-shoot everything under your direction? 🙂

    • Reply Rachel Jane August 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks Justin. Most clients wont re-shoot in the direction I give them immediately as they had a very specific direction they needed me to execute this time, but it gives them a sense of an alternative should they feel the need to have a fresh idea! They are most likely to come back and work with me on the concept creation in future. I do love this post so hopefully we can create something similar in the future!

  • Reply dom November 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Rachel!
    I’ve been a very big fan of this site for quite a while now. Really love your style – lighting, angles, prop-styling. . . .
    This post though draws me in so much.
    Would you mind sharing what lens you used for these shots?
    I’m a canon user by the way who had to shift to Fuji due to financial trouble. Totally regret the move, but now ready to get back. I’m a chef and food photographer. Used mostly the 50L and 100L before but now considering the 90 and 45 tse as well. What would you suggest if I were to build an initial 2 lens set-up?
    Thanks a lot!

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