My Favorite Product Photography Photoshoots

Inspiration

Now that #socialdistancing is the new norm, weddings and music festivals are cancelled, and most of my photography jobs are postponed, I’ve been brainstorming ways to keep practicing photography at home. One really creative way to do that is through product photography.

I’ve been doing product photography for quite awhile now, starting when I moved to NYC a few years ago. In between my freelance jobs, I’d reach out to brands and trade them product for a studio photoshoot. Luckily, now I actually get paid to do product shoots, which is awesome! So on that note, I thought I’d compile a mega blog post with my favorite product shoots I’ve done over the years.

Most of these shoots I’ve done in my apartment, but some were on location in stores or studios. You’ll notice that I love to shoot food and desserts, and that’s because I usually get to eat them after the shoot, hehe. I also shoot fashion and lifestyle products, and really anything that can be photographed in a fun and vibrant way. I try to keep that theme throughout, so my still life work still matches my portrait work.

And now, without further ado, here are my favorite product photoshoots from the past few years.

Fruition Chocolate Collab

Fruition is an awesome chocolate company with colorful packaging that was lots of fun to photograph. You can check them out here.

RDKL Skincare

I had a lot of fun adding sprinkles to this line of skincare products, and of course I went with a pink aesthetic for this shoot. Check out their website right here.

Cookie Do NYC Shoot

I’ve done a few shoots for Kristen Tomlan of Cookie Do NYC, but this one at their downtown location was my favorite! We spent all day creating flatlays and various cookie combinations for their social media and website. Check out their delicious creations here.

Babeland Toys Photoshoot

I have to say, I’ve had the absolute best time working with Babeland in NYC. I’ve done two shoots for them. The first was at my apartment, and the second was at their Soho location. They are always down for super bright and colorful shoots that convey fun and playfulness. Have a look at their website here.

Taste Republic

Last year I helped Taste Republic kick off a huge rebrand for their products and packaging. They wanted intricate flatlays of their various pastas for the website. They were also open to the idea of movement and GIFs, which I LOVE making when the opportunity presents itself. Grab some of their pasta right here.

DL 1961

This is an upscale denim company based in NYC and a few years ago I did a quick shoot for them at their storefront in the city. Have a look at their website here.

Hammond’s Ice Cream

I found Hammond’s when I was in San Diego and I asked if they would want to do a shoot for social media. They loved the idea so I went in for the day and got some great shots. And yes, they let us eat any of the ice cream we wanted. It was heaven. Get a taste of their offerings right here.

The Cookie Club

The Cookie Club is a new bakery that opened in my hometown this year. I wanted to practice shooting dessert, so I went in for a test shoot at their location and I love how adorable the shots turned out. PS their cookies are delicious. Head to their website here.

TheSmartFashionistas Makeup Line

A friend in NYC had a new line of cosmetics being released, and she asked me to take some product photos for the website. You can check it out right here.

Baked in Color Cookies

I stumbled upon these stunning cookies in Columbus Circle one day and thought, “I have tho photograph them.” They were also down for the idea, so it worked out perfectly! Check out Baked in Color here.

Ona Bars

I shoot various social media content for Ona Bars every year. I usually do lifestyle images for them, but for the last shoot they asked for studio shots. It was really fun getting all the ingredients together and playing around with the compositions for these. Check out Ona here.

Miscellaneous

As I was digging through the archives to find all these photos, I stumbled upon some other photos that weren’t for full shoots, but were still cool product shots, so I wanted to include them to because I love how vibrant they are! Again, the majority of these images were photographed on the floor of my apartment, so I hope that helps you realize that the possibilities for what you can create at home right now are nearly limitless!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite product photography photoshoots I’ve done lately, and maybe it has inspired you to try some at-home photoshoots as well! If you need some ideas, have a look at my self portrait series I created this May. I’d also love to connect with you on my Instagram, and make sure you head over to YouTube to check out my Gaby Answers Questions series, and for my full photography portfolio, you can go to my website to see lots more sparkly and fun imagery. Lastly, for more content like this, subscribe to my email newsletter! Every few months, I send out latest projects I’ve been working on, photo tips, and inspiration images. If you have any questions about any of the above photos, or any photography questions in general, email me at gdeimz@gmail.com. Thanks for reading!

Faddy Mag Feature

Inspiration

I submitted some images to the Italian publication Faddy Mag to be featured and they were released in the latest issue for May! It came out today and I’m so excited to share the shots with you guys.

These were images that I collaborated on with some of my British friends (including my bestie Sara!) while I was in London. We took the train out to Brighton Beach for the day and did this shoot. The bird image on the second page is one of my all-time favorite photos.

You can check out the spreads below, and the entire magazine here (my images are on pages 20-25!)

Image Credits:

Photographer: Gaby Deimeke

Model: Steffi Green

Makeup Artist: Emilie Mahglam

Wardrobe: Megan Knape

Creative Director: Sara Barrow

Here’s a Quarantine Freebie!

Inspiration

Today someone messaged me and asked if she could use one of the photos I had recently posted as her phone background, which gave me the idea for a little freebie–because hey, we’re in quarantine and sprinkles make things better.

Here are two computer background freebies:

You can download the cake pop picture here and the cookie picture here. And two phone background freebies:

The three cookies image is here and the closer cake pop shot is here. Enjoy these sweet photos and try not to get hungry while you look at them 😉

These are from a photoshoot I did this week with The Cookie Club and the sweets they have are absolutely delicious! If you’re in the Mid-Missouri area, I highly recommend you stop by and check it out!

If you use one of these photos as your background, take a screenshot and send it to me at @gdeimz on Instagram. Hope everyone is having a good week and staying safe out there!

xx gaby

Grace and Colin’s Engagement Shoot

Inspiration, wedding photography

I officially had my first social distancing photoshoot this weekend, and I have to say that it was so refreshing to finally be out shooting again! I hadn’t realized how much I missed my job until I was out in a field with Grace and Colin, lol!

I was also excited to try out some new presets I’ve been tweaking, and they turned out so fabulous with the nature-y backdrop (thanks Missouri!). Check out my favorite shots from the shoot here: