I met Kimberley last year and its forever changed how I understand (and eat) marshmallows….I used to think they were only for burning on the campfires (i like mine black & scaly) or floating in hot chocolate.
Kimberley’s Kitchen makes marshmallows that are meant to be eaten – and tasted – and enjoyed. Oh sure – you can scald them and burn their flesh – but you would be missing out on the pleasure of actually tasting marshmallow. Of course, Kimberley loves to experiment with flavours and is very creative with colour.
So what does that have to do with me? Besides my new found fancy? Well – I had the pleasure of photographing Kimberley’s products (with the requisite amount of sampling of course). A full calendar year of marshmallows, cookies, and brittle, and more… Kimberley’s Kitchen has many mouthwatering treats for everyone. And best of all – they are locally made so every ingredient was specifically chosen to meet Kimberly’s standards of excellence.
So why was the photoshoot unfortunate?
Well – there I was with a stack of plump, fluffy marshmallows, the camera ready and the kids chomping at the bit for samples. Now, I dont know how other professional photographers get their food products to stay put, lay flat, stand tall etc – but I found that nibbling a bit off the back of the pumpkin kept it upright.
But when I moved it the other direction – it would fall backwards – so a few nibbles to the front – and presto, I had a system… Of course, I cant show you the rest of the photos as the photoshoot took a rather sad turn for the model. First it was her backside, then her front, and the stem from her pumpkin top, her tender right side, and no sooner had my flash recycled, but my model was wholey gone, devoured. Only sweet white powder remained on my fingers as evidence. I still blame the mini ghosts.
Oh well – Halloween only comes once a year – but I can always get more marshmallows and with the holiday season (yes the Xmas one) – there will be flavours like peppermint to dream about…..