Food Photography: Add Unexpected Elegance With A Flower Garnish

A Twist On A Traditional Garnish

Add Unexpected Elegance With A Flower Garnish

Thinking outside of the box when it comes to garnishes is a sure fire way to add unexpected elegance to your food photos. Most of us think about edible food when we reach for a garnish, but there is a whole other non-edible garnish world out there!

Flowers Make Perfect Garnishes

Flowers make perfect garnishes because they are unexpected and because they add a splash of much needed color. There are multiple ways you can use a flower as a garnish.

The two methods that I use most often are using a single flower with a stem, or scattering small flowers and pedals across the entire plate. Each method will give you a different result but both will add elegance.

Food photography: Add Unexpected Elegance With A Flower Garnish

Don’t Stop With Just Flowers!

Why not use leaves, stems, or whole bunches of herbs? Using herbs as a whole stem (as opposed to chopped and scattered which is the usual way they are used) can also be an unexpected garnish.

Food Photography Style With Flower Garnish

Whatever you do, don’t skip the garnish! Garnishes add visual interest and can make an otherwise boring photograph spectacular! Do you use unexpected garnishes? Leave a comment and let us all in on your secret!