We visited Andrew and Joanne at Trenchmore Farm in Cowfold, West Sussex for an editorial feature in All About Horsham magazine (AAH). We were greeted by the friendly faces of many cows and calves contently munching on fresh hay in the new plush cow barn. I started the photo shoot with shots of the animals to make the most of the good light then moved on to photograph Andrew, Joanne, Oscar (their son) and the Cider! Yes, it is not only a cattle farm to produce the best local grass fed beef but a cider distillery too. The cider is a mix of East and West country cider creating a 'civilised farmhouse' cider. Trenchmore farm has four acres of mixed apple trees to produce the correct blend of bitter and sweet flavour.
I set up my commercial studio lighting in one of the neatly arranged hay barns for the product photography of the Silly Moo cider, I wanted to create the organic farm feel so the hay bales and wooden tray with glasses fitted the bill perfectly. I used the same set up for the images of Joanne and family with larger soft boxes and reflectors to light a bigger area.
Enjoy the images and look out for Silly Moo cider on your travels!