Bahler Street Pizza
Commercial Food Photography
First off, one of the biggest struggles of doing any commercial food photography is trying not to eat all of the food, especially if it’s freaking pizza. WOOD. FIRED. PIZZA. If you know anything about me (Luke), you will know that pizza is my favorite food of all time. It comes in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and styles. You got Chicago, New York, Neapolitan, Greek, California, Detroit, literally any kind of pizza. But today, we’re focusing on wood fired pizza.
From the creative geniuses themselves, Rocky and Courtney make this food coma inducing pizza a reality. They have an amazing passion and drive for creating delicious masterpieces, fostering community, and teamwork. Rocky, Courtney, and co. also run a charity, Philosophy of Pie, that lifts up and gives back to their community, the Amish in particular. Bahler Street pizza is a an old box truck turned into a beautiful wood-fired oven pizza truck.
They cater small to large events in Ohio, not only creating pizza, but salads, meatballs, wings, and lots more! They use local ingredients from local farmers and members of the community, and if they do have to extend past the community, they make sure their sources are trusted, tasty, and safe. We try to go to every public event that they are slinging dough at, and we’re always greeted with large smiles and the greatest pizza in the world.
Rocky and Courtney not only own a pizza truck, but they own a brick and mortar called Park Street Pizza in Sugarcreek, OH., where they do a completely different style of pizza! At Park Street, they do a more “standard style” of pizza making where the pizza gets thrown into a convectional oven with lots of love. So having Bahler and Park Street Pizza in our backyard gives us many food babies and happy faces. We will create another blog in the future that just focuses on Park Street Pizza and everything else Rocky and Courtney do.
Our goal for this commercial food photography shoot was to create an edgy and cool pizza experience, yet welcoming. Also appetizing, but that wasn’t hard to do, obviously. Mikayla and I were thinking to ourselves, “if we were being marketed to, what’s something we would like to see?”. We love intimate gatherings, backyard vibes, great craft beer, and of course, motorcycles. Fun fact; whenever we were shooting the motorcycle portion of the shoot, we were riding in the back of a pickup truck going about 5-10mph. So, nobody was in real danger (besides the pizza), promise. Overall, this is one of our favorite commercial food photography shoots to date.
Just like Charles Boyle from Brooklyn Nine Nine, I (Luke) have a rating system when it comes to pizza. For me, the most important part of a pizza is it’s sauce. Though every single part of the pizza plays a significant role in the final taste, the sauce is super important to me. I’ve noticed a lot of sauces in the fast food world have too much sugar. Seriously dudes, calm down on the freaking sugar, this ain’t no cake. If you have little chunky chunkies in your sauce, I honestly find that as a good bonus. I like a little adventure with every slice.
Honestly, if Mikayla and I could photograph just pizza for the rest of our lives, I wouldn’t be mad about it. Pizza never does you wrong guys (unless you are Little Caesars Pizza). Seriously though, do they make their pizza with cardboard? Literally 10 minutes out of the oven and then it’s cardboard. You can tell a lot about a friend if they pick up a Little Caesars pizza for a party (they clearly don’t value your tastebuds). Too much on the Little Caesars? Yeah, thought so. Anyways, enjoy the amount of pizza you are about to experience!
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