There's nothing quite like the energy of a restaurant that's about to open. There's excitement, anticipation, a lot of anxiety, and everyone is working extremely hard. ELOISA Restaurant at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is abuzz with activity as it nears its grand opening date. This new concept from Celebrity Chef John Rivera Sedlar, formerly of RIVERA in Los Angeles, promises to be an amazing new addition to the downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico culinary scene.
Our friends at JLH Media, the PR firm working with ELOISA, invited Narrative Media to capture the initial photographs to be used for press publications and marketing. We were obviously very keen to do the project, it's always exciting (as well as a little daunting) to be entrusted with showing the public the first glimpses at what a new venture has to offer.
The shoot was an absolute blast, the ELOISA staff was incredibly kind and hospitable, and we were able to quickly photograph several portraits, food dishes, cocktails, and more. These projects force you to be fast, creative, and resourceful, and it's a physical and mental obstacle course that's both challenging and exhilarating to navigate.
We were excited with the photos, and JLH Media and ELOISA loved them. Narrative Media is already in talks to do more projects with ELOISA, and we hope to have more to share with you all soon!
Look out for the upcoming behind the scenes post about shooting the cocktails, from how we lit the drinks to the post editing process.