Bette – These strawberries were so beautiful I wanted them simply shot on white. I had seen this tray and it was a great tone and shape. I was confident that the berries would pop without getting any of the blue that whites can sometimes reflect. I wanted to convey the baking mess that can occur (although rarely in A.J.’s kitchen) and as we placed the berries, lemon, eggs and sugar, the mess naturally occurred. It felt so natural to let this shot happen with the staining of the strawberries and all the basic beautiful ingredients. My shopping list had to be written in red this time. The strawberries were calling for it.