Meal Pattern is a personal project that explores the similarities between my kids’ clothes and their favorite foods and drinks. Subsisting mostly on snacks, my son’s images include snack bars and veggie straws. My daughter has recently learned to make a perfect hard boiled egg and prefers Kombucha to other drinks. Of course, they both love ice cream. Inspired by formal portraiture, I used poses that mimic traditional school photos and off camera flash create consistent lighting. I chose a tight crop on their hands and upper body, to emphasize the patterns, colors, and textures found in both their clothes and meals.