Friday, November 20, 2015

fine art for sale...just in time for the holidays!

Hello friends!

I have recently taken all my personal work off my website and transferred over to an external site and, guess what? It's all for sale! Even better, it's priced affordably, just in time for the holidays.

All the photos are printed on canvas and ready to hang. Go take a look!! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

food styling tip: heat guns

See those sad looking cookies in the first photo, there? That's what they looked like, straight out of the package. And then see that second photo down there? That's after using my trusty heat gun on the chocolate, (and, I won't lie, doing a little Photoshop touch up for some of the harder blemishes.)

A heat gun is an awesome food styling tool for melting butter or softening cheese on set, or for my favorite-- giving chocolate a nice shine. The trick is not over-melt things, which can happen pretty easily, so you have to be careful. Also, heat guns blow hot air, so if you have carefully placed crumbs or lighter objects in your shot, you may want to cover them while you use the heat gun or they will blow away.

Now that you have learned this little trick of the trade, I guarantee you will start noticing the melty shine on chocolate in books and magazines everywhere.
Go forth and melt! :)

Monday, August 31, 2015

mobile mavens

Have you heard? Seattle has some awesome new food trucks! From buttery, flaky biscuits smothered in various toppings to meatball sandwiches, Mobile Mavens has you covered. And they cater!! Who wouldn't want to rent a bar housed in an adorable vintage VW bus? Or a bike that carts around delectable frozen treats? I'm already thinking up excuses to rent one of these babies for my next party.

Monday, August 24, 2015

place pigalle

A few images from a recent shoot at one of Seattle's little gems, Place Pigalle, located in the Pike Place Market. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

food photography tip: plates

Have you ever looked at a food photographer's prop collection? Have you noticed the size of the majority of their plates? In most cases, there are a whole lot of salad and dessert plates. You know why? Because smaller food tends to photograph better.

So size down those plates!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

food styling tip: cool whip

I am going to be starting a few new repeating topics on this blog, offering easy tips about food styling and food photography every now and then.

So, here's the first official tip about food styling, (which, by the way, I only know because of my kick-ass food stylist, Julie):

You want to create that perfect-looking dollop of whipped cream? Use Cool Whip. Mind you, I would never actually EAT fake whipped topping, but it works wonders in food photography. It moves beautifully and holds it's shape much better than actual whipped cream.


Monday, August 3, 2015

march of dimes

I was recently hired by The March of Dimes for a shoot to promote the various food events they do to raise money throughout the year. They wanted a selection of small bites, along with an ingredient shot showcasing the foods that contain folic acid, since it was The March of Dimes that has actively promoted the link between taking folic acid during pregnancy and helping to prevent birth defects. Pretty awesome, huh?

It was an honor to work for these folks!