about my food photography

164852_910881559130_1002466_nWhen I was a little girl, my mother had a habit of describing her food in grave detail. Sitting around the dinner table with my siblings, I would roll my eyes as she commented on every texture and flavor, never understanding why she couldn't enjoy her food silently.

Turns out I'm my mother's daughter. Chalk it up to genes or an improved palate (probably both), I can't stop talking about food. I love food. I love sharing food. I love cooking food. I love photographing food.

And eating. Dios mio, do I love eating.

Always creatively bent, I tried various art mediums but was never truly satisfied until I found photography. You can imagine my excitement every time drool-worthy food photos  surge through my Pinterest feed. Food and photography? This just makes sense.

So here I am on my foodie journey, sharing with you great recipes and an ever-expanding portfolio of food photography. Wanna join me? I sure hope you do. Need a food photographer? Great! I'd love to hear about your project and discuss collaborating. Please contact me so we can brainstorm ASAP.

“Just like becoming an expert in wine—you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford—you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simple or luxurious. Then you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”  

- Julia Child

Me with my mother, the woman I credit for inviting my love of food, even though I hated it at the time.
Me with my mother, the woman who taught me how to be a foodie (even if I hated it at the time).

 

Me and my husband, BJ, who thoroughly enjoys my foodie lifestyle if only because he reaps the benefits of eating any and everything I cook.
Me and my husband, BJ, who thoroughly enjoys my foodie lifestyle, mostly because he gets to eat everything I cook.

 

More On My Photography

As you can see in my photo gallery, my style is bent towards a natural look and feel. This is reflected in my styling choices, including props and prop colors. My goal is to create images with an inviting atmosphere that makes viewers want to sit down, grab a fork, and dig in.

curried butternut squash soup

My biggest inspiration is lighting. When I see high-quality light, whether backlit or warm morning tones, my first reaction is to grab my Cannon DSLR and start shooting. Because I understand light and find it a top priority for creating a mood in food photographs, my post processing is minimal. My most used tools in Photoshop include curves, vignette, contrast, and exposure. Although not opposed to Photoshop actions and stylized overlays, I prefer to keep my photos as natural as possible.

Interested in collaborating with me? Let's connect.

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