I’m sorry I have been away so long! The holidays and life caught me so off guard this year, I have had the hardest time finding a moment to gather myself – but I’m back, and I can’t wait to tell you what I have been up to! A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to work with some really talented bloggers in a workshop taught by Betty of Betty Liu Food Photography, and Sophie of The Green Life. Food photography across all social mediums has become so saturated, it seems like just about everyone and their mother are posting pictures of every single thing they eat. What really stands out to me though, is work like Betty and Sophie’s – their photos really speak to me and tell a story, and that is what I try to do with my own work. I love being able to tell you how and why I make what I make, the process, and the meaning behind it all. To me, food is a form of artwork, and it was so special to be able to share that with other girls who feel the exact same way.
I first arrived at the workshop not entirely sure what to think – I was going to be sharing a room with a complete stranger, and spending the weekend with girls I had never met, all under one roof! I am happy to say, it could not have been any better. The girls were beyond welcoming, and I felt immediately at home with them. The workshop started off with homemade cocktails, which were a recipe of simple syrup, prosecco, and fresh rosemary sprigs – does it get more refreshing than that?! Sophie, the creator of Oatbox, made these tasty drinks for us while we all got to know each other. She is also a phenomenal cook, who filled our bellies about every 2 hours all weekend long :). Thanks Sophie!!
After our first nights dinner and discussion on what we hoped to get out of the weekend, we began our photography sessions. There is so much going through my head about what I want to tell you, but I think it’s easier if I just show you! After all, I do love to let me photos tell the story :).
Smoothie bowl photo session:
Below is our fearless leader, Betty. You can read her recap here.
This is Sophie – Oatbox creater, our INSANELY talented chef for the weekend, and clearly, she is as cute as a button.
Here was one of our food styling sessions: Poached pears in white wine and cardamom, drizzled with honey, on top of fresh cream, and oatboax buckwheat and chocolate granola. Like I said, spoiled!
And last, a mulled wine photo session. This was one of my favorites.
If you are interested at all in photography, I would highly recommend you contact Betty and get into one of her workshops. She is one of the most talented, kind, and inspiring people I have been lucky enough to have met, and I would do this again in a heart beat.