Tag Archives: Food Photography

{Behind the Scenes} Muddy’s Holiday 2015 Shoot

I had a photo shoot with Muddy’s Bake Shop this week for a very special upcoming project. I don’t want to give spoilers of the awesome work we did with art director Michelle Simkin, but right now, I am excited to share these behind the scenes shots with you!

(I am a bit obsessed with the Sparkle Disco Butter Cookies!)

(lighting in those last several shots was done by Kip Gordon)

(For my peeps who know I like to post about new camera gear I’m using, these were all taken with my new Samsung mirrorless camera, the NX300, and Samsung NX 30mm f/2 lens – I keep trying to save up shots taken with that combo of gear to make a proper review post, but I’ve been able to do some photos with it that I’ve liked so much that I’ve found myself incapable of waiting to post them!)

{Something’s Brewing} Muddy’s Grind House

I’m SO excited!

There’s been one burning question Memphians have been asking for years: “Will there be a second location of Muddy’s?” That question has finally been answered, in the form of a Muddy’s spin-off shop: Muddy’s Grind House! A coffee shop!

I was asked to do some product photography and photos of the shop, which has been in its soft opening stage. The Grind House is located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown Memphis.  They carry a small selection of items from Muddy’s, such as cupcakes and pie, but they have new goodies just for the coffee shop: coffee cakes, biscuits, scones, and more. It’s wonderful!

I’m just going to give you a few sneak peek photos from the day of this shoot- you can already see some more of them on the Muddy’s Grind House website!

P.S. I tried all the baked goods you see in the photos – I’m still dreaming of those coffee cakes 🙂

{January Pretties}

What you see here are vegan fresh blackberry pancakes I made back in January. I, of course, photographed the pancakes and posted the photo on Instagram. It’s what we do these days, right?  But I’m so glad I shot them on film too!  The REAL film “look” and shallow depth make this version oh-so-much prettier than the wannabe film filters any phone app can offer!

 Nikon EM Nikon • 50mm 1.8 AIS + close-up filter • Kodak Ektar 100

{Instant Food Photography} Homemade Treats

Some things I recently baked and photographed on Impossible Project film…

Perfect snack, imperfect photo
(vegan mini blueberry strawberry pie + French press coffee)

Happy Birthday Coty
(mini red velvet cake+ cream cheese icing)

Afternoon serenity
(vegan blueberry crumb cake + green tea) 

Polaroid Spectra 1200si + close-up lens • Impossible Project PZ 680 Color Protection film

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