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!)
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 🙂
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
Some things I recently baked and photographed on Impossible Project film…
Perfect snack, imperfect photo
Happy Birthday Coty
(vegan mini blueberry strawberry pie + French press coffee)
(mini red velvet cake+ cream cheese icing)
(vegan blueberry crumb cake + green tea)
Polaroid Spectra 1200si + close-up lens • Impossible Project PZ 680 Color Protection film