Category Archives: Food Photography

{Pancake Pantry}

Breaking protocol and posting some digital photos from our 2018 Smoky Mountain vacation! I shoot film when I travel, and that goes for when I go on vacation to the Smoky Mountains with my family. However, I take a digital camera for one portion of our trip: the aquarium. My brother-in-law loves aquariums and ocean life. The walls in his office and covered with photos I’ve taken at aquariums we visit. He’s been asked where he bought his wall art from, and the answer is: it’s MY work!

But why am I talking about the aquarium but posting photos of breakfast? Because the day we went o the Ripley’s Aquarium, we dined at the Pancake Pantry nearby. For people who have never visited the Pigeon Forge area, there are pancake restaurants EVERYWHERE. Seriously. We have never eaten at one before though! The wait times can be really long, and we just do the frugal thing by eating breakfast at the hotel (usually involving a hostile takeover of the waffle making station!) I was so pleased we had the chance go to Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg. I had my digital camera with me, and the lens I’d just gotten was perfect for some pretty food photography 🙂 The restaurant had a warm atmosphere, and I was happy we had been seated near windows that gave me nice lighting for photos.

Sony A6000 + Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN art lens


(Maybe I’ll post some of the aquarium picstures next?)

Late Entry {BIFscale}

For long-time readers, you may remember my discussing redscale film a few times in the past. This February (and at least one February prior,) the leader of the #believeinfilm community has spear-headed a month of redscale photography, affectionately known as #BIFscale. I decided to participate this year, and I loaded my Yashica-Mat with a roll of Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 film. I loved the results I got from that combination of film and camera last time I used it, and it did not let me down this time either.

As you can tell, this isn’t February, and the #BIFscale16 photo contest allowed entries until March 15, but I didn’t manage to get my film developed by that date either! So consider this my late entry for #BIFscale16!

I kind of spent half a roll on this Impala while doing my daily photo project

I LOVE this! Happy Day cleaners in Midtown Memphis

Art supply center in Midtown

Instax mini from my daily photo project

As I was setting up this shot, my Yashica-Mat fell off the table and dented its waist level finder hood :'(

Checking the camera’s functionality after the aforementioned fall it took at the coffee shop

Yashica-Mat • Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (shot mostly at 25 ISO)

{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!)

As Seen On: Muddy’s Memphis

I’ve been doing product photography for Muddy’s for quite some time now. It’s been such a thrill to see my work on their website, because their goodies are so gorgeous! But, with the addition of the Grind House to the Muddy’s family, they’ve got some new things going on over there. There’s an umbrella site now, Muddy’s Memphis, where you can navigate to different branches of the Muddy’s family tree. I was delighted to see the rotation of my photos in the slight redesign of their sites. Truly proud! I couldn’t help but take some screenshots to show you all…

(click on each image to make it bigger – they look so pretty!)

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