This fun cookie studio session for Antonina’s Bakery was meant to feature several of their varieties of delicious cookies. They wanted simple styling of each product as well as some ingredient shots of the key pieces of their cookies! Utilizing natural light with some simple fill (because this was shot on a dark day!) I loved working with simple backgrounds and really focusing on the elements that make their cookies fresh and tasty.
Last year my husband and I took a cooking class with Andrea of Ravioli Experience- an AirBNB Experience I booked for the two of us as a surprise! Andrea grew up in Italy, owned his own restaurant in Seattle for 5 years and has been teaching classes for quite some time. This class was all about learning to roll out and cook your own colorful ravioli using colored dough died with natural elements. You can check out some photos of the class from my previous blog post here! As it says at the end of that post- I fell deeply in love with the cake Andrea made us for our post cooking feast. This Orange Almond cake is absolutely divine. It’s soft and moist and FULL of flavor, but not overly sweet. I made it for the first time last week and can’t wait to make it again. As I was photographing the cake in my home studio space using natural light the PNW weather decided to change rather quickly- as it does. So, I had the chance to photograph this cake in both even diffused light as well as direct sun. Which do you prefer?
A little behind the scenes look at what my studio setup was like this day!
Cinco de Mayo is nearly here and you do NOT want to be stuck without a great margarita recipe. My husband and I have really gotten into these skinny margaritas with fresh squeezed juice. Check out the recipe below!
“Skinny” Margarita Recipe
5 oz. Tequila
5 oz. Freshly squeezed citrus of your choice - we like limes and grapefruit!
3 ounces fresh lime juice
2 tsp. agave nectar
Splash of sparkling water - I love the strawberry lemonade Polar brand!
Have you noticed yet that I am slightly obsessed with bundt cakes!? I LOVE photographing them! This cake was inspired by Mary Berry's Cherry Bundt Cake from The Great British Baking Show and re-created by my friend and cake extraordinaire Slice of Heaven Custom Baked Goodies! This was styled in my home studio and was a whole lot of mouth watering fun!
If you’re a local baker or food blogger- I would love to partner with you for food styling of your own! Contact me!