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!
The Bellingham food scene has changed forever with the awesome addition of this new set of restaurants in town all focused on healthy, fresh eating made easy! M!X can be found downtown on Holly Street as well as in their newest location- Barkley Village! Their bowls of broths and salads feature globally inspired flavors and seasonal ingredients. Their meals are affordable, fast and ABUNDANT! The size of these dishes are a great bang for your buck and who doesn’t want to try to eat healthier these days? Stop in and check out their completely fabulous locations and friendly staff!
Ever wondered how some people get those morning flapjacks so fluffy and perfectly cooked? I remember YEARS of making pancakes that were too runny and burnt, too thick and raw in the middle… you all know how it goes (right!?). Well, I was determined to find the secret to this madness. Turns out, it’s seriously easy. Just swap milk with greek yogurt!!! It worked like a charm for me ;) Check out some fun styling below and happy flap-jacking!