When my love of photography went from hobby to J-O-B, I have to admit that I lost a little bit of my mojo. While I LOVE photographing families around the Triangle – and I mean LOVELOVELOVE – I didn’t have a fun, laid-back, just-for-me outlet anymore. Of course, I don’t have nearly as much free time as I once did too, so there’s that too. But I recently discovered a fresh new love…food photography! Hey, put two of my favorite things – photography and FOOD – together, and I’m in!
When The Dating Divas asked if I could contribute to their awesome new “Dating Divas’ Recipes Revealed” e-book, I jumped at the chance to shoot something that would sit in one place for as long as I needed…ha! It was just a super fun job for me. I love photography, I love to try new recipes, and my family loves to eat! Win-win-win!
Just coming up with the styling for these was a fun exercise for my creative muscle. I found that if I could think up a little story behind each recipe I could style the photos to be appealing visually as well as make you want to jump in and take a bite! It was definitely a great first run, and I would love to do more!
Without further ado, here are a few photos from the 5 recipes I shot for the Divas:
Roasted Sausage Medley
Easy, Healthy Lasagna
Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Chocolate Melting Cake
I think that last one was my favorite concept…I really got into the details, right down to the bite out of the irresistible (and delicious!) cookie!
If these photos have YOU licking your lips, you’ll definitely want to see the rest! In all, there are 29 recipes in the e-book, AND it is on sale for over 50% off this week, making it an absolute STEAL at $2.97! Head over there and grab one, quick!
Oh, and a quick P.S…My kids DEVOURED all of the food I photographed, so these recipes are definitely family friendly! (Of course, they might have just been starving…they’re used to me serving dinner as soon as its done, not taking forever to style it and photograph it from every which way! Poor kids…Ha!)
Oh, one more P.S…I’m thinking about photographing some of our favorite family recipes and sharing them here on the blog. What do you think? Good idea? Let me know in the comments below!