I’m excited to have the cover and feature story on local chefs favorite party recipes in November Marin Magazine.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a day working with Irene Audet, owner of NinaLereau.com photographing her beautiful aprons. I never knew there was such a thing as luxury aprons but this is it: hand-crafted, triple layered, organic, and made in the USA. Perfect for the serious chef (home or restaurant) and just in time for Christmas. NinaLereau.com
Last month I worked with Wagstaff Worldwide photographing the opening of two new True Food Kitchen restaurants in Palo Alto and Walnut Creek. The healthy food chain is owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts in partnership with Dr. Andrew Weil and has healthy, interesting food that I loved. I’m hoping they’ll come to San Francisco soon.
Senor Sisig tacos are a phenomenon in the bay area. I shot their spicy pork belly taco recipe for a Got Milk? editorial campaign earlier this year. (full disclosure: I added their logo to my photo above)
Kids love gelatin: the sugary bright colored jigglyness is fun to eat. Natalie Bouey is a mom who wanted to give her kids their favorite treat but to make it more healthy. She’s about to launch her company Rainbow Snacks, a big brand alternative that’s made with only natural colors and flavors and 25% less sugar with vitamin C, and fiber too. And what a fun job for me –an excuse to play.
I’m excited about Dried and True, a cookbook that I photographed entirely on a light table with very few props. Styling by Randy Mon with assistant styling by Penny Flood. Can’t wait to post some photos from it!
I’m always excited to do something creative that I haven’t done yet like making vegetable wallpaper! Little Spoon Organic Baby Food wanted me to make some of their flavors into a graphic banners. Yes! I like it and I like their products–they use high pressure instead of heat to preserve their product. It looks and tastes way better than anything you find in a jar and then they go a step further by making some tasty flavor combos. I think the moms are eating it….
I like to help launch small businesses and Tia Maka’s Tamales was a fun project. Sandra Jimenez has always made tamales for friends and wanted to start a new business. I helped her with photography by emphasizing the homemade quality of her food, the ingredients, the sauces and the deliciousness. I’d like one now, please.