What an amazing year 2013 was. With deep gratitude I’d like to take a moment to look back at all the amazing experiences I had this year and wonderful clients and people I got to work with.
Early in the year, I continued to work with the National Mango Board and Fleishman Hillard, with food stylist Meghan Erwin. Additionally I was able to work with the seasoned stylist Tina Bell Stamos who moved to Austin relatively recently. After working on many test shots with budding food stylist Kristina Nichols-Wolter, I’m excited to be working on more opportunities with her in 2014.
I’ve certainly lucked out this year, and hope that my luck continues; somehow I ended up working with the sweetest, most professional clients and we sure had a lot of fun on set. Some new clients included Maggie Louise Confections, Blue Avocado, EIEIO, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, Coco’s Cafe, Inka Chicken. Many thanks to my dependable assistant, Rachelle Bendixen, my up-and-coming food stylist, Kristina Nichols Wolter. I’m excited to be building what I consider a “dream team” of amazing, supportive people who work well together.
This has been a year of growth and professional development. I’ve spoken about food photography at Techmunch, BlogHer Food, the Austin Photographic Society, and the Austin Food Blogger Alliance Photography Camp. I was honored to be asked by Precision Camera University to teach the regular series: The Art of Food Photography. In February I attended the Texas Photo Round Up and participated in the portfolio reviews, and in October I attended the Photo Expo in New York City, attending the food photography workshop by Robert Jacobs; I was also thrilled to meet up with my new friend, the talented food and life style photographer Evi Abeler. And thanks so much to Doodle Dog Creative for helping me re-brand and redesign my website and Daniel Brock for my new, professional head shot.
I plan on building upon the success of 2013 with a regular base of restaurant menu and drink photography clients and would like to break out more into editorial food photography. 2014 is already looking promising with some public sector opportunities, confectionery photography, and even some event photography to round things out. I hope you had a prosperous, healthy, happy year and wish you all the best for 2014!
I continued to work with the National Mango Board on their Mangover Your Year campaign; a fun way to incorporate mangoes into a variety of seasonal dishes or just household dishes that you never thought of using mango in.
This year I was thrilled to begin working with Maggie Louise Confections on a variety of creative projects and concepts. Maggie’s prop collection and imagination continues to amaze me and I look forward to collaborating more with her in 2014.
Some more product photography for Blue Avocado on their website. This was from the Ross Bennett designer series.
Although I specialize in food photography, I also love product photography. In the case of Blue Avocado, I was often able to shoot food-related products which made my job even more fun.
Waterloo Ice House quickly became one of my favorite clients. With the food styling expertise of Tina Bell Stamos and the helpful management at Waterloo Ice House, we photographed many tasty dishes during this two day shoot.
I photographed my share of meat his year! Steiner Ranch Steakhouse was amazing to work with. We shot prime ribs, racks of lamb, steak tartare, porterhouses, and more.
This is a different angle of a prime rib shot for Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. We shot this for a holiday promotional poster.
Coco’s Cafe drink shots were so much fun and quite a challenge on set. I love the vibrant colors and garnishing of these shots.
I was honored to do some dessert photography for Chez Zee this year. They are one of my all time favorite restaurants. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?