One year ago today I had been out of school just a month with no clue what to do. I missed the graduation ceremony to go to Texas, I didn't have a job or any prospects in sight and had just watched 'Julie & Julia' the previous night. I knew I wanted to still do photos, but in school I didn't more artsy photos. All film, just moments in life that I wanted to capture. Lots of nudes, artful though; people jumping through fields, hidden in the forest, sitting by the ocean. When they were discussed in class sexuality never even came into play. So how did I come to do food photography you might ask? Well I had always baked and cooked. Even as young as middle school, I was always assigned the dessert for holiday events. Culinary school was my dream but then after a photo class at community college with the greatest teacher I ever had, culinary got put to the wayside.
So when I was out of college with nothing to do, I started to bake. And I mean at least one recipe per day, normally more. I do not do well with free time. So after baking and baking I realized I hadn't been taking any photos. I had never given any thought to food photography, even while having the assignment in school, I didn't like it.
I didn't think it could be artful. But then one day I saw the blog 'What Katie Ate' and was astonished. From that moment I fell in love with all her photos. So when I watched 'Julie & Julia' the next day I said what the hell, and started my own blog. One year later and I am still at it. The photos have definitely gotten better. At first I didn't understand the importance of props, textures, backgrounds. They add so much to the photo. Looking back at my first few posts, I can see a major progression of the photos.
So I have the blog to thank for me continuing doing photography, pushing me to make things I wouldn't have, giving me the courage to apply for a job (and get) at a bakery and finally a few proper food photography jobs.
So for my one year anniversary post I have for you a feast.
Blue Brie Basil Cheesecake
Earl Grey Roll Cake (failed on the 'roll' part but succeeded on the taste part)
Pear Skillet Cake
Enjoy. The savory take on a cheesecake was my absolute favorite. All the different kinds of cheeses blended together in it but then on some bites you would get a kick of the blue, a bit of the brie crust, it was fabulous.
Earl Grey cake, enough said. Its love.
recipes from southern living & martha stewart