Category Archives: Food Styling

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

I’ve been working with the wonderful and talented Selina Maitreya to complete my portfolio.  After going through all of my current images, we decided that I needed at least 15 more. One missing category: soup.

After our last meeting, we decided that I needed two soups: one creamy and one chunky. Today was creamy soup day. I spent the afternoon peeling and roasting carrots and then pureeing and straining.

The end result was very delicious. Think I need to work on the styling a bit more though. My cream swirls need some practice :)

Food photography is much more than shooting beautiful food. So often we need to be the chef and stylist too. It’s fun to wear so many hats!


A Perfect Sunday Morning and Breakfast at the Beach

It’s storming out right now. Rain pelting the windows replete with thunder and lighting – a real Florida thunderstorm. But earlier this morning it was just right. Just right for breakfast on the beach. A little overcast, some lovely sea breeze (ok, it was windy and I had to tape down the place mats :)). And the sun peeking through the clouds just enough…

Ft. Lauderdale Beach July 2012

Grilled Steak, Corn and Potato Kabobs


Parboil the potatoes and corn cob sections. Skewer corn, potatoes and steak. Brush with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper – then grill to rare steak nirvana. Dinner tonight:


And lunch tomorrow:



Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Sandwich

Recipe adapted from Southern Living article, January 2012 issue.

Meatloaf, mashed potato, and tomato gravy sandwiches.

Meatloaf, mashed potato and tomato gravy sandwiches

Nigiri Sushi


Citrus Season in Florida – Orange Arugula Salad

Bright oranges, tangy arugula, slivered kalamata olives and a drizzle of champagne vinaigrette. A Mediterranean inspired nod to Florida winter goodness. Next up – luscious Florida stawberries.

Food Photography Workshop with Kelly Sterling


A couple of weeks ago I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon at a food photography workshop in Ft. Lauderdale. The workshop was hosted by artist and photographer Jeremiah Jenner at his Galerie Jenner. Jeremiah invited Food Photographer and Stylist Kelly Sterling to prepare and style several dishes as well as coach us in some of the finer points of food photography. Kelly and her assistant, Camille West, cooked up some luscious dishes for us to photograph. It was a fun afternoon of wine drinking, socializing, shooting and eating.


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Class Menu:

  • Citrus Salad – Pomegranate, Dragon Fruit, Prickly Pear.
  • Asian Spiced Pork Crostini with Caramelized Orange Onions and Asiago.
  • Black Mission Fig Crostini with Brie, Pistachios and Honey Balsamic Glaze.
  • Fresh Berry Tart with Lemon Pastry Cream and Toasted Almond Shortbread.
  • Boston Cream Cupcakes

Kelly’s blog has recipes for variations of two of the dishes she prepared. Her blog is also a wonderful place to visit for beautiful photography and delicious recipes.