About 4 and a half years ago when I was working on my very first post for the blog, I remember spinning a bowl of fried tofu I made around the end of our dining room table with one hand while snapping pictures of it with a small point and shoot camera in my other hand. I was scratching the table with the bottom of the bowl, and couldn’t get the “right” angle no matter what I did, but I kept going anyway. Jeff walked into the dining room and said:
What are you doing?
Me: Taking a picture of tofu.
Me: The blog.
Me: Maybe you can take some pictures for the next recipe I make?
I guess I could try. I’ve never taken pictures of food before.
Me: I think you’d be great at it!
That seems optimistic.
The following week, Jeff got out his “real” camera he occasionally used for doing landscape photography, I made french toast, and we took our first “real” shot together. Since then, creating new content for this blog has been something that we always enjoy doing together. Food styling is something that I love almost as much as recipe development, and Jeff loves the photography portion, so it works!
Partnering together like this is always fun, but when an entity like VegNews Magazine (which I’ve been a regular reader of for years) takes notice and asks if we would like to do a few photos for the interior portion of their upcoming (and now here!) issue, it takes it to a whole new level!
We were so excited and grateful for the opportunity to make and shoot some recipes by Julie Hasson and Jenny Engel & Heather Bell of Spork Foods for this issue, plus a fun shot for an aquafaba piece on the back page.
Many thanks to VegNews for being so wonderful to work with and congratulations for putting together such a gorgeous summer issue!
The new VegNews issue is out now! Most large bookstores and Whole Foods carries it, or get a subscription!