Eating & Shooting Boulder, CO

It’s been a heck of a few months and to round off our busiest shooting season ever, we landed in gorgeous Boulder, CO to teach a food photography workshop with Jen and Helen. The mountain scenery was to die for and we polished-off some of the best food that Boulder offered (at least a hint of it in a short 3 days – so much great food there), all in the company of great people and workshop attendees.

Two full days of food photography workshopping didn’t feel like work nor school. It was a fantastic gathering of learning, new friendships and plenty of amazing food.

We want to send out a HUGE  thank you to Jen at UseRealButter for organizing the Food And Light Workshop.

Another big hug goes out to all the attendees that came to the workshop. Everyone’s energy and enthusiasm for learning food photography is the reason why the food blogging community is so awesome.

Lastly, a big thanks to all our sponsors, including Chefs Catalog who is proving us with a swag bag giveaway! All of the instructors (Us, Jen and Helen) are giving away a bag too, so you can comment on all our sites for 3 chances to win.

To enter, just comment below. Contest ends Midnight, Sun. July 4th, 2010

Three chances to win: Just head over to Use Real Butter .

  • 1 Wustof bread knife and board set
  • 1 set of wooden spoons & silicone spatula
  • 1 set of mini stainless steel mixing bows with covers
  • 1 set of kitchen towels
  • 1 Chefs nylon reusable tote bag

******The Contest has ended, thank you!

Synopsis of our 3 days in Boulder, Colorado:

Jen’s Dinner Party- Finally! We entered the famous Use Real Butter house and we’re pleased to report that this mountain retreat is even MORE BEAUTIFUL that what Jen has humbly described to us. She’s right, she does live in the boonies up in the mountains, but the view and the house itself was worth the long trek up the windy mountain roads.

As if Jen didn’t have enough to keep her busy with organizing the workshop, her and her husband (Jeremy) prepared a fabulous feast for a small group of her friends the night before. This woman is a machine, one helluva skier (especially the technical tele-skiing), an amazing photographer, a kick-ass cook and a maker of the most amazing ice cream. Her homemade thai tea, passion fruit and vanilla ice-creams has us all licking the bowls without embarrassment. We were floored at the amount of amazing food, generosity and hard work she put into every detail of her work.

Most exciting for us was to finally meet Kaweah, and to hike with the sweetest lab in the world. Kaweah the great swimmer in ice cold lakes, something we hope to be able to do when we grow up one day.

The Use Real Butter mountain retreat with a million dollar view

champagne toast to lovely newlywed Anita

procuitto wrapped melon appetizers & jen’s amazing salad with oranges, almonds

todd telling jokes to the ladies

hiking with Kaweah!! Watching her swim in the icy cold lakes was a real treat . We love Kaweah.


Food Photography and Styling Workshop

Two full days were dedicated to learning about food photography and styling. All the attendees honed in on their styling and photography. Their photographs came out beautiful! We gave away prizes at the end of the workshop to some of the top photographs and seriously, it was SO HARD to choose.

With so many talented photographers and stylists in one room, it raised the bar for everyone to learn and improve.

Jen leading the workshop with a presentation on photography principles

gorgeous venue with abundant natural light filling the room

first hands-on workshop was practicing shooting on manual controls

plenty of natural light to photograph in for taylor

cherries were a popular prop and perfect subject for shooting

jenny styling a plate of fruit

prepping juicy watermelon for the next shot

Natalie & Matt, owners of The Sugar Bakeshop shared their gorgeous tarts, cupcakes for the shoot


Eating Boulder, CO

Hands down, Boulder has some of the best happy-hour menus around. The quality of food, restaurants and scenery all in one place was enough to keep us inspired, but the value of the happy-hour food and drink had our jaws dropping to the floor.

We were blown away at the some of the low prices for such high quality and executed food in Boulder. The food and restaurant community in Boulder is outstanding, with so much emphasis on local, fresh and organic ingredients. Boulders food scene is rich in local pride and it’s evident in every superb dish we ate.

It was sad to leave Boulder, Jen, Jeremy, and Kaweah, but we’re heading back soon because there are so many more fabulous restaurants to visit and fantastic friends to spend time with.

todd is happy to be in beautiful Boulder

many cool restaurants and shops line  Pearl Street

our favorite hang-out of the trip, The Kitchen Cafe , thanks to Jen for the recommendation!

we gathered at UpStairs of The Kitchen , the second level of this fabulous restaurant

plenty of great cocktails and wine were on the happy-hour menu – $6-$9 !

the best thick cut garlic fries ever! happy-hour price- unbelievable $3

mac and cheese ( $3) and toffee dessert a la mode

olives and woof fired pizza ($3-$5)

the table spread, full of wonderful munchies!

and of course, plenty of good looking and helpful staff to lend a helping hand


{ 353 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Megan Bucholz

    This was a great story. Next time you are in town, please join us on a culinary walking tour.

  2. Nikki (Pennies on a Platter)

    Fantastic! I’m ready to sign up for the next one!! 🙂

  3. Brooke@foodwoolf

    Looks like they can’t hold back on the GORGEOUS light in Boulder! What a great trip and beautiful location to learn about embracing light and shooting on manual!

    Miss you two hard working people!

  4. Gwyneth Terry

    I love reading about your travels and enjoy the photography. It inspires me to make better pictures!

  5. jennifer

    Your shots in and around Boulder are wonderful! It’s an amazing town, what a perfect location for a workshop/retreat!

  6. Suzy

    I love garlic fries…so delicious! All of your pictures are great…really makes me want to head to the mountains!

  7. Cindy Ruth

    It looks like you all had a great time. I’d love to win the gift bag!

  8. Cindy

    It sounds like a great workshop, I am just getting started on blogging and photos of food. This inspires me.

  9. Grace

    Amazing food, fabulous photography, great venue, best instructors, great company, what more could you ask for, well, I could ask for one thing and one thing only, could you hold a workshop in Canada, possibly Toronto?

  10. kara

    sounds like an excellent workshop. thanks for sharing!

  11. Megan Gordon

    Oh! I went to college in Boulder and haven’t been back since. I hear (and see) that a lot has changed….this has been a huge nudge to look up a plane ticket and giddy’up on over .Is there anywhere prettier, really? The workshop looks fantastic! Hope to see more in the future???

  12. Erin

    That workshop sounds like it was a blast!

  13. christina

    the fries look so tasty!

  14. Twila Moon

    Wow, this looks wonderful…so much good food and beautiful photographs to show it off. Just makes me wish we could all eat a million meals a day…oh, and teletransport.

  15. Katie

    Glad you loved our beautiful city! We were lucky to have all of you come appreciate it. Lovely pictures and thanks for the inspiration to head back to the Kitchen!

  16. Sandi

    I love the pictures and the food looks delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Lisa P.

    “Woof fired pizza”? You must of missed your dear pups while in Colorado! 🙂

  18. Jayne

    Gasp! So much lovely food and gorgeous pictures! Wish I could be there. haha..

  19. Elizabeth

    I love the Apple computers at the workshop! I sincerely approve of that wise technological choice.

  20. daryl

    I live in boulder and it was fun to see the town from an “outsiders” view. Beautiful photos.

  21. SheilaM

    Amazing photos! Looks like everyone had a GREAT time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Michele

    Boulder….my hometown and my first love. Thank you for sharing!

  23. hanna

    It’s been so long since I’ve been in Boulder and this post has made me realize that I really must get back. Thank you for the lovely post!

  24. Fran

    The workshop looks like it was great — productive, informative and fun. A great combo. It’s been fun seeing the various perspectives in photos from the other presenters and participants. Glad it was a success for all.

  25. Barb

    even the photos of people taking photos are great. It’s really cool that you guys offer this info.

  26. Scott Saiki

    Great pics. as usual – very jealous. Thanks!

  27. knitopia

    My first trip to Boulder is in my future. I’m looking forward to it!

  28. jade

    the workshop looks awesome! I wish I could have been there!

  29. Stacy (Little Blue Hen)

    Loving the recap posts; Colorado is a gorgeous place.

  30. Laura

    Wow. Looks like a lot of fun.

  31. Renee

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Elaine

    Oh, such fun! And, giveaway? Yes, please.

  33. Cassie

    I am now craving garlic fries!

  34. rose

    Love the strawberry photo!! Very creative and inspiring pictures!

  35. cutecandycupcakes

    wonderful pictures! Looks like you had a fantastic time!

  36. Becky

    Thanks so much for sharing the photos and description of the workshop–looks fantastic!

  37. Grace J.

    Great photos. Great workshop!

  38. Melanie

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  39. Sheila

    The blackberry tart looks delicious. Does it come in the swag bag? 🙂

  40. Jan W

    I would love to attend one of your workshops and this one looked wonderful!

  41. Emelia

    Everything looks so gorgeous and delicious! I am excited to add “The Kitchen” onto my list of places to eat when travelling!

  42. Kim

    Gorgeous photos! I have SO much to learn!!

  43. Hale

    Gorgeous photos!

  44. Jennifer in NYC

    What beautiful photos!

  45. robyn

    Wow. A workshop with you guys and Tartelette. I can’t imagine all the info that was taught. Envious indeed.

  46. Holly

    Thanks for sharing the workshop experience with us! What a lovely event!

  47. Alison

    You have set the bar so high for food blogging. I’m both grateful and intimidated!

  48. Emily

    Your food photography is inspiratonal! 🙂

  49. LisaAnn

    Wow- Boulder has changed a lot since we lived there! Missing Colorado as always!

  50. Mikka

    Looks like a great time! Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

  51. Esme

    These photographs are gorgeous. Boulder is a beautiful city. Seems like you accomplished what you hoped to at the seminar.

  52. Jenny

    Mm. I definitely want to eat that wood-fired pizza.

  53. Dani H

    I always love the photos of Kaweah! The workshop sounds amazing, and the restaurant prices are unheard of! Are you sure you didn’t travel back in time, too? Thank you for sharing the wonderful photographs and for a chance at the giveaway.

  54. Delia

    Oh my gosh, the food looks amazing! And what I would give to escape this heat and oppressive humidity for the cooler, dry air of Boulder!

  55. Lori

    That sticky toffee pudding looks so amazing!

    A wonderful workshop- absolutely the kind of workshop I would pick to attend.

  56. Lindsay

    I’m so jealous! Looks like an awesome time!

  57. Jeannie

    Ahh, Boulder. It’s been too long since I visited. Thanks for reminding me how lovely it is.

  58. Dianne

    Beautiful and delicious! What an amazing workshop!

  59. AngieR

    Beautiful photos. Sounds like a great workshop. One I could benifit from:)

  60. Helen in CA

    Wow. Boulder. You guys + Jen & Helen. thanks for sharing about it (not a photographer) and thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Memoria

    You all are so talented. What a fantastic workshop.

  62. Margaret

    Thankfully Boulder isn’t too far away of a drive for me. Looks like I will be checking out The Kitchen in the near future!

  63. Nicolette

    The workshop looks amazing. Gorgeous photos and delicious looking treats!

  64. sarah

    gorgeous photos, as always!! and reading about your time in CO was a real treat (kaweah is absolutely adorable!)

  65. Jodi-O

    Thanks for sharing such amazing photos. I live near Boulder and haven’t been to the Kitchen yet – MUST check it out. Come again soon!

  66. Amy

    Looks like tons of fun! Wish I could go to something like that!

  67. LESLEY

    Looks like fun

  68. Kat

    Looks like it was amazing! I’m jealous!

  69. Niki

    Someone needs to host one of these in Chicago! I would so be there!!!

  70. Lexi

    Everything looks so amazing! Wishing I could have been there!

  71. Alice

    Beautiful photography! Hope to read about more workshops in the future. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Megan

    Yum! The pictures make my mouth water……I hope to travel to Boulder someday to experience the fabulous restaurants. Thank you for the chance to win!

  73. Amanda

    It looks like y’all had an amazing workshop. Thanks for the photos. Boulder looks like a great place to visit and eat!

  74. Becca

    Looks like you had a blast! Wish I could have been there.

  75. klee

    this is an awesome post and an awesome giveaway!

  76. Lily

    Spending the summer in boulder – can’t wait to try out The Kitchen! Looks amaaaaazing!

  77. Stephanie

    Your photos are fantastic. That pizza looks so delicious.

  78. Taylor

    It was so great meeting you in Boulder! Great Recap! Thanks for making me look great behind the camera!

  79. M M

    I love the first photo you have up – of the wine glasses on an empty table. Beautiful!

  80. Nancy

    fantastic photos, the food looks so yummy!

  81. michelle

    I love seeing pics of people taking pics of food. : )

  82. Danielle

    I love kitchen supplies!

  83. Sherry

    I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to visit Boulder more than when I read this post…

  84. jrmoreau

    My favorite snack of summer is something my friends wife served to me a few years ago. It’s celery that’s marinated in roasted sesame seed oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper, then chilled for about an hour. Crispy, refreshing and amazing!

  85. delia

    Sounds like a cool event!

  86. Sandy

    This is heaven, and thanks so much for sharing..makes me want to hop a plane for Boulder right now ! Beautiful food, photography and friends….

  87. Carol Adams

    what a great workshop! Nice of you to share such great photos with your readers!

  88. Ness E.

    Your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  89. Sara

    Wow… sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Wendy

    Amazing… what a great experience that would be!

  91. Mary

    Great recap & wonderful photos! I just discovered your blog & can’t wait to read through your archives.

  92. Shawna

    Everything looks amazing! Thanks for your generosity in giving away those bags. Exciting.

  93. Joy Davidson

    Gorgeous shots!

  94. Ranay

    Looks like there was a lot of fun to be had!

  95. Camila T

    These photos are fantastic! So many delicious looking ones, too.

  96. erin

    all the scenery and luscious food makes me want to come and visit boulder–right now.

  97. Susan

    Wish I could sample some of that good-looking food!

  98. Sharlene

    The workshop looks like it was a huge hit! Wish I could have gone. I know I could have learned tons!

  99. katie

    I wish I could have gone!

  100. Lynnette

    Would love to have been there. All the photos are amazing!!!

  101. Stephanie Schamban

    My six-year just commented on your photograph of the mountains….”OMG! Can WE go there??!!!”

  102. Stephen

    Amazing pictures!

  103. Allison

    Amazing photos, as always.

  104. Cathy McE

    Gorgeous photographs; thanks for sharing.

  105. TamsynT.

    Great photos!!

  106. Vicki

    Gosh, I’d about forgotten what a wonderful town Boulder is, looks as if you had an awesome workshop, and a really good time. Thank you for sharing your experience!

  107. Cynthia

    Beautiful shots! Thank you!

  108. Celia Adamec

    These photos are gorgeous! You capture Boulder so well – I live just 20 miles away and am just realizing how little time I’ve spent there recently. Time for another day on Pearl Street! Thank you…

  109. nicole

    Beautiful photos!! Wish I could have gone to the workshop….

  110. Sonia Himelspach

    So sad I wasn’t able to make the workshop (9mo pregnant)! Hope this is the first of many!

  111. Nicolle

    That food is making me very hungry…

  112. Yelena Bondarenko

    Wonderful photographs and story. I’d like to participate in the workshop like this sometime! Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  113. Shelly bee

    Awesome photos, looks like so much fun. And the food looks amazing!

  114. Dian Hale

    The Bolder Chamber of Commerce should be paying you a hugh salary. Your photos make me want to come visit and taste my way through the area. Thanks

  115. Quynh

    You both are so talented. All the photos are just beautiful.

  116. Alexandra

    All of that food looks amazing; lovely photographs . . . would love to learn more about food photography!

  117. Ilana

    What a fun time! I want to go to Boulder.

  118. Liz

    Lucious! food photos are so delicious! Completely inspiring to create and enjoy. Thank you!

  119. Christine

    looks delish! I want to go to Boulder!

  120. Amanda@easypeasyorganic

    Love love love your pictures … I am so inspired. Must get a decent camera and start practicing!! 🙂

  121. Sara

    Thanks for sharing this experience with all us! I soooo want to come next time there will be something this amazing!

  122. Jill

    The pics are fantastic!

  123. Alison

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing the photos, everything looks amazing!

  124. susan salzman

    I am not missing the next one! This looked fantastic. I love learning everyday. thanks for sharing. P.S. why can’t you guys do something like that here, in L.A.?

  125. Dorian Storbeck

    truly beautiful pictures!!
    I’m excited about the giveaway – just moved into a new place after graduating college and am ready and excited to “get my cook on”!! hahaha

  126. Dawn

    Beautiful photos!

  127. Judy B. - Texas

    Years ago I was fortunate to spend a whole week in Colorado (closer to Colorado Springs/Denver) and it was heavenly; being from hot and humid Texas, I couldn’t get over how clean and clear the air was – plus no sweating! I really need all the goodies in the give-away. Thanks.

  128. Carrie

    I love the view outside the windows!

  129. Leanna

    Looks wonderful.

  130. Nan

    What beautiful pictures, but with that scenery how can they not be? Thanks for sharing the experience. The food looks wonderful.

  131. Jessi

    What a fantastic new blog I look forward to reading often!! Thanks for the great post!

  132. yael

    Sounds and looks like you all had a great time!

  133. jenna

    Great photos! Everything looks delicious!

  134. Cindy

    All that food looks yummy.. I really should go and eat breakfast now. 😉

  135. Lisa

    all of your pictures look fantastic! it sounds like the workshop was an excellent experience.

  136. Yudith

    What a great giveaway, thank you! I love Boulder!

  137. Margaret Cruz

    Looks like a fantastic workshop….pictures are amazing. And the food….WOW!

  138. Leslie

    What inspiring photos. I need to learn how to do this!

  139. Nan

    It all looks like so much fun! I’ve missed a great time, that’s for sure!

  140. Sara

    Sounds (and looks) wonderful!

  141. Charlene

    What a beautiful place – thanks for capturing and sharing your experience with us! Happy 4th of July!

  142. Amy

    Thanks for sharing the information about the workshop. I’m sure everyone had lots of fun. ^^ That’s a very nice giveaway, useful tools for the kitchen. Thank you in advance! 😉

  143. rose

    Beautiful photography! Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway!

  144. Kay

    lovely photos!

  145. come fora

    The restaurant is good & the photo shoot was awesome I like the beautiful Boulder with cool scenic look around it.I love the place & the restaurant very much.

  146. Phong

    The pictures are beautiful! Wish I could’ve attended!

  147. Diane

    I love that you went to Boulder, my old stompin’ grounds. It just has such a great mystyque surrounding it, doesn’t it? I hope you got to get up in the hills and see some of the scenery that brought all of us to town in the sixties. And made it suc an icon of the time. It’s all grown up now!
    Wish I could have been there; the workshop looks wonderful, too!

  148. Karen

    Looks like a wonderful workshop.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  149. Bellameru

    Prosciutto wrapped melons!? Now that I have to try….
    And..gosh! Look at all the macs(photography workshop)!

  150. Heather Anne Mo

    Looks like an amazing workshop! Thanks for sharing!

  151. Chutzpah

    It looks like y’all had a lots of fun!

  152. Laurie

    Great photos! Wish the workshop would’ve been in St. Paul! Thanks for the chance to win.

  153. Lindsay

    Someday, I’d love to take a workshop like this one … until then I’ll just have to live vicariously through you!

  154. April

    I am so in awe of that beautiful photography! Great work!

  155. Kristina

    Wow, what beautiful photos as always. I wish I could have gone to that workshop! Having been to others you’ve done, I’m sure that one was fantastic!

  156. Tracy

    Photos of beautiful fresh fruit always get me.

  157. Mona

    Looks like heaven!

  158. Kathy M

    Makes me want to take your class! Please come to Seattle!!

  159. Dawn

    Here’s my comment…thanks for sharing about your workshop! It looks fascinating.

  160. Jenna

    I love the fruit plate photo. It looks like a painting; the light is so beautiful!

  161. Laura

    I wish I could take pics like you guys…it’s a real pleasure to see your work

  162. marla {family fresh cooking}

    I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this amazing workshop. Your post well documents a few days spent in a magical place with awesome, inspiring friends. It is so fun getting to know you guys better as time goes on. You are wonderful teachers. You share knowledge with grace, fluidity and honesty (“Look in my eyes Marla!”) The information I left with has no price tag….it is priceless and forever valuable.
    My life changed for the better when I started my blog one year ago. I started shooting with my iPhone and now I am taking photo workshops with the pros. I am looking forward to more fun times together in the future. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge & enthusiasm with us! xxoo

  163. Libbi

    i’m going to have to remember these recommendations. we leave for CO in 2 weeks which includes a wedding in Boulder… how I do love me some sweets and yummy food!

  164. Kaitlin

    Looks like a ton of fun! Great photos!

  165. Renee G

    This looks like a fantastic experience. I wish I could have been there.

  166. farmerpam

    Lovely pics.

  167. Maryanne

    Your workshop sounds like it was a huge hit!

  168. Joanne

    Photos are amazing and inspiring! Working on mine..still a beginner but I’m really lovin’ it!

  169. Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    I agree that Colorado is an amazing state. The food and outdoor scenery looks stunning. I hope that one day you guys will host a photography class in NYC.

  170. Felice

    Wow, great photos of both the food and scenery (interior and exterior).

  171. patti

    Incredible — just loved this post & the yummy “grinds”. Happy 4th!

  172. Sue

    Looks like a great event – wonderful photos!

  173. edina

    Looks like the workshop was a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  174. Lara

    Oh my! These photos are fantastic! My favorite by far is the Mac & cheese. Mmmmmmmmm………

  175. Tori

    Looks like a fantastic time! Thanks, for the giveway, fingers crossed!

  176. jane bauer

    Great shots…Boulder is such a great inspiration for beautiful photography.

  177. cindy

    Your pictures are amazing!

  178. Dana

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  179. Jenn

    beautiful pictures!

  180. AnneMarie

    The event looks so fun! I loved the procuitto wrapped appetizer. I think I want to recreate something similar. Did Kaweah get to enjoy any of the treats?

  181. Cheryl Ross

    Kaweah looked like she loved her surroundings.

  182. Ruth Ann

    Really loved your photos. The conference looks amazing. I wish that I could have gone. Well, there is always next year. Thanks for sharing!

  183. Tammy

    Oh man, talk about good advertising for those businesses! Lovely photos (naturally) and I’m suddenly very interested in heading over to Colorado!

  184. Michelle C

    Thanks for sharing this! Looks like you had so much fun!! 🙂

  185. burkie

    looks like a great workshop! and great pizza, too 🙂

  186. Waverly

    Congratulations on a great conference. The food looks divine!
    PS. My first child was a black labrador – Kaweah is beautiful (labs are basically people in a fur coat).

  187. Sandra

    Truly beautiful photos of both the food and of Boulder. Feels like you can reach in and grab some to taste. Thanks!!!!

  188. Kath

    My goodness, Colorado sounds amazing and all the pictures look so stunning. I definitely have to add Boulder on my “Places to Visit” List 🙂

  189. Dawn (KitchenTravels)

    Looks like an incredible workshop. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful photos, and for the giveaway.

    p.s. – you guys must still have Kaweah on the brain, since it looks like she provided the commentary for “olives and woof fired pizza.” 😉

  190. nora

    the photos look great!

  191. Iris

    Gorgeous photos! I want to visit Boulder now 🙂 Mmmm the garlic fries look goood..

  192. Sondra

    Great pictures. I need to get my camera out and practice more.

  193. B

    Boulder rocks and so does the fig pizza you featured on your website several months ago!

  194. jenna

    The food and pictures look delicious. I am so hungry now.

  195. tiana

    Thanks for creating such an inspiring blog. I love your beautiful tasty creations.

  196. Rebecca

    One of these days I’ll get to one of your photography workshops. It would make me one seriously happy gal.

  197. Susan

    Cute dog picture! It looks like you had plenty of special opportunities to teach and practice your photography skills.

  198. Anne

    Wow, I’m soooo envious! I’d love to do a workshop like this but London (and SF, where I spent holidays) doesn’t have predictable enough weather. Or light, most seasons!

  199. grace

    you guys are awesome. have i mentioned that lately? 🙂

  200. terri

    thanks for sharing with us–looks like it was an amazing experience!

  201. Mariana

    Food looks great, I wish I could of had some 🙂

  202. Mayan

    Oh to have a room with so many windows to let in all that beautiful light!

  203. Amber Barnum

    Wow, everything looks so amazing! Looks like a great bag of items… I would love to win!

  204. erin g

    looks like so much fun!

    Feel free to pick me!

  205. laura

    gorgeousness everywhere. i must get to boulder soon!

  206. bettina

    awww i love kaweah!

  207. Edward

    I am so jealous! It looks like this was a fun workshop!

  208. eula

    Gorgeous photos!

  209. shannon

    Love, love, love The Kitchen! Looks like a beautiful workshop, great photos.

  210. hanna


  211. Cynthia

    Hello from the East coast! What georgeous pixs!
    Love your site – have bookmarked it for good future reads!

  212. eadaoine

    Many years since I was in Boulder. Must go back! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  213. Ashley

    Thanks for sharing your photos from the workshop. I hate that I couldn’t make it. I hope another one will be in the works soon!

  214. Leah

    Looks amazing. Your photography is stunning.

  215. Aleina

    Great pictures…I would like to be entered for giveaway..!

  216. mimi

    What a wonderful giveaway! The workshop looked like a lot of fun. :]

  217. Kristin

    What gorgeous photos & delicious looking food!

  218. Alice

    Gorgeous photos! What a fun giveaway.

  219. Christina B

    Looks like such an amazing experience!!

  220. Celeste

    Fabulous pics! Cool giveaway stuff too 🙂

  221. Barbara

    Beautiful pictures! And great recipes!

  222. Kathleen P

    I’m jealous that you got to meet Kaweah! 🙂 Fantastic pictures…..

  223. bethh

    what a great workshop!!!

  224. Karen

    Thanks for the contest. I would love one of those workshops to come to Michigan!

  225. Jerry Ann

    I realized just by your photos that one huge mistake I make when taking food pictures is using a camera tripod or stand. Thanks! =) Great shots.

  226. Jenni

    The food looks so delicious, now I’m hungry.

  227. rachel ricchio

    i would love those garlic fries. yummm. wish i could have gone to the conference!

  228. Melissa M

    The photos are amazing what a fun workshop!

  229. Christine

    Gorgeous photos!

  230. diana

    Wow! I’d love to attend a workshop like this!!

  231. Cookin' Canuck

    How I wish I could have attended that workshop. If it happens next year, I’m first on the list! I have much to learn.

  232. Leah

    Wow! Looks like a fun time! If you do a traveling show, let us know.

  233. JelliDonut

    Gorgeous photography! I wish I could have attended the workshop. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  234. YDavis

    Looks like a great workshop and looks like everyone had fun!

  235. liz berg

    Incredible photos!!! They’ve inspired me to try harder!!! Thanks~

  236. Cara

    I am NOT showing these pictures to my husband because then he will want to move back to Boulder 🙂

  237. Kendall

    Amaaaaazing photos. Wow.

    I love a giveaway! Though I never know what to say in the comment box. But today is my birthday so yay! 🙂

  238. Esther

    Your pictures look beautiful! That scene is insane, I’ll definitely visit someday.

  239. Tara

    Gorgeous photos. I’ve always wanted to visit Utah – now even more so!

  240. Tran

    Wish I could have attended the workshop since all my food pictures turn out blurry and very amateurish.. You guys always make the food look AMAZING (which it probably is even if the photograph was blurred and yellow-y like mine).

  241. M @ Betty Crapper

    We visited Colorado last October and passed through Boulder on the way to RMNP. What a neat town I can’t wait to revisit. Now I’ll know of great places to eat.

  242. Dragana

    Fantastic seminar you guys! I’m hoping to attend the next one!

  243. Kari

    What beautiful photos. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  244. Moogie

    I need a better camera. But winning this giveaway will help.

  245. Jenny

    Amazing photos!

  246. Sarah

    Beautiful photos and a wonderful opportunity to learn!

  247. Arun

    Wow all those pictures look amazing! I just started trying out photography and I love it though I wish I had the opportunity to take some classes on it.

  248. ydanis

    those cupcakes look divine. Inspired me to bake some with my daughter this weekend for 4th of July!

  249. Jaclyn

    Fantastic adventure. I’m sending htis post to my friend who just moved to Boulder for food tips 🙂

  250. Carina

    Isn’t Helen delightful? And so is this giveaway!

  251. Christine

    Oh my gosh, I am so hungry right now after looking at those food pictures. 🙂 I think all my favorite summer fruits were there!

  252. yourstrulydear

    it looks so lovely!! crossing my fingers to win the goody bag! :]

  253. Krista

    What a beautiful giveaway!! Love that mountain shot – wow!! 🙂

  254. Andrea

    Beautiful photos! Food never looked so good 🙂

  255. Laura B.

    What an amazing adventure!

  256. Shannon

    I wish I could have gone to the workshop! And the food looks delicious, I am jealous.

  257. Courtney

    Everything looks beautiful! Such talented photographers!!

  258. Pat

    I would love to get my hands on those garlic fries.
    They look delicious!

  259. jacquie

    you got to meet and even go hiking w/ Kaweah – lucky you.

    the photos are lovely.

  260. Tina

    Wow… the photos are amazing and the food looks fabulous.

  261. beverlylynn

    I have always wanted to visit CO, but I haven’t made it there yet! Looks like you had a great time, full of great food!

  262. Maria

    So sad I missed the workshop. Glad you had a great time. I hope there will be one next year:)

  263. mark

    Great photos – makes me miss the mountains!

  264. Katherine

    the more i read all these posts about boulder, the more i want to move there. you make it look so amazing!

  265. Alessa

    I could only wish to not be so lazy when it comes to taking photos!

  266. Gastronomer

    Dude! I’ve missed you guys. Welcome back to blogging!

  267. Julie (Bananas for Bourbon)

    I am in awe of the all the mad skills going on! Great pictures!

  268. Sarah

    Great photos! Looks like you had a nice trip.

  269. matt

    wow, fantastic series of photos guys. Each one is a magazine cover in its own right! Looks like a fantastic class guys. Boulder looks incredibly beautiful too!

  270. Michael

    Great photos! One of the reasons I got in to photography was because I was developing a cookbook of my own, and I could NOT afford high quality photography for each dish, and the steps included to make the dishes! These photos show exactly why food photographers deserve the right compensation! Inspriational, all of it!

  271. Megan

    Looks like a great time in Boulder! Thanks for sharing neat pictures!

  272. Bri

    Wow, what an amazing few days! I was inches away from going to the workshop, but chickened out. I’m so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time.

  273. Christina

    Your photos are always amazing.

  274. Christina C

    Pretty pictures! It’s making me hungry!

  275. Bug

    I really wish I was able to go to the workshop, all these photos look amazing, and it looks like everyone had so much fun!

  276. Ms Pink

    This looks fabulous! I’m headed out there this fall so the restaurant info is great too 🙂

  277. Kristen

    Beautiful photos! Boulder looks like a great vacation destination. I’ll have to add it to the list!

  278. Thao

    The pictures look amazing! Gotta say that I’m pretty jealous… 😛

  279. Anne

    Wow, everything looks gorgeous! Such yummy food!!

  280. Kim in Socal

    Always look forward to your blog posts. Lovely photos as always.

  281. Jaclyn

    Great photos!

  282. Susan in Seattle

    Looks like you’re having a great time….being around all that yummy looking food, playing with cameras in Colorado…what a combination. Lucky you!

  283. Cassie,

    Wow, such a treat! The Food! The Photography! The People! And beautiful Colorado!

  284. Jen Yu

    NOT AN ENTRY (sorry to mess up the count): Had to say four things: 1) gorgeous photos 2) we miss you guys 3) thank you and 4) couldn’t tell if that poor waiter just wanted us out after you teased him so much! 😉

  285. Sally

    Absolutely inspiring photos….breathtaking!!!


    OMG – looks like such a great time! And a FABULOUS venue – you guys are all so talented and I hope you’ll do something like this again!

  287. Renee

    Great photos of awesome looking food. I got my engineering degree at CU Boulder and its a great town — the mountains, the university, the great restaurants, the outdoor lifestyle!

  288. Beth @ fatbustermack

    I’m so sad I missed that, it looked like such an awesome workshop, please do it again!

  289. Trolleira

    Such a great workshop, so sad I missed it!

  290. Sue

    Your photos are always amazing..consistently makes me drool. 🙂

  291. Tokyo Terrace

    Looks like a complete blast! I’m so sad that I was so close but JUST missed being able to connect with you in Boulder. We’ll probably make the drive up there this coming week and will definitely have to check out the happy hour deals!

  292. Kimberly

    Looks like the workshop was amazing… I wish I could have made it. I’m glad you enjoyed beautiful Boulder.

  293. deeba

    This is just a million dollar post. WOW … beautifully shared! So alive and vibrant in every frame. Would have loved to attend the event.

  294. sam

    The food, the scenery, the photos – all gorgeous! Looks like a wild success.

  295. nikki

    beautiful photos. i’ve always wanted to visit Colorado.. it looks amazing.

  296. Nichole Nurenberg-Miller

    I love seeing your snaps and hearing your stories from the wonderful weekend that you both shared with my friend, Jen. I am so glad too that you enjoyed your visit to Boulder and to our beautiful Indian Peaks Wilderness — this is a really special place to call home.

  297. Tasha

    Gorgeous photos! I love the light in your shots.

  298. CJ

    Looks like a great learning experience – I hope you’ll do it again next year so I can attend.

  299. Anna

    It sounds like you guys had a fantastic time. I wish I had the extra time/cash to take this class too. Maybe next time. Your pictures look absolutely wonderful!

  300. alexis

    Your great pictures definitely make me miss Colorado.
    Looks like it was a really great event!

  301. MegsP

    Just in time to catch some wildflowers. Colorado is so beautiful this time of year!

  302. RH

    Glad you had such a lovely time.

  303. Hannah V.

    I’m loving the pictures, what a wonderful experience!

  304. Adrienne

    So glad your guys’ event turned out well. And glad Helen finally got to Boulder!

  305. Clermont

    You make me miss Boulder, especially those fries at the Kitchen. So yummy!

  306. Daphne

    Oh wow, those food pictures look great. I was totally craving mac and cheese and now it’s become something of an obsession.

  307. Asha@FSK

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photo lesson session…
    I agree. Boulder is beautiful! There is a wonderful tea house called Boulder Tea House, which has a fantastic menu!

  308. marilyn

    What beautiful pictures, and the food and recommendations are wonderful. Never been to Colorado but it is on our list.

  309. Josh

    Beautiful shots! I’m salivating just looking at them. And the contest items look pretty awesome, too 🙂

  310. Whitney

    What an amazing time! I really wish that I could have attended but maybe next time.

  311. sarah @ syrupandhoney

    Ah, I’m jealous of all that natural light too. Wish I could have been there; I have a lot to learn! On a side note, though, I’m finding your photography tutorials really helpful.

  312. sara

    Great giveaway, and gorgeous photos! 🙂

  313. Karen

    Looks like you had a great time!

  314. wren

    Being raised in the mountains I have to say, nothing stimulates the appetite like clean cold air, wide sky, and fast moving wind. What beautiful photographs, thanks you!

  315. Ben

    Great pics.

  316. alix

    It looks like so much fun! and the natural light in the workshop rooms and in Jen’s house is GORGEOUS!

  317. gfpumpkins

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and pictures. They are amazing!

  318. Karen

    Looks AMAZING!!! It’s fun to see the different perspectives of the same shot between the different blogs–the peas and greens that you shot paired with the pic of you taking the shot on Jen’s.

  319. Denise@There's a Newf in My Soup!

    Looks like an amazing time, learning from the pros! Wish we could have been there!

  320. Emily R

    All your gorgeous pictures make me wish I had a better camera/actual photography talent =)

  321. Hope

    What happened to all the beautiful food you photographed? Did you guys get to chow down after each shoot?

  322. Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle

    With some irony the kids from CA have visited and provided recommendations for Boulder which is 30 minutes away! Sorry I missed you this go around; looks like a wonderful fun and rewarding event for all; thanks for sharing.

  323. Hélène

    I would die to do a workshop like this one. Maybe someday. Thanks for sharing with us. Amazing pics 🙂

  324. Adi

    Thank you for the giveaway! I have lived in Boulder, it is a beautiful, beautiful city.

  325. bunkycooks

    I am ready to pack my bags and move to Boulder after seeing this post! Your photos are just gorgeous and this looks like a wonderful event. I really will have to make a trip back out there sometime soon. It is truly beautiful.

  326. adrienne

    Oh, I love Boulder! These photos convinced me to put it at the top of my “next vacation” list.

  327. Sandy

    Beautiful photos!

  328. Kathleen

    Great photos! Pleasure meeting you and taking food photos at Zov’s in Tustin, California. Hope to see both of you again soon.

  329. Penny

    Fab photos! Boulder is an amazing place, I always thought I’d move there when I’m old enough to retire.

  330. carole

    just found your blog and it’s now on my feeder. Love your shots.

  331. Tricia

    My favorite town in Colorado is Aurora.

  332. Kitty

    That looks like a fun workshop. If only Boulder wasn’t in… Colorado.

  333. Ladywild

    Looks like an awesome experience.

  334. Lindamirth

    Wow, thanks for sharing! Looks like everyone had a fabulous time!!

  335. Richard

    I love the photo of the cherries in the martini glass!

  336. Christina Rodriguez

    You’re photos are amazing and now I want to go visit Boulder CO! lol it looks like a wonderful town that hopefully I’ll get to visit (and I’ll know what restaurants are good also).

    I just so happened to stumble upon your blog today, I was looking for a recipe for homemade ketchup so the glorious web linked me to your post from 2009 lol. I’ll definitely continue to follow your blog, I think you’re a wonderful writer and photographer (from what I can see from this post). I’m new to the “foodie” scene so I’ve been trying my nack at taking photos of my food as I create random things, check it out! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  337. Carolyn Binder

    I desperately want to take one of your photography and food design workshops. Do you have a mailing list for your classes?



  338. jo

    the photos look amazing!!

  339. Kasie

    Amazing photos. I’m just starting to play around with the settings on my camera, but I’ve got a lot to learn.

  340. Allison

    sounds like a great time!

  341. merry jennifer

    Oh, please, please, please come to Florida sometime! I’d love attending one of your workshops. In fact, if you ever want to coordinate something in Florida, I’ll volunteer to help!

  342. Leah

    Looks like such an amazing time! I hope this workshop will be the first of many, so I may have an opportunity to join some day!

  343. Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon

    I’ve got a serious case of workshop envy. Looks like it was a great experience.

  344. carmen

    Looks like you had a blast -gorgeous pics!!

  345. Lisa

    Wow, all the food looks fabulous.

  346. TheKitchenWitch

    Aieee! It’s the Hitler/Cop from the Village People waiter! Other than his crazy-eyed mug, those pictures are stunning!

    I so enjoyed the workshop and your company! You taught me some very handy skills and made me laugh so hard.

    If you haven’t already, hop on over to Jen’s blog and check out the picture of Diane, Annie, and The Boobs that Ate Boulder. Awesome.

  347. Helen

    Really fantastic photos.

  348. pam

    Gorgeous photos! I feel like I was there…no make that…I really wish I had been there!

  349. Jessica @ How Sweet

    The photos are so gorgeous! It looks like Boulder is incredibly beautiful!

  350. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Hey guys! Thanks for sharing your Boulder trip with us. My hubbies been to Boulder and keeps telling me, “we must go”, and now that I see your pics – I MUST GO!!!

    Thanks for the chance at entering this giveaway! Hugs from your friend in RI.

  351. Dee

    I don’t know what I would want more, the pictures of the food, or the food!

  352. Nate @ House of Annie

    Beautiful pictures! I’m so envious of all that natural light! How I wish I could spend a couple of days just working on my sucky food photography in a place like that.

  353. amy

    Thank you for sharing this. All your photos are amazing. The food looks delicious!

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