Once a year, right when the Autumn air arrives and as the days become shorter, we make a trek to our favorite apple picking grounds in Solvang, California. We arrived late this year to find the orchards dotted with fallen fruit. But the fruit that still clung to their branches were sweet, crispy and […]
” A man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore .” – Andre Gide Finding courage can be difficult sometimes, but when we do, it’s always the starting point to something wonderful and gratifying. Find your courage through amazing people that inspire you, that support and […]
I watch you from afar The silent discomfort you display in your stance The unsteadiness of your psyche only visible to those who know. Your mask is always firmly in place The puppet you control, willing and able The character you play, award-worthy and true. I see the swiftness of your wit, The tenaciousness of […]
Two weeks ago while filming Shauna and Danny’s Gluten Free Girl and the Chef’s Cookbook promo, we were able to squeeze in some quick visits to some other favorite Seattle friends. Being able to work on a project with Shauna, Danny and Lucy was a treat in itself, but to see Matt from WrightFood and […]
While in NYC a few weeks ago for a shoot and good food, our friend Jaden took us to times square for our first visit. And it was a memorable one with a gazillion people, energy, excitement, lights and more activity than we could catch.
As soon as we booked our tickets to New York City for a work shoot at The French Culinary Institute, we knew Momofuku Ssam Bar was on our hit list of “must eats”. This is how we run our business affairs: secure the contract, book the clients, think about where to eat in the city […]
It was a quick, intensive and deeply gratifying trip to Boulder, Colorado last week. Our super star friend Jen Yu of Use Real Butter organized a food photography workshop and we were invited to teach, along with another rock-star blogging friend, Helen from Tartelette.
We just shot another feature for our Portrait of a Gourmand series! We’re featuring of Chef Hasty Torres of Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills. While shooting some stock photos of her amazing chocolates, we decided to take her outside her chocolate factory for an impromptu photo shoot. She’s so photogenic! The new feature will show […]
Todd, setting up for a fun workshop in Los Angeles. Our next food photography workshop will be in Colorado on June 28-29, 2010 with rock starts Jen of Use Real Butter and Helen of Tartelette !! Jen is hosting this exciting workshop in her beautiful town of Boulder, Colorado. Can you imagine how gorgeous Boulder is going to […]
It was a gorgeous late afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park where we met with Martin from I Love Blue Sea. We photographed him for a feature on our photography series, Portrait of Gourmand. Todd setting Martin up for the next shot. Martin is so tall.
Portrait of a Gourmand – A gourmand is simply, someone who takes pleasure in food and eating. This is a continuing photographic series of gourmands, from all walks of life. There are many gourmands that inspire us in profound ways that make us experience and think about food differently. These portraits essays and interviews share […]
Some mornings we wake up to things which just make us laugh. Usually it’s do to something which our little white monster has done, and this morning was no exception. Looks like some poor dragon met its match. “I don’t know what they are talking about!”
One of the best parts of photographing a restaurant is a few hours before opening. It’s the calm and quiet before the storm of service. We love these moments when we can take our time to wander, capture and watch the staff tend to their pre-opening tasks. Best of all, we have the whole restaurant […]
One of the most emotional moments I had during my social media retreat at Rancho La Puerta spa was watching little children playing happily in a make shift play ground along the Tecate, Mexico river. The old swing-sets were rusted, but still working. The old car tires that were floating in the river of trash, […]
Walking through the garden grounds of Rancho La Puerta Spa and Resort is a stroll back in time. The raw simplicity, native vegetation and beauty of the regions natural species are abundant throughout the property. Even though non-native plants can be found popping up in different planters and hillsides, the majority of the gardens maintain […]