Video- Behind the Scenes Shoot at Our Studio with KitchenAid

by on May 23, 2013

Want to know what goes on behind the scenes of one of our food photography shoots in our studio? Well finally, here it is! So many of you have asked for a video and sneak peak into all the scenes that happens on our shoots. Because we’re always so busy in the kitchen and behind the camera, it’s so hard to execute the video filming process. Why? because we want to be the ones filming the video part. We’re just crazy multi-taskers that way!

But we finally decided to figure out all the details and work it out for our latest shoot with KitchenAid for their new recipes on their brand new blog. Have you seen it? It’s gorgeous and full of incredible recipes by wonderful food bloggers in the community. You must check out KitchenAid’s new blog called the Kitchenthusiast at

When KitchenAid contacted us to photograph 40 lead photo’s for their new series of Challenge Recipes, we were thrilled at the chance to be photographing all these blogger recipes. What these series of recipes entail are culinary challenges that encourage cooks to take on a technique or recipe to inspire you to get into the kitchen and make something amazing. Each recipe challenge is executed beautifully by a blogger and what you’ll see are their informative step-by-step instructions, as well as a final recipe to help you take your skills to the next level.

Our job on this first day of shooting was to photograph, food-style and prop-style sixteen of those recipes. Whew. And then we shot them all on white sweeps. Double Whew. Then we wanted to document the day so we had two more cameras for shooting video clips of the behind the scenes. Triple Whew.

Finally, we had a fabulous wrap party at our house where we grilled up some bbq and made plenty of cocktails. Yes, yes and yes.

It was a wonderful day and the amazing team made it all possible. Thanks to Rachel and David from Digitas who flew in from New York City and Chicago for the shoot. Their creative guidance and direction was so helpful. And thanks to our rock-star studio team of Nancy from A Communal Table, Jennie from Devour The World and Alex from Alex T Cooks for assisting in the kitchen and washing a ton of dishes!

Hope you enjoy the video and welcome to our studio….. and the big mess! We’re keeping it real for you all to see!


diane and todd


{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today May 23, 2013 at 2:41 am

I all your wqooden boards, I want them all :)


2 Lindsay May 23, 2013 at 4:24 am

I love seeing you guys work!
Question: what setup do you use to tether to the ipad?


3 White on Rice Couple May 23, 2013 at 7:42 am

Lindsay- we actually don’t tether to the ipad. We just use it as a secondary screen if we need to place it in the kitchen for the kitchen team or client meeting room for easier view. We use Air Display to transmit the images via wi-fi


4 Kalyn May 23, 2013 at 6:55 am

I am having serious equipment envy.


5 Kristen May 23, 2013 at 9:04 am

Same here!


6 thyme (Sarah) May 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

Me three!!


7 Megan {Country Cleaver} May 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

If you find someone hiding out in your prop closet… I isn’t me. :)


8 Amanda May 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

Looks like such a fun day at the “office!” Love seeing what goes on behind the scenes.


9 Liz@HoosierHomemade May 23, 2013 at 7:34 am

You guys just simply make me smile! You are awesome!!


10 JulieD May 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

No words except <3!! :)


11 Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse May 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

This was so cool! I love your studio >< So bright, full of so many props and AMAZING lighting. And you two look just so lovely and happy together


12 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom May 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

What a great peek into your world. . Wow, what a fabulous studio. . absolutely love it! and love the video!!


13 Nancy@acommunaltable May 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

That was such a fun, fun day and the spring rolls?? AMAZING!! Can’t wait to show my family this!! And BTW… you guys are truly rock stars!!


14 Nick (Macheesmo) May 23, 2013 at 8:07 am

You guys are amazing. Stunning stuff.


15 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste May 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

This is so incredibly wonderful! What an insanely talented group!


16 Emma Galloway May 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

Wow, what a set up!!!


17 Bunkycooks May 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

Your studio is amazing! SO happy for all of your successes. :-) I am sorry to have missed you this year at FBF, but will definitely plan to make it to the next one. Please let us know if you are ever in Hotlanta. We’d love to see you both!! xo


18 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

This is soooo COOL! Thank you so much for sharing the behind the scenes with us, guys! You rock!


19 Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas May 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

Lovely video, as always! Love the sneak peek of the creative process. And that tripod is so cool…never seen one like it!!


20 Jasmin Fine May 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

This is wonderful! I hope to be able to meet the White on Rice couple in the near future. Rachel was so cute as usual! It’s exciting to see all of our recipes being posted on the wall as well. Absolute talent!


21 Kathy May 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

Sounds like a BIG contract!! Congrats!!!


22 Alicia @ Alicia Carlson Photography May 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

Love, love, LOVE! (Todd, that’s the most ridiculous – and by that I mean awesome – tripod I’ve ever seen.)


23 Emily May 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Holy props, Batman! No, seriously. Prop envy here as well.


24 Abby May 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

wow! this is absolutely incredible… you two are just so, so talented! always such gorgeous photographs.


25 Denisse @ Le Petit Chef May 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Wow! Thanks for making this video, guys! I loved seeing how your gorgeous photos come together behind the scenes. And I am seriously impressed with your prop collection!!!


26 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Loved this behind the scenes look! Great job with the photos – the KitchenAid blog is off to a good start :)


27 Trevor Sis. Boom May 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

This made me homesick.


28 Deborah @ Delicious Happens May 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Love the behind the scenes sneak-peak. Love love love all of your props! You guys are amazing!! Great job for KitchenAid!!


29 Fern @ To Food with Love May 24, 2013 at 5:47 am

Great video and photography! Loved it!


30 Dani G. May 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Wow, totally fascinating! It looks very high-tech and complicated. Are those props yours? All of those? Envy!


31 Yvette May 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm

You guys are just so darn talented. Love it ALL!


32 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for letting us peek into your world, and I’m loving KitchenAid’s new blog!!


33 Chris Gregory May 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I’m an industrial designer at KitchenAid, and I’m jealous – it looks like you guys have all the fun! Great photos, they look amazing!


34 jehanne@thecookingdoctor June 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I have watched your video 3 times on repeat, and each time I see that cupboard with chock full of pros, it brings so much excitement! Really love how you set up the studio, and I need to learn from you on how to get a big display of the image? I am shooting for my book but i really dont have the technical expertise :-(..and the images are not sharp enough when blown up!


35 RenanFelipe August 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Oh man, this is so incredible! This is – probably – my favourite video ever.

Can you tell me what tripod are you using? Is so amazing! I want one!

Great video and photography, i loved it!


36 White on Rice Couple August 12, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Thanks so much. The camera stand is made by Foba. This is their 8′ stand.


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