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 www.KitchenAid.com/blog

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!

hugs,

diane and todd

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“Black Magic Cake” with Butterscotch & Cream Cheese Frosting

by White on Rice Couple May 20, 2013
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Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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by White on Rice Couple May 13, 2013
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We did it. We made it. And haven’t killed each other over which recipes were going to make the cut. Though we both have less hair than when we first announced last year, we did figure out how to make our small kitchen more efficient and whose turn it was to use the big burner. […]

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Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls

by White on Rice Couple May 8, 2013
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The Best Dog Biscuits EVER – According to Sierra

by White on Rice Couple April 25, 2013
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In the kitchen with Wolfgang Puck and Alain Ducasse

by White on Rice Couple March 20, 2013
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It’s been a while since this incredible evening happened, but thanks to a few nudges from you guys, we reached back into our archives for the images. What would we do without you amazing people? You keep us in check and encourage us to post regularly. Thank you for that. You see, we were asked […]

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Really Good Soft & Chewy Granola Cookies

by White on Rice Couple March 18, 2013
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  Can’t say much more than the title. There are good cookies and there are “really” good cookies, so good that you’ll allow yourself to half a dozen in one sitting. The type of cookies that allow yourself to indulge in eating pleasures without any post-guilt feelings are worth having in your recipe box. And […]

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Blood Orange Margarita with Bitters

by White on Rice Couple March 15, 2013
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Just as Diane has her prop collecting obsession, I have my own vice. Well, more like a double vice since most toss drinking into that classification. I am mildly bedeviled by making cocktails. There is something exquisitely alluring in what has become a combination of ritual and swagger. A little James Bond, a dash of […]

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Being a Collector. Curator.

by White on Rice Couple March 11, 2013
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As I was re-organizing my prop room this weekend after what looked like a tornado hit it, I couldn’t help but to wonder, “Was I a hoarder or a collector?” Though I always manage to organize my precious junk in color coordinated shelves and boxes, it would be hard for me to explain my well […]

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Chocolate Magic Custard Cake- a second obsession.

by White on Rice Couple March 8, 2013
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Two days ago, I shared with you how completely obsessed I was with this Magic Custard Cake recipe. If you read about my infatuation for this magical three layer cake, you’ll understand why I’m totally enamored with it. The silky custard interior had me smitten and I went as far as to eat two pieces […]

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Magic Custard Cake

by White on Rice Couple March 6, 2013
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Update! A Chocolate version of this magic custard cake. Get the Chocolate Magic Custard Cake Recipe Here When I saw a magic custard cake recipe on Pinterest two weeks ago, I was floored. I mean, it left me in a state of delicious shock that something so simple could create an incredible piece of dessert. […]

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce & Lime

by White on Rice Couple March 4, 2013
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I affectionately stock my pantry with simple ingredients that, even in the smallest amounts, bring magic to my dishes. It’s those surprise “ah-ha” moments after a bite that gives me the craving to make each morsel more memorable. Fish sauce is one of my magic ingredients that I love adding to liven up the flavor […]

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A Lesson in Girl Scout Cookies

by White on Rice Couple February 25, 2013
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It’s in the air, all over the neighborhood and in front of grocery stores. Tis’ the season of Girl Scout cookies and this year, I swore that I’d only give in to buying one box, or two at the most. Over the last few years, there was a bright neon flashing sign on  my forehead […]

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Roasted “Frosted” Cauliflower with Cheese

by White on Rice Couple February 20, 2013
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Over sixteen years ago, this was one of the very first cookbooks that we dived into for vegetable inspired recipes. And it way back then that we came across this recipe for frosted cauliflower that we make on a regular basis. This recipe is like a part of our family now. Is it odd to […]

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Pan-Roasted Salmon w/Orange Vinaigrette & Workshop Updates

by White on Rice Couple February 18, 2013
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It’s been a crazy busy 2013 and we’re trying to keep up with our goals and list. So far, so good! Finally, after so many requests, we have our updated food photography/styling workshop information in one place. And better yet, we finally set up a mailing list for all updates regarding all our workshops, updates […]

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The Homemade “Hot-Mess” Grilled Cheese- An Anniversary Lunch

by White on Rice Couple February 13, 2013
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This is what happens when you’ve shared your life together with someone for 17 years, The Homemade Hot Mess Grilled Cheese. Inspired from this Jack-in-the-Box commercial and our grilled cheese shoot with LA Brea Bakery a few weeks ago.  It’s this week, 17 years ago that we had our first conversations about food, gardening and […]

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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark – although it was almost Raspberry Cream Chocolates

by White on Rice Couple February 11, 2013
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I suck. At least I did this weekend. Just when I thought I had my dessert mojo going… splunk. I was on a chocolate raspberry kick. The chocolate mousse was delicious – which for some reason I’ve recently been saying “delicious” with a Smeagol-like enthusiasm. I had spied a raspberry cream chocolate candy recipe in […]

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Dark Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Puree

by White on Rice Couple February 9, 2013
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