+/- March 2017

I almost forgot to write this post! March was such a jam-packed month.

+ The fifth Lady Project Summit happened this month and between that, planning the VIP gifting suite the night before the summit, and The Lady Project Blog, I feel like that was all I thought of all of March. If you don't know I am the editor of the LP Blog and we had a month filled with content. The gifting suite was successful and everyone had an amazing time. I also moderated the blogger panel and hosted a workshop with Easy Entertaining owner Katie Roberts called Food As Art.

+ I’ve been working on expanding The Insta Edit even further. I’m really excited to see that venture grow. Our next workshop is April 23rd and we would love to have you there.

+ I didn’t get sick! I feel like every month I am talking about how I’m sick. Shoutout to my immune system for not playing myself this March.

+ I got invited to a really fun event at Tom’s Bao Bao with InDowncity. We got to try out potential flavors and then watched them make the baos. I really hope they add the steak and cheese ones to the menu. 

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Four Tips For Pinterest-Worthy Food Photos

Pinterest. This site can either inspire you or depress you. Right now it's making me want to give it all up and start over as a food photographer. Now I know that is not a real option for me because as much as I like to cook, the final result isn't very attractive. That doesn't stop me from drooling over food photos on Pinterest, not only because I'm always hungry but because I wish I took those photos! Here are four tips to become a Pinterest-worthy food photographer.

1. Natural Light

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Flash photography does not work with food (unless you're a pro who can mimic natural light). It's just a fact. Find a window. Set up a shooting station wherever you have the most natural light. It puts the food in its best light ;) Moving on...

2. Shoot From Above

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Most food photography you will see shot from above. You get to see everything without any weird shadows. So don't be afraid to stand up (or climb on a chair) to get the best shot, even if you're at a restaurant. Ignore the stares...

3. Shoot On A Dark Background

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I don't know what it is but food shot on a dark background just looks better. Be it a wooden, rustic table or some metal slab, it doesn't matter. Just find something dark and it makes the food pop (ugh, I can't believe I just said 'pop').

4. Make A Mess

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The blog What Katie Ate is a master of the messy food shot but it is so freaking beautiful. Maybe it says "Hey, I'm not perfect. You can make food this beautiful too." but in reality, your food won't be as lovely but you probably will make a fantastic mess.

If you look thoughout these photos, you'll see a combination of all these tips. I linked all the Pinterest pages which will have recipes for you in case you want to play chef/ food photographer. I will probably make none of these recipes and instead order some Dominos. Delivery can be pretty too!

Photo Story // Intimate Moments

Boudoir photography is such an intimate, private moment that you have to find the right photographer to take those photos for you. Even better is having a stylist pull the right pieces for the occasion. I'm glad that I get to share these photos I've taken of Laura with styling by Olivia Rodrigues.

+/- February 2017

+ I went to my ninth season of New York Fashion Week. I am always grateful for the opportunity to go shows. I think I am going to vlog September's fashion week. Check out my NYFW recaps here and here.

- The weather this fashion was atrocious. Between a snow storm and freezing rain and winds, I got sick. As usual.

+ I got nominated for best photographer in The Providence Journal's Readers' Choice Awards! You can vote for me here!

+ Patsy and I had our second The Insta Edit workshop. We also announced that stock photos will be available for purchase through our site!

+ I've done more branding photo shoots for female business owners. They are becoming some of my favorite to shoot.

+/- Back to weather (I'm becoming one of those people who talks about the weather constantly). I don't know how one month could go from 70 degrees on one day and a blizzard the next. And they say global warming isn't real...

+ I've been brainstorming future projects and ventures. I'm excited to show what is coming up next!

Photo Story // Just Flow With Me

I love shooting in Rachel's neighborhood of Soho. I also love when we can catch an empty street.

White dress is from Stone Cold Fox. Pink dress is from For Love And Lemons.