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Apple Muffins for a Road Trip

Homemade apple pie did not happen again this year. We went apple picking, and I had the best intensions of making apple pie from scratch… Annyyywwayyyyy…

With a short road trip quickly approaching and still having apples all over my kitchen, I decided apple muffins would be the perfect snack to take in the car. I’ve slowly been whipping up recipes from Béatrice Peltre’s cookbook, “La Tartine Gourmande“, and chose to make her millet, oat, and apple muffin recipe. And naturally, I just had to photograph them!

La Tartine Gourmande Millet Oat Apple Muffins

Millet Oat Apple Muffins

More posts are coming soon – I’m still sorting through and editing photos from our road trip up to Canadian wine country!

Chocolate Fallen Cakes

I recently spent a day at Boston Common Coffee Company, styling and photographing chocolate fallen cakes for a wholesale company, PR Specialty Provisions. With multiple cakes to photograph, and a huge spread of ingredients to illustrate how chefs can create different flavors, I was left with the tools to paint a blank canvas.

I faced two challenges – first, the plain cakes look a bit boring when they’re sitting all by their lonesome selves on a plate. My mission was to make the cakes look as amazing as they taste, so styling them well was essential. I needed to illustrate that the cakes can be filled with a chocolate or caramel sauce, or even ice cream. Knowing sauces do not translate well in a photo, I broke up the pool of chocolate sauce with pomegranate seeds and raspberries. They add beautiful color and texture to the image.

 chocolate fallen cake

 The shoot continued at my home, and I have to give a big thank you to my “lil’ sis”, Maliha, for helping me! From carrying plates to holding the background, it was nice to have a second pair of hands around! We had a fantastic time hanging out, listening to music, and being creative together.

chocolate fallen cake

 

chocolate fallen cake stock image

Above: An image we created just for fun!

 

 

Macaron Sweeterie – French Macarons in Lexington, MA

It’s been awhile since my last post! I’ve been incredibly busy assisting photographers on weddings, photographing chocolate fallen cakes, and working on images for Macaron Sweeterie in Lexington, MA. Small, colorful, and flavorful, macarons are so much fun to work with. They can be placed on any sort of plate, board, or fabric and look amazing. The most challenging part of this photo shoot was deciding what props to use! (So many fun choices! What a great dilemma to have!)

Macaron Sweeterie

 If you are anywhere near Lexington, MA, please stop by and say hi to Sella at Macaron Sweeterie. Her shop has the best selection of French macarons in the area, offering over a dozen flavors. They’re delicious – trust me! I photographed the macarons for a new subscription club service Sella is starting soon. She’ll be offering 6, 12, and 24 count boxes in 3, 6, 9, or 12 month subscriptions.

Macaron Sweeterie

An image for the 12 count, 9-month subscription option.

Macarons also make great gifts. While meeting with Sella, a couple stopped in to inquire about ordering macarons as favors for their wedding guests. How fun!

Macaron Sweeterie

Speaking of weddings, I’ll have another post soon about a few weddings I recently assisted on. (Thanks Maureen Cotton and Kerri Nelson of 1026 Photography for asking me to assist them!) I’ll also have some delicious images of chocolate fallen cakes soon.