Sunday, November 23, 2014

They're Going Like Hotcakes!

I was so excited to wake up this morning. I read quite a bit in my new book, Plate to Pixel, last night and wanted to start implementing what I had learned.

I'm lucky to have a mom that is tolerant of my random wishes. I asked if she could make me pancakes this morning so I could photograph them, she gladly obliged. Funny fact; I don't even like pancakes! Lucky for me though, my husband does :)

I set up in the dining room so I could try my hand at using natural light for today's breakfast set up. I didn't have a reflector and now that I think about it, I should have grabbed some tin foil but was too excited and in a hurry. One thing I learned right off the bat is that you need LOTS of patience. I was running around grabbing butter, silverware, a plate, new cute little pitcher (a St. Vincent find) and my placemat (another St. Vincent find). I was ROASTING before I even started shooting!!

It seems like all the glass pieces I have are either etched or pressed :)
I'm in love with the pattern on this placemat and the stitching is amazing!
 Next time, I'm going to make sure I keep my pancakes hot enough so the butter melts! Just another thing to add to my learning list :)

I wasn't sure if I wanted to even attempt a pour shot, but I figured I needed to push myself outside my comfort zone and just try; otherwise, I'll never learn! I'm so glad I did and my husband did a great job pouring :)


I'm loving how the final shots turned out and I learned a great deal from this mini-shoot. Next time, I'm going to be more prepared before I even start the food. One thing the book talks about is thinking about the whole layout of your shoot and what you want to convey. To me, when a person sees all of your images or even just ONE image, their mouth should be watering.

I hope I accomplished that with these photos! I'd love to hear what you think :) Head to the comments and again, if you have any tips or tricks, I'd LOVE to hear them!!

Until next time.

Much love,



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jennifer!!! I'm hoping I can keep showing improvement each time :) xo

  2. The shots look AMAZING!!! Clearly you are learning something from your book. My favorite shot is the syrup being poured. Great job for going out of your comfort zone!!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm glad you liked it! I was worried it wasn't going to turn out but I got the shot on the first try :) Excited to shoot even more now!

  3. Awesome shots!! Nice job on the pouring shot!! I haven't attempted that yet, LOL, but you're definitely inspiring me! :) These look really yummy, so I think you accomplished your mission in making my mouth water!

    1. Thanks Vicky! The best part about reading that book is that it's making me want to use my camera every day :) Glad I accomplished my goal ;) xo