Kyani

One of my favorites subjects in styling for photo shoots is working with fresh fruits and vegetables. Hand selecting them is part of the fun…they are so naturally beautiful! Starting with a blank canvas then creating a still life is way cool. These represent many of the delicious ingredients found in liquid supplements for Kyani

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Say Cheese!

Say Cheese! Working on the United Dairyman commercial for cheese took days. I started out with 4, 12 x 14 x 8 “ blocks of a variety of cheeses. Each block had a catchy quote front AND back…(you rock Drake -Cooper).  Carving with an exacto knife for hours for two to three days, I rotated […]

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Strawberry Yogurt Bites

This yogurt covered strawberry was for the front of a package to convey the flavor combination of strawberry and yogurt flavored bites. After selecting a great strawberry, it is mounted on a fork, which has been mounted into a clamp. Once the photographer had the lighting figured out, I tested how the yogurt ‘drip’ was […]

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ZINC!

Our favorite places to eat breakfast in Laguna Beach. Its one of those places that’s tucked away, casual, the food is always consistent, and the best indicator of a great place…it’s where the locals go. Our getaways are not complete without a serving of oatmeal with fresh strawberries with orange zest, dried cherry nut topping, […]

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Beehive Cakes

Here is a good example of a photo set up: These Beehive cakes were one of many recipes for the Honey Board. Recipes are often submitted by chefs, or other professionals and the winning recipes are selected to be photographed for website and other publications. Setting up: *We had a painted mural in the background […]

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Of Pies and Men

This past August in the cool, quiet mornings, I picked buckets full of blackberries. My freezer is full of theses deep purple bumpy orbs ready for the cold months ahead to put in smoothies, and especially pies. We recently had a triple birthday celebration for my oldest son, 39, youngest son, 19, and newest grandson (10 days old). […]

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Confessions of a Donna Hay Wanna Be

I confess I’m a bit of a Donna Hay wanna be. Donna Hay is the Australian version of Martha Stewart…but so much better! She’s a Food Stylist gone wild with talent, creativity and culinary skill. I have spent the last 25 years working as a Food Stylist and this is the one magazine that makes me giddy […]

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Spud Sculpting

I am really fortunate that I get to play with my food, even as an adult. The even better part of playing with my food is that I get paid to do it.  Being a food stylist in Idaho gives me ample opportunity to sculpt many a bowl of mashed potatoes. Once in a while […]

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Soiree S’more

So I’m killing time in the San Francisco airport, and just like a cartoon character getting a whiff of something delicious, the alluring aroma literally lifts the character up and begins pulling them toward fresh baked bread, or a fresh baked pie cooling on a windowsill. Picture me doing this for chocolate. I found myself […]

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“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”

  Photography by Matt McKain I contributed to a whimsical baby shower for Danielle McKain, the daughter of Matt and Kim McKain. The theme was built around Dr Suess, and we had oodles of fun dreaming up the menu and décor. “Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!” With Kim and Danielle both […]

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