Food Photography Basics

Some of you may know that I have a solid photography background and worked as a freelance photographer for several years after attending the School of Visual Arts. It has come to my attention that there are other small food business owners who could benefit from some pointers on food photography basics. So I'd love to open up this blog to inquiries about photography. Are there any questions you have about photography in general or specific areas you would like tips for improvement?

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The Market at Gather

Every Wednesday afternoon, Gather is going to be hosting a small farmers market and pop up in the parking lot of the Gather Studios in Downtown Cary.

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Addictively Snappy Graham Cracker Recipe

Honestly, I'm trying to figure out why I have never made graham crackers before. They gracefully walk the fine line between cookie and cracker, both of which I love. These have a satisfying snap -almost like a gingersnap- that is a pleasant treat.

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Collaboration is Energy

I had a super fun day with Michelle working on the first installment of monthly recipes for the Gather site.

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The Apex Farmers Market is Growing!

I know some of you come directly to my booth when you get to the market so you have something delicious for breakfast and lunch as you shop and I wanted to make sure to let you know of the slight location change. See you tomorrow morning! Bring your dogs!

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Wedding Desserts Can Be More Than Wedding Cake

These Black and White cookies were perfect for a wedding dessert table at the Cannon Room in Raleigh, NC. The cookies and pastries I made for this styled shoot were inspired by the decorative geometric elements of the embellished architectural components at the venue and contrasting color scheme of the event.

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Adding Recipe Writer & Contributor to my Repertoire

Fun update: I’m going to be a contributor to the Gather blog! I’m developing and writing baking recipes that will post once per month. Michelle is going to style and photograph them so the column will be full of top notch eye candy that you can totally make at home.

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Christmas in July is a Thing

As my contribution to the event, I made a bread pudding with croissants and it was amazing. Those slices sold out faster than I could say Croissant Bread Pudding.

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A Rainy Day Doesn't Keep Apex Away

I hope your day was brightened by our flavorful treats and that you have a great rest of your weekend! Cheers!

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Let's Talk About Marketing for Small Business

Marketing really is about building relationships, trust, and loyalty with people in your community. So if you see someone doing something interesting, reach out. You never know how you could help each other create something amazing. Maybe not today, tomorrow, or next week. But being open to possibilities and making connections seem to be the only rules of the game.

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