Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Making Olives for Dinner







































This is us, doing what we do almost every week: I make vegan food and style it, jeffwyso photographs it and then it goes up on this blog. It's a wonderful partnership, allowing both of us to contribute to the blog in our own independent way, creating an end product that showcases our respective passions for food and photography. Sharing it with those kind enough to visit this space is an added bonus, and we are always thrilled to see our efforts pay off with enthusiastic readership, additional exposure and generous comments. 

Since we rarely show our faces around here, we thought it would be a fun and different idea to shoot us, well ... doing a shoot. Typical food shoots usually only happen on the weekends, which gives me a few days to dream up delicious ideas during the week and perfect them as much as I can in my head before executing them. Once plating is done, jeffwyso sets up the lighting and spends anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour producing a number of gorgeous shots, which I then sift through and choose from to place into a blog post. 

Transforming concepts into content has turned out to be a fantastic way to spend time together, connect in a creative way and challenge ourselves week after week. If you are reading this, thanks for visiting, and we hope that you like what you see. 



23 comments:

  1. Wow! This is very inspiring seeing you two connect and spend time together as you bring together this amazing blog! Love it!

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  2. aww I LOVE THIS POST! it's so great that the two of you get to spend time together working on a continuing project. you are adorable together and i LOVED all the pictures! i feel like i know you better now ;)

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  3. Thanks Caitlin -- I'm glad you like it! Our teamwork is such a big part of the blog, I just had to post about it. : )

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  4. nice to meet you guys! your creations are consistently beautiful and innovative, thank you for this blog! -rhonna

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  5. i love your blog!!! i find your recipes and cooking style so creative and they always inspire me to step out of my comfort zone in my own vegan kitchen!! the photography is always amazing... love this post and seeing how the two of you come together to make such amazing food come to life!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tiffany, so glad to hear that!

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  6. ahhh behind the scenes this is so cool! and i love the kitty shot, but who took these photos? :-P I can't believe how long it takes to shoot the photos! i'm lucky i don't gobble up my food after a snap a couple photos

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    1. Thank you! My husband set up a tripod and then we both tried to squeeze into the frame. He is quite the perfectionist, so doesn't stop until he gets shots he is really happy with!

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  7. It's good to see you two! I LOVE your recipes and photos, and I pin a lot of them to my Pinterest boards. They're so inspiring, and I hope to one day COOK something! :) Thanks for all you do on this blog.

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  8. i love this post too.. you 2 look so sweet together:) great going with the perfect syling nd photography team!! xoxo

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  9. What a great team you two are! Love your blog - everything looks delicious!

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  10. I love this post. It is nice to see you guys collaborating and having so much fun doing it! Your blog is one of my favorites. I just turned a friend on to it who has just started a month long vegan challenge that just might stick after he sees all of your gorgeous and delicious food!

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  11. Love your blog...your vegan recipes are outlandishly creative, innovative and they fill me with inspiration! Thank you thank you thank you!!

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  12. Woohoo! Please don't ever stop! Was just telling someone about your great blog yesterday!

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