My only photography training was an elective in college which sent me into the darkroom for hours on end. I feel like I’ve improved a lot since then through practice—owing almost completely to this blog.
But it felt like the time was right for some instruction—some mentoring: As I mentioned, we were in New York because I’d signed myself up for a food styling and photography workshop.
Aran Goyoaga is a food stylist and photographer based in Seattle, and the creator of the blog Cannelle Et Vanille. Aron’s cousin actually sent us her cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking a few years ago (she’s a friend of his) and wondered if we’d seen her work. (I had and it’s beautiful!)
I suppose it would have made sense to wait until she was teaching in her Seattle studio (she’s in Portugal next) but it was a nice excuse to visit New York—and to once again step inside the gorgeous space that’s home to Karen Mordechai’s Sunday Suppers.
I thought I’d share some of my favorite dishes and photos from the workshop…