but seriously. she is like a magical culinary wizard that makes food look SO gorgeous and SO delicious, even when it's not at allllll. I don't want to spill any of her secrets, but I learned more than a few tricks that day...not that I plan to add "food stylist" to my business card-- I'm always down to lay out a fancy cheese platter or set up a dinner party or stage a bar for a photoshoot, but when the food is the actual star of the shoot...I fully bow down to Paige.
I provided all the props, the textures, the backdrops, surfaces, etc, and what you see is literally like 2% of what I had available for the day. you really never know what is going to work, so I had TONS of options for glassware, napkins, accessories, bowls, plates, vessels, tabletops, etc. some of it is borrowed, some of it is rented, but a lot of it comes from my prop library-- in the first photo, that little cutting board is one that I found at an estate sale...if you look closely, you'll see "1955" carved into the handle; it says "LILA" on the other side.
prop & set styling is probably one of my most favorite things to do, especially when the photographer is as fantastic and fun to work with as Anjali Pinto is. seriously, guys, she is the best and I'm super excited that I get to work with her again on a wedding in June.
these images will be used in summer promo for a pretty major restaurant group-- can't wait to see 'em out and about around the city!