As most of you know we lost our beloved Moxie last year. After David and I were married in October we were ready to bring some little ones into our new family… meet Otis and Ginger. They’re so much fun, are constantly cracking us up and are born snugglers. Of course I couldn’t resist [...]
One may think the word Plenty means enough, satiated or full. For me, Plenty is a larger sense of abundance, overflowing, bountiful. More than enough. This is a project where we do just that: a photographic exploration of what I’m exactly in the mood for. Which is everything. This is Plenty.
View Plenty Vol. 1 : [...]
Congratulations to the New UC Berkeley Food Institute which just launched in November! I was contacted to photograph this beautiful conceptual image to be used on the cover of their magazine. I called in the talented Heidi Gintner to construct these fantastic letters out of fresh ingredients. You can learn more about the Berkeley Food Institute and [...]
I was so excited when I was contacted to shoot for TCHO, a San Francisco based chocolate company that you can find in many Whole Foods and Starbucks among other retailers big and small. They have such amazing flavors and beautiful packaging so I knew it would be a fun project. It ended up being [...]
I was contacted recently by a new SF company called Soma to shoot some images of their very cool new product, a pretty yet very functional water filter. They use a glass carafe and biodegradable filters that get delivered to your door every 60 days so it’s not only prettier than your usual water filter, [...]
I shot these pretty bottles for Method’s new Power Foam Dish Soap which they have featured on their homepage methodhome.com. I adore the happy colors and fragrances!
Holy Big Mac! What a commercial food photographer’s dream come true! The images I shot for McDonald’s Summer Monopoly Campaign are up in stores nation-wide. I just had to go in and snap some shots of all the signs with my phone (and sneak some fries while I was there of course). Thanks so much [...]
It’s no secret that one of our favorite clients is Starbucks! They’re so wonderful to work with and we always have a fantastic time while shooting. This summer we did hero shots for both a stunning Cold Foam Mocha & a beautifully layered and icy Macchiato to be used for in store signage.
A short time ago we shot a series of images to feature Logitech’s new bluetooth speakers, one of which is now on the Logitech homepage! We always have fun with the Logitech folks. This time we transformed the studio into an inviting environment as a backdrop for the Logitech products.
Last week the studio was smelling especially savory and delicious. This is just a sneak peak of what we’ve been up to… we’ve been shooting raw and cooked cuts of meat for Bently Ranch. It’s been a non-stop smorgasbord of meaty dishes. Needless to say, we’ve been getting our protein and having a lot of [...]
It has come to pass that little sweet Moxie is no longer with us. She was such an amazing creature and brought SO MUCH love to our lives. Over the past 12 years, my photography business has grown to be quite successful and I have a big, busy studio with lots of comings [...]
Very recently shot for Method (a personal fave) and they now have one of the shots on their homepage! The cutest little duo of woodland creature adorned bottles you ever saw to promote their “never tested on animals” policy.
It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend in San Francisco! March 2013′s Market Fresh in Sunset Magazine is exactly what the doctor ordered with yummy and easy recipes for a warm spring afternoon of snacking in the sun. Enjoy!
Recipes linked here:
Artichoke + Fava Pappardelle
Roasted Shrimp-Stuffed Poblanos
Food Styling by Robyn Valarik
We spent a day of shooting crazy-fun beauty for Sephora… I love Sephora! The products were the iconic Hello Kitty and Disney, so fun and whimsical! For Hello Kitty it was an explosion of neon colors for their Tokyo Pop Collection. The Disney shots were every little girl’s fantasy with decadent packaging and tons of [...]
A masterfully crafted cocktail is a beautiful thing. 7×7 Magazine did a story on “visually striking” cocktails done by mixologist Brian Means and pastry chef Francis Ang at Fifth Floor in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to photograph these stunning libations. These aren’t your average happy hour drinks, and they look as fabulous [...]
Because Heidi Gintner and I had such a blast make our burger + fries stop motion we wanted to keep going and do something a little bit different. We thought it was time for something a little healthier and we knew a smoothie would be an adorable choice. And so we have a lovely Strawberry [...]
A few months back I whisked away to Southern California for an in-the-kitchen shoot for Del Taco. We were creating some new in-store signage designed by Camp + King here in SF. It was all about showcasing the fresh ingredients!
Creative Director: Rikesh Lal (Camp + King)
Food Styling: Robyn Valarik.
A little while back as a fun side project the fabulous Heidi Gintner and I crafted this “Burger Build” in stop motion. It took all day to capture each moment as a still image and it was then brought to life using stop motion animation. We then continued on and captured the fries and Coke… [...]
We recently shot for Alto by AOL, creating some cute and clever before and afters for their web campaign. From messy to tidy, the style and concept was colorful and fun. Props by Kerrie Sherrell Walsh.
It’s official… I’m featured in Playboy. OK, so it’s a food spread rather than a centerfold. I received an unexpected request from Playboy to go to a local San Francisco seafood restaurant Bar Crudo. The subject was raw and minimally dressed (how fitting) Yellowtail Crudo, the Italian version of Ceviche. Now all you foodie men [...]
I happen to be in New York this weekend on business and was tipped off that there is an impressive Starbucks/Verismo display in Times Square, so of course I had to check it out. Lo and behold, there were our Verismo images larger than life and looking fabulous! The kiosk is interactive, modern and so [...]
It was a crazy busy series of days shooting the new Starbucks Verismo machines from all angles along with their accessories. Luckily, they’re very photogenic! And just last week Starbucks launched the accompanying website using the images alongside their very cool web design to show it all off. Click here to check it out!
Fall is here and we shot a stunning series of images for Sunset Magazine’s October Issue to capture that Autumn feeling in the air. It was all about rich, deep colors and pumpkin inspired recipes… LOTS of pumpkin recipes! And as usual, Sunset has kept them delicious and beautiful while keeping it easy and accessible. [...]
Recently we shot a plethora of pretty pink (and green) soaps and cleansers for Method. They’re honoring breast cancer awareness month this October with Limited Edition hand soaps and they’re also making a $10,000 donation to breast cancer affiliated organization. So amazing!