Earlier this year I was invited to trek up to beautiful Seattle to photograph dishes in pretty natural light for Taco Del Mar’s menu boards, website, you name it! We worked with Kontent Partners and jimwalkerseattle for a fresh and happy look that showcases the ingredients. Everyone was so much fun to work with and [...]
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
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.
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!
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!
Recently we did an ambitious shoot for Taco Bell to create two lovely QR Codes from Lemons + Avocados. The occasion is the launch of their new Cantina Bell line which is all about fresh, chef-made recipes. Congrats to DRAFTFCB Orange County, Scott Murray (Creative Director), Kimberly Linn (Art Director). Heidi Gintner, Food Stylist.
At the same [...]
I shot two covers for the July issues of Sunset Magazine, each one is chock full of summery recipes. Both covers feature super delicious (and easy!) Summer, To-Go Sandwich. Keep reading for recipes for both…
I love it. The summer campaign just went up at Starbucks. Spring was sweet and pretty- always love, love, love pretty. Because: Pretty Is Always Right. Secretly though, I have been waiting for this very fun campaign to hit the stores. Because it’s totally amped (pardon the pun) and we were on fire while [...]
Starbucks Store Spring Promo… Super tasty in the morning and afternoon! Recently I was lucky enough to shoot the Spring 2012 campaign for Starbucks for in store signage and web. So pretty and fresh, we had so much fun! Robyn Valarik, food styist & Emma Star Jensen, props.
I use Method cleaning products all the time – they smell amazing, they’re natural and biodegradable, and they look pretty too! I was so thrilled to shoot for them recently for their web and in-store signage. Bright, clean, and fun just like their products!
It’s been a busy start to 2012! Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to – the March & April Covers for Sunset Magazine which are full of fresh recipes for Spring.
Celebrate Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dragon and we shot a delicious spread for Sunset Magazine with a modern tasting menu from Sacramento chef Billy Ngo. Recipes included Brussel Sprouts and Shitake Lo Mein, New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms, Shanghai Buck Cocktail, Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce, Billy’s Vegan Egg [...]
I recently shot a pretty breakfast spread with Sunset. They include a simple how-to for the Chocolate Apricot Wreath and suggest serving it with Mexican Hot Chocolate. Yum!
Food Styling: Karen Shinto
By Romney Steele
Sunset recently did an article all about the latest red-wine craze with a focus on Malbec grapes from Washington Winemakers. They say that young reds taste best when decanted because it gives them a chance to air out a bit. Enjoy!
Check out these yummy, unexpected and healthy breakfast sandwich ideas that we shot with Sunset Magazine. They have recipes for Almond Butter and Smashed Berry Sandwiches, Egg Avocado and Crispy Prosciutto Pitas and Scrambled Egg and Smoked Trout Breakfast Burritos.
Food Styling: Robyn Valarik
By Stephanie Dean
I love it when an editorial pub thinks outside the protein. 7×7 Magazine focuses on top chefs for Thanksgiving, and it’s all about tasty side dishes in Everything but the Bird. Don’t get me wrong, I happily wallow in a tryptophan induced coma every year. For this story, I got to focus on making beautiful images of [...]
How fun is it to take a traditional annual feast and make it all new? In Diner-style Thanksgiving Recipes, Rebecca Hecht of Sunset Magazine takes the classic flavors of Thanksgiving and gives them a modern, yet nostalgic twist. One might just have the most fun and easy Thanksgiving ever.
Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders
Fried Green Beans & Shallot Rings
Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes
Pinch me! My pics are all over the stores! Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot the Fall 2011 campaign for their In Store signage and Web use. SO FUN! So pretty. Some of the team from Starbucks HQ came to shoot in my lovely photography studio in San Francisco. We. Had. A. Blast. Check out a store [...]
Made the studio smell so sweet. Thanks DraftFCB Chicago!
During our recent Paris trip, how fabulous and totally impressing my new boyfriend, I learned that I had been awarded to shoot the ‘Fall Promo’ for my favorite standby, Starbucks. Not only do I drink gallons of Starbucks coffee daily, I am a huge fan of the company.
My agent texted me the news and I [...]
I was lucky enough to be able to shoot the cover for this month’s September 2011, Delicious Living Magazine. The very yummy recipes are from Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn and Gardens in Paonia Colorado. Chef Dava Parr lives and cooks by her motto: Keep It Simple. Keep It Local. You can read the article [...]