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Fall Simplicity Workshop


A cooking class, a stunningly designed communal lunch, and a photography workshop combined, come enjoy a hands-on and community look at food styling and photography. Learn a fresh and thoughtful approach to cooking and artfully presenting food for photography. This workshop will be a wonderful experience with an element of luxury.  Whether you're a food styling novice hoping to launch your fabulous blog, or a seasoned pro looking to further your career, this Fall Simplicity Workshop is for you.   All questions will be welcomed and answered thoroughly by your hosts, who have over 20 years of combined experience in the field.  We want you to find your artistic voice!   Each attendee will receive a professional headshot photo and specially curated gifts from local makers. A unique highlight of this workshop will be the communal meal shared amongst all upon the close of the workshop.  Every portion of the day will be a stunning photo opportunity for your portfolio.

What to Expect

Upon arrival at 11 am, you will be greeted with light snacks and libations.  Have a chance to mingle with the other attendees as we begin the cooking portion of the workshop.  This will be a classroom style setting as we cook our Fall-inspired local menu.  Shaved fennel salad with dill and pear; parsnip and celeriac soup with roasted chanterelles and truffle butter bread crumbs; and braised short ribs drenched in wine, accompanied by roasted radishes, from my book Rustic Joyful Food (  While the cooking is happening, light lectures regarding cooking, technique, lighting, composition, and finding your own style will commence.  We want to share our style, but we are more passionate about you finding your voice through the art of cooking and photography.  We will discuss plating, portions, natural and artificial lighting scenarios, and flash.  We will touch on product photography but stay in the natural plated vein.  You will get a chance to discuss gear, and this will segue into breaking up for one-on-one time shooting.  We will set the table together to enjoy lunch and discuss further as the workshop comes to a close.  During this time, you will also have a headshot photo taken for your own personal use.  This workshop will not only be informative and give you the tools you need to grow your business, but we adore life so this is an unfussy, joyful real time to be had.  No question is silly, and talking is encouraged.