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RJF Fall Simplicity Workshop

whole roasted yellow eye rockfish

whole roasted yellow eye rockfish

My Husband Michael and I have built a thriving and exciting business helping our clients achieve stunning imagery of food for magazines, publishers, and nationally recognized brands.  We create recipes and photograph daily for our clients. 

Come work alongside the Rustic Joyful Food team at the Fall Food Styling & Photography Workshop on October 1st, 2016 in NEW YORK CITY!  We chose Karen Mordechai's stunning Sunday Suppers studio in Brooklyn.  

We provide the freshest, best seasonal ingredients.  During the spring workshop we had the most amazing yellow eye rockfish (pacific red snapper) flown from Alaska to showcase the art of roasting whole fish.


New York City represents hope, dreams that came from nothing, and opportunity.  We wanted this mighty backdrop for our workshop.  I am so excited and looking forward to this workshop focused on cooking and styling with my attendees in a relaxed and inspired environment.

If you don't have a camera, we will provide a DSLR for you to shoot with during your time.

 I am a food writer, author, and food stylist.  I teach cooking segments on television here in Seattle, and I have a true love for creating brilliant food on and off camera.  As always, cooking is my first love and passion.  We will cook together as a class, delving into the bounty of summer's end and what the East Coast has to offer.  Then, we will be styling and photographing our creations.   Flowers are an important part of styling, so we will have flowers available for your settings.  The entire session will provide hands-on, detailed instruction as well as freestyle time for you to really express yourself and explore your own voice in food styling and photography.  This day is designed to help you grow as an artist and creative.  The experience will provide beautiful images for your businesses, blogs, and portfolios.  We will discuss linens, prop selection, color, light, camera angles, and all of the important elements of the desired aesthetic you and your clients are looking to achieve. You won't just leave with encouragement, industry knowledge, a full spirit, and some new friendships -- you'll receive your own food stylist's kit, chock full of the tools of the trade, prepared especially for you to take your food styling skills up a notch. 

Jeff Hobson will be at the helm teaching the creative portion of the photography.  He comes to this team with immense industry knowledge and an impressive client roster.  Having worked for clients like Wolfgang Puck, Jeff knows how to attract your perfect client and build a lasting relationship with them.  His resume is filled with major brands in the commercial industry, many of which you know and love.

Michael Kartes will be delving into the technical portion of the class and working with natural light to create shadows, depth, and a storyline in your work.  Michael produces stunning imagery for cookbooks, magazines, and editorial layouts. 

We'd be honored and thrilled to have you join us!  Meet with likeminded creatives in an amazing space where we'll eat, drink, style, photograph, and manage to have an incredibly fun time that you won't want to miss. For more details and to register, click here.