Photography

A wellness coach's guide to: photographing farmers market haul

  • Posted on: 10 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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The Pepper Place Farmers Market is one of my most favorite things! One of the first things I discovered when moving to Birmingham five years ago was our amazing farmers market. I fell in love instantly with the vibe- connecting with the farmers who had worked hard to grow the food I would serve at my dinner table- it’s a powerful experience. One thing that didn’t come instantly to me however was how in the world to take those beautiful photographs of my farmers market haul. You know the ones I’m talking about. A Beautiful spread of apples next to perfectly ripe autumn squash All brought...

Where I shop for food photography props!

  • Posted on: 8 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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One question I get asked all the time is where I buy my food photography backdrops. And the answer is- lots of places! Join me for this this Spiffy TV episode as we travel to some of my favorite spots to find beautiful pieces that act as counters, walls, and more in my food photography.

Editing bright & vibrant food photos

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
  • By: jessica
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When I first started editing my photos I felt overwhelmed, anxious, & straight up stressed out! All of the tutorials I found online were so technical and confusing. "Before you can tell me what to do with the saturation and color range, would you please tell me what in the world those are?" I didn't give up though. Because I knew that well edited photos were the best way to attract my dream clients. I knew if I could make healthy food look irresistable it would be worth all of the frustration and struggle. After several years of research and practice, (oh, and crying, lots of crying when...

How I got here

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: jessica
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On March 20, 2014 I wrote my first healthy recipe post. In an attempt to heal my migraines and anxiety, I had started reading & learning all I could about nourishing foods. I watched a documentary on juicing, bought a juicer, and juiced regularly for about a year. I noticed some health benefits, but I wanted more. I began to look into the “clean eating” trend and decided to do an 80/20 diet starting in 2014. And my blog was born from this journey. As I continued to learn alternative healthy ingredients to substitute in recipes, I found that I loved taking photos of my recipes too. As I...

3 iPhone food photography mistakes you need to stop making immediately!

  • Posted on: 3 April 2018
  • By: jessica
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You eat healthy. You love telling others about eating healthy. Creating recipes that are both tasty and nutritious is important to you. But, sometimes when you go to snap a picture on your iPhone you are frustrated at how it turns out. I know this feeling all too well. The first few years of my photography journey were this exactly. I would make the most nutrient-rich food that tasted fantastic, and when I would go to share it with the world, I felt completely let down that my photos didn't convey the true awesomeness of the recipe. So today, I'm going to tell you 3 things I wish someone had...

30 Instagram prompts!

  • Posted on: 1 March 2018
  • By: jessica
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Hi, I'm Jessica, the owner and head food photography teacher at Spiffy Eats ( @spiffy_eats on Instagram .) I know many of you are taking on the challenge of posting to Instagram once a day in the month of March. Go, you! That's a big challenge! So after a meeting with my fellow Janes in the See Jane Write Collective , I decided to make this list of 30 prompts to help you in your daily posting. I can't wait to see what fun photos you create! Portrait above by Nat Cordova A few notes: ALWAYS credit if you are using someone else's photo, art work, quote, etc. Always, always, always credit them!...