Introducing: Food Photography! ~ Ottawa Food Photographer

Every year around this time I get antsy. Well…’antsy’ is the word I’d use if I’m being polite, but the truth is, I really just get anxious, restless, agitated aaaand a few other things. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Why? Well…Its the winter blahs. Every year it creeps in…the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, my workload slows down for the season and as a result, so much creativity ends up bottled inside. Every winter for the past 4 or 5 years has been the same. And its so difficult for me to find an outlet that allows me to express myself the way Photography allows me to. So several months ago I began preparing for winter. I couldn’t let it happen again. I couldn’t allow myself to become the anxious, restless Danielle of the past several winters. Its such an awful feeling. I needed a creative outlet. I needed a project. Something to learn, build upon and share with my friends and clients. Then I had an idea….

What’s one thing I do ALL winter long? Something I’m passionate about, that I love experimenting with, yet something I don’t share or photograph nearly enough of (or ever?!)…so being the foodie I am, food photography seemed like the natural choice. In whatever spare moments I had to myself this past Summer and Fall I began devouring photography books, recipe books, websites and blogs – anything I could read relating to food photography and styling. I’ve spent many hours experimenting with lighting, composition, angles, styling techniques, collecting props, painting and finishing my own backdrops/surfaces, grocery shopping, cooking – you name it, its been happening over here. And I’m LOVING it!!! So much so that I will be adding the images to a new section of my portfolio and will be offering and advertising this as a service of Danielle Lynn Photography in 2012!!! That’s also why I’ve kept it on the down-low for so long. Up till now I’ve been ‘portfolio building’ if you will. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So if you are an Ottawa restaurant, bakery or cafe owner and are in need of some fab images of your delicious treats, I’d love to help you out!

So please enjoy! Along with my regular client work, I plan to spend the winter sharing with you all of my yummy creations! In fact, I’ve got about 5 or 6 back-logged posts complete with recipes to share with you all very soon!

Here’s a little taste of what I’ve been working on!






11 thoughts on “Introducing: Food Photography! ~ Ottawa Food Photographer

  1. melissa

    Yes! I’m so excited for you to share this, I’ve been waiting to see your amazing talent mix with food! LOVE these and am inspired. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re awesome.

  2. angela

    these are lovely shots:). an amazing photographer and foodie? how cool is that:). sounds like a recipe for success;). sorry…could not resist!!!
    this is such a great addition to your repertoire;)

  3. Marie-Eve

    Such a great idea! Also love to cook and I try to do photos of every meal I make so I can do my own recipe book! Have fun with this new project ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dallas

    Fantastic idea. I often think that when ordering my meal at a restaurant it is so much easyer with pictures, and yours would really work.

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