Yes, yes, I know for some this post’s title alone will infuriate as each day of the calendar seems to mark what my mother would call some new made up day for the sake of it. But today really is one that I thought I’d like to share as I love food. I love eating, shopping, cooking, photographing, talking about, doing pretty much lots of dream recipe planning in my head on a daily basis. I’m very lucky that as a photographer this has translated into some amazing styled shooting opportunities combining my passions perfectly.

So when an email popped up in my mail from the people over at Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year I just had to be all over it.

I’m not sure what image I’ll submit yet but here are a few of my favourites taken during the course of the last few months to share with you here. As you know the TMK team like their food also and you can read lots of our posts here from Rosie’s wonderful recipe’s for her mum’s coffee buns to Melissa’s sharing of her foraging in the woods for mushrooms. We also love drinks (ahem) and for the younger ones you must check out Vix’s post on cocktails and mocktails for some summer sunshine in a glass. And last but certainly not least the amazing juicing diaries which Penny shared with us and got me interested in being a lot more healthy, which is only a good thing!






A few tips from me if you are trying to take good photo’s at home which won’t break the bank. Always try to photograph in morning light whenever possible and take your food to the light – this could be the kitchen window, the dining room table or anywhere, even outside! If you are shooting indoors, try not to use your flash as it can be too harsh and kill the colours and tones of your food. I have a few large white foam boards in my kit which I take everywhere with me to help bounce the light when I take a shot. You can do this without a helper by propping each piece of card with something behind it – I often use my salt and pepper mills when shooting at home. This will give an even light to your subject and make the colours more vibrant. Have a go, you’ll see what a difference it can make 🙂

We’d love you to share your favourite recipes with us or your photographs over on our Facebook page and leave a comment here. Now if I could only decide on what to have for dinner tonight…. 😉

[stextbox id=”tmk-box”]GO ON HAVE A GO YOURSELF!  Here’s the direct link to the page with instructions on how to enter – have fun x [/stextbox]

Remember, adventure is out there!

Nat x