I grew up eating lots of different kinds of food. We would eat the good ol’ American staples like my mom’s fried chicken, or the occasional steak on the grill, but it wasn’t until I was older that I really got to explore certain types of foods. My first taste of acorn squash was a little over a year ago and now it’s a staple in my house during the fall and winter months. My boyfriend can do without them most times, but they are scrumptious and I’m the one who does the cooking anyway 😛
I started to discover different recipes and it’s only natural that I photograph it and I really started to love it. The colors, the composition, the lighting. Still life is completely different than portraits. How do you make food feel or look like it’s happy and delicious? It’s been a process warming up my eye to shoot still life as opposed to super happy couples.
Becky with Daly Digs started in the vintage furniture rental business and eventually evolved her business into styling (and she does a darn good job at it, too). I knew she would be the perfect person to collaborate with on this project. Not only is she an amazing stylist with a unique eye, but she is an incredible chef in disguise!
Our Garden editorial was recently featured on The Sweetest Occasion’s blog and we are so proud of it! But beware, it’ll definitely make you want to plan your own garden dinner party. And if you are sure that is what you want to do, you’ll have to check out Becky’s 6 Tips for Hosting a Fall Dinner Party and definitely snag that Marigold cocktail recipe!