I’ve been working on a new type of photo session for a while now and it’s inspired by my Children’s Lifestyle and Food Blog, Make & Taste. On a weekly basis I post a recipe and/or food road trip that my kitchen helper and I make or venture out to. It’s all about baking and cooking WITH your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin etc). The act of sharing your passion, spending time together, creating something delicious and building on their fine motor development is what it’s all about. So many other benefits happen in-between all the fun, like learning about different ingredients and not being afraid to try something new.
I have photographed many families in their kitchens over the past few years and love how the documentary, food and family photography all come together to tell their kitchen story. Passing down family food traditions or creating new ones is so impactful to our next generation and I’m capturing it all. What a gift to look back on and remember those times. I know I would love a set of professional images of my mom and I baking in the kitchen, but unfortunately my own memory will have to suffice as she left this world too early. Every time I bake or cook with my kitchen helper I am continuing our family traditions and enjoy creating new ones along the way.
Kitchen Story Photo Session Details:
Each session lasts 1 hour. Based on the recipe a finished dish might need to be made a head of time for final food photography.
I will captured documentary style photos along with food and portrait photography. Once packaged together they will tell your kitchen story.
A keepsake magazine layout will be designed using select images and recipe made.
To Book: Email Nicole at: email@example.com
To view more images: Nicole’s Online Portfolio Kitchen Stories
“Everyone should book this! It maybe a photoshoot present for a grandma like “cooking with Grandma” how cool would that be?! Love our baking photos from you!” – Jill
“This was so fun” – Karla
“YOU ARE AMAZING! I will cherish the pics from my session forever!!” – Lindsay
As a photographer I love to capture honest expressions and tell the story of the person and/or group of individuals that I photograph. After a shoot I typically drive home thinking about the event and am excited to review all of the images. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing a Cooking Team Building event coordinated by Chef Lindsay Perkins of Lindsay Culinary LLC. This event was nothing short of exciting and fun. Lindsay thoughtfully coordinated the 150 person event for her client, Aetna Insurance. The attendees traveled from all parts of the country and started their night with a brief cocktail hour, all while Lindsay and her team strategically set up the event space with local ingredients for them to transform into their evening meals. No detail was forgotten, every place setting contained a recipe card, apron, and require cookware to complete the specific recipe.
Once the attendees entered into the event space it was fun to watch them find out what table they were going to sit at and what recipe they were going to create with their new found friends. However, before they started Lindsay had a surprise to kick off the event. She called up the Aetna executive team to a long banquet table, which displayed 10 mini cakes, piping bags filled with company colored frosting, and decorations. The executive board was then challenged to decorate their cakes, which would be voted on throughout the evening. Attendees were up on their feet, clapping, cheering, and taking video of the action. Needless to say I was thinking about all the fun images captured as I was driving home that night, and of course I had to download all of them and review before going to bed. Check out a few highlights from the evening and consider a Cooking Team Building event for your company.
This year has been full of fun and exciting projects. When I was building this post I couldn’t believe all that I accomplished during the past year. I landed my first magazine cover, which was a huge bucket list item for me. Lifestyle photography was a large part of my assignments this year and I was happy to capture images for families and incorporate this style of photography to my new big project, Make & Taste blog. Make & Taste has also brought on food photography assignments and I’m so happy I can apply both styles for one purpose. I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring and grateful for all your support along the way. The below work is a small snippet of my favorite images over the year.
I know it’s been awhile since I last posted on my blog, but if you have been following Make&Taste you would know why. Since the launch of Make & Taste I have published over 126 posts and by the end of this year that will grow to 141 thanks to the help of some guest contributors. (Thank You!!) The organic growth of the site has been in large part due to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, so thank you for supporting the blog. The blog has welcomed over 8,600 views from over 19 countries and is growing by the day. I have completed more than 115 photo shoots either at my home or at the home of my local contributors, so you can imagine the amount of food and lifestyle photography I have compiled. This is why I decided to dedicate a space on my Nicole Bedard Photography website to showcase my current work with Make & Taste. I have curated the top 20 images for both Lifestyle and Food photography to share with you. I will be updating the portfolio of work as I go, but was excited to share all the great work happening on a weekly basis. Enjoy, feedback welcomed!
Have a Happy New Year! Exciting things to come in 2017
What is Make & Taste? It’s a children’s lifestyle and food blog.
I’m so excited to finally share Make & Taste with you. My friends and family know my love of baking and cooking and I’m now passing on my knowledge to my kitchen and grill loving toddler. I will share the recipes we make together and document our fun through inspiring food, lifestyle and product photography, while featuring others who share the same passion and food road trips.