Thursday, September 10, 2009

new client, new intern

I am happy to announce that I have my very first intern! Lorna Yee, food writer, blogger, and co-author of The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together, due to come out next spring, is hanging out with me during some shoots and learning more about food photography.

Today was my first day with Lorna and, I have to admit, I was pretty nervous. Thoughts like, "What the hell can I possibly teach her?" and "I am going to sound like a bumbling idiot trying to explain my process" and, my favorite, " She's gonna realize I have no idea what I am doing half the time and then the world will know I am a complete and utter fraud" kept running through my mind. 

Good times.

But the day was super smooth and, actually, a lot of fun. Lorna is great and, honestly, I could not ask for a better intern.

I spent the day shooting ingredients for my new client, Flaming Pear Catering, (website coming soon.)
The owner, Aileen, wanted the photos to feel rustic and fresh, and I had such a blast trying to create that mood.

Below is what I have so far. 

What do you think?





12 comments:

Pallie said...

beautiful pictures!

And Clare, you have so much you can teach someone! She is lucky to have such an amazing photographer to learn from.

Tartelette said...

Oh wow! Cheeseplate, pasta, eggs, apples..my all time favorite. They would make terrific kitchen frames. Love them!

Sharlane Chase said...

This is what you are meant to do! All gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS shots. This is your art Clare, and it is beautiful.

Gretchen said...

Love the cherry shot, so beautiful clare!

Divina Pe said...

Wow. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Hope to take photos like that one day.

Barbie Hull said...

I love them!! Prop shopping must've been SOO much fun!! =) My favorite is the white on white with the cherries for sure - nice work!

Rose said...

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

Lorna Yee said...

Clare, I learned so much from you yesterday. Thanks so much for taking the time to show me your style of photography, and for letting me use your camera! I am learning a ton, and I am so grateful for the experience.

Dana said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, tantalizing, rustic, perfect.

miki said...

Love seeing these shots! Fantastic work thanks for sharing...

Joan Leonard said...

My gosh, Clare. These photos are stunning. I was on your blog a few days ago, and today when I was in Whole Foods, I felt I HAD TO have some red pears and some lemons. It took me a minute to remember why I thought those two things would be so fabulous. (No cherries available now in Florida.)

I LOVE your work.

Angie Burke said...

Wow.

There aren't really words to tell you how much I love these. I can not wait for the cookbooks to come out so I can open up to this kind of magic any old time.