Winter Workshop + Long Table Supper


The first Saturday in December 2015 I was fortunate enough to be a part of a one day food photography and styling workshop with Eva Kosma Flores, ChristianKoepke, and Stacey Clark. Now that our hosts have had an opportunity to post about this event, I felt it was now time to share my experiences there…which was amazing! It all began here in this lovely home on a former Christmas Tree farm in Washougal, WA at 9:30am.


The weather was wet, cold, and gray…but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Inside we received a warm welcome in this lovely home.


All the props we would play with were laid out and so after a few introductions, the fun began. Here is my visual story of that day




Eva Kosmas Flores food styling of mulled wine



Stacey Clark food styling a cheese, olives, and crackers appetizer



Christiann Koepke food styling hot chocolate




This composition actually contained more than one view.


Mulled wine modeled by the lovely Stacey Clark


Hot chocolate modeled by a fellow student, Ragan


Our lunch being prepared by Foster’s Craft Cooking over an open fire








Lunch is served!


But of course photos need to be taken before the first bite!

At 4pm the workshop portion of the day came to end. I learned so much from these talented women and so enjoyed the company of the other students in attendance. But the magic did not end there. While we students took to the road to explore a huge antique store in town, the house was transformed into an elegant venue where a long table dinner took place.




It was a lovely evening with great food and lively conversation. The entire day; the workshop, the dinner, now seems like a dream. One I’d like to return to again and again.

Many thanks to Eva, Christiann, and Stacey for everything you did to make this event possible. Also thanks and gratitude to Foster’s Craft Cooking – our lunch and the dinner were amazing. Also thanks to the many sponsors who graciously gave lovely hand crafted items for this event and to the helping hands Daniele, Zhanna, Colleen, Sarah, Renae, and Verena who put in hours and hours to help put this all together.

If you ever have an opportunity to attend a photography workshop with someone who’s work you admire, don’t hesitate; sign up immediately!


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10 Responses to Winter Workshop + Long Table Supper

  1. Barbara says:

    Looks like a super fun experience and that you experienced it with Brain I am sure made it even more special. Love that long piece of wood for the table, must weigh a ton.

  2. Jill Ruskamp says:

    Oh my goodness! What an incredible day that must have been! I’d be thrilled to watch the food be prepared and to be immersed in the photography…what a dream!

  3. You lucky girl. What a fantastic experience!! Images are terrific.

  4. Cheryl M says:

    This is absolutely perfect! What fun you must’ve had and gee Carol, your photography is just stunning! So glad you shared this day in your life!

  5. cathy says:

    How fun this looks! And delicious!

  6. seabluelee says:

    It looks like a fabulous day and your pictures are wonderful, as always, but what makes me swoon is that awesome table!

  7. Susan C. Kim says:

    Beautiful photos!! It was so antiquing with you, Carol!

  8. Kelly Kardos says:

    This is SO up my alley!!! Looks like a dream day.

  9. christiann says:

    Beautiful post, Carol! Thanks for sharing!! (I’m wondering why I never got a shot of the lodge from the outside!! What was I thinking?!! Way to go for including it :)) C

  10. Thanks for sharing Carol! I really loved the workshop and meeting you all.

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