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!