This last weekend, a bunch of my friends and I went camping at Lava Lake in the Cascade Mountains. The stars were shining so bright from our campsight that the next night we went to the lake at around midnight while I snapped this long exposure of the stars. Here’s the fun result! Enjoy!
If you haven’t savored the flavors of Trattoria Sbandati in Bend, Oregon, you are missing out! Juri and Kinley Sbandati have set the bar high with their new restaurant featuring authentic Florence cuisine and wine pairings. But do not expect an “eat and run” restaurant. They have set the tone to wine and dine and enjoy the atmosphere with four courses to every dinner.
I had the great pleasure of photographing some of Juri’s beautiful dishes for their advertisements and website. It was nothing less than an enjoyable experience working hand in hand with Juri and their amazing designer Jon Taylor Carter. We really wanted to show off the textures and beautiful colors of the dishes and continue with the theme of the Italian, rustic feel. In order to accomplish this, I worked with specific lighting techniques to enhance and dramatize the food. It is really important to work with the balance of highlights brushing off the food and where the shadows fall to create the right feel. In addition, we wanted to include a bit of the low-light atmosphere in some of the images which is all about balancing the light and the connection between the restaurant and subject. To view other examples of my food photography, please visit my website here. Enjoy!
I was recently hired to go to Norway to be a co-host of a food/travel TV show and to photograph the food and culture of the Norwegian Cuisine. I came away with some great photos that incorporate the lifestyle and passion behind the chefs and dining experience. Here is just a sneak peak at some of my favorites. The trip ranged from visiting some of the top chefs in Norway and their restaurants to going to the fish market or seeing a chef’s eye’s light up as they smell the freshly picked mushrooms from a nearby mountainside. (picture shown). The last picture shown is of a Sami man (indigenous Norwegian people) cook us Reindeer stew right over an open fire and sitting on reindeer skin. If I wasn’t there myself, I’d think it was unbelievable! For the show, my husband and I were also taken around the country just like tourists to see the culture and picturesque scenery of beautiful Norway. What an awesome experience!
I recently finished a photography project with restaurant and bar, 900 Wall in Bend, Oregon. Last year, 900 Wall replaced the infamous Merenda Restaurant and needed new imagery for advertising purposes. The wonderful ladies of The Marketing Department contacted me to discuss the restaurant’s needs, and right away, knew it would be a fun project. If you haven’t been to 900 Wall before, the staff and ambiance prides itself on an amazing bar, a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and of course, their incredible always-evolving cuisine, using fresh, local produce.
The goals of their photography needs were to capture the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as showcasing some of their food and drinks. We wanted to maintain a feeling of warmth throughout all the imagery as well. Below are a few examples of the images we photographed for 900 Wall. I hope you enjoy!!
If you have any questions regarding hiring a food photographer in Bend Oregon or Pacific Northwest for your next project, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call at 541-255-5834. Also, for more images of food photography, please check out my website at www.paulawattsphoto.com