Lilac Sugar Strawberry Shortcake

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

I {LOVE} to bake. I {LOVE} sweets. I am the only one in the house who enjoys sweets though so it’s sometimes hard to bake often. But I had some friends coming over to plan our trip to Greece so I thought this was the perfect dessert to serve. Lilacs were in full bloom just a few weeks ago and I always try to use/preserve the bounty we have growing in our garden. I have never made Lilac Sugar before so I thought, well this is perfect timing. The recipe was a prompt from a wonderful food photography... read more.

Grapefruit Curd Tart

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

In 2015, I took a 3-week food photography class with Gina Weathersby and it was such an awesome class. If you read last week’s blog post, you saw one of my favorite images (coffee & cinnamon) that was taken during that course. Over the years, Gina’s course has had a Facebook group that has been a bit quiet but as we kicked off 2018, Gina revamped the page and has us all inspired again. Our first prompt was this very, in depth Grapefruit Curd Tart. I am a lover of baking as well as photogra... read more.

Sooo Many Strawberries - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

Strawberry: 1. a sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface. 2. the low-growing plant that produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions.     Ahhh the sweet taste of summer. What other fruit screams summer than a bright red, sweet strawberry? Matt and I LOVE strawberries. We eat them pretty much every day either in our smoothies or in homemade muffins. But come November - April, the strawberries in New Jersey are... read more.

Coffee and Cinnamon - Narrative Food Photography

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

During the cold, dark month of February, I signed up for a Narrative Food Photography Online Course with Gina Weathersby. O-M-G what a fantastic course it was. It was a three week course that taught us how to tell a story through food. What an amazing topic seeing as Matt and I were about three weeks into the talk of Mayernik Kitchen.  I knew this course was going to help me tremendously with food photography. I have ALWAYS loved food photography, but I wanted to take it a step further. We learned all... read more.