You know the addage “my how time flies?” Well listen up buttercup, because it’s true. This past week marked the four year blogoversary of FoodieCrush. Happy birthday to me. It seems like a lifetime ago (but just yesterday) that I posted my first post right here.
Things have evolved since then, especially the blog. I’ve had two redesigns. I create my own recipes instead of only featuring others. I’ve gone back and forth and back again trying to figure out what my photographic style is. Will I ever nail that down? And I’ve pondered whether to ever publish another issue of FoodieCrush magazine. I’m currently at work on the next issue, so there will be more.
Back to My Roots
This week I went back to my roots. Literally and figuratively, and the most perfectly bloomed florals were involved. In the beginning days of FoodieCrush, my day job was designing magazines. One of said magazines I art directed was a wedding publication. Neither my editor nor myself work there any more, but this week my friend Tessa asked me to put my art director hat back on (this one would have been cute) and assist in art directing a few shoots for the magazine she is now the editor of. It was a fun break from food. Who can say no to wedding cakes, trend-setting table settings and fleurs by the buckets full?
Below (and above) are are a few outtakes from my iPhone of our days at work. I’ve included the artists Instagram accounts for those of you in need of new inspiration. Because these people…they have inspiration coursing through their veins.