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Pears: The Unsung Heroes of Fall Every season has its iconic elements, and when I think of fall, I’m often drawn to images of pumpkins, autumn leaves, and cozy sweaters. But tucked away amidst the fall foliage is an unsung hero – the pear. More than just a fruit, pears capture the essence of fall. […]

Illuminating Flavors: Fall Pears Photography

Lush green pears artfully arranged on and around a plate, interspersed with crinkled white cloth, against a mustard yellow backdrop.
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In our approach to food photography, we aim to capture ‘The Essence of Every Bite’. Stepping into our studio, it’s evident that our approach to food photography is about more than just setting the right lighting or finding the perfect angle. It’s about diving deep into the heart of the dish and deciphering its story. […]

Blending Frames and Flavors: Our Approach to Food Photography

A top-down view of a baking scene featuring an unbaked apple pie filled with diced apples, a cutting board with apple slices and a knife, a bottle of maple syrup, whole and sliced apples, a small bowl with spices, and a scoop of flour, all scattered on a dark surface with hints of flour and a navy cloth.
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The Visual Appetite It’s no secret that we live in a world dominated by visuals. From scrolling through social media to browsing reviews, our eyes are constantly searching for something that appeals to our senses. Making your menu insta-worthy is more crucial than ever, as studies have reaffirmed that people don’t just eat with their […]

First Bite is with the Eye: Making Your Menu Insta-Worthy

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EPISODE SUMMARY Ever found yourself wondering why you’re still running on fumes, despite nailing all your goals? Brace yourselves for a truth bomb: true success is impossible without rest. That’s right. Today’s episode with Mica isn’t just another chat; it’s a wake-up call to all the hustlers out there. It’s a testament to the power […]

036: The Power of REST: Recharge, Set Boundaries, and Sync with the Senses

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October Blues and the Fiery Cure October had been a particularly dull month for me, with the routine sinking in and creativity seemingly evaporating. I longed for a spark to reignite my passion. That’s when capturing fiery jalapeños came to mind, infusing my world with their vibrant hue of fiery red. I decided to capture […]

Behind the Lens: Our Process for Capturing Fiery Jalepeños

A dark plate featuring sliced green and red chili peppers, with scattered red peppercorns and chili powder against a deep blue background.
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In the embrace of a cozy kitchen, senses stir. The evocative scent of mole sauce wafts in the air, intertwining with the tender tones of family tales and shared laughter echoing around a well-worn table. It’s in these moments – full of warmth, connection, and the undeniable pull of the past – that we find […]

Celebrating Life’s Flavors: The Story of a Chicken Mole Photoshoot

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EPISODE SUMMARY Creative roadblocks. Every food photographer and creative in the world has grappled with this at some point in their career. And when it happens, it’s just the absolute worst feeling. It feels hopeless, heavy, and, dare I say, neverending. How often do you find yourself grappling with creative blocks? In this episode, Mica […]

035: Exploring Culinary Optics and Navigating Creative Blocks.

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Ah, Madrid. In 2019, my husband and I had the delight of wandering through its vibrant streets. We laughed, danced, and, most importantly, ate our way through the enchanting cities of Malaga, Toledo, and El Escorial. But amidst the tantalizing tapas and breathtaking architecture, it was the simple, humble green olive that captivated me the […]

The Olive Epiphany: Our Whimsical Olive Photoshoot

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In my theater arts days, I had the fortune of working with numerous prop stylists. The way they sourced props was nothing short of wizardry, diving deep like detectives unraveling mysteries. Nowadays I work with prop stylists for food photography. In the fast-paced world of today, many shoots sidestep a dedicated prop stylist, leaving the […]

Making Each Pixel Count: Prop Stylist for Food Photography

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EPISODE SUMMARY In this wicked episode of “The Savory Shot,” our energetic host, Mica, dives headfirst into the world of personal projects and creative growth. She strips down their mysteries to show how vital they are in every creator’s journey. Drawing from her own wild ride, Mica shares personal stories of success and stumbles. She […]

034: Unleashing Your Creativity Through Personal Projects

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