A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a food photography and styling workshop in New York. The class was held at Sunday Suppers, with owner Karen Mordechai, and Aran Goyoaga from Canelle et Vanille.
I've been a huge fan of Sunday Suppers and their approach to photography/design for a very long time so saying I was excited would be an understatement. Their studio could easily be considered my version of heaven. The windows face north allowing uninterrupted light to flood the space with a beautiful glow. The studio includes a pristine kitchen with white subway tiles, stainless-steal appliances, concrete finishes and a huge white marble island.
Throughout the years I've struggled with finding the confidence in my work. It takes a different type of person to understand my aesthetic and approach to photography. More than a hand full of times I've heard "There is too much white space" and "Can we add this or that...?" Well, I find beauty in the white space and I enjoy leaving some room for the imagination.
The experience at Sunday Suppers allowed me to feel a lot more confident by simply letting me thrive without any restrictions. The biggest takeaway from Aran and Karen's workshop: Trust yourself and continue to keep it simple. The beauty is in the food itself.