Portland Food Photographer-Spicy Bee & Martini



Since I joined the Portland Bloggers I’ve met some amazing and talented people.  Meet Bee or otherwise known as Spicy Bee.  She loves hot food and creating spicy dishes hence… I also think the hot adjective fits her personality too- she comes with a little kick.  Bee is a wonderful cook and recipe designer, definitely check out her blog and start following her for some great foodie-ideas.  Bee and I collaborated on this mini project.  I wanted to practice styling and photographing food in my little “studio.”  My biggest problem with food photography is I’m not know for my cooking.  Yes, I have fun in the kitchen but I’m no expert.  So I asked Bee to cook me up some dishes to photograph.  She brought a little challenge, chili!  Food Photographers know that shooting chili and soups or really anything that is brown takes a little more effort than say a sweetly decorated cupcake. 🙂  I was up for the task though and enjoyed photographing not only her “Beef Chili with Ancho and Mole” (that’s the official name by the way) but she also prepared a Maple Habanero Cocktail (using Portland’s Potato Vodka) and to satisfy our sweet tooth she baked a Mole Lava Cake.  After the photo session my husband and I enjoyed the fruits of Bee’s labor and I can tell you everything was de-lic-ious!  I can’t wait for us to collaborate again… it was fun doing the photo shoot but in all honesty I just want to eat her creations again. Thanks Bee, it was a pleasure.  I hope everyone enjoys the photos.  (Bee will be posting these recipes on her blog so if you are interested be sure to follow her blog.)

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August 13, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Kayla - These pictures are amazing! Love them!

August 13, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Bee - You make my food look better than I could ever even imagine it! I’m so glad you rose to the challenge Aubrie! You truly blew it out of the water! Absolutely breathtaking shots:)

August 13, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Lizzie D - These are beautiful!

August 13, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Kira - Great photos, a bet chili was a challenge!

August 13, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Pech - Love how you styled the chili! I love how it communicates richness and heat while the cocktail is so delicate and fancy! And props for shooting ice cream while it hasn’t gone through summer melts and the milk is still frothy fresh!

August 14, 2013 - 1:19 am

Tiffany@thymeoftaste - Love your photos…. would you do a workshop for the pdx food bloggers sometime, and teach us some of your skills? Cheers~Tiffany

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