Frequently Asked Questions
Do you do all of your own photography?
Yes. I’m a professional photographer and I’m in love with what I do!
What kind of camera do you use?
These days I primarily use a Canon 5D Mark IV, although a lot of my work was shot on a 5D Mark II. I use a 50mm f/1.4 + a Sigma Macro 50mm f/2.8 + very occasionally a Sigma 24mm f/1.6. I edit using custom presets.
How do you get the light in your photos to look so good?
I shoot only in natural light, and usually only in the early morning, evenings or on cloudy days.
I’m a new blogger. Do you have any advice for me?
- Keep at it! Blogger burnout is very common. It’s hard not to compare yourself to all of the bloggers out there achieving success, no matter how small. I do it. We all do it. Some days you’ll just want to bury yourself in a mound of blankets and drown your sorrows in Chinese food and rom coms. But you have to shut down the comparisons, keep your head down and keep creating. There’s no success in this game without perseverance.
- Get a DSLR camera and learn how to use it. Bloggers these days have to play all of the roles of a media publisher: writer, content creator, editor, secretary and photographer. It ain’t easy. But beautiful photography will set you apart from the 100,000 other blogs out there trying to do the same thing you are: make it GOOD. If your photography is excellent, you’ll be more shareable and thus more likely to be seen.
- Make friends. Content doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Create real relationships with the people you admire. Leave comments, be genuine, share other peoples work. As in real life, creating a support network of friends and colleagues takes a hell of a lot of time. But trust me, no big blogger ever got to where they are without connections and friends.
Can I make substitutions in your recipes?
Substitutions can be difficult for many of my recipes — particularly for gluten free baked goods. If you have a question about substitutions in a particular recipe, go ahead and comment your question on that post or shoot me an email. I always respond promptly with possible solutions!