Five Things for Friday
1. I love peeking into people’s photography set up, so I snapped this picture on Instagram to show a little behind the scenes of what my food photography setup looks like:
Tall table by the window, messy kitchen in the background, and a nice husband who helps me clean everything up and holds the light bounce board for me. Shawn’s even nice enough to take the pictures for me when my hands are too dirty and I don’t want to muck up the camera, but want to capture a “steamy” picture while the food is still warm.
2. Did you guys watch the Discovery Channel miniseries Klondike? Shawn had been mentioning that he couldn’t wait for the show to start, and I assumed it was another gold mining reality show. He loves those. Me? Not so much. Imagine my excitement when I learned it was scripted! And starring Robb Stark from Game of Thrones. We’re up through part 2, it’s actually been really good. Alaska is beautiful.
3. I treated myself to a new pair of these running shoes. They’re my absolute favorite! It may even inspire me to jog more. Who are we kidding? I hate jogging. I’ll take a long walk with my dogs over jogging any day.
4. Love love loved this Vogue video of Hamish Bowles teaching Lena Dunham to pose. Gahhh I love Lena!
5. Yesterday Shawn was very nice and surprised me with doing the laundry. But then he did something awful…. He put my jeans in the dryer! Doesn’t he know you never put girls jeans in the dryer? Always lay flat to dry. Always. Picture me jumping and squirming to get my now super snug jeans on, and doing crazy lunges and squats to break them back in. 24 hours later and they’re back to perfectly broken in. Phew! I guess I’ll forgive him, *wink*.
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Love seeing your behind the scenes set up, love how much natural light there is :) Eeks, jeans in the dryer is a big “no no”, although it was a nice gesture and thought from Shawn. My hubby has done that too and I’ve had to re-wash my jeans and wear them in again too.
Jeans in the dryer are the worst. Or there’s that one sweater that you just know not to dry but somehow it ends up in there and then your life is ruined!
Ohh, so jealous of your kitchen window! Mine is always dark and I have to shoot outside when it’s incredibly cold :–( Thanks for sharing! I really like seeing people’s set-ups ; )
I love the running shoes you just bought Natalie. You should put them to good use in the nice Cali Weather ;)
i alwaaaays dry my jeans. always.
Love to see your setup! I have a window in my kitchen, too, and I am so grateful for that! Also, yikes, I always dry my jeans! Am I doing it wrong?!?!
I’m so nosy, so I love that you shared your photography set-up. It’s quite similar to mine in that there’s a messy kitchen and loving husband (with a watchful eye and a hungry tummy) to assist when necessary. :) I’m blessed my spot is in the kitchen, too, so that I don’t have to drag my mess to other parts of the house.
You’ll have to give an update on what you think of the shoes. I’m training for my first half marathon, and I’m planning to get fitted for running shoes. Many friends of mine run in Brooks, so I’m hoping they’ll work with my foot type. Fingers crossed!
You’re so sweet Ashley. Glad you can photograph in your kitchen too. Makes life that much easier. And I am OBSESSED with Brooks running shoes. We have an athletic store in town where they have runners “assess” you to see what kind of shoe you need, they check your arch and you “instep” and even watch you walk and jog to find you the perfect shoe. They recommended the Brooks Adrenaline for me, and now it’s all I’ve been using for 3 years. You must try! Great arch support. Love them a lot. And good for you for training for a half marathon! Hope it goes well!
That’s it! Now I’m crossing my fingers and toes that Brooks will be the shoe for me! Thanks for sharing. I know I need a shoe with great arch support as well.
I understand your pain the dryer has never been my friend either! I love seeing the behind the scene photographs this one looks so lovely..
Love seeing behind the scenes! So fun to see how other food bloggers work. :)
Lol, you’re too funny with your jeans. I’m the same way…NEVER put in dryer for the same reason you mentioned. I do the same song and dance trying to squeeze back into them….not a good way to start a day. ;)
You’re so lucky to have all that gorgeous light in your kitchen. But then again I am never home during day hours, lol. I need to snap a picture of my “studio”. Haha, more like a table in the corner with wood and props everywhere. Love the running shoes. In my house, the hubs is not allowed to touch the laundry unless he is putting it away. He did the wash once and left one of his pens in a pocket and destroyed one of my favorite shirts
Nice new kicks. Which color did you go with?
What a nice helper. You’re blessed!
Unfortunately my hubby is never around enough to help with the behind the scenes ‘blogging’. He does his part but eating and giving feedback. :)
Have a great weekend!
Love your Friday posts :) your kitchen is nice it’s great to shoot photos mine is tiny so it’s hard to squeeze in more than one person there lol..
Haha the running shoes cracked me up… Same here don’t really enjoy jogging I love walking with hubby and kids in strollers on a nice cool day but our cold weather here now makes me wanna snuggle in a blanket with a hot tea and watching movies all day long :)
Aww the laundry part is hilarious! Haha I let my husband help with vacuuming he just can’t mess up that hehe :) enjoy your weekend!!!!!
You’re so sweet Irina! The kitchen is very tiny, but it could definitely be worse. Our last place had a “bowling alley” style kitchen that was long and had walls on both sides. Got a little claustrophobic in there. This is definitely a step up. Glad I’m not the only one who prefers walking over jogging. Phew! And good advice on putting the husband in charge of vacuuming. He should be able to do that without messing anything up. Haha! Hope you had a good weekend friend : )
I am totally jealous that you have a window in your kitchen! Mine is in the living room, so I have to pack up all my stuff and bring it there. It gets thrown all over the floor, I lose half of it and generally just get really frustrated. Plus, it’s super messy and then I have food on the floor and my dog comes and starts licking it. Oh the joy.
I can’t believe your man washed your jeans! That is death. I am glad to hear that they are back into happy jean territory!
Well, to make you feel a little better this is my sisters kitchen at her house. My window at our place is tiny and has awful lighting, so if I shoot here I have to set everything up on my bed. It’s a disaster. And totally feel you on the dog in the background trying to eat the food. Lucky for me my sister lets me use her kitchen for a little bit on weekends, it’s SO much easier doing it at her house as you can see. Washing jeans is IMMEDIATE death. Luckily I broke them in fast enough, haha!
I understand how you feel tate! I have a window right next to my oven but the light there is nice and I can’t place my boards there. I usually go shoot in my bedroom and end up losing half the things as well. I find myself either running back and forth to the kitchen or battling the baby because she crawls there and grabs everything ( her fave thing is my new cam btw!!).