October 5, 2013

Recent Food Styling & Photography Work

Hello friends! I thought today I’d share some of my recent food styling & photography work with you. I don’t share my work here very often but once in a while I would like to show you what I’ve been up to when I was not blogging, especially when it is something I am particularly thrilled about. As pretty much every photographer, I have  a list of sites, magazines, places where I would love my work to be featured. One of the magazines on my not so long list is a Polish culinary-lifestyle monthly called KUCHNIA that I have been a big fan of for a number of years now. When they asked me to style & shoot a photo for the September issue I almost fell off my chair. My assignment was a brioche with a wild rose petals jam – something much more complicated that my easy & quick recipes I usually share with you.

kuchnia work blog

I will be honest and tell you that it took a lot of kneading, sweating and three brioches before I was happy with the result but the photo was accepted and appeared on page 4/5 of the issue.


For the October issue, my assignment was much more extensive than the month before. I spent a few days in the kitchen playing with nuts, preparing five recipes that appeared in the feature called ‘The Squirrel Party’.


kuchnia cookies

kuchnia bread

kuchnia_almond cake

kuchnia macademia

Next to that, I was asked to do shoot the cover for the magazine. Quite a challenge as the covers of Kuchnia are very specific and not the usual style I work with and shoot. You can see the orange cover with nuts & squirrel in the first photo above, I am curious to hear what you think!

I have one other big thing on my list that might get crossed off soon as well – I will share it with you when everything gets more concrete.

Have a lovely weekend and let me know what you think about my work. Constructive criticism is always welcome.





20 Responses to “Recent Food Styling & Photography Work”

  1. petra says:

    Waauw lady, your pictures are so so good!!! Really beautiful, good job!! x

  2. Princess Misia says:

    @Petra aaah! thank you so much darling! It means a lot <3

  3. mike says:

    wow! your work has gotten so good! congratulations!

  4. Princess Misia says:

    @mike thank you! yes, I have improved a lot over the years (if I may say so myself) ^^

  5. Superb! I love them all, but the chocolate cake with nuts is my favourite, well done!

  6. Princess Misia says:

    @Iris thank you dearest! big hug for you and your lovely sister! <3

  7. Paula says:

    Congratulations for so many orders :)

    I’ve taken a look at Kuchina website, I had really enjoyed the pictures of a honey and hazelnut cake, and automn cake (or something like that, traducer says), and there I’ve the recipe! :P
    But, well, my favourite, favourite, favourite photo is the muffins!! Perfect combination between scene and food, I think!!

    I love your work, even if it’s not your kind of recipe, nor your type of photos, you have that look, you know how to catch it all. Envy!! :P

    And, wow, even if it seems hard work, it’s also beautiful and I find it even relaxing (you won’t think the same, won’t you?)!! If one day you need some help, please, call me!!! I’ll help with recipe, you mke the photos while I look with admiration face and prepare coffee for later :)

    Un beso, Marta!!!!

  8. Denise says:

    WOW! Seriously: this is incredibly good, Marta! I’m so, so proud:)

  9. Princess Misia says:

    @Paula – you’re amazing :) I love reading your comments – it was hard work but pleasure indeed, there is nothing else in the world I love doing more than styling & shooting. Cooking too of course but I will let you know if I will ever need your help, thanks for offerin! Big hug amiga <3

  10. Princess Misia says:

    @Denise, my friend – this means a lot coming from you! Thank youuuuuuu!!!! <3

  11. I love this – thanks for sharing. How do you get that rustic feel to the photos? Is there a certain photo editor that you use?

  12. Magda says:

    The little squirrel is adorable and all your photos are very atmospheric as always. Well done :)

  13. Princess Misia says:

    @Ali – thank you so much! Just playing with Photoshop and Lightroom!

  14. Princess Misia says:

    @Magda hihi thank you lovely lady! :D I really appreciate it! I love your blog btw!!

  15. Congrats, you’ve done an amazing job! Your photos are fantastic and the styling you gave them gorgeous. Hugs from Spain!

  16. Princess Misia says:

    @Patry thank you so much sweety! I really appreciate your feedback (being a big fan of your photography :)) x Marta

  17. Trisha says:

    Congrats!! SO amazing!

    The food and styling all looks fantastic and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the squirrel x

  18. Sandra says:

    your pictures are great! txs for sharing – http://www.leeksandhighheels.com

  19. Princess Misia says:

    @Sandra – thank you so much Sandra!! <3

  20. Princess Misia says:

    @Trisha – thank you dear! I wasn’t sure about the squirrel at first but when I did a test shoot I couldn’t image the pic without the squirrel anymore :)

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