This fall we’ll be serving up countless new Gourmet Live recipes, which can only mean one thing: the start of photo shoot season! Today marks the first of three shoots for all of our brand new fall recipes, which includes a variety of seasonal and holiday entrees, side dishes, snacks, and desserts.
Photo shoots are one of my favorites parts of working at Gourmet Live because I get the opportunity to pair up with the incredibly talented duo of Paul Grimes, our food stylist, and Chris Gentile, our photographer. Our very own Kemp Minifie has been hard at work organizing the development and cross-testing of all of the new recipes, and the photo shoots are the time when we finally get to see all of the recipes truly come to life (with the taste tests being an added bonus).
Between selecting props, artfully plating the food, and lighting each setup, photo shoot days are timed down to the minute to ensure we get a variety of shots for each recipe. The photo above depicts our propping table, which features three setup options for each shot. I love mixing and matching the classic fall color palette with pops of bright color while still making the food always be the focus. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the next few weeks, then check out the upcoming issues of Gourmet Live to see the final shots!