Bacon & Eggs

I’ve lost count, but this is another “& food” from the series we started several months ago. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s foods that are “&”…you know, fish & chips, peaches & cream, spaghetti & meatballs, etc. The series kind of has a life of its own…and we’re fine with that. We don’t see any end in sight at this point. So, here it is…Bacon & Eggs. If you blur your eyes, you might be able to see the ampersand.

– Kyle

ampersand out of eggs and bacon

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  |  Food Stylist • Hannah Messinger | Prop Stylist • Emily Pierce

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Steakhouse – BOH

The term “back-of-house” (BOH) is commonly thrown around in the restaurant industry. It’s basically what happens behind the doors to the kitchen…food storage, prep, cooking, dish washing, etc. (There’s also “front-of-house” which is where the guest experience happens.) I thought I’d share some back-of-house photography we did for a steakhouse in Phoenix, Arizona. Naturally, we focused on the food prep (that’s where the excitement is) rather than the dish washing. I enjoy spending time photographing chefs and their teams in action. It’s neat seeing everyone working together to create a great front-of-house dining experience.

– Kyle

veggie prep

vegetable steamer

steak prep

lamb chops

shrimp prep / steak on grill

steak on grill

Food Photography by Kyle Dreier

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Shades of Yellow

For the most part, anyone who knows me, knows that yellow is one of my favorite colors. Things in my office are usually of the yellow variety: sharpies, electrical tape, sticky notes, tissue box, file folders, etc. My cup at the studio is yellow.

I’m sure if I could reasonably incorporate a pop of yellow into every room of my house, I would.

I feel like it is such a fun and versatile color (from mustard to sunshine yellow, to highlighter to school bus yellow), and it’s often underused. The varying shades of it make it perfect for any season of the year (in my humble opinion, haha). Sometimes I will advocate for yellow around the studio as well… the pillows on the client couch or even in our photos. Last week, we had a mac & cheese themed shoot, and we actually got everyone on board with creating some entirely yellow scenes (from the surface to the plateware to the food). Hopefully we’ll be able to share those with y’all soon!

In the meantime though, I decided to go through our archive and pull some “yellow” shots, if you will. Typically one does not think of yellow-colored food as appetizing, but we have some pretty inventive clients and talented food stylists who create wonderful yellow masterpieces sometimes. All of these pictures make me smile. :)

– Erica

grilled fruit

yellow duo

saffron cauliflower

yellow peeps

yellow duo

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  |  Food Styling Contributors • Teresa Blackburn, Whitney Kemp

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Food Truck Friday – March

Today is going to be a short, but oh-so-sweet Food Truck Friday… because it’s all about the desserts. Most food trucks provide food to satisfy your savory side, but there are also some four wheeled, sweet shops rolling around to calm that sweet tooth. Dessert trucks are in a class of their own because you don’t have to commit to eating a full meal. It’s easy to talk yourself into a dessert, even if you’re already pretty full. It’s not as easy to talk yourself into trying that cuban sandwich after eating a whole pizza, hah. With dessert trucks, like all food trucks, variety is the name of the game. You can go with a delicious classic like cupcakes or ice cream or you can branch out and get something a little different like a s’more. (Who would have thought that you could eat those without being in the woods around a campfire?) So with warm weather just around the corner get ready to go outside and spoil your dinner.

– John

MOJO – COOKIE DOUGH & CREAMERY

ice-cream-sandwiches

IVEY CAKES – GOURMET CUPCAKE & CAKE BOUTIQUE

ivey-cupcakes

S’MORE LOVE BAKERY – HOMEMADE S’MORES

smores

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Salt & Pepper

Well, the series continues. Not much to say about this other than we got inspired by our ever growing collection of salt and pepper shakers. What we actually used for the photo shows how good we are at exercising restraint…our complete collection of shakers could be construed as hoarding. Guilty as charged.

See our other “& Food” here: blog.dreier.com/tag/ampersand-food/.

– Kyle

salt and pepper

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  | Prop Stylist • Emily Pierce

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Fun Dark Days

We’ve been taking a bit of a “dark” path recently with some of our food photography here. We often get requests from clients for bright airy natural light images. We enjoy creating summery scenarios here in the studio, but we also enjoy a dark and moody approach now and then. This would be a now moment. Here are some recent images from an experimental shoot with Atlanta based food stylist Katelyn Hardwick and our own Emily Pierce on prop styling. We certainly were influenced by the short dark days of winter and the Flemish painters from centuries past.

– Kyle

cabbage-quail

flemish-feast-table-pheasant

grapes-pheasant

pomegranate

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  |  Food Stylist • Katelyn Hardwick | Prop Stylist • Emily Pierce

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