Ok, wow. So I'm definitely getting some Sseko's. So cute and what an awesome cause. Thanks, Christina! The birthday weekend was wonderful. A couple of dinners at really yummy places with lots of really great friends! What could be better? Nick and I also hosted a springtime brunch with our cousins/NYC besties....Mom, if you are reading this, we used the good stuff:So, Deweese. I've been meaning to tell you all about this super easy photography DIY that Nick and I completed a few weeks ago. It all started last year when Nick and I were frequently meeting at Pret A Manger to wedding plan over lunch. I was always gushing over the the huge, bright photographs of food that they have on the walls:
Original source unknown, image via: Cassie-Dee.Blogspot.com
So I had the idea to copy it by taking and blowing up some photographs of food to hang in our very white on white on white kitchen. Luckily, Nick and I already had a homemade light box to work with! We found super easy instructions on how to make it here a few months back. Check out this shot of Nick using it to photograph a very familiar face on this blog:
I wanted to photograph something with a big pop of color, so we decided to start with a lime. After a little bit of Photoshop work (gotta be honest, we don't have the right lights yet to get it as crisp and contrast-y as we want), here is the final product:
Nick kept calling the lime "the talent" and was telling me we should make sure "the talent" is happy before we shoot. Hilarious! Once we got the photograph exactly how we wanted it, we ordered a 16x20 inch print from shutterfly.com, bought a cheap modern frame, and presto! New art for the kitchen:
I'd love to make more and print them even larger. Got any ideas for other foods? I'm thinking an artichoke could be really pretty.
PS: I am laughing out loud watching Bethenny After Ever. There, I said it. Hysterical.