I’ve had the great pleasure of working on a handful of cookbooks as of late, and I’m exited to share the release of my first project with Weldon Owen Publishing and Williams Sonoma. Cook Good Food is the first book in a series of instructional cook books that are geared toward getting beginner cooks up to speed in the kitchen.
These cookbooks tend to be fairly long projects, shooting over the course of a couple weeks, so having a really talented and fun team is essential! I loved collaborating with talented designer Ashley Lima on this project. She wanted to bring a young fresh edge to the book, which was in my opinion a total success. I’m really digging the hand stamped quality of all the title pages! Editor Jen Newens, was also on set and a pleasure to work with, keeping us on track and being a much needed guide when it came to all the recipe details. Lillian Kang was our stellar food stylist whom at the time was oh so prego! We have since worked together a handful of times and she is simply one of the best, plus we get to decompress, chatting about all the hardships (and joys) of being a new working mom in between shots.
Fun fact! My right hand on this shoot, photo assistant Brian Lackey, also started in a ton of the how-to photos as hand model! That anchor tat really made a lot of the shots. Thanks Brian!