Even before I got into the whole photography thing, I enjoyed taking photos of food. I have a whole album of pictures taken when we moved into our first home as newlyweds, and I was desperately, madly keen on cooking. I still am, trying out new recipes every week, buying strange ingredients, talking about favourite meals with friends, but the food I cook for my family has changed as our family has grown.
The pictures I used to take were of amazing menus, fabulous towers of food; we were the proud parents of cooked lobsters, feasts prepared for family and friends. Although I take pictures for my food blog with my best friend, my passion is to cook for my family, enjoying something I have prepared with love, for them. Miles celebrated his fifth birthday this week and I managed to catch the moment when he stole a cake and then ate all the icing before gobbling up the cake. (As you can see, he had a Harry Potter party.)
I chose Helen. Ailsa's picture because it is a celebration of the joy of food — the moment before everyone tucks in and starts to share the food and happiness.
kirstin of cookbook a month