Food Styling & Photography + Cooking Show

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KRISTEN HESS – NEW YORK FOOD STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER

Please visit my online portfolio site at http://kristenhess.com for a full view of all my food styling and photography work for clients.

I specialize in commercial food styling; food photography; food writing and recipe development for advertising and PR agencies, food and beverage brands, celebrity chefs and nutritionists, restaurants and others in the food and beverage industry in NYC and across the country.

I also shoot lifestyle, chef portraits, restaurant food and interiors, culinary events, products and still life photography for my clients, and am a food writer and photographer for Downtown Magazine NY and The NY State Restaurant Association in NYC.

Client work experience: REMA 1000, Outback Steakhouse, USA Pears, California Almond Board, Chipotle, Cholula, NYC Health, Marie Callender’s, Elise Strachan, Slate Magazine/Jaguar, Idahoan Potatoes, BonChou Eclairs, The Jackfruit Co., Sargento Cheese, LDV Catering, Silk, Ocean Spray, Sterling Affair Catering, Nickelodeon, Tavern on Jane, Cloverleaf Tavern, PanCan.org, Fresnius, Land O’Lakes,  Dr. Mike Fenster, MD, Joy Bauer MS/RDN/The Cherry Marketing Institute, Hidden Valley, Morningstar Farms, Arnold Bread, Eggland’s Best, Six Flags, Food.com, 7Barrels.com, Food Network/Katie Lee, Castello Cheese/Chef Michael Symon, Unilever, Avocados from Mexico/Mario Lopez, Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, Bacardi Rum, Birds Eye Vegetables, The Works Catering, Stoli Vodka, Kraft Foods, Jill Photography/The Food Group/Sandra Lee Magazine/Norwegian Seafood) Nespresso, Buitoni, Colavita, KitchenAid Gary Null Power Foods, Harper Collins, Stonesong Press, Agencia International, Mina Harissa, Challenge Butter, Good Food Ireland, The National Pork Board, eDiningNews.com, Miditto.com and TavernDirect.com.

>>Kristen has also styled and shot three published cookbooks – one for Harper Collins (Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook) and two vegan cookbooks with over 200 recipes for Gary Null Whole Foods in NYC.

>>For more information and pricing on styling and photography services and image licensing inquiries, please email kristen@theartfulgourmet.com or call 917.613.5990.

>Kristen also does recipe development, menu planning and small group catering for private and corporate clients in New York City – please reach out at kristen@theartfulgourmet.com or call 917-613-5990 to enquire about services and pricing.

FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY – CALIFORNIA ALMOND BOARD

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FOOD STYLING FOR NYC HEALTH TV COMMERCIAL/VIDEO 

FOOD STYLING FOR CHOLULA TV COMMERCIAL/VIDEO 

COCKTAIL STYLING FOR BACARDI HOLIDAY COCKTAILS VIDEO AND RECIPE BOOK

Bacardi Cocktail Shoot

#Bacardi #Cocktail retail point of purchase display video and recipe booklet – I styled 7 different cocktails made with Bacardi Rum for the holidays!

Check out the video online –> http://transistorstudios.com/#/bacardi-rum/

FOOD STYLING FOR CHIPOTLE SOCIAL MEDIA/INSTAGRAM

FOOD STYLING FOR ELISE STRACHAN HALLOWEEN FACEBOOK LIVE DEMO

FOOD STYLING FOR UNILEVER HALLOWEEN TV SEGMENT UNIVISION

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR LDV CATERERS

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EGGLAND’S BEST

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR STERLING AFFAIR CATERERS

FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SLATE.COM/JAGUAR

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FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARNOLD BREAD

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CKP EVENTS

FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BAR BACON / CHEF’S CUT

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Cooking with Color 4 Kids by Kristen Hess

MY COOKING TV SHOW AIRING ON CABLE TELEVISION IN NYC 

Cooking with Color 4 Kids © is a monthly interactive cooking show airing on cable TV in New York City and live streamed on the internet. The show teaches children how to make fresh and healthy dishes using colorful fruits and vegetables revamping their everyday cooking, and allows kids to experiment and use their imagination as well as get educated on the health benefits of cooking with color throughout the color palette. Each monthly episode will feature seasonal ingredients that are focused on a particular color theme (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, neutrals) and will tie in to a holiday or event that is happening during that month.

COOKING WITH COLOR 4 KIDS WON A ‘B HEALTHY’ AWARD AT BRIC’S ANNUAL B FREE AWARDS

BRIC B Free Awards

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that Cooking with Color 4 Kids was selected as an honoree for this year’s BRIC B Free Awards, and was a finalist of three for the award. We didn’t win the overall category but we DID win   “Outstanding Program Feature/Segment” for the “B Healthy” category which was quite the honor!

BRIC’s second annual B Free Awards took place Saturday, March 21, 2015 at BRIC Arts | Media House to celebrate the diversity and excellence in Brooklyn Free Speech television programming. David Hillman, my Producer and Co-Creator and I had a great time at the awards show and met other honorees and award winners on the red carpet at the after party. Congratulations to all and a big thanks to BRIC, our production crew and everyone that has helped make our TV show a reality and success. #DREAMBIG 🙂

HOLIDAY 2016 EPISODE

FALL 2016 EPISODE

SPRING 2016 EPISODE

HOLIDAY 2015 EPISODE

FALL 2015 EPISODE

SEPTEMBER 2015 EPISODE

SUMMER 2015 EPISODE

SPRING 2015 EPISODE

For my new Spring 2015 episode, I came up with some great recipes that celebrate the vibrant light and bright colors of Spring: greens and yellow, red and pink, blue, etc.

I made three colorful and healthy recipes including Ham, Cheese, Asparagus and Spinach Quiche with a Quinoa Crust, a Spring Mixed Berry Salad, and Black Bean Raspberry Brownies for dessert.

We also included some fun video footage from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami this past February, and interviewed some kids and cooking instructors at one of the local HealthCorps after school cooking programs at a high school in Brooklyn.

WATCH THE SPRING SHOW ONLINE BELOW!

 

HOLIDAY 2014 EPISODE

For my Holiday episode, I came up with some favorite recipes that celebrate the vibrant jewel colors of the holiday season: greens and white, reds, oranges, etc.

I made three colorful and healthy holiday recipes including Turkey Pot Pie, Herbed Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad, and an Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce.

We also had special guests from Healthcorps, and the kids made some lovely homemade dishes of their own from their families recipes for the holiday season including Jambalaya, Spring Rolls with a Cilantro Yogurt Chutney and Homemade Flan. 

Watch the episode that aired on Saturday November 15th, and stay tuned for our Spring show that will be airing the first weekend in March 2015!

Click here to download my recipes from the show!

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OCTOBER 2014 EPISODE

For my October episode, I wanted to create a Fall theme using the rich, warm colors of Fall: purple, orange, brown, red, and brown – just like the colorful Fall leaves outside!

I did a cooking demo for three special recipes including Veggie Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Ketchup Glaze,

Meatloaf with Cranberry Ketchup Glaze
Meatloaf with Cranberry Ketchup Glaze

Roasted Honey & Herb Potatoes,

Roasted Honey & Herb Potatoes
Roasted Honey & Herb Potatoes

and scrumptious Maple-Date Oatmeal Bars for dessert.

Maple-Date Oatmeal Bars
Maple-Date Oatmeal Bars

All super colorful, healthy and easy to make!

We also had special guests from the NYC Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH.org) on the show: Christine Binder, Child Nutrition Program Coordinator and two kids that she works with, Brianna and Jazarah, who brought a delicious and healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup and some Homemade Bread. NYCCAH is a great program in NYC that allows people access to CSA’s, cooking classes and potluck dinners to promote healthy, local and organic food in neighborhoods that might not normally have access or be able to afford to be a part of a CSA. The kids did a great job with their recipes and on the show, and we hope to have NYCCAH back on our show in the near future!

Watch the full episode below, and stay tuned for my Holiday Cooking episode airing in November on Brooklyn Public Network in NYC!

Click here to download Meatloaf with Cranberry Ketchup Glaze Recipe

Click here to download Roasted Honey & Herb Potatoes Recipe

Click here to download Maple-Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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MAY 2014 EPISODE

For my May 2014 episode, I made a colorful dish that kids can easily make for Mother’s Day: Colorful Veggie Egg Baskets! The dish celebrated the bright colors of spring: Purple, yellow, orange and green using shredded potatoes, carrots, beets and zucchini for the egg baskets with a sunny yellow egg cracked inside, all baked into a cute, colorful brunch idea for Mom!

Colorful Veggie Egg Baskets

We also had a few special guests from Healthcorps who brought their own colorful recipes for Mom, and demonstrated how to make them on the show! Check out the fun and healthy recipe ideas they shared with us!

Wild Rice Fruit Salad, Fresh Guacamole, Spinach and Pesto Quesadillas and Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

The kids were great and super excited to share their recipes with us, and we thank HealthCorps for coming on the show and telling us about their great after school cooking programs and initiatives teaching kids all over the country how to cook healthy and tasty food using fresh fruits and vegetables!

WATCH THE MAY 2014 EPISODE BELOW!

Download the recipes from the show below by clicking on the images!

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OCTOBER 2013 PILOT EPISODE

Homemade Rustic Pizzas

For the October 2013 pilot episode, we made Homemade Rustic Veggie Pizzas with colorful veggies and cheese cut out into monster shapes in honor of Halloween and to play with the rich, warm colors of Fall. We also made Oatmeal Raisin  Cookies with Fresh Apples, Cinnamon and Honey also using ingredients and warm colors in the Fall color palette. The kids had a blast picking their own toppings, rolling out the dough and making their delicious creations to devour at the end of the show.

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The new monthly cooking show was taped live at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn Restaurant in Brooklyn NY and aired live on Saturday Oct 26 at 9:30 am on local cable TV in NYC on BRIC Community Television Network (Time Warner 34, Cablevision 67, RCN 82, Verizon 42).

Kristen Hess, Cooking with Color 4Kids© TV Show Host

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>>>Here is a link to the recorded pilot TV show online just in case you missed it!

>>>Check out the fun behind the scenes photos from the pilot TV show

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Recent Client Work

FOOD STYLING FOR DR. MIKE FENSTER, THE GRASSROOTS GOURMET FOR FOX NEWS/DR. MANNY SHOW & WPIX NEWS

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FOOD STYLING FOR JOY BAUER SEGMENT ON BETTER TV FOR THE NATIONAL CHERRY MARKETING INSTITUTE

FOOD AND INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TAVERN ON JANE RESTAURANT & BAR, NYC

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FOOD STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARNOLD BREAD HEALTHFULL PACKAGING, ADVERTISING AND WEBSITE

FOOD STYLING AND VIDEO COOKING DEMO FOR CHEF MICHAEL FERRARO, DELICATESSEN NYC & PANCAN.ORG

FOOD STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EGGLAND’S BEST RECIPE CONTEST

Eggland’s Best held a recipe contest online, and I was commissioned to shoot the final contestants for the contest website! Click here to see the finalists and download their recipes.

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FOOD STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARNOLD BREAD SANDWICH CONTEST

Arnold Bread also held a sandwich recipe contest online, and I was commissioned to shoot the final contestants for the contest website! Click here to see the finalists and download the recipes.

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FOOD STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SEVEN BARRELS

Recent work I styled and shot for a new client, Seven Barrels – a newly launched line of gourmet infused olive oils and vinegars. My team and I developed 20 new recipes using all of their lovely products, styled the food and props and the set and shot all the final photography of the recipes and products for their launch. They have a gorgeous new website www.7barrels.com which just launched as well and you can find all their delicious goodies, find the recipes we shot and they have online shopping and delivery to make it easy to get your hands on some of these amazing products.

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FOOD STYLING FOR SUBWAY #NATIONALEATYOURVEGGIESDAY

For Subway Restaurant’s National Eat Your Veggies Day promotion, I was hired to make 35 Veggie Bouquets made out of all fruits, herbs and veggies for Jared and his team to deliver to Food Editors and Magazines around NYC (in person!) We had a blast making these and running around town. I’ll post a few behind the scenes shots of the studio and my team making them too. Fun project!!

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FOOD AND PROP STYLING FOR CHEF MICHAEL AND LIZ SYMON FOR CASTELLO CHEESE VALENTINE’S DAY SATELLITE MEDIA TOUR AND VIDEO COOKING DEMOS

Chef Michael Symon & Liz Symon

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I had a super fun project doing the food styling and prop styling for Chef Michael Symon and his wife Liz, for a live Satellite Media Tour on over 30 TV and radio stations plus a video shoot.

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Michael demonstrated some healthy and sexy recipes using Castello Cheese (Lamb Medallions with Grapes, Arugula and Crumbled Bleu Cheese and a gorgeous Shaved Fennel Salad with Oranges, Lemon, Dill and Watercress)

Wine and Cheese

Cheese Spread

plus Liz’s recommended wine and cheese pairings for Valentine’s Day. It was a long day with tons of food, wine and cheese to prep and props to style but the team had a blast and the shoot went amazing!

On set

Behind the scenes on set

Props on set

Food Prep Table

Click here for more behind the scenes photos of the set and the shoot

Check out the video with Michael’s cooking demo for the Lamb Medallions with Arugula, Grapes and Castello® Crumbled Blue Cheese recipe below!

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FOOD STYLING FOR KATIE LEE SUPERBOWL HEALTHY APPETIZERS FOOD SEGMENT ON FOX NEWS

Food Styling for Katie Lee on Fox News

I had a great opportunity to do the food styling for Food Network’s Katie Lee for a Healthy Superbowl Snacks food segment on Fox News. I made four of Katie’s healthy appetizer recipes including Corn Flake Crusted Jalapeno Poppers, “Chicken” Fingers, Veggie Turkey Pepperoni Pita Pizzas and Sweet Potato Jalapeno “Nachos”. Here are a few photos from the set backstage – stay tuned for her recipes on a future post!

Corn Flake Crusted "Chicken" Fingers

Sweet Potato Jalapeno "Nachos"

Healthy Veggie & Turkey Pepperoni Pita Pizzas

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COCKTAIL STYLING FOR BACARDI HOLIDAY COCKTAILS VIDEO AND RECIPE BOOK

Bacardi Cocktail Shoot

The #Bacardi #Cocktail retail point of purchase display video and recipe booklet I worked this past Summer is finally out! I styled 7 different cocktails made with Bacardi Rum for the holidays!

Check out the video online –> http://transistorstudios.com/#/bacardi-rum/

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FOOD STYLING FOR AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO AND MARIO LOPEZ ON BETHENNY AND NBC NEW YORK LIVE!

Chicken Enchiladas

I recently did a fun food styling TV segment for Mario Lopez and Avocados from Mexico on the Bethenny show and NBC New York Live. The segment featured Mario discussing his new cookbook Extra Lean,  demonstrating how to use fresh avocados in your everyday cooking for delicious healthy meals. I made his Chicken Enchiladas with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa for the show – it turned out absolutely delicious and was a hit backstage! Here’s the recipes to make it at home and a fun photo from the show!

WATCH THE VIDEO FROM NY LIVE NBC SHOW 

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THE HOUSING WORKS CATERING NYC FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

Butternut Squash Lasagna - The Works Catering

I recently did a three day photo shoot for The Works Catering in NYC. We shot over 25 photos on their rooftop and inside their catering facility in the Lower East Side. The food was delicious and the photos turned out amazing.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS AND BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE SHOOT

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STOLI VODKA FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY

Stoli Bloody Mary

I recently did a food styling and photography shoot for Stoli Vodka to shoot new cocktail photos for their current online photo library.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS FROM THE SHOOT

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FOOD STYLING FOR DR. NEAL BARNARD, MD FOR A LIVE COOKBOOK PROMO ON THE JOY BEHAR SAY ANYTHING TV SHOW

Food Styling for the Joy Behar Show

I also recently did some food styling for Dr. Neal Barnard, MD – author of Power Foods for the Brain for a TV segment on the Joy Behar ‘Say Anything’ Show.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND GET THE RECIPES!

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FOOD STYLING FOR BIRDS EYE / JENNETTE MCCURDY FOOD SEGMENT ON CBS ‘THE COUCH’ TV SHOW

Birds Eye Veggie Mission on CBS The Couch with Jennette McCurdy
Birds Eye Veggie Mission on CBS The Couch with Jennette McCurdy

This was a fun and unique food styling gig I did recently for Birds Eye Vegetables featuring Jennette McCurdy from Nickelodeon on the CBS TV Show “The Couch”. I was asked to create veggie portraits of Jennette and the two anchors by using Birds Eye veggies to feature on the show as Jennette talked about her Healthy Veggie Mission for kids.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND SEE THE PHOTOS & VIDEO OF THE TV SEGMENT

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{Now Teaching Private and Small Group Food Styling & Photography Classes!}

I am now teaching private and small group food styling and photography classes! In a recent 2 day 8-hour class, I taught a student that came all the way over from the Phillippines to learn the art of food styling and food photography, held at a beautiful food photography studio up in Harlem, owned by a friend and professional food stylist.

We teach the basic tools, tips and techniques of styling different types of foods (desserts, proteins, salads, soups, pasta) and discuss how to plate food creatively and make a beautiful dish ready for the camera. We also discuss props, color theory, composition and visual techniques in styling the set.

Photography basics that are covered: Exposure, Composition, Lighting (Natural and Studio Strobe Lighting), Lenses, Shooting Angles, Color, White Balance and digital post-processing and cataloging (Lightroom and Photoshop). I also go over how to create an online portfolio and market yourself as a professional food blogger, stylist or food photographer – whichever path you choose, with tips on breaking into the food media industry, building a successful business and finding your own personal style to set you apart from the rest.

  • The one day class is usually 4-6 hours and I go over the basics of food styling techniques for different types of foods (Salads, Desserts, Proteins, Side dishes, etc.) and we ask that you pick 3-4 dishes you want to style and shoot that day (we can help come up with ideas for you if you like). I also go over the basics of food photography in terms of composition, lighting, lenses and equipment you will need, post production and prop / set styling basics as well.
  • I usually bring all my camera and lighting equipment so that you can take photos of the dishes you style with mine or you can bring your own DSLR camera, lenses and tripod with you if you have them.
  • The 2 day course covers all the same topics but we let you style and shoot additional dishes and the food styling and photography and lighting techniques learned are more advanced.
  • We also let students take a visit to a local farm market to pick out fresh produce and items for the class and break for lunch each day.We give you a take home binder with tips, tricks, basic information that we discuss in class and printouts of your final photos to take home with you (or soft copies of the photos if you prefer) in both classes.
  • Private and small group classes available.
  • Please call 917-613-5990 or email me at kristen@theartfulgourmet.com  to arrange a class time and get more information on pricing and the class agenda.

 

 

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{New Logo!}

 

Kristen Hess Styling & Photography Logo

I just designed this new logo for my food styling and photography business recently. I wanted it to be fun and whimsical, yet creative and professional at the same time. Stay tuned for other new projects I am working on for my business, and check out my website at http://kristenhess.com for updates to my creative portfolio from time to time!

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{Cookbook Photo Shoots}

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PINKALICIOUS CUPCAKE COOKBOOK PHOTO SHOOT

Another cool project I shot recently is the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook for children’s author Victoria Kahn with Harper Collins Publishers and Stonesong Press. The book just released in October 2013 so take a sneak peek of the gorgeous and creative cupcake scenes and recipes we created for this amazing children’s cookbook! Special thanks to Patty Paige for her creative concepts for the book, Allyson Sullivan, the amazing cupcake stylist with more patience than God, Laurie Knoop for her creative prop/set styling and studio space, and Maike Paul and Ricardo Beas, my photo and lighting assistants who helped me make this all come together just beautifully.

You can buy a copy online at Amazon here. Super cute and super fun cupcake recipes for kids.

Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

The New York Times bestselling author and artist of Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, brings Pinkalicious fans the first Pinkalicious cookbook, and it’s filled with cupcakes galore! Pinkalicious loves pinkatastic cupcakes—and now readers can make all their cupcakes Pinkalicious cupcakes. The Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook features more than 20 cupcakes straight from Pinkalicious’s world. Bake everything from a classic Pinkalicious cupcake with a cherry on top to a princess cupcake and castle, a snowman cupcake, or a cake pop flower! There are cupcakes for every occasion—birthday parties, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and more—and tips to help get kids into the kitchen.

Below are some of the photos I shot for the book and a few fun behind the scenes shots!

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 BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE PINKALICIOUS CUPCAKE COOKBOOK SHOOT

On set Harper Collins shoot

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Sandra Lee Magazine Photo Shoot

Sandra Lee Hero Shot for March issue
Sandra Lee Hero Shot for March issue

Last year I had the opportunity to assist a photographer friend of mine on a photo shoot for Sandra Lee at her house in Westchester for a series of magazine articles in Sandra Lee magazine. We shot 15 different photos of Sandra in beautiful settings around her home and kitchen, with gorgeous food and cocktails she made for her holiday and entertainment-themed magazine spreads with recipes being featured in 2013 and 2014. The shots came out amazing, and this was such a cool opportunity to meet Sandra and the rest of her team in person. The shot above is currently in the March 2013 issue out on newsstands..stay tuned for more as they are published!

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{Food Styling & Photography for Gary Null Power Foods Cookbook}

Gary Null Vegan Cookbook

The cookbook I shot and styled for Gary Null Power Foods

I styled and shot this cookbook in 2012, and it was a 6-week process with plenty of long days and nights, cooking, styling and shooting, with lots of laughter and intensity, for Gary Null’s new cookbook titled Anti-Arthritis, Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: Healing through Natural Foods. The cookbook has over 270 recipes that are Vegan, Vegetarian and Raw Food based with the premise of promoting a healthy diet and preventing and reversing arthritis, diabetes, cancer and inflammation through healthy eating and power foods.

I worked with Gary and his editorial team throughout the process to interpret the recipes into appealing, fresh and healthy imagery for the book. I also collaborated side by side with two amazing Chefs; Wes Wobles and William Shear, day and night (literally!) to turn the recipes into beautifully plated works of art which were styled meticulously in the kitchen and by myself on set to create the perfect final shot.

I’m very proud to have been the stylist and photographer on this awesome project and part of this dynamic project team that made the cookbook come to life in such a short time – it turned out beautifully with full color photos, a clean design and a comprehensive healthy eating program that might turn any meat-loving carnivore into a Vegan or Vegetarian just yet! The recipes are simple and easy to prepare with raw ingredients like grains, fruits, vegetables and non-meat proteins flavored with plenty of fresh herbs and seasonings. There are recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Salads, Soups and Desserts plus plenty of sauces and dips along with healthy appetizers. Gary also explains the nutritional aspects to a Vegan and Vegetarian Raw food diet with an eating plan spelled out and easy to follow.

Light, healthy and fresh is the name of the game in this awesome cookbook, and it’s arrived just in time for Spring to lighten up your diet!

>>READ THE FULL STORY AND SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE BOOK HERE

>>Purchase a copy of the book online

>>View gallery of some of my fav photos I shot for the book

Kudos to the Cookbook Team!

Testimonial from Gary Null

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Personal Food Styling and Photography…

I have taken many Food Styling and Photography classes at ICE, International Center of Photography, and online, and have learned some advanced techniques in food styling, photography and culinary video to develop my style.  I’ve also studied intensively with some top notch food stylists and photographers in the industry.

I took a 5-week portfolio intensive in NYC and it was an amazing class focusing on both food styling and photography. We focused on different lighting techniques; natural light, hot lights and strobes. We shot desserts, beverages, breakfast, snacks, advertising and packaging food shots, still lives, ingredients and shots based on our interests. Jim and Laurie are amazing instructors and packed in a multitude of information in five all-day weekend classes. They encourage us to be creative and innovative, building on the techniques we learned and tips on working as a professional in the industry – working with clients, working on set, being prepared– thanks Jim and Laurie!

See my online portfolio for photos from the class

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I also studied food styling through an intensive online course with Lisa Golden Schroeder of Foodesigns.com and learned more advanced styling techniques focusing on in-depth training for specific food shots and scenarios: steaks, salads, chicken, beverages, burgers and sandwiches. There are so many ways of doing food styling but until you actually cook, style and shoot on set, that’s where you really learn what works and what doesn’t.

View photos from the class

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In a recent class at Haven’s Kitchen in NYC, I studied food styling and photography in a small class with Beatrice Peltre, the author of popular food blog La Tartine Gourmande. We cooked, styled and shot together and made beautiful food, photos and laughed. Such an amazing inspiration Bea is to me and was my favorite food styling and photography class by far!

Here is a link to the story about the class and a link to all the beautiful photos I styled and shot in the class.

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{Making Food Beautiful for the Camera – ABC News Interviews Kristen Hess}

Watch the video as Lauren Glassberg from ABC News interviews me along with other students and the class instructors on their experience with the Food Styling and Photography workshop at The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

CLICK THE VIDEO OR LINK TO VIEW | READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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Food Styling & Photography is my first love and something I discovered while taking a series of cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC. I signed up for an intensive workshop taught by Jamie Tiampo, owner of seeFood media, James Peterson, chef, food photographer and cookbook author of Meat, and Laurie Knoop, a NYC professional food stylist at Studio 129. We mastered the basics of food styling from prepping food to styling props and experimented with digital photography, lighting and editing. Each day we experimented with different styling, photography and lighting techniques, and chose our own food photography subjects by picking fresh ingredients from the Union Square Market. We cooked and prepared our food, styled our props and dishes and shot them in different lights, angles and environments. Check out the video on ABCNews.com for a behind the scenes look at the class and the interview with Lauren Glassberg from ABC News.

View my photos from the class.

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See more of my food styling and photography portfolio at http://kristenhess.com

For more information and pricing for my food styling and photography services and image licensing inquiries, please email kristen@theartfulgourmet.com or call 917.613.5990.

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