Scenes From Last Week’s Photo Shoot

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning!

Just wanted to share some scenes from last week’s photo shoot for the Almond Board of California. Just in case you missed my previous post, I recently developed six healthy recipes and photographed them in a one-day photo shoot for them.

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Truthfully, I was a tad stressed out about this project because I’m not much of a photographer. Sure, I can snap funny/cute/ridiculous photos of Murphy on my iPhone, but when it comes to professional-looking food photography, I need a little work.

However, my contact at the Almond Board assured me that I would do great, and, honestly, I just worked my butt off to make sure everything turned out well. I started by making vision boards and then shopping for props. The day before the shoot, I set up everything nice and neat, so I had exactly what I needed for each shot. It was totally Type A of me, but it kept me organized and on track.

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I also cooked a couple of my recipes the night before, so I didn’t have to worry about making them on the day of the photo shoot. One less thing to do!

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On the morning of the shoot, I moved my desk in front of our slider leading out to our back deck, which is the only place in our whole house that receives constant sunlight throughout the day.

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Since I no longer had a desk in my office, I moved my computer onto our dining room table, so I could look at and edit photos as I snapped them.

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And then it was time to get down to business!

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It took me nearly 7 hours to make, style, and photograph 6 recipes, but the work was well worth it. The folks from the Almond Board of California thought my photos were “gorgeous,” and they were really happy with how everything turned out. Success! It was such a great feeling finishing this project and knowing that it all went so well.

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I’ll be sharing my almond recipes on CNC over the next several weeks””actually, my first recipe will be published tomorrow! I can’t wait!

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Questions of the Day

What is the last big project you completed? Are you a Type A planner or more of a procrastinator/fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants when it comes to projects?

P.S. Checkout one of my favorite healthy recipes on Glamour: 10 Healthy Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Skinny Recipes!

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