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Beer at 9.30am

August 11, 2014 |

Saturday 9th August saw us at the Vale Brewery in Brill, Buckinghamshire, not usually up for a pint at 9.30am on the way from picking up the weekly meat from the butchers, but this was for a special launch of the “Self Preservation Society” Ale from Vale Brewery. Whilst Mr J was content with supping beer […]

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Imaging Essence kitchen photography used to promote exhibition at Euro Film Premiere of “Chef”

June 06, 2014 | Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year - Chef Movie Premiere Banner

As we all know food and chefs are the new rock ‘n’ roll, and the growth in quality food and produce, along with public and media interest seems to show no signs of slowing down. For those of us who work in the industry and also enjoy a great meal this can only be good […]

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Hummus on a Sunday afternoon

June 30, 2013 |

As I watch my husband wipe the bowl clean of hummus that I’ve just made, and judging by the noises of appreciation, I thought I’d share my hummus recipe that I’ve been honing over a number of years.  The big thing is that neither of us are real fans of tahini, too rich in taste […]

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Deconstructed Egg?

April 20, 2011 | Deconstructed Egg_fine-food-photography-by-imaging-essence_5567

Being a keen viewer of “foodie” tv such as Great British Menu and Masterchef, “deconstructed” food seems to be very fashionable at the moment. During a shoot this week for a local food business in Aylesbury I snapped this whilst the food was being made, my take on a deconstructed egg!

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Artistic Integrity – to do or not to do?

April 05, 2011 | Screen-shot-2011-04-05-at-10.37.40

I’ve actually agonised quite a lot as to whether I should write this blog entry because the last thing I want to do is criticise how people make their living (particularly photographers and chefs!). Sponsorship is an accepted reality for anyone in the media spotlight, not just for celebrity chefs. However, some recently launched ad […]

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The Welsh Cake – Childhood memories from an unpronounceable village

March 20, 2011 | WelshCake_by Imaging Essence_MG_0251

Troedyrhiw – go on, for all you non Welshie’s that is your pronunciation challenge of the day! Its significance? It’s the name of the village in a South Wales valley where my grandparents lived, and where I spent many a weekend, school holiday and new year. Today I suddenly had a desire to make some […]

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A Very Exquisite Birthday Cake

February 13, 2011 | birthday_cake-8950

It is always a great treat when something surpasses your already very high expectations! The Vanilla Bakery is a company based in Suffolk run by a friend of mine Gemma and her husband Mike. Gemma and I actually went to junior school together and after a 25 year gap were reunited via Facebook a few […]

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Some recent work…

February 10, 2011 | imagingessence-8749

It’s been crazy busy at Imaging Essence since the beginning of the year and I have so many blog entries stored up in my head, so expect a few to appear this month! We’ve been working both in our studio and on location and I thought I’d share some of the highlights from a recent […]

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Thame Food Festival‚ September 25th 2010

September 29, 2010 | TFF2012_fine-food-photography-by-imaging-essence_3572

I was delighted to have been invited to be the official photographer for the third annual Thame Food Festival last Saturday, and spent the most fabulous day snapping lots of local food producers and suppliers, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and interesting food talks. Considering the weather had been pretty grim leading up to the Saturday, the […]

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Growing our own

July 11, 2010 |

Imaging Essence is now growing our own

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