Ice cream, cookies and all things Pumpkin: Tennessee Food Photographer

Theres a pretty good chance if you ask me to bring food to a gathering I will calculate my answer so that it is something I can make with Aubrey and turn it into a photoshoot.  This years family Thanksgiving feast was no different, I quickly answered Ice Cream!  Yes, I got a few funny looks about bringing ice cream to Thanksgiving, but earlier this fall I found an amazing pumpkin ice cream starter at Williams Sonoma as well as some vanilla sugar cookies.  Aubrey had a blast, I let her actually do more of the mixing this time and I was so proud of how well she did.  We started with the cookies...

Finished sugar cookies and pecan pumpkin bread.

Finished sugar cookies and pecan pumpkin bread.

Next up was the ice cream!  She loved this and being able to watch the ice cream churn she thought was extra cool!  It didn't go quite as planned being that a large portion of our mixture didn't quite make it into the ice cream maker, but I quickly laughed with her realizing thats just part of cooking with a two year old. 

This is my favorite image!  Her rosy cheeks, curled toes and pure joy on her face just melt me.

This is my favorite image!  Her rosy cheeks, curled toes and pure joy on her face just melt me.

ooops

ooops

she found the mess to be quite funny

she found the mess to be quite funny

Now you will have to forgive me for the lack of an unfinished shot of the ice cream!  Like I said earlier, cooking with a 2 year old is an adventure, and in the adventure I quickly whisked away the ice cream to the freezer before it started melting.  Hopefully I can update with a finished shot tonight during dinner.

To finish off I held up my end of the bargain and we had a tea party with her sugar cookies.  This is when I am reminded of how much I truly love my job.  I love the moments I am making and capturing with her.  I love that my career is flexible enough to get to spend the amount of time with her that I do and I am most Thankful today for her.  

I hope you and your families have a Happy Thanksgiving.  Warm wishes and full bellies from our family to yours.  

Stephanie Mullins
Nashville, Memphis Food Photographer

Stephanie Mullins is one of the best food photographers in the Midwest; a simple look at her client list is all the proof one needs. Her blog is filled with Nashville and Memphis Cookbook PhotographersStephanie Mullins is a professional food photographer who specializes in capturing food images that make you want to reach through the screen to take a bite. Working primarily in Nashville, Stephanie has worked with several food chains and local food vendors on keeping their food photography current and eye catching with her flawless work. Cookbooks, magazines, corporate food chains and locally owned business are a few of Stephanie's food clients in her home base of Nashville.

You cant take a look at food photography in the south and not include Memphis. Growing up so close to Memphis, it has definitely had a influence on Stephanie as one of the best Memphis food photographers. Stephanie shows the feel of Memphis food through her stunning light you see in the images of mouth watering BBQ, as well as the fine southern cuisine that lingers in the air there.

Birmingham, Alabama is where the love of capturing food photography all started for Stephanie. Starting her career there, Stephanie had over 70 images published in Southern Living Magazine while interning there.

Cookbooks, corporate clients and ad agencies from all around the east and deep south including Atlanta, Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky all call on Stephanie Mullins Photography for that perfect feel you want to get from a food image. Mouth watering, enticing, melt in your mouth and a sudden feeling of wanting to eat what you are looking at are just a few of the remarks Stephanie gets from her portfolio and website, and her response is always, "Well, that means I am doing my job then." Click here to view samples of her exquisite work.

Finally, for a bit of fun reading, be sure to check out Louisville food photographer Stephanie's blog where she shares some of her more personal photography.

In addition to many clients in Memphis and Nashville, Stephanie has clients in Atlanta, Birmingham, Alabama, Chicago, and Louisville, Kentucky. View Stephanie's portfolio!