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The Dramatic Appeal of Jalapeños Opening the pantry one chilly October afternoon, I was struck by the sight of jalapeños – so dramatic, so vibrant. With the month feeling particularly dull, it was as if the universe was nudging me toward a jalapeño photo session. And that’s precisely when I decided to photograph these lively […]

November 27, 2023

A dark plate featuring sliced green and red chili peppers, with scattered red peppercorns and chili powder against a deep blue background.
Close-up of fresh green pears arranged amidst draped white cloth on a plate, set against a soft yellow background.

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The Allure of Autumn Hey y’all! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I was itching to bring its magic to life by crafting a fall-inspired photoshoot. Between the golden ambiance and the crisp vibes, there’s also that fresh produce that was perfect for the frame. Setting the Scene with Light For this […]

November 6, 2023

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Oh, donuts, my forever love language! Shipley Do-Nuts, with their sweet bites and that nostalgic scent, has been my jam for the longest time. So you can bet I was over the moon when their fantastic crew reached out about teaming up for their next campaign. I knew that a Shipley Do-Nuts photoshoot was sure […]

October 30, 2023

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The Undisclosed Drama of a Chicken Mole Photoshoot October is undeniably my favorite month, especially for chicken mole photoshoots in Austin. There’s a certain allure that makes the city shimmer with unparalleled beauty during this time. Perhaps it’s the haze of the relentless summer air finally lifting, or, who knows, maybe Texas finally decided to […]

October 4, 2023

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Hey lovely, grab your favorite coffee mug, curl up in your coziest corner, and let’s dive into the juicy details of a photo shoot that had my mouth watering and heart fluttering. Here’s how we took a humble plate of steak and chimichurri to the next level. Embracing Imperfections: The Art of Capturing Perfectly Cooked […]

September 25, 2023

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Hello, beautiful souls! I’m absolutely thrilled to pull back the curtains on a little creative rendezvous I embarked upon not so long ago, reflecting perfection. My house is brimming with tales from different corners of the world, but none as sparkling and effervescent as my wine glass collection. Each one holds a story, an adventure, […]

September 4, 2023

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There is a certain enchantment in the junction of photography, food, and wine—a charm I recently discovered in a charcuterie board photoshoot. The anticipation heightened as we tested out new background boards acquired from Club Backdrops, aiming to perfect the harmony between the board and our gourmet spread. Pre-Photoshoot Chronicles: The Fun in Preparation In […]

August 28, 2023

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The joy of photography often stretches beyond the lens—it weaves together unexpected narratives, unlocks hidden passions, and forms lasting connections. As a visual storyteller, every photoshoot invites me to dive into a new realm of experiences. This time, I had the pleasure of being commissioned by Resy to capture Este Restaurant’s essence and vibrant new […]

August 7, 2023

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Behind the Scenes: Flan with Caramel Sauce Photoshoot Hey there, my sweet friends! I just can’t wait to share this with y’all today! Recently, I had this amazing chance to dive into the world of dessert photography. Seriously, y’all, it was an absolute dream come true! Seriously, who wouldn’t love spending their day surrounded by […]

July 31, 2023

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Behind the Scenes: Mole Chicken for Días de Los Muertos Shoot Hey there, friends! Mica McCook here, and today, I’m taking you behind the scenes of one of my recent Mole Chicken Photoshoot, featuring the delicious and festive Mole Chicken in preparation for Días de Los Muertos. I can’t wait to share the creative process, […]

July 3, 2023