Shopping for Props
I decided that I needed to up my photo game for my food pics if I really want to elevate my cookbook. This means that I needed props--different tabletop backgrounds, cute utensils, colored plates, spice bowls, and linen napkins. Last week, I took a trip to all of the major bargain stores HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, World Market, and even JoAnn's Fabric to look for props. It took some time digging, but it was SO much fun! If you love cooking like I do, you probably love kitchen gadgets and accessories. I wanted everything! I definitely had to stop myself from getting carried away. Sometimes it was difficult to distinguish between what is necessary for the cookbook photos and what is just an indulgent purchase. I found some great tabletop options using wooden serving trays, a slate cheese board, a marble cutting board, and a wooden photo collage board. My favorite purchases were the wooden spice bowls from World Market shown on the homepage. What is your favorite kitchen accessory?