Tres Corazones, Wendover – Food Photography in Buckinghamshire

Tapas & Cocktails – a taste of the Med in leafy Wendover

When I get a call to go to a restaurant to create some Food & Drink Photography, I couldn’t be happier. I get very excited at the thought of playing with beautiful dishes of food, but this time the drinks to accompany were just as artistically pleasing.

Tres Corazones is a thriving tapas restaurant in the middle of Wendover. It’s always busy and buzzy, with Katrina heading up her successful family-run business. Katrina runs the restaurant with her two daughters, hence the name Tres Corazones ‘Three Hearts’. Katrina is also very proud of her exclusively Spanish kitchen team. The authenticity of the food at Tres Corazones is guaranteed.

Tres Corzones is not only renown for its high quality food. It has made a name for itself with its very special selection of cocktails. The ingredients are all the best on the market and made with precision and care. I have to admit I may have had a couple of taster sips. Divine!

If you’ve been to Spain and have a severe craving for authentic tapas, Tres Corazones is waiting to transport you back to that special place. Remember to book in advance!

For more information visit Tres Corazones

To see more of my Food Photography please have a look HERE

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

 

 

The Nut Tree at Murcott | Images by Kelly Jo

The Kitchen, The Chefs, The Food.

This is The Nut Tree at Murcott.

Some jobs aren’t like actual jobs. An assignment might present you with a day in your career that leaves you grinning insanely and gibbering like Murdoch off of the A Team.  The day I spent ‘working’ at The Nut Tree at Murcott was one such occasion.  I had eaten there once before and was hugely impressed.  Attention to detail.  That’s what I love and that’s what I found there. The chefs paid every last bit of their attention to the detail on the plates they were creating.  They then handed those plates to me and I got to work paying every last drop of my attention to it too.  Once photographed, I then stuffed the food into my mouth paying little attention anything else.

I found delicious heaven in a little corner of the bar area of The Nut Tree at Murcott.  That’s how I spent my day.  I zapped between my little studio set up and the kitchen.  I got stuck in the with action there and watched in amazement as dish after perfect dish left the pass, each one a little work of art.

Here are selection of the images I created for them that day.  Can you spot one of the famous I.O.Shen Knives?  They’re a firm favourite in the kitchen here.

It’s a relaxed, friendly place with awesome staff to look after you and food to blow your bonce.  Here’s their site: www.nuttreeinn.co.uk

All of the images you see here are using natural light and I am able to set up in most locations for this type of work.  If you would like to know more about my food photography please GIVE ME A CALL!  Let’s do it on the phone….01296 730389

For more food images have a look at my FOOD page on the Kelly Jo Photography website here

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo PhotographyHead Chef Mike and the team

The Nut Tree | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Head Chef Mike| © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Waiting Staff | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree and IO Shen | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Plating up | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Chef | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Egg Separating | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree on the Pass | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Food | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Chef | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree Golden Raspberry | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

The Nut Tree at Murcott | © Kelly Jo Photography

 

Chef Portrait Photography – Busy Kitchen

Chef Portrait Photography – The story of a busy service in a hot kitchen

I had to pinch myself to remember that this was a working day.  I was about to set foot into a different world.  A world that I have admired from afar.  For those of you who have learned your jus from your gravy and your tuile from your biscuit will know what I’m talking about.  Having been spellbound by all things chef, this was to prove one of the most exciting shoots of my career so far.  The client?  I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives.  Natalie, the big boss, is already immersed in the world of the chef and wanted some Chef Portrait Photography to appeal to the people who actually use her knives in their kitchens.

Armed with a enormous collection of Natalie’s quite stunning knives we set off to join Head Chef Wayne Sullivan and his team in Cirencester.  When we arrived prep was already in full flow.  I found myself skipping between the different prep areas recording the chefs’ knife skills.  Josh grabbed his new knife eagerly from Natalie and within less than a minute had almost amputated his index finger.  ‘They’re sharp then’, he mumbled in awe.

Lunch service soon began and things really started to heat up in the kitchen.  Chef Wayne was a sight to behold, in command of his team and creating works of art on the plates.  A splash of shouting and drizzle of swearing was all that was needed to create a smooth running service with very happy customers.

I love working with I.O.Shen.  Natalie has fabulous ideas and together we create lovely images.  I’m so pleased with the end results.  So is Natalie.  She has all of the images plastered across her office in canvas.  She stares dreamily at them while thinking up her next knife design.

Click here more info about I.O.Shen Master Grade Knives

 Chef Portrait Photography | © Kelly Jo Photography

This first image of Chef Wayne stood in the middle of his busy kitchen was the biggie.  It took an hour to shoot and features over 25 images blended together.  Can you spot some strategically placed I.O. Shen Knives?

I O Shen Master Grade Chefs Knives

Chef Portrait Cooking

Head Chef with his team

Chef Plating Up

Head Chef Portrait

Head Chef Preparing Food

Chef Portrait at the Pass

Head Chef Portrait Photography

 

 

 

Food Photography Buckinghamshire by Kelly Jo – Rosedene Bakery Aylesbury

Anna is cooking up something scrummy to get VERY excited about at Rosedene Bakery – Food Photography Buckinghamshire

This is where Food Photography Buckinghamshire gets down right devourable.  Local business lady Anna Atkins-Carter visited my studio.  She was laden with samples of the most delicious, delectable, devourable delicacies you could ever wish to lay eyes on.  It took every fibre of my will power not to knock her to one side and dive head first into the Victoria Sponge.  Anna has created a gorgeous new concept….homemade cakes and bakes just like your granny made.  These are  delivered to your door, ready to be demolished by you and your loved ones.  Not only does Anna supply her eager customers with cakes and teatime treats, she also has a wonderful new product.  Afternoon Tea delivered to your door! Scones, Bakewells and other fine fair for a ready-to-go treat.  You can even hire vintage china tea sets from her to really impress your guests.  Anna is going to be offering Baking Lessons too. These are workshops that get you back to basics and build your confidence in the kitchen.  Anna’s own granny inspired a love of baking in her and she is dedicated to passing that same inspiration on to others.

From a food photography point of view this was a great job for me.  Anna left me to style the images which is something I love to do.  I used props from around the house along with the pieces Anna brought with her.  I love to set a scene.  Adding interesting props makes the images have depth and interest.  I want to be able to show my client’s products in the most attractive light possible.  I believe the answer to this is attention to detail.

To find out more about Rosedene Bakery, Anna and her glorious world of all things yummy, visit her website: www.rosedenebakery.co.uk

 

Afternoon Tea Photography Aylesbury

Bakewell Tart

Commercial Food Photography Buckinghamshire

Rosedene Bakery Commercial Photography

Food Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

 

 

Cooking with Masterchef 2012 Finalist Andrew Kojima

In the kitchen with Koj

I’m a huge Masterchef fan.  I even got through to the auditions once, they wanted me on but when I told them I wouldn’t cook meat they politely ushered me out of the production office – they couldn’t rewrite the programme just to accommodate a veggie.  It didn’t matter, I was just thrilled to have seen how it all works.  We watched Andrew Kojima, or Koj as he is known, intently during the heats of Masterchef 2012 and were thrilled when he got to the final.  When the chance to cook with him came up (an auction ‘prize’ at a charity ball fundraising for our beloved Taylan’s Project) we simply had to go for it.  Our table at the ball clubbed together and were the proud ‘winners’ of a coached dinner party with Koj.

Koj arrived at our pal Nikki’s house and we started to create a fabulous three course dinner.  Nikki, her daughter Hannah and I got to work under Koj’s direction. We prepared Goat’s Cheese, Pear, Potato & Onion Tartlets for starters.  For main course the meat eaters had Rack of Lamb with Provencal Herb Crust and the veggies had Butterbean, Pea & Thyme Croquettes all served with a smoked aubergine puree, bulgur wheat patties, broad beans and a tomato and mint salsa.  Dessert was a stunning Ginger Creme Brulee with rhubarb, almond crumble and shards of caramel.  The techniques and processes Koj taught us were exciting & awe inspiring.  From basic kitchen organisation through to knife skills and clever tips, Koj reinvigorated my love of cooking and inspired a new desire to get experimenting.  It’s easy to see how Koj has gone on to great things since Masterchef, cooking with the likes of Michel Roux Jnr, Gordon Ramsey and Heston and has created his own successful business.  You can find out all about Koj and his story by clicking here

Here are some images of our special evening, one I’ll never forget.

Andrew Kojima Cooks

Food Prep - herb butter

Andrew Kojima Chef

Chef teaching

Oil Oil Pouring

Koj preparing food

Bright green Broad Beans

Goats Cheese Tarts

I.O.Shen professional Knives

Koj Cooks

Chef using knife skills

Butterbean Croquettes vegetarian

Preparing a creme brulee

Andrew Kojima

 

Commercial Photography in Milton Keynes

GEM Catering tell the story of their business with

Commercial Photography by Kelly Jo

 

Working with Gina and Rachael from GEM Catering was not only great fun and exciting, it was eye opening and inspiring.  The girls create some truly fabulous feasts from their stunning kitchen out in the countryside near Milton Keynes.  The mother and daughter duo really know what they want to say about their catering business through their images.  Rachael’s sugar craft expertise dazzles and Gina creates delicious delights backed up with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience. I was able to capture the essence of what they do through their wonderful food and sparkling hostess-ery. Yes, it’s a new word and I like it.

I have some fantastic Commercial Photography packages available for businesses who want to shout about what they do with beautiful, artistic, professional images.  Why settle for plain old stock images when we can create relevant, real and wonderful photographs together?

For more information on Commercial Photography and for package/price information contact me by clicking here or call me on 01296 730389.  Let’s make your website something to shout about!

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