Food Blogger Connect
This weekend I headed to Food Blogger Connect for the first time to hear some talks, learn lots and eat even more. The event was over three days but I opted just to attend the Saturday sessions to see what it was like. Not only did I get to meet up with my friend Livvi of Pancakes and Peonies but it was so nice to be in a space with other likeminded food bloggers who were also snapping away on their cameras too! In the morning I attended a Food Photography and Styling Lab run by Donal Skehan and Sharon Hearne-Smith (um how fabulous is her dress!!!) . They showed us in depth how they would style, shoot and edit images along with some great insight and tips into their process. We also got to have a go at shooting their set ups with our own cameras and you can see my attempts below. As well as hearing about food all day we got to eat some too. There were great treats to sample from brands such as Oatly and Liberation. I also got stuck in to an amazing lunch from Pulled followed by a Patron cocktail. Oh yeah. Our afternoon was filled with talks by interesting people about their experiences in blogging or business. My highlights included Burger Bear and of course the wonderful Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. It was so great to hear everyone else’s experiences with food and blogging and I definitely left inspired. For more pics from my day check out my Instagram here!