Finding food props and where to shop

This post is a little off the baking path, but don’t worry I have a post coming up tomorrow that is CRAZY. No, really crazy so don’t miss it. Until  then, I’m going to share my other passion with you today: photography. I get a lot of questions about photography and where I find my props.

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The photography part I don’t have much to offer, since I’m a beginner and only picked it up when I started my blog. Where you can find alot of that information is over at Gourmande in the Kitchen. Sylvie, a professional photographer, food blogger and recipe developer, has a wonderful four part series called, The Language of Food Photography that is written by a variety of industry professionals.

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So while I can’t offer any technical advice, I am sharing something I have managed to do with some success: food propping. Yes, the fun part of hunting down those pieces—the details of a food shot.  Since I don’t have time for live “propping”, I do most of it online. With that, I thought I would save you some time by sharing a few tricks I’ve picked up along the way over on my good friend, Sylvie Shiraz’s blog. If  you haven’t been there, leave yourself time to look around. Trust me once you are there, you’ll know why she is one of my top ten favorite food photographers and food bloggers—and why I’m excited to be her guest blogger today. Hit the jump here.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonWedding Album Cafe says

    Although you are a beginner you’d be surprised the technical advice you could offer. for one i’m curious to know how did you get these shots as if you are hovering over them? are they positioned on the floor or on a table? or are you 10 feet tall lol?

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Beautiful Naomi…
    I look unto ur styling and photography soo much.. Love this post.
    Oh God, seriously I am in love with every piece.. Now whole night I am online.. getting few of such beauties hopefully!!

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    This is perfect.. I have always admired your photography and props. The way you style your food is just amazing. Love the rustic vintage feel to it in every single plating. THANKS for sharing the tips, as I had been having difficulty looking for props. Since I’m half way across the world, not every seller ships internationally sadly.. Have a good week ahead. Cheers, Jo

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMandi says


    Thanks for a lovely post. One thing I’ve always wondered about food blog props, do you ever bake with these or are they strictly props?

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      Naomi replied: — July 18th, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

      Mandi-It depends, somethings I only use for props. But most of what you see in this picture above I use and serve with.

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    i read your post on sylvie’s blog and i must say that it was a really helpful and informative post. thanks for sharing naomi. am first time to your blog and i really liked your space.

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonRachna's Kitchen says

    What a nice post on props. Such an informative post !!
    Visiting first time, You have a nice space to read. Happy to follow your blog !! Thanks for sharing Naomi !!