Some of my Favorite Food Bloggers + Photographers.

Below is a list of some of my favorite food bloggers + photographers that I love to follow and get inspiration from.

I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite food bloggers who I look towards for inspiration when it comes to food, photography + styling. I love seeing how bloggers create different styles through their photography. There are so many different ways to capture a dish or ingredient.

Some of the things I look at when studying food photography:

  • Lighting. A well lit photo makes all the difference. I am a huge fan of utilizing natural light, especially from a kitchen window.

  • Props and background. Different props and background can completely change the composition of the photograph, and adds character to the image.

  • Unique aesthetic. While versatility + adaptability is so impressive, overall I just love when you can look at a photo and tell what account it is coming from before you take a peek. Branding 101.

  1. BAKED

BAKED is a collaborative project by several Canadian recipe developers, food photographers, and food stylists. They are well known for their rustic and easily accessible recipes such as their Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata or these Cheese Tea Biscuits. I love how they utilize vintage products and hints of color throughout their photography, as well as their use of natural light.

Find their website here.

Baked the Blog
baked the blog

2. The Little Plantation


This vegan blog based out of the United Kingdom, celebrates the idea of less is more when it comes to food styling. Kimberly, the creator, always stresses the importance of the inter-relationship between light, shadow, and the food you are trying to capture. One of my favorite photos (and recipe) of hers is her Maple and Miso Grain and Radish Salad.

Find Kimberly’s website here.

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The Little Plantation

3. Christiann Koepke

Christiann Koepke beautifully captures the creative process of making your own food with her photos. Her table designs set the tone for the recipes she creates, such as the muted pinks and reds she incorporated in her Summer Berry Pavlova. I also love her use of florals as props.

Find Christiann’s website here.

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Christiann Kopeke

4. Heartbeet Kitchen

Heartbeet Kitchen’s creator Amanda captures recipes based around what’s in season. Many of her featured recipes are vegetarian, and all are gluten-free with a specialty in baking with alternative flours. With the use of natural light and an uncomplicated marbled background, the focus of Heartbeet Kitchen’s photos remain on the food. Her photograph of pimento cheese from Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest looks absolutely amazing.

Find Hearbeet Kitchen’s website here.

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heartbeet kitchen

5. Lively Table

With her motto being “eat what makes you feel good,” dietician Kaleigh captures the simplicity of delicious and nutritional recipes such as this Watermelon Feta and Arugula Grain Salad. I love how Kaleigh utilizes an all white background in her photos, as well as close up shots. Her photography style adds to her emphasis on healthy, fresh ingredients.

Find Kaleigh’s website here.

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6. Vanilla and Bean

Photographer and recipe developer Traci incorporates both savory and sweet elements into her vegetarian food blog. As I mentioned earlier, I am a huge fan of natural light which Traci utilizes beautifully. I also love her use of props, such as these glass ramekins and mason jars, and the accoutrements and utensils she incorporated in her shot of this Italian Pressed Sandwich.

Find Vanilla and Bean’s website here.

Vanilla and Bean

7. The Wood and Spoon

Kate Clova is a self-taught baker and photographer living in Alabama. Her food photography style is described as “pretty and approachable” and I would have to agree. Just look at these adorable rhubarb pop tarts. I love her attention to detail, and how her desserts aren’t precise and perfect. I must warn you, her account will tug at your sweet tooth.

Find Kate’s website here.

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the wood and spoon

8. ful-filled

Bella runs her blog from a tiny Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Her food photography is beautiful and rustic, often featuring aged wood, distressed metals, and vintage-inspired cookware. I also love how she incorporates natural elements such as pine needles, fruit, and olive branches. I am dying to make her Harissa Roasted Red Pepper Feta Spread.

Find ful-filled’s website here.

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ful filled

9. Adventures in Cooking

Eva celebrates seasonal ingredients with her stunning photography. Her style is more moody, often using a reflector disk with a black side for her background if she wants an image to be especially dark. She also uses natural light, letting the shadows do the work. This recipe for lilac syrup is something I will be trying in my next cocktail.

Find Eva’s website here.

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10. Snixy Kitchen

Sarah is a free-lance food photographer in the Bay Area. She specializes in gluten-free recipes. She effortlessly utilizes bright, natural light and pops of color in her photos, such as this one of her Gluten-Free Baja Fish Tacos. She also has an eye for detail, which is apparent in her work.

Find Sarah’s website here

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I hope you found some new accounts to follow for recipes and inspiration. I’d love to know who your favorite accounts are to follow. Let me know in the comments below!


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Hummingbird Cake.

This fruity, spice Hummingbird Cake topped with cream cheese and toasted pecans will become your new favorite Southern dessert.

I’m one of those people that grew up with at pile-high stack of Southern Living magazines on our living room coffee table. This spice cake laced with moist pineapple and banana is a true Southern gem, first appearing in Southern Living in 1978. The origin of its name isn’t quite clear, but its been said it has to do with its sweet and fruity flavor, something that nectar-loving hummingbirds would be sure to enjoy. Reminiscent of a tropical vacation, it makes the perfect summer dessert. The addition of decadent cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans make it even more irresistible.

There are so many variations you can make to this recipe. Some like to add a little shredded coconut. Others add a pinch more spice. Some recipes even call for self-rising flour. But to me, you can’t go wrong with the classic combo of bananas and pineapple and because we do a pretty heavy rotation of homage to Southern recipes over here I just couldn’t leave this one out.

Hummingbird Cake by heirloomed

Hummingbird Cake

Author:
This cake will be the star of the show with its moist layers topped with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans.

ingredients:

For the Cake
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained 
  • 2 cups chopped ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Vegetable shortening
For the Frosting
  • 2 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup salted butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 (16-oz.) pkg. powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves, toasted

instructions:

How to cook Hummingbird Cake

  1. For the Cake:
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, bananas, and toasted pecans.
  3. Divide batter evenly among 3 well-greased  and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven  25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. For the Frosting: 
  6. Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in vanilla extract. Increase speed, and beat until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Assemble Cake: 
  8. Place  the first cake layer on a serving platter; spread top with 1 cup of the frosting. Top with second layer, and spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with third layer, and spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange pecans on top of the cake to your liking.
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Hummingbird Cake by heirloomed
Hummingbird Cake by heirloomed
Hummingbird Cake by heirloomed
Hummingbird Cake by heirloomed
hummingbird cake by heirloomed

We just love to enjoy Hummingbird cake for dessert in my house. I would love to know if you make Hummingbird cake any special way. Let me know in the comments below.


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen aprons, tabletop linens, art, ceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com.