“No” Is Not Failure

overhead image of creamy summer berry popsicles over ice, surrounded with strawberries and blueberries.

Here’s a little industry secret: “no” is not failure. We’ve all been there. You pitch your services to a potential client and they say “no, we aren’t looking for any new partnerships at the moment”. Or you send along a project quote and they respond with a “sorry, it’s out of our budget”. It would […]

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Puff Pastry Plum Tart

Overhead view of puff pastry plum tart surrounded by sliced plums and thyme sprigs

With only five simple ingredients, this puff pastry plum tart can be thrown together within minutes! If you’re looking for a tasty recipe that is both beautiful and incredibly simple, this puff pastry plum tart is for you. It’s also ridiculously easy to make which is always a win in my kitchen. Stone Fruit Season […]

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Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti Cookies with confetti sprinkles

These soft and sweet Funfetti cookies are an easy recipe to add to your baking arsenal. There aren’t a whole lot of things that I like better than birthday-cake inspired treats. Sprinkles are also a huge hit with the kids (I’m convinced my youngest would eat them by the fist-full if I’d allow it), so […]

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Foodtography School Review

Here you have it folks: my honest Foodtography School review. If you’re a food blogger or aspiring food photographer, keep reading. How I Found Foodtography School Ok, let me preface this by saying that when I first dove into the world of food photography, I had over a decade of photography experience under my belt. […]

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No bake lemon cheesecakes in a plate, garnished with lemon wedges and graham crumbs

Are you craving cheesecake but don’t want to use the oven in the summer heat? This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe is for you. Listen, we all love a good cheesecake but who wants to bake one in the sweltering heat? Not I, amigos. This is why I made these no-bake lemon cheesecakes for dessert instead. […]

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Baked Chocolate Donuts

Baked double chocolate donuts with rainbow sprinkles on a cooling rack.

These baked chocolate donuts are the fudgy treat of any chocoholic’s dreams. Listen up, chocolate fiends because I have a seriously delicious recipe coming your way. These baked chocolate donuts are moist and oh-so deliciously fudgy. They’re also baked (as stated in the title), which doesn’t make them healthy in any capacity but I like […]

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Why Undercharging Can Lead to Burnout

Undercharging in your food photography business can only go on for so long. Here’s the thing: constantly undercharging for your services can (and likely will) lead to burnout. Why? The answer is in the numbers. I’m sure you’ve heard fellow food photographers say that undercharging hurts the industry. We’ve preached again and again about not […]

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The Importance of a Licensing Agreement

Article about the importance of a licensing agreement by Cashmere & Cocktails

Did you know that commercial rights are required before a brand can use your images? If your images are used with the purpose of generating a revenue for a brand/business (via social media posts, product packaging, commercial blog, ads, email market, etc.), commercial rights must be granted by you to them. This is where a […]

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Easy Blueberry Crisp

Ease blueberry crisp recipe image by Cashmere & Cocktails

This quick and simple blueberry crisp recipe is a great last minute dessert option. I realize that picking a favourite fruit may feel a little bit like picking a favourite child (no? just me?), but blueberries definitely snag a top spot in my heart. This is especially true when eaten in the form of a […]

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Top 3 Things to Establish Before Taking on Clients

Cashmere & Cocktails kitchen baking

Here’s the thing: I made a lot of mistakes when I first started taking on clients. Like, A LOT. Looking back, there’s a long list of coulda/woulda/shouldas that I should have established before taking on food photography clients that honestly make me cringe now. While I can’t go back and undo the mistakes that I’ve […]

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