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Joy The Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

Hi!  Joy here:  baker, author, blogger, stylemaker, and table-top prop coveter and collector.

I’m the voice, sugar-brain and photographer behind the blog, Joy the Baker.  I spend most days trying to infuse the Internet with as much sugar and browned butter as I can.  Biscuits are my love language.  Joy the Baker is my space to share recipes and musings… the sweet side of life.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

I’m thrilled to be one of Better Homes and Gardens’ Stylemakers!

Here are a few behind the scenes images from our blogger photoshoot in Pasadena, California.  It’s a gathering of gorgeous food, a beautifully set table, lots of pink wine, food blogger friends, and an insanely talented team of creatives.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

Being a blogger means that I’m lucky enough to have friends all over the country!  It also means that most of my friend are, well… scattered all across the country.  It’s rare that we all gather in one place so when we’re able to spend time together, it feel so precious.

We started the morning in Pasadena huddled around the coffee table.   We shared coffee and croissants while we got our makeup done and prepared ourselves to be in front of the camera for a change.  I’m so accustomed to hustling up food, styling a scene, and photographing it… it’s feels so luxurious to be on the other side of the camera getting my make-up done and chatting with friends.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

Prop-stylist Kate, photographer Con, and Editor Nancy discussing the details of the tabletop.  I’ll be the first to admit that I hovered around the table as they tweaked and adjusted the food and props until all of the details were just right.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

I love all of the layers used on the photoshoot table.  The linen is a perfect casual and neutral base, the staggered stacks of wooden boards add warmth, and the big piles of bread and fruit feel perfectly rustic.  The glassware and silverware also add a really lovely feminine touch.  All of the elements combined feel perfectly balanced.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

Working with Con and Nancy is as fun as it looks.  Yes!

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

It takes a team of creatives and it’s so much fun!  Bloggers recipes, a prop stylist’s touch, a food stylist’s hard work in the kitchen, a photographer’s eye, and an editor’s vision.  I love seeing all of the pieces come together.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

As food bloggers, we’re well-versed in getting the perfect table shot, even with our phones.

Joy the Baker // Stylemaker Behind the Scenes

And being all made up and on the other side of the camera means that it’s time to take a selfie!  For Instagram, of course!

I hope you enjoy this month’s Stylemaker food feature!  Try the Chocolate Zucchini Loaf with chocolate ganache!  It’s one of those indulgent everyday cakes and you’d never know it’s also packed with whole wheat and vegetables!

Apple Cider Bourbon Punch

 Blackberry Gin Lemonade

Shrimp and Corn Fritters with Red Pepper Sauce

Lemon Whipped Goat Cheese

Blueberry Beet and Basil Summer Salad

Baby Back Ribs with Plum BBQ Sauce

Chimmichuri Tossed Mushrooms with Hazelnuts

Chocolaty Zucchini Loaf Cake

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