cakes, prose, woes -- the photos, food & thoughts of a french-speaking seattle-native in brazil

In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it. -AB
In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Hello Codets.  We have a few catering and cake events coming up at the end of this week, but in the meantime we want to share with you some portrait projects. Food undoubtedly is and always will be my favorite subject to photograph. Unfortunately, food shots alone don't pay the photography bills. So I am trying to poke my nose into the portrait business as there is a much higher demand for this line of photography work. To be honest, portrait sessions are pretty fun. I enjoy it a lot, and believe it or not i have a pretty good bedside manner with model subjects which allows them to relax and enjoy the session as well. I loved the (one) wedding i shot way back in 2011, and am really going to push myself into photographing humans more frequently so that i can secure more clients.

I was lucky enough to get an amazing model subject for my first photo session back in Sao Paulo--a dear friend. We went to a (sort of) community center in Sao Paulo called SESC Pompeia, which is a government sponsored rec center with an amazing infrastructure. The center has a huge gym, pool, library, game room for children, restaurant that serves good cheap
food, rotating art exhibits AND a boardwalk with misting spray poles complete with bikini clad sunbathers. At the beach with no beach. A little surreal. SESC has a very rustic industrial feel so it was a great alternative to the classic park bench shoot. It was about 100 degrees F during the shoot, but my model disguised the discomfort well.

Enjoy the shoot, one of my first with human subjects, so we'll hopefully be improving soon. See you all this weekend for a cake and catering update.


Unknown said...

Great pictures Mallory, Polly looks stunning!

Mallory said...

Thanks Andrew, she is stunning!

M.Lane said...

Really excellent shots! I like how you used the vertical lines behind her. Lovely young lady.


Mallory said...

Thanks M Lane! the location was great for framing; a lot of pipes and brick work that added a lot of geometric features :)

Nani said...

GREAT IDEA Mall!!!!!
I love your pictures, no matter what you photograph. These came out great. She is a beautiful girl!
You should definitely invest in Wedding, Engagement, pregnancy, photos!