I was so excited to meet with Jessica Smith in Gastown in downtown Vancouver over the weekend! She is a stunningly talented photographer and videographer who runs the Meet Up group StudioNinety9Eats/Food Photography.
And she brought treats! Of course we started at the steam clock in Gastown and felt like tourists taking photos of the famous clock. But! Our photos had French chocolate macarons in them.
Jessica showed us some of her favourite spots in the hood to take photographs which worked as perfect backdrops for our maple BACON donuts!
Gastown is a funky neighbourhood right down by the harbour in downtown Vancouver. I rarely get out and there is a potential bus strike looming so I did everything I could to make sure I could be part of this fantastic learning opportunity.
I wish I could aptly describe the glee I experienced playing with food and photography with other enthusiasts. It was so much fun.
I learned so much from Jessica and not just about food photography. Her and the other foodies helped teach me a ton about social media, helpful apps…
OK, this is more a Suzie-style a photograph. Pacman Donut Godzilla attacks city!
I have been back in Vancouver for almost two years now (shocking, I know!) and I am finally getting out there and connecting and exploring the city with food photography. It is an absolute dream come true.
There is nothing I love more than food and learning. To combine the two with such a positive experience was totally worth the $20. Getting to meet Jessica in person? Priceless.
May the bus strike hold off so I can continue connecting with this fantastic foodie city and meet with other fabulous people.