I recently had the pleasure of taking some photos for a farm to table restaurant in Marin County, specializing in local ingredients and local wine (wonderful considering Napa Valley is only a stone’s throw away). The restaurant has a very warm and cozy feel to it, and the staff supports local artists, whose work adorns the walls of the restaurant and changes monthly. I had a really enjoyable time on this assignment — the staff were extremely friendly, and you could definitely tell they are passionate and love their craft!
I took almost all the photos using natural light (aside from the restaurant lights), and set-up near a large window in the front of the restaurant. It was really fun seeing people walk by outside of the window, peeking in with their faces pressed against the window out of curiosity (without realizing I could see them). The food looked and tasted absolutely delicious, and it was hard trying to resist not taking a bite in between shots! Here are a sample of some of my favourites. Others can be seen on my Food Photography page.