Friday, March 4, 2016

Photographer Series | Lauren Caris

I'm so excited for the first photgrapher in this series.  She is a member of The Peony Project and a super great photographer.  Her pictures will make you want to run into the kitchen and fix you some pancakes.  So with out further adieu please meet Lauren.

Lauren Caris Cooks Sidebar Image 

These healthy banana pancakes definitely don't taste healthy! A great recipe for a lighter brunch option!

Smoothie Bowls are a fun way to get some fresh produce into your mornings! Start off with the same base and customise your bowls into one of my 3 recipes! Top them will all sorts of great ingredients and enjoy your colourful smoothie bowl in the morning!

This delicious recipe for a homemade Fiorentina pizza is made extra special with the addition of leeks!

 I started Lauren Caris Cooks in January of 2015. I have always had a passion for food and cooking and I think I always knew that one day I wanted to work in the food industry, I just wasn't sure in exactly what capacity. Through blogging I have discovered a huge passion for photography, which I never would have otherwise, and now the more I learn about photography, the more excited I get about developing my work further!

1. What is your Name? Lauren Caris (Lauren Caris Short in real life!) 

2. What is the name of your blog and photography business? Lauren Caris Cooks. 

3. Where are you located? Currently in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm from London, England originally.

4. How did you get interested in photography/how long have you been shooting? I started to take photography seriously and really develop my work when I started my blog in 2015. 

5. What do you shoot with (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc) I'm currently shooting with a Nikon D5200.

6. What is your favorite lens? I switch between a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens and a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. They are both very different and serve different purposes, but if I HAD to choose, I would choose the Tamron. 

7. How do you edit your photos? I use a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. 

8. What is your favorite type of photography to shoot? Currently food photography, as it's what I'm the most experienced in, but I'm looking forward to some opportunities to shoot more portrait photography this year as well! 

9. What are some good tips for upcoming photographers that are trying to get started in the business? If you're a beginner, getting a handle on manual mode on your camera is a must. Fill yourself with as much technical knowledge you can find. The more you understand about the technical side of shooting, the more you will be able to achieve the looks you want. I saw a real turning point in my photography when my skills started to develop to the point I could turn the vision I had for a photo in my head, into a reality on the screen. Never stop learning. There is always more to learn, more to practise. It's part of the beauty of photography, there's always more to capture! 

10. What drives you as a photography? For me, the combination of food and photography brings together the two things I am most passionate about. I love making delicious food, and I love making it LOOK amazing! It's so fun to play around with props and composition, dressing the food up in different ways to really get the best out of it. I am a huge believer in self development and never settling, so photography for me is an outlet that I can constantly improve myself and my skills. The learning will never be "done" and I love that. Plus... I get to eat my subject matter at the end, so there's always a treat waiting at the end of a shoot!


Stay tuned for next week and another amazing photographer!

If you would like to be featured in this photography series please feel free to email me and I will shoot you over an email.


  1. Ooh I've always been fascinated by food photography. The food always looks so incredible. I'm not sure I'd manage to stop myself from eating it though!! A lovely introduction to Lauren's work :-)

    1. Food photography is really hard and she makes it look so easy. She makes it look like it is popping off of the screen. I'm so excited for yours to be going live tomorrow!