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Photos of Domenica Marchetti

Last week I got a chance to do something really fun: take photos of Domenica Marchetti for her next cook book that will come out in the fall! It was a cold day, but Domenica braved the cold and posed for me.

Taking photographs of people is definitely not something I've done too often, but Domenica was a lovely and easy going model. After a quick consultation on what to wear, a bit of lip gloss and borrowing of my necklace, we were ready for the photo shoot.

At first I took some photos inside of my condo, but they looked like your standard passport or DMV photos: not ideal for a book jacket. So we decided to go outside.

The photo below is my favorite from the entire session. I just happened to turn my camera horizontally after shooting a bunch of vertical photos, and that's what came out:

I probably took more than a 100 photos and then we ran back inside to my warm place to have tea and to look through all of the photographs, deleting some of the "ooops" ones and leaving the rest.

This one below I absolutely love: Domenica looks like she could be a star of an action TV movie ;) The way her hair blows in the wind is awesome!

These photos, however, would be more appropriate for a book jacket. I can't wait to see which one gets chosen.

That's all for now! Have a lovely weekend and I'll work on some recipes for you over the weekend.


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

Lovely photos :)

Jenny Holm said...

These are beautiful! It's funny, for some reason I always thought taking book jacket photos was something the publisher arranged. It's so much more fun to know that it's not!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Its not easy taking pictures of people. I think food is hard, but moving talking people can be even more temperamental.
Have a wonderful weekend!
*kisses* HH

domenicacooks said...

Thanks for making me look so purty, Olga. You did a lovely job!

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

This is awesome, good for you! Pictures look great!

Mhel said...

Nice photos but the 3rd and 4th ones are my favorites...Which setting did you use? Did you use a 50mm lens or just the kit lens? Thought the pictures look clear :)

Sara{OneTribeGourmet} said...

Lovely pics of Domenica! Great job!

Nisrine, Dinners and Dreams said...

Very pretty, expressive and balanced pictures!

Bren said...

2nd and 3rd are my faves. She's so naturally pretty. Looks very wise.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you liked the photos!

Mhel, I used my 50 mm lens! That's what I'm using now for everything :) And it's on a manual setting.

Mhel said...

OIC, no wonder :D That makes me want to get a 50mm but kept pushing it back :( Guess, it's about time :) So that all my photos will come out more vivid like yours :D