Rookie on the Blog…

I know. This is a rookie thing to do. But, I just have to share, because there is only one first time that your photos get published in a magazine. And that time, for me, is now. Seattle Magazine’s Best Restaurant issue is out, and while no, that’s not one of mine on the cover, I do have photos all over inside! Well, all over at least 7 pages anyway.

My first shoot for Seattle Magazine was at Tom Douglas’s Serious Pie restaurant, and I so remember the drive home after shooting their wonderful pizzas for an hour or so. All I could thing was “this has got to be the best job in the whole world.” To celebrate, we went there for dinner last night… and yes, the pizza is worth the hour and a half wait (of course, waiting across the street at Lola with their tasty mojitos wasn’t exactly roughing it.)

Also, as an added bonus and a surprise to me, Cook & Eat (along with a bunch of other fantastic Seattle food blogs) got quite a nice mention!

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  • Deborah Dowd

    Congratulations and don’t apologize. There is nothing wrong with being proud of recognition, and anyone who doesn’t have those moments can’t really be getting much joy from their work! My blog is only 4 months old and when I saw my blog listed as one of Tanya Wenman Steele’s(Epicurious) “Food Blogs I like” I had to send all my friends the link. I, like most bloggers, blog for myself first but it is great to have someone appreciate what you do!

  • Yvonne

    Congratulations Lara! Are you on cloud 9?

  • peabody

    I agree, don’t apologize for your achievements! Congrats.

  • L

    Thanks Deborah – and congrats to you too! That’s very cool!

    Yvonne – You cannot beleive how much!

    Peabody – Thanks! I’m so excited!

  • Andrew

    well done you! I expect to see that ‘spoon’ make further guest appearances! :-)

  • jay

    this is one of the best food blog to me, too

    -jay from seoul, Korea

  • zeynep

    Hello !
    I am following you up far far away, from Turkey !
    I just want to congratulate you…


  • ilva

    This is good news! Congratulations! The Japanesque pastries photo looks gorgeous!

  • joey

    Congratulations! You deserve it…your pictures are fantastic :)

  • Laurie

    Before I noticed your photo credit, I had already chosen the green tea pastries as my favorite photo of the issue. (Later I went back to see which photos were yours.) I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work published.

  • Erielle

    Congratulations Lara! How exciting! I won’t be surprised when we start seeing more and more of your photos in print.

  • nika

    L – many many congrats! All very lovely photos. This is just the beginning!


  • ces

    congratulations lara! you know you well deserve it! and keep it up!

  • Anita

    Congrats! :) Isn’t it fun seeing your name in lights? 😀

  • Fer

    Congratulations!! That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Anita

    Congratulations Lara!
    I’ve long thought your photos were publication-worthy. It does sound like you got one of the best jobs in the world!

  • matt

    I can’t say CONGRATS enough.

    And this is ONLY the beginning. ONLY!

  • bea at La tartine gourmande

    This is super cool Lara. I am very happy for you. A totally well-deserved result and yes, only the beginning!

  • shauna

    Congratulations! You deserve to celebrate and share with us. Your photographs only grow more glorious every month. Brava!

    And by the way, I didn’t even know I was mentioned until I peered at the screen to read your post. Thanks.

  • bpm2000

    you definitely deserve a spot on that list!

  • Helen

    Congratulations! Be proud! Say it loud, you deserve every bit!

  • Tina

    Congratulations! Just got my issue of Seattle magazine; had no idea about your blog until I read about it in the issue, and I didn’t know so many of those gorgeous photographs were yours! Cheers!

  • s’kat

    I’m really surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner! Congrats on a well-earned spread.

  • Marnie

    Wow, congratulations, Lara! I love the green tea pastry shot. I agree, you really do have the best job in the world! :)

    I discovered your other blog,, a few days ago, and I must say, I’ve been hooked ever since! I’ve been backreading like crazy in an attempt to cram my head with all the info on food photography in your blog. I’m happy to report that I’ve seen a marked improvement in my food shots, but they are still a very far cry from yours. Keep up the great work, and congratulations again! :)

    P.S. — I’ve linked still life with, the flicker group, and this blog to my multiply page. I hope you don’t mind, I’m just a really big fan of your work. :)

  • Cenk

    Congrats Lara. Very well deserved. I had the same experience with Marnie. Your blogs definitely made me a better photographer!

  • tara

    Congratulations! A well deserved accolade and feature!

  • Christine (myplateoryours)

    How lucky Seattle Magazine is to have your photgraphs!

  • nikki

    Congratulations! :) Your photos are always stunning, and what better way to celebrate them! :)

  • iamchanelle

    i am a little late in my well wishes, but i just had to say how excited i am for you! what a great feeling to have your work so admired!

  • Susan from Food “Blogga”

    I can’t say I’m surprised; you are remarkably talented!
    Congratulations! I’m sure this is only the first of many more.

  • Tea

    Chiming in very late here (been swamped and just now catching up on blog reading) but I just had to say a huge CONGRATS–and many more, of course! Of that I have no doubt. It is well deserved!

  • gary

    a little late, but…. congrats. the photos are great.