FAQs

On blogging:

What camera and lenses do you shoot with?  

I shoot with this camera though I own the previous model. When I’m out and about, I shoot with my iPhone. My favorite for food photography is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. My standard sight-seeing and food photography zoom lens is the Canon EF-S 18-200mm. I use the Canon Speedlite Flash when I’m in a bind for natural light (also known as most of the fall and winter seasons.) I also have a couple of inexpensive, white foam boards to reflect light onto whatever meal I’m shooting.

Do you have any photography tips?

I rely mostly on natural light, an excessive amount of picture-taking and photo editing.How do I get the look of your blog?

I worked with an incredible developer to fully customize the look so unfortunately, that’s going to be hard to do!

Who does your web design?

Currently, I do all of it. I’ve taught myself how to use Photoshop Elements to do some small graphic design projects myself, like make buttons for the sidebar.

I’m new to blogging. Do you have any pointers? 

Boy, do I! First and foremost, be you. Next, be honest. Know that people like big and beautiful photos. Use them. Find your niche by thinking about what inspires you to write. Be inspired by others but be yourself. Use WordPress. Note that WordPress.com doesn’t allow advertising or sponsored review posts. You’ll need a third-party host for that. I started off using Bluehost and more recently upgraded to a less busy server that’s better equipped to better handle my blog traffic.

On graduate school and studying to becoming a registered dietitian:

I get a lot of questions about my career change to become a R.D. so I dedicated an entire post to this topic. Check out FAQs: nutrition, a career change & grad school and if you have a question I haven’t yet answered, email me and I’ll be happy to.

How’d you get your dream job? 

Networking, Linked In and a little bit of luck!

On important life issues:

Can we meet for coffee or a run sometime?

Of course, email me!

What skincare and makeup products do you use? 

I’m a skincare junkie, especially now that I’m in my 30s and things are starting to go downhill. You can find my daily skin care regimen here.

How did you meet your fiancé? 

I’ve been meaning to write a post on this but, long story short, we met at a restaurant (though some might consider it a bar) in Chapel Hill. He was in town on business and I was working on my grad school prepreqs. The first thing he noticed about me? My shoes. It was meant to be!

You can however read all about our engagement and watch a short engagement video a friend put together for us! More wedding planning details can be found here.