Posts in Food Photography

Mayernik Garden - July 2014 - Shannon Mulligan Photography

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me...

I can't believe we are already in August...this summer is just flying by. If you remember last month, I posted a blog on how our garden looked throughout the month of June....so here we have the Mayernik Garden from July 2014.The weather here in Northern New Jersey has been crazy. The nights are still cool and the days are not super hot. A few of our plants love the warm, warm weather so they are not turning/growing the way we wished they would. To date, we've picked 56lbs. It's been a lot less than last ye... read more.

Our Garden - June 2014 - North Haledon, New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me...

 "Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a rain shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans" . Ahh...my two passions; Gardening and Photography! I am so blessed to be able to capture some of my everyday life, as well as create memories for my clients. As we all know...photography is my passion! I take pictures EVERY SINGLE DAY....and yes some of those pictures may be with my iPhone but I am still capturing things that mean a lot to me. Wit... read more.

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins - Food for Thought Friday

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food for Thought Friday, Food Photography, Get to know me...

 Well it's that time again...the Mayernik Garden is up and running and the first thing I was able to harvest was rhubarb. This was the first year we got to pick some stems so I was all about making something fresh and tasty. And of course, like always, I choose the hottest day to have the oven on! It never fails...first time it's in the 80's in Northern New Jersey, and I have the oven cranked to 400 degrees! But let me tell you...it was well worth it.    Everyone always thinks Straw... read more.

Happy Valentine's Day - Red Velvet Cupcakes - Shannon Mulligan Photography

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food for Thought Friday, Food Photography

Food for Thought Friday's is finally here! This is my first food blog in 2014 and I'm sorry I've waited so long to post one. It's been a busy beginning of the year (especially when this is the "quiet" season for photographers). I am so grateful for the sessions I've had this year so far, and that's why my food photography was put on the back burner---but I am hoping to get at least two a month up on the blog!The first installment of Food for Thought Friday is Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.... read more.

Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner - Food Photography - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me..., Holidays

Now that we are well into the Holiday Season of 2013, I thought I'd share with you some of the homemade goodies my husband and I made for our Thanksgiving dinner. We hosted a total of 9 people so it was nice and relaxing. We truly love to cook/bake so we sat down and made a full menu and then I went crazy on Pintrest to find some tasty recipes. We made some new dishes and some dished we just LOVE to make.Of course I had my camera out to snap some pictures of our tasty eats (my family is very used to me taki... read more.

Homemade Pumpkin Scones - Food Photography - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Holidays

Ahhh....everything pumpkin this time of year makes me so happy! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Pumpkin Scones could be a great addition to your dessert table or could be served the morning after the feast for any guests that may be visiting for the weekend.These scones were full of flavor and super easy to make! I can't wait to make them again so everyone can enjoy them at the start of the 2013 Holiday Season!  Pumpkin Scones: 2 cups all purpose flour1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp sugar1 tbs... read more.

Sweets Tour NYC - Part 5 - Big Gay Ice Cream Shop & La Churreria

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me..., Travels and Adventures

Well today is the last installment of our NYC East Village Sweets Tour (tear-tear). What a day it was...from cupcakes and doughnuts to ice cream and churros. The last two stops on our tour include Big Gay Ice Cream Shop and La Churreria.La Churreria was an amazing little shop that offered churros, chocolates and coffees; along with soups and sandwiches. I used to think of churros as long, heavy, deep fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar; like the ones you'd get a Great Adventure.  Well the churros... read more.

Sweets Tour NYC - Part 4 - Food Photography - Puddin' NYC

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me..., Travels and Adventures

My sugar rush is almost over....only two days left. But let me tell you...these  two days are full of amazing-ness! Who would have ever thought there would be a shop dedicated to just pudding?! Well we found it. Puddin' is located on St. Marks Place in NYC. With a super friendly staff and super fresh ingredients we knew we had hit another amazing shop. We were able to sit right outside and enjoy some classic chocolate/vanilla pudding, just as the sun was starting to go down.And I could not get enough o... read more.

Sweets Tour NYC - Part 3 - Food Photography - Little Cupcake Bakeshop, NYC

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me..., Travels and Adventures

Onto the third shop we go...Little Cupcake Bakeshop. This was the largest sweets shop we visited on our tour. There were plenty of tables to sit at inside and benches outside. They had windows into the kitchen so you can see what was being made! There is nothing better than being able to see the treats being made right before your eyes.I treated myself to a cranberry mini pie and boy or boy was it tasty! Little Cupcake Bakeshop had so many choices; cupcakes, cakes, coffees, teas, and of course mini cupcakes... read more.

Sweets Tour NYC - Part 2 - Food Photography - Babycakes, NYC

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Food Photography, Get to know me..., Travels and Adventures

I hope you all enjoyed Part One of the NYC Sweets Tour at the Doughnut Plant. I am still thinking about the warm coffee doughnut. Delish!Our next stop of our tour is at Babycakes NYC.  Babycakes NYC is a vegan bakeshop which offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. The shop was so cute! There was pink everywhere and the gals behind the counter were so friendly and helpful. The kitchen was open therefore you could sneak... read more.