Hi there! My name is Emily and I’m the head cook, stylist and photographer behind the Adeline & Lumiere blog. So, how did this all start? Adeline & Lumiere started mid 2011 just after I moved to Melbourne after moving back to Australia. I had previously been living in London for 5 years where my passion for cooking and baking begun. On weekends I’d pour over the pages of only a handful of cooking books and started working my way through Delia Smith’s How to Cook. Somewhere between London, Hobart and Melbourne I had decided that ‘I’d be really good at food photography’. I had completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Photography and Graphic design at uni and, not really appreciating the complexity of food photography. My first few posts are hideous but as much as they make me cringe I love seeing how far I’ve come. I soon realised that I wasn’t as naturally gifted as I had anticipated so I soon began to scour the internet for food photographers to oogle at their works and learn by studying, looking, land learning. It was this way that I discovered the type of photography I liked (and what I didn’t like) and through trial and error I’ve discovered my own style.
The majority of my shots are taken in my spare room which has the most amazing light. I do venture out to different areas of the house but the spare room is my favourite place to shoot for my moody food shots. Contrary to popular belief, I do not live in some romantic, rustic French villa but a small pokey house in Melbourne… unfortunately (nah I love Melbourne to bits and wouldn’t change it for the world!).
My props have all been sourced over the past two years through second hand shops and raiding my parents house who have lived in the same house for almost 40 years (you can imagine the finds!). My most prized pieces are my Grandmother’s silver teapot and my French Great-Great Grandmother’s knife that she used to cook with everyday, amongst other treasures. (I promise I’m taking good care of it Mum!)
Apart from food photography I also love photographing children. It’s completely different to food – you never know what will happen in that hour or so! Please feel free to contact me to discuss your photography requirements. For food photography prints of any images on this site, please contact me via email.
Emily Fitzgerald | Adeline & Lumiere Photography | em[at]adelineandlumiere.com
I bought my first DSLR camera in 2009. It was a Nikon D90 and this is what I started shooting the blog with. I soon bought my very favourite lens, the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G which I use ALL the time. It’s a super reason price for what you get! Mid 2012 my bank balance finally allowed me to upgrade my camera body to a full frame Nikon D800 which I LOVE. The picture quality is amazing. I have since bought another beautiful lens, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 which is great for any general shots. Apart from my lenses and the Nikon body I also use a reflector and stand to bounce light into shot, plain white material as a skrim and pure glorious natural sunlight to light it all. For this reason, I love summer :)
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The internet is a wonderful place to share information. My policy for image sharing is pretty simple. If you are interested in linking to a recipe on Adeline & Lumiere, you are more than welcome to use one image. Please do not crop, alter or place text over the image, please give a proper credit to Adeline & Lumiere and ensure that it is clear where the image has come from. Any usage other than promoting the recipe or the Adeline & Lumiere website requires permission from me. I’ve spent a lot of my time creating these images. I’m pretty easy going so please just ask!
Adeline & Lumiere’s features and mentions:
Design Files – April 2012 | Guest blogger
Huffington Post Taste | Dumplings
Huffington Post Taste | Mulled Wine
DC wine week | Mulled Wine
The Simple Things – UK magazine | Bonfire Feature – Mulled Wine
Broadsheet | Winter Lunch
Sortrachen | Fruity Sangria Recipes
The Berry | Sweet Things I’ve been Craving
My Foodgawker gallery
My Tastespotting gallery