Hi there! My name is Emily and I’m the head cook, stylist and photographer behind the Adeline & Lumiere blog. Adeline & Lumiere started mid 2011 just after I moved to Melbourne after living overseas where my passion for cooking and baking begun. On weekends I’d pour over the pages of the small number of cook books I had and started working my way through Delia Smith’s How to Cook. Somewhere between moving back I had decided I wanted to try my hand at food photography. With a background in photography, I had the technical knowledge behind me but at that point I didn’t really appreciate the complexity of food styling. 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 first anticipated. I began scouring the internet for food photography that inspired me and over time taught myself everything I know.
My dream would be to live in the French countryside and photograph in a dreamy country cottage! I love cooking basic food from scratch and enjoy spending the time in the kitchen. I’m more about slow food that nourishes your body, not plastic fast food. I love endless cups of tea, nutella, hot water bottles, and staying up late but most of all I love Sundays. Sunday is the day I put aside to cook and photograph what you see here on this blog and that makes me smile from ear to ear.
My props have all been sourced over the past few years through second hand shops and raiding my parents house. Lucky for me they’ve lived in the same house for almost 40 years and are massive hoarders (you can imagine the finds!). My most prized pieces are my Grandmother’s silver teapot, my French Great-Great Grandmother’s knife that she used to cook with everyday and my Mum’s vintage mezzaluna. (I promise I’m taking good care of it Mum!)
I love comments and feedback so please don’t hesitate to contact me at em[at]adelineandlumiere.com.
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Emily Godfrey | 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. Not long after I bought my very favourite lens, the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G which I use ALL the time. It’s an amazing lens and reasonably inexpensive! Mid 2012 I finally upgraded my camera body to a full frame Nikon D800 which I LOVE. I could certainly tell the difference in the quality after the first shoot with the camera body in the Pulled Pork Winter Tacos post. 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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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 | A Cold Weather Feast
Sortrachen | Fruity Sangria Recipes
The Berry | Sweet Things I’ve been Craving
My Foodgawker gallery
My Tastespotting gallery
Some of my favourite cookbooks:
Jerusalem | Yotam Ottolenghi
The Flavour Thesaurus | Nikki Segnit
Delia’s Complete How to Cook | Delia Smith
The Cook’s Companion | Stephanie Alexander
The Gourmet Farmer | Evans, Haddrow & O’Meara
The Art of French Baking | Ginette Mathiot
Bake | Rachel Allen
Let’s Preserve It | Beryl Wood
The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook | Tarek Malouf
Cantina | Paul Wilson