About Me

Hi, I’m Alana, a food photographer, recipe developer, and blogger living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My food philosophy is guided by eating mindfully, locally, seasonally, and ethically, and I’m passionate about sharing that with others through my photography. I love to capture the often overlooked beauty of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based cuisine.

I first fell in love with food photography as a child thumbing through Martha Stewart cookbooks, and initially got the chance to work hands-on with film in my high school darkroom. After spending many years as a graphic designer, I transitioned into the culinary world, first as a natural chef, where I honed my recipe development skills, and ultimately as a food blogger, where I rediscovered my lifelong love of photography.

I reside in Sonoma County, California, where I am lucky enough to have a bounty of beautiful ingredients at my fingertips. When I’m not behind the camera or in the kitchen cooking, I love running, hiking in the redwoods, and spending time with my husband and rescue dog, Rupert.

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