I’m excited to share a personal project I’ve been working on: the McMullen Family Cookbook! I’ve wanted to try my hand at book design for a long time and I looooove food, so when the idea came up to do a cookbook, I was immediately on board.
My sister Kelly (chopping onions above), cousin Jen and I became chefs and stylists for the day and after setting up a mini photo studio, I styled and shot pictures of six recipes for the section dividers. I shopped the day before and day of to find unique dishes like the silver rimmed glass and salad bowl and used fabrics and table cloths from my collection of textiles as the backdrops. I wanted a more traditional, old-world feel for the cookbook (the cover is going to be a one color design on chipboard) so I edited the pictures to make them feel vintage, yet still vibrant. No cookbook should have dull pictures!
The next step is to finish the recipe pages and add in some McMullen details. I’ll update with more later this month!