behind the scenes with Ellie

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Note: This drawing is now closed. As you may have seen on the Today Show, the new Ellie Krieger cookbook, Comfort Food Fix, is finally here. I was so lucky to be able to work with Ellie on set for the photoshoot about a year ago. Here is some of the behind-the-scenes action. That of course is Ellie posing for the cover image. Even though the cover photo is tightly cropped around Ellie, we shot this in someone’s home to give it a “real” feel, as opposed to shooting in a studio kitchen. Ellie is so comfortable in front of a camera — what a pro.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

The brilliantly talented Quentin Bacon was the photographer — I wish I could work with him more often, but he’s always in demand. He shoots with such ease, and the results are always stunning.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Natasha Louise King did all of the propping.  It was my first time working with Natasha, and I was really impressed. Everything was gorgeous.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

These are just my snapshots from the shoot; you’ll have to pick up the real book to see Quentin’s fantastic photos. To answer your next question, yes, I tasted everything and oh my god, I don’t know how Ellie does it. This is food you love, made healthy of course, without any compromise to flavors and textures.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

So who gets credit for the beautiful food styling? That would be Lori Powell. It was also my first time working with Lori, such a pleasure.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

If you know and love Ellie Krieger, then of course you know she does the sweet stuff too. About the banana pudding, let’s just say I’d like to make a tub of it and dive right in. It’s that good. French toast sticks? Yum. The cookies? You definitely won’t miss the calories.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

There’s food stylist Lori Powell again, this time with her lovely assistant Adeena Sussman, posing for a cute photo at the end of the shoot. What a great team they made. These two work really hard, but they know how to have fun too.

Comfort Food Fix photoshoot

If you’re still reading this post, you’re in for a treat. First, the studio cats. Okay, so we were shooting in someone’s home, so I guess they were house cats. Yes, if you look closely, the one in the back has its arm wrapped around the other. So cool… And, if you live in the U.S. or Canada and post a comment, I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a copy of the book. A winner will be chosen at the end of Wednesday, October 26.  Good luck!


32 thoughts on “behind the scenes with Ellie

  1. Love Ellie and I. can’t wait to pick up the book – or better yet, win a copy :-). Also, the “studio cats” are great!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love Ellie! When she was first on the Food Network, the same episode kept being aired, but I watched it through with the same enthusiasm each time. She has such great energy. How exciting! And I love the shot with the cats hugging each other. They love each other.

  3. Such beautiful looking food, hard to believe it’s all healthy. Guess I’ll have to check out Ellie’s new cookbook!

  4. Thanks so much for this post. It’s all very interesting to see the behind the scenes work that goes into producing a great cookbook. I’d love to win a copy. And those cats! Oh my, they’re gorgeous.

  5. The beautiful pictures without the recipes was kind of a tease. The meatloaf, banana pudding and the cookies did look particularly comforting.

  6. Looks like so much fun! I had to “pin” the photo of those cats. This photo shoot looks like a blast and I would love to get my hands on that book. Sounds amazing! Btw….ever need an assistant? You guys look like you are having a blast!

  7. I love Ellie! The photo shoot looked like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the behind the scenes views! Those cats are so adorable. I wish mine like each other that much!

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