Boy meets Girl
On their first day of college, they shared their first meal together. Although it was at a cheap Chinese buffet restaurant, it set off a lifetime of meals together! As a teenager, Alex already fell in love with photography and it has been his passion ever since he had his own little darkroom setup in his college apartment. Who knew things would have turned out the way it would way back then?
A Story of Love, Food and Photography
After they got married they found cooking to be a great hobby which they shared. They read lots of food blogs and books as well as participating in a few workshops on food styling and after Alex bought his first DSLR it seemed that combining their love of food and photography to be the obvious route to go. In 2010 they created A Couple Cooks, a collection of recipes and inspiration for healthy and sustainable living. “It has certainly been a learning process, food photography is not easy.”
Alex says that he often tries to recreate the styles of photographers he likes but adds his own personal twist on things. “Through trial and error I learnt a lot.”
Since they do almost everything together it was really cute to know that after the cooking, styling and shooting, they always dig into the food together once they got the shot. “It’s usually cold (or warm) by the time we get to it, but it’s our lunch!”