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onion tart with the Hurried Hostess

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE HURRIED HOSTESS

caramelized onions, goat cheese, and thyme puff pastry tart

Alright friends. An organic change that I’ve seen and felt in my work lately has been the inevitable shift towards food. Insert laughing emoji, because we all saw this coming, right? Food. We all eat it at least 3 times a day so we’re around it anyways, but when those gifted individuals come into your life who are GOOD at making food, you hold on and don’t let go! That is The Hurried Hostess!

We got together so I could photograph Stacy making two different recipes with puff pastry dough, one of which I will blog at a later date. This one is puff pastry, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh thyme. Before starting to create that, we began the day by snacking on fresh baked bread and Stacy’s special bread dipping olive oil recipe which has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but it was delicious and pretty so here’s a photo of it because I can’t help myself

Christine Gosch - Houston food photographer-The Hurried Hostess

After spreading the goat cheese, Stacy put caramelized onions on the puff pastry. Side note: I thought it was some industry secret or something, but I saw it in her recipe post for the tart so I’m going to go ahead and share: she adds a touch of brown sugar to the onions when they’re nearly done caramelizing. Maybe I’m the last one to the game with this one, but I thought it’s genius! The sweet really balances the other flavors in the tart so well.

After the onions, she sprinkled with fresh thyme and baked it. She added a bit more goat cheese once it was done baking and voila. It was so. dang. delicious. If you’ve been sent over here from Instagram, then you may have read that I’ve made this twice since this shoot because it’s just that good (and so simple)!

You can view Stacy’s post (which includes the recipe) by clicking here. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Photographer: Christine Gosch | Blog: The Hurried Hostess | Film lab: The FIND Lab

best of 2018

Christine Gosch -brand photographer

best of 2018

film brand photographer

2018 was so amazing. It was my first full year offering brand photography for businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives. To get a general idea of how each session goes, you can click here. As much as I’d love to say I could write up an instructional guide regarding exactly how your brand session will go, I can’t. Because EACH ONE WAS SO DIFFERENT and unique to the person or business I was shooting for. I love that!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to address some goals I have for my brand photography business this year, because I learned so much in 2018.

1) Market my mail-in option.

This one, I’m excited about. I’ve actually already got a couple of these lined up for January and February and I’m so excited. It’s exactly what it sounds like: if your business offers physical goods/ products, you mail me what you’d like photographed and I shoot it in my home office studio. Then I mail back your products. Bada bing bada boom.

2) Book more destination brand sessions.

I’ve got two lined up in a couple of weeks and it’s the best of both worlds for me: photography and traveling. If you’re not located within the Houston area, I would love to travel to you for your brand session!

3) New pricing structure.

This past year, I offered very introductory level pricing with the intentions of building up my portfolio and navigating the waters of this venture. Now that I have a clearer vision of what brand sessions entail and what I need to do to operate a successful business, I’ll be offering more fair prices. Any inquiry from here on out will be new pricing.

4) Work with a restaurant.

Ok, I just love food. Period. End of story. Eating it, cooking it, photographing it- you name it. I’m going to reach out to local restaurants in need of fresh content for marketing & see what happens. I’ll keep ya posted!

Below are some of my favorite images from brand sessions in 2018. Travels took me to Salt Lake City and New Braunfels,Texas, with the rest of my work keeping me in beautiful Houston. I worked with the most amazing individuals and businesses, and I am already so stoked for projects planned and unplanned in 2019. Happy new Year, all! Thanks for the support and love as I continue doing what I love.