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Photographing Chef Cilla

October 22, 2008

It’s not every day that I get a request to do business portraits, so when I was contacted by Chef Cilla of Traveling Treats to help her update her photo on the “About” part of her website I had to be honest with her. I told her it was not my stronger area of photography, but I would give it a shot! Talking on the phone with her you can tell she is outgoing and hospitable. A review of her website ( and her menu shows that she is a southern gal with a flair for “Southern Fusion” cuisine. With so much personality (and beauty, to boot) I just couldn’t picture Cilla in a bland, corporate portrait setting. There had to be COLOR!

I told Cilla in the beginning about how the initial shots are always so awkward and usually the last shots are the ones where the personality of the subject shine through. Such was the case with Cilla. The shot she decided on was one of our last shots, and it happened to be my favorite of the bunch, too!

Below is a view of her website. Make sure you stop by Traveling Treats at to learn more about Chef Cilla’s catering services (including her Sweet Treats 2 Go… yum!!).

3 Responses to “Photographing Chef Cilla”

  1. Matt says:

    Another step in the right direction. And another great piece of work for your portfolio. I love the background!

  2. Corinna Hoffman Photography says:

    Hey, hey! That’s our friend’s wife’s Aunt.. or cousin.. something relative-line.. not really sure which one :) Yay, for you!! :)

  3. Corinna Hoffman Photography says:

    PS–’s actually our friend’s relative.. not his wife’s relative..hmmn.. our friend’s name is Roger Whitcher and she catered for him at their wedding 3 years ago :)

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