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Winter Warmer: Cottage Pie {Perth Food Photography}

For “The Inspired Plate” challenge in July was to shoot a “seasonal dish”. Here in Perth it is Winter, so I decided to make something warm and hearty – cottage pie! I actually used this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie, but substituted lamb mince for beef.

Cottage Pie - July Food Photography Challenge

I actually doubled the recipe and cooked up 1kg of beef mince (between two people) and will be slowly ingesting this over the course of a week! That is a lot of meat. Last week, we made 1kg of beef mince into pasta sauce and now I can’t look at pasta for at least a month. Let’s hope we have some other recipes to get us by in the meantime!

Cottage Pie - Ready to eat!

Closeup photo of the pie - no food is perfect

Want some behind the scenes photos? Here’s some proof that my food was tasty:

Eating cottage pie

Here’s some proof that I get really overeager when it comes to prop shopping… guess I’ll have to make more things in those little casserole dishes!

Food photography setup - prop and lighting test shot

Here’s my food photography setup, if you’re interested:

Behind the scenes - food photography setup

Please check out the next post in our circle, Kim Kelly | Liv Life, she’s made something Summery for you all!

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  • July 29, 2013 - 11:10 pm

    Jennifer Olson | Pretty-Eats - Sab, these are gorgeous. Your colors, props, styling all are spot on!! Wonderful job on styling the potatoes. I so want to raid your prop closet!!

  • July 29, 2013 - 11:37 pm

    Kim - Liv Life - Well, my summer days are getting shorter, so I’m thinking your longer days are on the way!! LOVE this cottage pie… I’ve never actually made one, but I’ve had them and always enjoyed. I have a feeling my kids would like it as well. Need to remember!
    Great shots, as always. Really like the “behind the scenes” shots… I need to try to do that!

  • July 29, 2013 - 11:43 pm

    Kat - This looks very hearty and tasty for a winter’s day. I really love seeing your set up as well. I don’t know where I’ve been but I’ve not seen a black reflector used before. I really love that second image, I can reach out and take a gooey bite. Yum.

  • July 31, 2013 - 5:14 am

    Laurie - You are amazing Sabrina!! I love how you take us on a tour of your life and photography!! Your photos are gorgeous.. and OH MY GOSH.. I LOVE this meal! I miss winter all ready and we’re only into the second month of summer here on the West Coast of America! I am a poor example of a Southern California girl!

  • July 31, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Stacey - Wow Sab!!! That looks soooo good and that’s in spite of the Florida heat! Love the great use of props and it’s great to see a pull-back of your shots. Beautifully done!

  • August 6, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Tammy Bilodeau - Looks delicious Sab :) I love the simple props and the moody lighting, you’ve done a great job…. and now i want some shepard’s pie!

  • September 10, 2013 - 3:55 am

    Fresh summer cherry crisp » Peanut Blossom - […] take a moment to visit the other lovely photographers in our group challenge circle starting with Sabrina Wong, Perth Food Photographer. Sab is down under in Australia so I’ll be curious to check out her “seasonal” […]

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