They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (the last stanza)
BY EDWARD LEAR
The food inspired us, and we were in the creative flow. The afternoon of photographing and stylizing for Pizzarino in Portland, Maine has become one of the most memorable for us at Convinced Photography.
There is a joyful anticipation of waiting for your food to arrive at your table. In a few moments the waiter turns the corner and comes over with a tray of delights. The perfect Italian ristorante experience continues on.
This is the feel we went for during the photography session for Pizzarino. We present a collection of images that will transport you from Portland, Maine directly to Italy. You will see so many fresh and carefully prepared dishes inspired from Milanese home cooking.
We made sure to carefully stylize each dish like a gift placed right in front of you. This could be yours now! The images allow you to see the ingredients, the presentation, and portions. There is a small cast iron skillet that keeps the arancini perfectly warm. We also photographed a dessert that was a conically rolled sweet gnocchi filled with nutella. These are just a couple of items from the menu we photographed that afternoon.
The Honey Paw: Middle Street
We had such a great time meeting the talented staff at Flux Restaurant. Flux is a fantastic restaurant located in Lisbon, Maine (restaurant location). Not only did we meet with the team, we got to photograph some of the most beautiful and artful menu items around.
by Liz Davenport of Convinced Photography
We believe in the vision of Flux and are happy to partner with our clients. Flux is a local restaurant that supports local farms and businesses by procuring Maine's finest. The perfect Maine ingredients paired with their imaginative culinary talent is a wonderful promise of Maine's very best. During the photo session, we got to see all of the local produce they use and even grab handfuls of it for our setup. Chef was happy to pause his from-scratch pasta making to give us some garlic cloves and fat red heirloom tomatoes. It's all about those extra details.
We wish you could smell and taste all of the wonderful dishes we were able to photograph. Since they work with fresh items, the menu often changes, and never disappoints. It's fun, flavorful, and fantastic. These guys really know what they are doing!
Menu items photographed above:
While we were prepping for the photography session, we also managed to take a few photos of the restaurant vibe and decor. You can see those images on our Instagram account. There are details of the table condiments and a geometric mural. They also have a fresh revolving tap list of beer at the bar. So if the photographs haven't tempted you to try their food, perhaps the fun decor will be the final motivation.
Thanks so much for taking a few moments to join us in this photographic story.
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Please take some time to order some wonderful treats from Flux and support your neighbors.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20 years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.