Who doesn’t want to live in a beautiful world? We all do. Even if it means simply capturing a moment or showing off our favorite things in a pretty way. I love taking photographs. From it being my career, to capturing my family’s moments or anything in front of me just because that’s the way I want to remember it.
Now lets talk about flat lay photography. You’ve probably seen a flat lay photograph even if you didn’t know what it was called. Simply put, it is a photograph of items laid on a surface and shot from overhead. A bird’s eye view. You can arrange clothes, makeup, and your favorite food for that beautifully presented and perfect shot.
In line with everything blissful & beautiful, MakeItBlissful.com’s Martine De Luna, who inspires and coaches women all over the world on how to create meaningful, blissful blogs and websites, organized a fun workshop called #FoodAndFlatLays which “married our mindsets of making things blissful and of starting each day beautifully.”
This was done in partnership with Salt & Pepper Studios, a food styling & still life photography company, and the very instagrammable Early Bird Breakfast Club which provided the props, venue, and yummy breakfast.
We were given the freedom to choose which props to use and to arrange them according to our taste. And so, here is my first take into flat lay styling and photography.
Here’s the Fried Chicken & Waffle, for a regular food shot…
And here it is on flat lay…
My favorite Yin & Yang Champorado (I found myself always coming back to Early Bird Breakfast Club because of this – I love the Belgian chocolate twist and the dilis on the side for the perfect sweet salty mix) for a regular food shot…
And here, on flat lay style…
And here’s the whole bunch of our beautiful breakfast – Bacon & Egg Nest, Sunny Salpicao, Fried Chicken & Waffle and the Yin & Yang Champorado. All of them filled us up heartily.
I wouldn’t mind starting my day everyday with food as beautiful and delicious as this.
I did find myself coming back to The Early Bird Breakfast Club and found some more new favorites like the Canadian Breakfast Waffles co-created with Daphne Osena-Paez.
And the dried fried apple puff, which is a baked whole apple with ice cream and is just yummy. No fluffy words, just yummy.
Deserves a second shot.
Breakfasts at The Early Bird Breakfast Club is served all day. I like what they say: “Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if its 5 o’clock in the aftrenoon, is a sign that they day has just begun and good things can still happen.
…having lunch is like throwing in the towel.”
Early Bird Breakfast Club
The Fort Strip BGC. Century City Mall. Eastwood Mall. Solenad 3, Nuvali
Make It Blissful
Salt & Pepper Studios