Tampa Branding Photography Session for Dough Nation

What a pleasure to capture a branding photography session for Tampa's newest sensation...Dough Nation! 

"The innovative idea of bringing edible cookie dough to downtown Tampa started with a small booth at the Gasparilla Music Festival. We handed out samples of our cookie dough flavors and before we knew it we had people lined up for more. That day inspired us to think what else we can do with cookie dough. How can it be a part of our social enterprise model."

Dough Nation serves as a training platform for the students of the Metropolitan Ministries culinary arts program. Several graduates of this program now work at the best restaurants in Tampa Bay.

As far as flavors, you will find at Dough Nation classic favorites like chocolate chips, dark chocolate, and interesting ones like s’mores, sweet & salty caramel and more. Oh, and it tastes amazing. I ALSO had the privilege of test testing all of the goodies I captured. Yes, be jealous. 

Cookie dough lovers, you can enjoy your favorite flavors at the cafe or in the comfort of your home with their pint size take outs. When you are tired eating it raw you can even bake it. #BOOM

Dough Nation is owned and operated by Metropolitan Ministries. All proceeds from your purchases from Dough Nation goes directly to feed the hungry in Tampa Bay. Dough Nation is the trendy dessert doing good for the community!

Tampa Food Photography for Burger 21

Ok, a job with food and amazing people? CHECK! I always love heading to Burger 21 to capture their newest menu creations and featured burgers. Not only do they make my mouth water, but I also get to TASTE all the food....and a milkshake or two. Can you say dream job? Check out some of their recent faves and be sure to check out one of their many locations. (They even have a restaurant in Tampa International Airport now!) 

Tampa Branding Photography for It's Official

This branding photography session was super special. Why? It's my Momcat! Wait a second, some of you may not know what a "momcat" (?) is....it's just what I call my mom. (and what all my friends call her too)

For the record my mom's name is Mimi. Before you ask, yes, it is her real name. Isn't it cute? My mom founded “It’s Official” on the principal that every couple has a story and in fact, they are the story, and it’s her obligation and honor to bring the elements of your relationship into the
ceremony. She achieves this goal by simply asking questions and getting to know the couple personally. The first meeting is just that, a visit to get to know each other and share experiences.

"I will ask you how you met, what made you fall in love with each other, what kind of ceremony are you seeking, how is family incorporated into the ceremony and are there any additional elements you would like added such as a unity candle, sand ceremony or even pets. It’s important to me that your wedding guests have a sense that we have established a relationship, after all, you will be entrusting me with the next steps in your life together, better known as, “the reason we are gathered here today."  I encourage couples to ask me questions as well. I love to share how my story began as a Deputy Clerk for the State of Indiana, performing my first weddings at the Clerk’s Office window in the marbled halls of the courthouse. Ask me what I enjoy most about officiating, the funniest wedding story or about my adorable grandsons. Allow me to tell you how the idea of opening my own officiating service began 22 years ago, and culminated into this dream I call, “It’s Official.”