Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot

A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Yes! Damn Delicious is officially coming out with its first cookbook, coming this Fall!

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Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

It’s been a huge work-in-progress, and writing a book is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but it was also one of the best experiences of my life.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

I mean with this baby corgi sidekick, we can conquer the world together.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

And eat mounds and mounds of Nutella loaf from Joan’s on Third. Isn’t the catered food the best part of a photoshoot anyway?

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

No, but really, here is a look behind-the-scenes of the cover shoot that happened right in our new house.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

I still don’t have any furniture but Madison Modern Home staged the entire place, making it a beautiful home. And believe me when I tell you – I’m keeping this entire living room set, including Anthony, the stunning make-up guy.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Then there’s fashion blogger Camille, my personal stylist for the day.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

This girl made me look so good from head to toe. She needs to be my stylist for real life, not just for photoshoots. Because I only own one pair of jeans and $2.50 Old Navy flip flops.

 Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Here’s Trevor. The photographer. This guy does magic.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Especially with creative director, Nick Hounslow, here, who ran the entire shoot from start to finish. But really, does he have to be that laser-focused?

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

I was simply asking if I could change my hair.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

But really, how perfect is this outdoor staging? I may have to keep all of this too.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

If not, I’m taking the water bin and returning the rest. This bin is EVERYTHING.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Then there’s Kyle, the hair guy. He can do wonders, and is always on set making you look fabulous every 10 seconds.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Nope. Not crying here. It just started to rain in the middle of the shoot.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

No biggie. Trevor made it work.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

See? Nailed it.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Except Butters started to feel left out.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Then he began to creep.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

Not sure what these two are talking about but it looks serious. Maybe it was the Butters’ cameo?

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

But wait. You can’t forget about the food stylist, Marian. I also need her for real life.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

And here we go again. The art director is not happy with the Cheesecake Factory avocado egg rolls. Hence, the reshoot.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

But 7 hours later, we got all the shots we needed thanks to this amazing team.

Damn Delicious Cookbook Cover Photoshoot - A look behind-the-scenes of my upcoming cookbook cover photoshoot, coming this September!

I couldn’t have done it without them!

Nick Hounslow – Creative Director

Trever Hoehne – Photographer

Marian Cooper Cairns – Food Stylist

Camille Carter – Stylist

Kyle Estudillo – Hair Stylist

Anthony Merante – Makeup

Arno Diem – Videographer

Madison Modern Home – Staging

Time Inc.  – Publisher