Hi! My name is Emily Miller, and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I am the creator behind my blog, Resplendent Kitchen. I started this blog in early 2019 as a place to share my creative passions for cooking plant-based food and food photography.
My experience of working as a registered nurse for many years has given me a unique perspective as to how diet and lifestyle affect health. The recipes you'll find here are plant-based with the occasional indulgent recipe. Through my recipes and food photography, I hope to inspire you to get creative in your kitchen!
I am a food and product photographer helping brands that value healthful ingredients, sustainability, and delicious plant-based food by creating beautiful images that reflect their brand and tell their story. If you are interested in working with me, you can find more information about the services I offer here.
My interest in food photography
Over the years, I had acquired necessary cooking skills by teaching myself how to cook through cookbooks and the occasional cooking class. Several years ago, I took a three month online plant-based cooking course, not long after I went vegan. It was a great refresher to take a class and learn how to cook with dairy-free alternatives. It was mind-blowing, and a whole new world opened up! Since then, it has been loads of fun trying fresh foods, ways of cooking, and finding new favorites.
Taking the cooking course involved taking many photos of the food I made since I had to submit them as part of the assignments. I was not entirely happy with the pictures I took in my kitchen under a skylight with my phone or point and shoot camera. That's when my desire to learn about food photography began. After that, I decided to follow my passion for food photography as a professional endeavor.
My work has been featured by Feed Feed, Finding Vegan, and I was honored by Peerspace to be recognized as one of The 7 Best Food Photographers in Tucson! Take a look here. I was excited to learn that one of my images had been shortlisted in the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020. Take a look at the shortlist here. I have been selected as a winner in the Foodelia International Food Photography Awards in the 56 Collection.
My photos have been featured on the websites above, as well as social media accounts such as Earthbound Farm, Edward & Sons Trading Co., Follow Your Heart, La Brea Bakery, La Vieille Ferme, Lauren B Beauty, Pasolivo, Rose Dose, St. Dalfour USA, Suncore Foods, Sur La Table, Theo Chocolate, Tofutti Brands, and Victoria Fine Foods.
My other interests
I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I am usually taking one course or another. With running a blog and my photography business, there's a seemingly endless list of things to learn! I love to cook and bake tasty plant-based food in our kitchen, practice yoga, and spend time with my husband and our adorable adopted cats Milo and Oreo.
When I'm not blogging or taking photos, I love to travel with my husband. We have made trips to the Caribbean, Italy, France, Costa Rica, and Canada, where I once lived. Where do I want to go next? Costa Rica!
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