Cooking is an art and a science, and food photography and styling is a medium for sharing all the artfully prepared meals with the rest of the world. And not just the meals, but also the passion and joy of doing what you love the most.
Morgan Walker a.k.a Morgan Baker from MoBaker.me is a photographer, recipe developer, and writer from Los Angeles, CA. As she put it, “I’m also a gardener, wife, stepmother, friend, and exceptional hugger. I care most about human connection, empathy, and engaging in my local community and I feel most myself in my home kitchen or garden.”
Apart from testing and developing recipes, Morgan shares a portion of her time teaching others the magic of sourdough bread.
Magic is just the right word for what Morgan is doing and we couldn’t be more honored to have her as a member of our .ME domain family.
Here’s how we see this talented woman and her life passions.
Morgan’s portfolio of recipes is absolutely amazing and mouth-watering. For those of you who are not sure what recipe development is, it’s all the work that a cook, chef, or cooking enthusiast puts into creating a piece of culinary art.
It starts with choosing the ingredients, foods, spices, and herbs you want your dish to have. Once you decide on the elements, you start working on their composition and the way you want to cook them.
But it doesn’t stop there. Developing a great recipe is something that requires a lot of time. It requires testing, changing and readjusting and retesting. Throughout the development process, you also need to write everything down. Once you have all the steps of your recipe, you read it, change it, and rewrite it. You want all the people to be able to easily understand and create your dish.
We can say that this is a creative multidisciplinary endeavor and that Morgan’s dedication has been recognized. Her recipes have been published on some of the most popular cooking and recipes websites like Frieda’s Specialty Produce, BuzzFeed’s Tasty, and The Spruce Eats.
Food photography and styling
Food photography and styling is another way Morgan expresses her creativity. She creates wonderful photographs of the food she makes. The high-fidelity images inspire appetite and also motivate the viewer to prepare a meal themselves.
Back in the day, creating a cookbook for instance required serious photo production. Thanks to all the technological developments and the internet, this process is more affordable and people like Morgan can share their creations with a wider audience easily.
Whether it’s a cake, bread, or cocktail image, Morgan’s compositions are beautiful and show a high level of different skills and crafts.
Morgan loves sharing her passion for bread baking through organizing classes for making sourdough bread.
Before the pandemic, she would organize the entire 2-hour experience at a client’s or her own kitchen. She would teach them all the steps of preparing and baking fresh sourdough bread. The entire hands-on experience would finish with a bread tasting with a bit of jam, cheese, fruit, and wine.
Those people who take her classes get a sourdough starter, a recipe booklet, and the knowledge needed to begin a journey into sourdough bread baking.
At the moment and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan offers virtual FaceTime lessons. Anyone interested in her recipe, can also purchase her sourdough bread guide.
In the end, we can certainly say that Morgan is a professional who has recognized the importance of online presence. Her portfolio website with a personal .ME domain name is the online address where people can find out more about her work and classes.
Her website is divided into four sections. The first one titled Photography + Styling contains photographs of food and her culinary compositions. Although the images are superb, we think it might be a good idea to include image captions. These would tell a story behind the image.
The second section Recipe Development is the perfect place where you can find all the links to her recipes published on famous food and recipe channels.
Sourdough Classes is where you can get information about how the classes look like, class reviews, and prices.
Lastly, the About page is where Morgan tells the visitors a bit more about who she is. This is another important element of a portfolio website. It allows you to get to know the person behind the website. The link to her growing Instagram page also helps the visitor see a wider picture and a more personal side of Morgan’s life.
Morgan’s website is a great example of a personal website that helps her gain more credibility, followers, and clients. We live in a time of digital economy and being present online is a must for professionals and creatives alike. And by choosing a .ME domain name extension, the ideal domain extension for building a personal brand, Morgan shows that she creates and owns all the content there.
Morgan Baker is a talented photographer, recipe developer, and writer. We are lucky that she decided to share her work with us. Through her website, we get the chance to experience a bit of her culinary magic and passion for all things creative and delicious!
Morgan, we cheer for you and hope to see many more of your beautiful creations in the future!