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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist. Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Sunday, 3 July 2016

How to Escape from the Kitchen

With so many of us time poor these days it is fabulous to find somewhere that will cook delicious nutritious mid-price-range meals for you to take home. Last week I was invited by former restaurateurs Bree & Dale Wiley to go down to Escape the Kitchen in Dunsborough to take photos for their new website.

 Despite the rain that morning it was a lovely drive through the trees to their small rural property just out of Dunsborough in south west Western Australia.  The road took me along a shady country road that I had never been along before despite having visited the Dunsborough-Yallingup area many times over the years.

Bree and Dale welcomed me like old friends and they were a joy to work with.  One of the things I really enjoyed was working closely with a professional chef and his partner to create the food shots they were looking for. We collaborated all the way through. They just didn't leave it to me because I was the photographer. Bree & Dale were easy to work with and knew what they wanted - a clean, no fuss look.  They wanted the food to look like it would when the customer took it home.

Escape the Kitchen came about when many people bemoaned that Bree & Dale no longer owned their restaurant and they were no longer able to enjoy the food that Dale created in his kitchen. And with so many people time poor these days, Bree & Dale realised there was a nitch they could fill, creating delicious nutritious take away food at a reasonable price. They built a commercial kitchen on their property, and Escape the Kitchen was born.

Bree & Dale are currently creating their website with a technical friend, and they searched on the net for a food photographer. They found me! Bree and I chatted on the phone and within a week I was in their kitchen in Dunsborough.

Hearty winter fare..........  

Or perhaps a light salad.......I can vouch that the Caesar salad was delicious! 

Or something for the sweet tooth.

We photographed a lot of dishes but I thoroughly enjoyed photographing Dale's chef created food and collaborating on the styling with Bree. Oops don't mind the fingers! 

How's the sauce drizzle?

Dale and Bree also cater for functions and weddings. I'm looking forward to seeing the new Escape the Kitchen website when it is completed. I'll let you know!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Are you time poor? Do you long for take away food that is delicious and nutritious? I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.

I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!

Mosaic Monday  (sadly Mosaic Monday has closed)

Life Thru the Lens 

Lifestyle Fifty Monday Linkup 
Our World Tuesday

Through My Lens 
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
Worth Casing Wednesday
Travel Photo Thursday

The Weekly Postcard


  1. Dale and Bree's meals not only look healthy but also delicious. Do they deliver to the Gold Coast? Lol. Nice photography Jill :)

  2. Well done on your food photography gig in Dunsborough Jill. The food looks yummy and you photographed it so well.

  3. You need to put a warning tag at the top of this post, Jill, and tell readers they will be salivating and hungry by the time they get to its end! Beautiful creations and beautiful photos of them!

  4. Excellent collaboration I honestly don't know where to turn, delish. Well done, food photography is no simple thing and an honor to be asked. A bit different than all the hot dogs, bbq, watermelon and ice cream I've been seeing over the holiday weekend.

  5. Gorgeous food photography.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/happy-independence-day.html

  6. I am glad they chose you for the job of presenting their dishes in a website. That food looks beyond delicious. Where you able to try something (other than the salad)?

  7. How exciting for you and wonderful 'foodie' photography ~ delectable!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  8. Great food photography and excellent lighting.

  9. Oh my goodness...I am beyond hungry now after reading this :)

  10. what a great opportunity, and oh my that food looks so yummy. You did well capturing it. I think I'll go eat a snack now. :-D

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens


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