Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge – 2011

This Autumn, I was lucky enough to be offered an opportunity to photograph at Glenorchy’s Luxury Lodge, Blanket Bay. It’s not often you get to see inside a place like this, let alone be photographing it for M2Woman Magazine!  I was very honoured.

Executive Chef Debbie Crompton and her team of chefs had prepared the most amazing dishes for the spread, all revolving around a New Zealand theme, with Karengo seaweed, Milford Sound Crayfish, Wild Fiordland Venison and Urenika Maori Potatoes. The dishes were all beautifully presented, with an incredible amount of attention to detail.

The photos were to feature in a spread on Debbie, Blanket Bay and her recipes – so they had to look sharp. It was incredibly challenging photographing in low Fluorescent lighting, and without any professional lighting equipment (no room for that in a busy kitchen) but I ended up with some great images, considering the obstacles.

M2Woman Magazine is out now – and you can see my work inside the issue featuring Kirsten Dunst on the cover.

And yes! I was lucky enough to sample the cuisine… was AMAZING.