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Behind the scenes at a Heavenly photoshoot

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Heavenly preview |

One fine day (or so I imagine it must have gone) Alexandra and Ria decided it would be fun to create their own cook book. But put to perfectionists together and you can be sure it is months in the making before ideas have been drawn out, the team has been put together and a dummy is created. Moodboard ready to go.

Moodboards and props |

Whatever went before; as we speak the photoshoots are almost done. We will be working on day 4 when you read this; if all goes well that will be the final day for the photography so Ria can move on with the design and look of the book.

Setting up the stage |

The title? HEMELS (Heavenly)

The dishes? Well I guess the title says it all even though I haven’t actually tasted anything as my whole30 stops exactly today. Tough luck for me but I have seen how the others have enjoyed tasting the food, so I am pretty sure it is gonna be awesome.

The expected publication date for the book will be beginning of december but I will keep you posted on the progress. In the meantime; here is a sneakpeak and some behind the scenes photos….

Hemels3 Hemels5 Hemels4 Behind the scenes Hemels |


Simone van den Berg

Food photographer and foodblogger from the Netherlands. Love to eat good food, sometimes eat really healthy for about a month (but working on making that longer...) Lives together with Tom and their three cats; Humphrey, Sookie and Buffy. Love to travel and also has a travel blog at

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8 Responses to “Behind the scenes at a Heavenly photoshoot”

  1. John@Kitchen Riffs posted August 12, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Fun pictures! Too bad you couldn’t taste any of the food, but congrats on finishing the Whole30.


    • Simone van den Berg replied on August 13th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks John! And boy am I glad we’re done… ;)

  2. Rosa posted August 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Wonderful! Since I’m very curious by nature, I love behind the scenes pictures.




    • Simone van den Berg replied on August 13th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Rosa and I love sharing them too!

  3. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily posted August 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    How fun! I love behind the sheen shits ;)


  4. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily posted August 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Yikes!! I hate auto correct!! LOL I ment to say I love behind the scene shots!! ;)


    • Simone van den Berg replied on August 13th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Hahahaha… O the things I have told people with that idiot autocorrect on.. ;) I always think I have checked it and than -always after pressing enter – I find really annoying mistakes! LOL

  5. Miss Marzipan posted August 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

    That is going to be one gorgeous book! Wow!


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