Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit

A few months ago I finished up a recipe development and food photography project for Chicago-based meat alternative company Upton’s Naturals. They manufacture a line of seitan products and recently launched a line of pre-cooked and seasoned jackfruit products. I posted the seitan recipe photos I made for them in an earlier blog post, and

Fabio and Ashley’s Baby Shower at Siena Tavern

I recently shot a baby shower for celebrity chef Fabio Viviani and his lovely wife Ashley, at one of Fabio’s Chicago restaurants, Siena Tavern in River North. The adorable giraffe cake: Party games: Portrait of Dad: Cutting the cake: Congrats, Fabio and Ashley! If you are looking to book event photography for a baby shower,

See you at the Bitter Betty Bazaar!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be participating in the Bitter Betty Bazaar on September 20th, 2015 at the Innertown Pub (1935 W Thomas St, Chicago, IL 60622) alongside an amazing list of art, craft, vintage, and food vendors like AD HOC, Tarnish, Bitter Betty Bath, and It’ll Glow on You Illustrations! The weekend

Driftwood Issue #1: Summer 2015

The first time I heard of Driftwood Magazine was a little over a year ago, when the team started rolling out their social media profiles, with the blurb “travel and culture for the graduated vegan.” Over the following months, they started releasing more information that would lead up to a successful subscription drive on Kickstarter,


This week I’m taking a little break from food photography and doing a portrait theme over on Instagram. While I specialize in food photography and love food and product styling, sometimes sharing portrait work gets placed on the back burner. But I do a lot of portraits! So today I’m taking over the blog with

PDN Taste Contest Entries

PDN Magazine holds several photography contests each year in a variety of categories such as portraiture, still life, and food. The contests are judge by creative directors and photo editors from well-known trade magazines and publications in each category, and winners receive a cash prize, gift cards, and a spread in the magazine. This year

Upton’s Naturals Seitan Photos

Just in time for lunch: a food photography post! Over the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some recipe development and food photography for Upton’s Naturals, a meat alternative company based here in Chicago. The West Town factory manufactures a line of seitan, recently opened a restaurant, and just launched a line of jackfruit.

Instagram Curation #2: Old Fashioned

For the second Instagram Curation, I’m focusing on Old Fashioneds. The Old Fashioned is a drink that often ends up in front of my camera, and in front of me, and therefore, the Kelly Peloza Photo Instagram. Before the photos, it’s only fitting to include a recipe with this post. Mixology purists will tell you

Interview with EM Interiors Chicago

Interview with EM Interiors Chicago When I first started this blog, I knew I wanted to include a discussion element to it by interviewing photographers, clients, designers, artists, and more about what they do and why they do it. It’s a great way to get people talking about their lives, personally and professionally. In addition