by Jonathan Able
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be on a photoshoot with Paula? You asked, and we’ve got the answers!
This past August, Paula and her styling and design team shot for two whirlwind days. Now, we know what you must be thinking, “Two days? Is that all?” Well, when you consider everything we got on film, you might be impressed! There was one 12-hour prep day, followed by two consecutive 10-hour shoot days. Altogether, Paula and her team shot six months worth of content!
Our focus: the holidays, which are one of Paula’s favorite subjects. We shot scenes for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and so many more!
One of the most exciting elements of this photoshoot was the live animals; this was Paula’s first time working with live animals on set – and she loved every minute of it! She wanted so badly to keep all of the bunnies, the piggy, and the turkey all as pets. You’ll be able to see how much fun she had loving on these furry and feathered stars in the coming months on PaulaDeen.com!
Without further ado, here’s the recipe for the perfect photoshoot with Paula:
Ingredients (The Cast):
Brandon Branch, Design Director
Michelle White, Brand Director
Libbie Summers, Culinary Producer
Chia Chong, Photographer
Courtney Fix, Makeup Artist
Jamie Cribbs, Hair Stylist
Dimpy Sethi, Wardrobe Stylist
Becky Prescott, Production Manager
Lynn Rahn, Prop Stylist
Kate Janson, Food Stylist Assistant
Kalen Cheng, Photographer’s Assistant
Amanda Connors, Intern
Jamie Prescott, camera and edit
Tom Paulson, camera
3 animal wranglers
Directions; mix lovingly*:
1 live turkey
1 sleepy piglet
4 energetic bunnies
10 newborn chicks
30 fake black crows
400 red apples (that were later carted off to feed the pigs)
16 dozen colored eggs
5 lbs. Pimento Cheese
10 lbs fresh collards
8 fried chickens
10 dozen roses
200 pieces of taffy
1 bottle of cheap champagne
*No animals were harmed during this shoot. In fact, Paula couldn’t have loved them more!
Stay tuned to PaulaDeen.com and look out for all of the videos and beautiful upcoming shots!