Kennebunkport is one of the most picturesque villages in southern Maine with sweeping ocean views, fresh coastal air, friendly people and incredibly delicious food. Visitors come from all over the globe to enjoy the Spring, Summer and Fall festivities and great weather found there.
The Nonantum Resort is one of the quaint, luxury resorts in Kennebunkport with all of the same qualities, but I might add with exceptional food and drinks, a true representation of Maine cuisine.
I recently spent a day in the studio photographing and styling food and drinks for their website, posters and other marketing materials. Since the resort is situated on the coast they wanted a nautical theme for the images. Chef Steve True and company came to the studio, O’Maine Studios, in Portland, to prepare the dishes one by one. Once I saw the dishes being prepared I quickly set up and styled the scene appropriate for that specific dish. After a few tweaks to the final plate, I photographed each in it’s different nautical and rustic setting, from a gorgeous Poached Pear Salad, French Onion Soup and a Beef Tenderloin topped with crispy leeks and baby Portobello mushrooms to some innovative drinks from Bar Manager, Mark Wozny. On deck were a Singapore Sling, A Maine Blueberry Martini and a Champagne Sangria, to honor the weddings and events they have at the resort. If you find yourself vacationing in Kennebunkport, the Nonantum Resort is worth a visit not only for the food and drink but also for their beautiful and romantic setting and ambience. Some images can be seen on the food | styling page on my website.