What kind of camera and equipment do you use?
From 2010 until Christmas 2014, I took photos with an old Cannon DSLR that was a hand-me-down from my dad. For Christmas 2014, my parents bought me a new Canon T5i and shortly thereafter I upgraded the stock lens to a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens that I use for all my photography now. I have my eye on a sweet macro lens that I’m hoping to get in the very near future!
I try to use natural light whenever possible (our overabundance of windows are amazing for this), but in the wintertime I’m usually stuck to only photography food in the early morning. Hopefully, I can find a reliable nighttime setup and I’ll be sure to share when I do.
Photography is a never-ending learning process and I’ve definitely evolved over time, though I’m not close to where I would like to be.
Check out these posts for an extensive list of camera equipment, books to read, and anything else photography related.
Can I use your photos?
As for images on their own, if you’d like to use one in a roundup or similar context, I usually don’t mind, as long as the image is clearly credited, something along the lines of, “Photo courtesy of Jennifer Meyering,” with a link back to the original post, and uploaded to your own server (see: hotlinking). If you are unsure about whether or not what your are doing is okay, please ask first (and thanks in advance for making the effort to do so).
I tried one of your recipes but it did not turn out. What did I do wrong?
As I am not there in the kitchen with you, it is very hard for me to specifically answer this question. Oven temperature, cooking times, ingredient substitutions, and many other things can all play a role in the specific outcome of a dish.
How do I shop your Instagram Feed?
You can visit my SHOP page where I link all my current favorites!
Can I republish your recipes?
Thanks for asking! All of the recipes on Jennifer Meyering are copyrighted. Please do not repost my recipes verbatim without permission. If you tried a recipe yourself, I love that you want to share one of my recipes! Feel free to use the ingredients list, but write the instructions in your own words and include an obvious link back to my original recipe post. I’d also prefer if you used your own photo along with it (why not show them what you made, rather than what I made?).
What is your skincare routine?
This is a tricky one because I’m JUST now getting into skincare and I feel like my routine is constantly switching as I learn more. Quite frankly, I feel like I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me! I also have hormonal acne and I’m still trying out how to best manage it and keep the breakouts at bay. Currently, I don’t really do much (but want to do more!) except wash, exfoliate, use an eye cream, serum, and moisturize daily. You can find all my current beauty favorites here.
Can I write a guest post for your blog?
At this time I am not accepting any guest posts. Be sure to check back in the future to see if I decided to open the guest posting again.
Can I substitute this ingredient?
It is recommended to use the specified ingredients listed within the recipe whenever possible as that is what has been tested and proven to work. If there are dietary restrictions or you just do not have an ingredient on hand, substitutions can be made but please remember that I cannot speak for how much this will change to overall dish. Substitutions may also result in undesirable outcomes.
Can you give me the nutritional information for this recipe?
The specific ingredients used in each recipe can vary extensively from one person to the next. If you’re looking for this information, please plug the exact ingredients you use into any of the free online calorie counters, like this one.
Do you have any tips/recommendations for a newbie blogger like myself?
This is such a difficult question to answer but the important thing to remember is to be yourself and to be authentic. Blog because you love it and because you are passionate about it! For more of my favorite tips and blogging resources, visit this page.
How did you get started blogging?
Since having to move across the country several times with my husband, my original career of Nuclear Medicine had fallen by the way-side. It was hard to keep finding jobs every time we moved. So one summer, in 2010, I decided to became a Beachbody Coach and my blogging adventure began soon thereafter. I wanted a way to document my fitness journey as a coach, help inspire others to begin their journeys, and share everything else that happened in my little life.
In the beginning, I only blogged about my fitness transformation and health & fitness tips, but didn’t really take it much further than that. I was shy to the idea of truly opening up to people and letting them into my world. However, just about a year ago, I started posting about everything else that was happening in my life and since I am a work-from-home mom, it gave me a little bit more to do during the day and started sparking my creative side again.
Blogging has been such an unexpected gift, in that it has renewed my creative side and opened me to a whole world of other people who inspire and encourage me daily.
So, thank you for coming along for the ride. You make me more passionate about what I do everyday!
What is your workout routine?
That is definitely something I struggle with and am working on every day. Currently I don’t have a set routine but I do get out twice a day to walk my daughter to school which is about a mile there and back. On weeks that I’m feeling super motivated, I workout to Beachbody on Demand and you can find my current program here.