I knoowww, pumpkin scones are everywhere right now. But seriously now, is that really a bad thing? No. We all want pumpkin scones right now anyway, so their ubiquity is just helpful, right?
I also feel a little bad I’ve been sharing so many baked goods recently. I don’t actually bake that often (I swear!), but the truth of the matter is that when I’m cooking dinner these days the light is bad and the time is short and we’re super hungry and tired at the end of the day, so I keep finding myself not wanting to be bothered with a) trying to make the bowl of soup or the fish pie or whatever I’ve made look pretty and b) pulling out my camera and trying to fix the lighting situation in order to capture the food in a way that isn’t completely off-putting.
On the other hand, baked goods have the advantage of looking cute and appetizing almost no matter what you do to them, and you usually have some randoms that don’t get eaten right away that you can photograph in the daylight. Not to mention, if I’m baking, it usually means somebody is helping out with the kiddo and I’m avoiding other work, and therefore I have the wherewithal and energy to take a few photographs of whatever it is I’ve baked.