Love and Olive Oil

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of emails asking a variety of questions, so I thought compiling them all into a faq page would be useful for all of us! If you have a question that is not answered here or on our about page, feel free to get in touch.

What is your photography setup?

I currently shoot with a Canon 6D mk II with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens (I also have a 24-70mm f/2.8L II that I use for process photos and such, but 95% of the pictures I take are with the 100mm). I currently use a Manfrotto tripod with a gear head.

I only shoot with natural light (we have nice big windows are absolutely wonderful for this) although it does get tricky in the winter when the available daylight is so limited.

What is your day job?

Good question! It’s easy to believe that we just sit around baking cookies all day, but that’s not the case. In fact, we work from home (yes, together, all day, every day). By day we run a web and graphic design business called Purr Design.

What IS Taylor’s favorite food?

A little dish he calls pizza-burger-sushi-pho-hotpastramisandwich, with a side of italian sausage and a cold beer.

How did Taylor propose?

Only the best proposal, like, ever. I mean really, how could you say NO to a guy who bakes you 12 dozen mini chocolate cupcakes?

Tell us about your kitchen.

We recently moved into a larger space, fully renovating the kitchen into one that much better fits our needs and aesthetics. It is my no means a large kitchen, but we’ve made the most of the storage available to us. You can read more and see more pictures about our kitchen renovation here.

What got you started blogging?

I’ve always been a bit of a computer nerd, and was involved with various online ‘newsletters’ and ‘journals’ long before blogs even existed. But what got me started with THIS blog was a fancy new camera and macro lens. What better to take really close up detail shots of than food? And since we’re always cooking, I figured, why not!

Can I send you my product for a review/giveaway/sponsored post?

While we generally don’t do straight up review posts, we occasionally mention products and/or host giveaways for products we personally use and love, or that we know our readers would love. You are welcome to get in touch with us. Please note that we reserve the right to express our opinions (good or bad) or not say anything at all. We will never accept payment to publish positive feedback.

Can I use your recipe or photo on my blog?

Well, first of all, thank you for asking (many folks don’t have the same courtesy). In short, I ask that you please not republish our content in full on your own blog or website. If you’ve made one of our recipes and would like to share it on your own blog, please include an obvious link back to the original post, and rewrite the recipe in your own words. 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?) 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 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).