Hello! I’m Denay DeGuzman, the writer, blogger, home chef and food photographer behind Confetti & Bliss. I believe sharing a meal is much more than just eating. It’s about celebrating life and creating memorable moments! Welcome to my food blog. I’m so glad you’re here!
ABOUT DENAY, HOME CHEF AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m a California girl, living in Sacramento, but you’ll often find me celebrating life and food at my second home near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. These two vibrant foodie destinations inspire my festive colorful recipe creation!
As an at-home chef, I’m self-educated. My culinary knowledge comes from years of cooking for my family and taking cooking classes to further my skills. I now perform recipe development for various food brands.
My journey into food photography began at a workshop in Minneapolis. I enjoy the ongoing challenge of mastering light to bring out rich colors, flavors, and textures. I want viewers to salivate and reach for their forks!
I’m blessed with a loving family: a husband, two daughters, two son-in-laws, and Diesel Dog. My husband is retiring early to join the Confetti and Bliss team! As an engineer he’ll bring his own special set of skills to the table.
HOW I GOT STARTED
Our family loves hosting large parties! At events I’m often asked to share my recipes. After hand writing ingredients on scraps of paper, and sending emails with detailed instructions, this food blog was a natural progression. Now I can easily share all of my favorite recipes in a neat and organized way!
ABOUT MY DELICIOUS EASY RECIPES
Good food shouldn’t take hours to make! However, there are exceptions like yeast recipes, and flavorful dishes like Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch.
BEHIND THE SCENES: RECIPE CREATION + FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Looking at my food-styled images you might believe everything comes together effortlessly. You might imagine me baking in my kitchen with perfectly-styled hair and a fresh manicure. Seriously – that’s just not real life!
Behind the scenes, my hair’s tossed up in a clip like unruly feathers to keep it from falling in my face as I cook, food style, and photograph. My ingredient-stained notebook and pen are next to me as I work.
Often with food on my hands, I’m jotting down ideas, ingredients and cooking times. My whirlwind of activity usually results in a big mess everywhere!
WHERE I FOOD BLOG: CALIFORNIA + MEXICO
I food blog from my home in Sacramento, California. It’s the location where I do the bulk of my brand work and recipe creation. The second location is my newly remodeled kitchen in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (images below).
Gutting the space, we transformed it into an area for creating recipes and performing food photography. I love making cookies with an ocean view.
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top culinary destinations! My recipes often capture the colors, flavors, and overall happy feeling of this celebratory location. When in Mexico, my outdoor office comes with a view!
2019/2020: Barefoot, we’ll head downstairs, set up a tent on the beach to diffuse bright light, and photograph Beach Cocktail recipes.
MY PROMISE TO YOU: DELICIOUS FOOD EXPERIENCES
If you enjoy good food and you stick with me, mouth-watering aromas will be wafting through your kitchen like a mesmerizing tune from the Pied Piper. Every now and then you might also experience the simple joy of noticing a left-over spatula covered in frosting just waiting to be licked!
TV RECIPE SEGMENT: Studio40 LIVE | FOX40
WORKING WITH BRANDS
I’m very excited that you stopped by! I’d love to learn about your brand and marketing goals. If you’d like me to do a sponsored post for you, let’s start a conversation! Email me at: Denay@confettiandbliss.com
- Recipe development
- Stunning food photography
- Sponsored posts with strong SEO
- Creation of Pinterest pins for brand marketing
- Food videos
- Brand Ambassadorship
- Event Representation
- TV recipe segments organically showcasing food brands
With beauty, creativity, and attention to detail I can tailor all sponsorships to fit your company’s needs and requirements. Recipes will be styled beautifully and captured in high-quality images with professional photography. I’m easy to work with, very timely, and a good communicator. I’d love to hear your ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by. Denay@confettiandbliss.com
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