My editorial work focuses on whole, real food ingredients, usually green and leafy, sometimes kneaded, sweet and sugary--- but always rich with color.

I prefer recipes that are easily accomplished and can be created with ingredients stored in a modern pantry. Recently, I have reluctantly retrofitted my pantry to include more processed and packaged food products because—well, global pandemic.






Stylistically, my goal is to tell a food story using all that's aesthetically potent about a food scene -- textures, smells, temperature, and taste, as well as the pure luxury of the in-the-moment eating experience. I often style imperfect plates and cooking scenes because cooking and eating can be a chaotic social dance. But even more often, I create ornate presentations of draped vegetable roots and lush tablescapes because I can't help myself; I am drawn to the timeless beauty of napkin folds and the sensuality of dripped and dripping sauce. 


During many naturally lit, perfect shoot days, I play a UX designer awash in the blue fluorescent glow of corporate wonderland, though I'm often daydreaming I'm at home cooking with my dogs at my feet and my chickens pecking at the back door. Shrug. Survival skills.


In a former life, I spent a decade slinging drinks at an all-night rock 'n' roll dive. It could explain a lot. Until recently, I've been slinging food and the occasional drink on Instagram. You'll find that hearsay documented here: @paperapron


I'm available for content creation and product collaborations. I also make a decent lunch date. 

In other not-so-food-centric news, I am a wife, a mom to two Golden Retrievers, two cats & four French-ish hens, a painter, a jigsaw puzzler, a wabi-sabi potter, and frequent Parisian.

Kim Byer

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