deep run roots | food truck tour comes to greensboro

Vivian Howard has been on the move with her crew promoting her new cookbook since the beginning of October and finally made her way to us in Greensboro, NC! Here at SVB Photo, Stacey and Caroline (our newest intern) had the opportunity to host a very special lunch for them in celebration of her cookbook “Deep Run Roots“.

The idea of cooking for a renowned chef was quite intimidating to say the least, but after much planning we finally came up with a flavorful Colombian inspired meal. The meal included a variety of dishes from main course to dessert: Peruvian Pollo a la Brasas, Patatas Bravas, a Fresh Avocado salad with a Cilantro Vinaigrette, and Sea Salt Dulce de Leche Custards. We were very excited to host this lunch and so we wanted to capture the moments along with it. Afterwards, Stacey and Caroline were invited to enjoy the evening with some of the cast & crew, continuing to take pictures along the way. It was a perfect evening for the event and we are so fortunate to have been a part of it!

We hope you enjoy the images from our eventful evening!

Caroline & Natalie

{Photos by Caroline Boone + Natalie Schnur}

fsr magazine | vivian howard

We always love a phone call for a job to photograph one of our favorite chefs – the wonderfully charming and talented Vivian Howard.  So we were thrilled to photograph her for FSR’s November issue recently. She is coming to Greensboro tomorrow with her food truck promotion tour for Deep Run Roots, and we are in full swing here at SVB Photo preparing a lunch for their crew!  Stay tuned for more fun behind the scenes photos tomorrow...



vivian howard | deep run roots

Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer and the Emmy award winning PBS show A Chef’s Life has published her first cookbook!  It was released on October 4th and I was honored to shoot the cover.  We had a wonderful time shooting at Warren Brothers farm with our awesome team.  I can’t wait to get a cuppa and read this book and plan which recipes I want to try first. . . .

Photography : Stacey Van Berkel
Styling : Elie Rossetti-Serraino
Production : Catherine Schramm

a chef’s life | season 4 dvd release

We are thrilled to have the cover photo for A Chef’s LifeSeason 4 DVD!  And we had a great time attending the Season 4 Premiere Party in Kannapolis, NC. Vivian, food, all the people from the show, a private screening of the first episode at the beautiful Gem Theatre, followed by a little concert by Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers and dinner – what’s not to love?!

Photography :  Stacey Van Berkel
Styling : Elie Rossetti-Serriano
Production : Catherine Schramm

a chef's life | behind the scenes

So fun to be behind the scenes shooting on the set of A Chef’s Life!  Vivian and her crew welcomed us to shoot them filming the confessionals and the Pea Episode shot at the Broadslab Distillery in Benson, NC.

A Chef’s Life is a fabulous award winning show on PBS created by Vivian and Cynthia Hill.  

We love the authenticity and charm of Vivian and her guests.  If you love food, you’ll enjoy this wonderful exploration of southern ingredients with a Vivian spin!

Hope you enjoy seeing behind the scenes as much as we did!

garden & gun | vivian howard’s modern farmhouse

Have you watched the delightful PBS show A Chef’s Life?  Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben Knight move from New York City to the small town of Kinston, North Carolina to open a restaurant and make their lives. The show documents their adventures in running a restaurant and raising twins in a small town.  I especially love the segments that show the colorful people of the community.  A Chef’s Life is sweet but real and wonderful watch.  So imagine how excited we were when Garden & Gun Magazine called for me to do a shoot a Vivian & Ben’s new house!

As we drove from Greensboro to the flatter lands of eastern North Carolina, we were struck by the beautiful fields and traditional farms along the way.  And there in the middle of a golden wheat field was Vivian & Ben’s modern house!   We fell in love with Vivian & Ben and their family and we had a great time photographing such a warm and inviting house.   The modern minimal architecture is complemented by all the personal antiques and art.  Hope you enjoy the photos and please stay tuned for some more images from our day.

Architect:  Ann Clark