Take for example, this plate of braised shortribs with beet puree and broccoli raab. The colors are spectacular - the electric fuchsia of the beets, the bright green raab and the contrastingly dark braised short ribs.
Can you tell which photo was taken by the professional and which was taken by me? In both cases, I cooked and plated the food.
And perhaps, when Ellen's behind the camera, I spend more time plating and less fussing with my own camera.
In the end, we decided not to add this photo to the portfolio because it still wasn't the best showcase of either of our works.