Welcome to my world, where there’s always a seat at my table for you. Consider yourself at home when you’re here. As you click through these pages, I hope you feel inspired and reminded that life is beautiful. My creative journey is not my own, but ours together.
My journey with food began when I was a little girl in a small town in Montana. Our daily family ritual was spending each meal together. Gathering around the dining room table was our thing.
Even though the meals shared were anything but fancy, it taught me life-long lessons. I learned that making your own food can be incredibly rewarding and an act of love.
Sharing the food you make, creates joy and fulfillment. I didn’t realize at the time that this chapter of my life would influence many of my choices down the road, in turn making me happier than I could ever imagine.
My passion for photography and styling developed out of my love for cooking. After moving away from home, I wanted to continue our family tradition. I started cooking for my friends. Gathering together around a table was suddenly reminiscent of all the happiness felt at home for so many years prior. I enjoyed the challenge of creating a table design that set the right tone for the menu. Capturing those moments and menus became essential.
Eventually those passions would become my profession. In 2014 everything clicked.
I was being asked to do what came natural to me, for others. Getting requests for recipes/menus, styling/decor, and photography did not feel like work. I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life – nothing had ever made me come so alive.
All of this was inspiration to start a beautiful dinner series in Portland, now known as Secret Suppers. Little did I know that that was just the beginning to something incredible….
Today, I am a full time Photographer, Creative Director and Recipe Curator.
I also teach creative food & photography workshops [check out my workshops tab for the latest]. I am abundantly blessed to do what I love for a living and I am truly honored to share it with you. My website is an extension of my table.
Feel free to email any questions, thoughts, or comments. I would love to hear from you!
– Christiann Koepke
For booking inquiries or brand partnerships, email : hello (at) christiannkoepke.com