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{oh joy eats dessert with} alison conklin…



Who Alison Conklin, Photographer who captures love, sweetness, desserts and everything in between. She's also a wife and mother of two adorable boys.

Where Philadelphia

Time 2:15 pm

What's a typical dessert for you? Both of my children love to bake —so more often than not, dessert will involve cookies that we have just baked. I love the coconut cupcakes from Brown Betty Bakery in Philadelphia. They are moist and sweet, and they remind me of the wedding cake that my husband and I had when we were married in Santa Barbara, CA. I got hooked when I recently photographed Brown Betty's beautiful desserts for their first cookbook {coming out this fall}, and ever since then I have been obsessed.

What's your dream dessert? I love the combination of sweet and salty, so any dessert involving toffee or maple flavors pretty much has my name written all over it. I am also a huge fan of freshly whipped cream. There is something so decadent about homemade whip cream.  

How often do you treat yourself to dessert? I usually have dessert after dinner…and on some days for dinner!

Thanks Alison!
— Joanna

{photos by Alison}


  1. Oh my goodness – what a sweet little dessert feature! Alison is by far one of Philadelphia’s best and most sweet photographers! 🙂

  2. I have had the cupcakes she is talking about and they are amazing! Definitely check out the Brown Betty cookbook when it comes out. There are bound to be some delicious heirloom recipes that you won’t want to miss! I’m sure that Alison’s photos will make you want to try every recipe!

  3. I too have had the cupcakes she is talking about and they are melt-in-your-mouth-good! The cookbook is going to be amazing – not to mention the dreamy photos….Alison is fabulous! xoxo

  4. I love desserts too! For dinner…yummy!
    Have had Brown Betty red velvet cupcakes…again, yummy!
    I checked out the forthcoming BB cookbook on…photos look amazing but that’s Alison.

  5. Brown Betty is so delish. The coconut are definitely my favorite as well. I can’t wait to see Alison’s photos in the new cookbook!

  6. Alison Conklin Photography + Brown Betty Cupcakes = Perfection. Alison’s ability to capture Brown Betty’s deliciousness in her photos is truly an art form. You can actually taste the cupcakes just by looking at the photos!!! It is kind of like magic. Brown Betty Cupcakes never disappoint…never. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new Brown Betty Cookbook and drool over Alison’s photos!!!

  7. A sweet interview of a truly sweet person! I can’t wait for my copy of the cookbook! I know Alison’s pictures will make me want to try each recipe! My husband will thank her, but my waist won’t!
    And, now I want a coconut cupcake!

  8. Love Alison and love brown Betty. That book will be amazing having a combo of both talented ladies!!

  9. What a great interview! Alison is an amazing photographer and mom. Can’t wait to see the cookbook!


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