#eateateat by Aran Goyoaga in Seattle, Washington, USA

Warning! If you are hungry looking at Aran Goyoaga’s Instagram feed could be painful. Her dreamy photos document food, life and nature in the Seattle area. Be sure to check out her feed here @cannellevanille, and be prepared to salivate. 

Name:Aran Goyoaga

Place you live: Seattle, WA

Place your Instagrams were taken? Seattle, WA

Can you sum up Seattle? I have lived in Seattle for one year now and have found a conglomeration of food, art, nature and a sense of community like no other.

What is a perfect day in your spot? A day spent shooting food in my studio, meeting a friend for coffee and then a walk with my kids around Discovery Park.

What are three of your favorite meals ever? Oh that’s hard… I have had so many good meals. Three that pop immediately in my head are Faviken in Sweden, Martin Berasategui in Lasarte (Basque Country where I am from), and then something as simple as the angulas (baby eel) that my grandmother used to prepare with olive oil, garlic and chili.

What do you love most about blogging and photographing food? I really love the community that I have found through blogging. Many of my friends today I have found through my blog. And photography is a way of sharing but also dreaming.

If your city was a person who would it be? Well, obviously Lloyd Dobbler from “Say Anything“.

How long have you been using Instagram? Since 2011? I don’t even remember!

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? All my Instagram photos are taken with an iPhone.

What is your editing process? I use various apps but mostly Snapseed.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Yes, I am a professional food photographer.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Definitely! I realize that I actually shoot a lot more since I always carry my iPhone with me. It really has been an amazing tool and I am sort of obsessed.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Like any other photography lighting is really important. Pay attention to lighting and composition just like you would with any other camera. Having said this, I appreciate the spontaneity on Instagram and I like accounts that are not always perfectly styled. I like Instagram photos that tell a story and are honest.

If you could give a piece of advice to an aspiring food photographer what would it be? To start building a portfolio of work they want to see published even when they have no clients. Shoot all the time and collaborate with stylists and other people who share your vision.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? Oh so hard to say… I don’t think I can answer this and be kind to my friends. I love everyone on my feed, of course. I mean it too.



Name:Aran Goyoaga


Best place to eat in Seattle:

A tie between Delancey and Sitka & Spruce

Best place to drink:


Best outdoor activity:

So many… biking, taking the ferry to the islands, walking on Discovery Park beach or around Greenlake.

A must-do for anyone visiting Seattle?

eat, eat, eat

Local tip:

Traffic is always worst on sunny days. Crazy.