THE FORK & LENS TEAM

Having grown up in the same small Central Florida town, Erica and Lara have been friends for over 20 years. First meeting on a weekend bowling league as teens, college life took them down their own paths, but life brought them back together in 2006 and they’ve remained close ever since. Inspired by the hobby food blog Erica started in 2014, Lara soon followed suit and they both fell head over heels in love with all things food photography. After 4 years of practice and honing their skills separately, they launched Fork & Lens Studio in 2018, where they bring their unique visions and talents together to share with the visually hungry world.

ERICA ACEVEDO

Erica is a self-taught home chef and recipe developer, food stylist & photographer, blogger, and media influencer. While she loves all the aspects of blogging, styling and photography are her true joy. She and her husband, Abel, share their recipe triumphs on their blog, The Crumby Kitchen. The blog was started in 2014 as a hobby, but became Erica’s full time gig when she left her bakery management career of 18 years in 2017.

Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, CountryLiving.com, Huffington Post, The Feed Feed, and in Southern Living Magazine.

Erica is also a cookbook author, having published her first book The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook For Two in June 2018.

When she’s not cooking or baking, you can find her at Disney World, playing her favorite video games with Abe, cuddling her Mini Aussie, Vader, or searching for inspiration by binge-watching her favorite Food Network shows.

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LARA CLEVENGER

Lara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Keto Coach specializing in functional and integrative nutrition. She runs a virtual nutrition practice and food blog.

In addition to being a food photographer and dietitian, Lara is also a cookbook author, now having 4 soon to be 5 cookbooks to her name!

Lara attended Florida State University and The University of North Florida for her CADE undergraduate degree in nutrition. She completed her Master’s degree in Science of Nutrition from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Florida.

Over the past 10 years as a dietitian, Lara has worked in a wide variety of settings including Cardiovascular ICU, Out Patient Cancer Center, Hemodialysis Clinic and Long Term Care Facilities.

Engaging with patients throughout these settings made her realize she wanted to help people on a deeper level. She started her private practice to give clients the individualized care they need to regain their health.

When not doing photography you can find Lara bowling and traveling with her boyfriend Colby or taking her pups Stella and Loki to the dog park.

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Colby Blum

Hey guys, my name is Colby Blum, and I have recently joined this incredible team. I grew up in the Tampa Bay Area and had practically lived here my whole life.

Growing up, I was diagnosed with seizures. It was an up and down battle with school and seeing the neurologist once a week. One day after about 13 years of ups and downs, seeing the neurologists once a week and taking a whole lot of medication, I was told that I grew out of them, and I am so blessed to this day.

The only downfall to all this is growing up, I always wanted to be a pilot, but after high school, when I went in to try to apply for schooling, one of the first things they asked for was my medical history. Sure enough, that was enough to put an “X” on that dream.

So then I said, “well, I can’t do that, so why not pursue something in the airline industry.” Then about a year later, I got hired by Southwest airlines. Still to this day, I am employed by Southwest, but I wanted to step it up a notch and start working alongside my beautiful girlfriend and her excellent business partner Erica!

Through high school, I took classes that consisted of a lot of video editing, and I enjoyed it, so now I’m going to be working alongside both of them editing your tasty style videos and social media management.

I’ve also started my own golf blog, Best Florida Golf Courses where I show you the best courses to golf in Florida!