Friday, December 28, 2012


2012 was the year...

•our home finally felt like our own
•i shot a book all about milkshakes
•i spent 5 weeks on the road with my family
•i started meditating
•i connected with new people from all over the country
•i co-taught 3 multi-day workshops in charleston
•i started a garden and it was actually successful
•i shot a book about the "secret life" of desserts
•my previously-shared photo studio became my own
•i got some pretty great new clients (like them, them, and them)
•i remembered who i am as a photographer and stopped comparing myself to others
•i took a trip with some of my favorite people to whidbey island
•we transformed our house (here, here, and here)
•i spent a week in vermont shooting apples for a book by this awesome guy
•i taught a 3-day workshop about my favorite topic
•i actually made something (2 things!) on my sewing machine
•i let go of some old baggage in my family
•i went prop-shopping in oregon, california, colorado, wisconsin, ohio and many places in between
•i took many hikes in beautiful places
•i helped my niece learn to read
•i learned that grains are not my friend
•i made christmas dinner for the first time ever (and it kinda rocked)
•i got to spend the holidays with my favorite people
•i spent a lot of great weekends in olympia, hanging out with this fabulous person
•i went antiquing, had sewing dates, took walks, took a class, and made pie with this amazing woman
•i remembered how much i value integrity
•i took a home creamery class with my friend....before she learned she has a dairy allergy
•i took many, many photos of dogs for this guy
•i spent a lot of time on my favorite island
•i played with wax
•i saw 5 of the books that i photographed hit the stores
•i remembered just how much i love my city
•i spent time with my enormous extended family in myrtle beach at thanksgiving
•i read a lot of great books
•i got an intern
•i fell more in love with my husband, family, and home than i ever thought possible

happy 2013 to you all.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

tickets are on sale now!

The 3-day/4-night Gulf Shores food photography workshop I am co-teaching with Helene Dujardin is on sale now!

Click HERE to get your ticket. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, December 7, 2012

food photography workshop & retreat in gulf shores, alabama


Helene and I have picked the dates for our next workshop and I am thrilled to announce it will be in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama on April 25-29, 2013!

Like our previous workshops, this multi-day food photography retreat will cover how to utilize natural light and tell a story through images, as well as composition, exposure, styling, and choosing props. Students will stay in a beautiful house across the street from the beach, and will have ample time to relax and enjoy their surroundings in addition to participating in the multiple photo shoots and assignments we have planned.

When: April 25-29, 2013
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Fee: $1850 which includes-
4 nights accommodations (PLEASE NOTE that some rooms are shared)
•3 days of hands-on classes, photo shoots and assignments
•all meals, beverages, & snacks

For more info about the workshop, click HERE.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, December 11th at 11am Eastern time. There are only 12 spots available. We hope to see you there!

To read about some of our past workshops, check out the following blogs written by previous attendees:

Annie's Eats
Savor Home Blog
Julie Le Clerc
Elle & James
Stacy Able Photography
Pink Parsley
Savory Nest
No. 8 Photography
Claire McCormack
Food. Life. Zen.