Tuesday, September 22, 2009

art, food, and friends

I want to tell you about a fun little thing happening next month.

My very dear friends, Anthony and Jeff, have offered their home for a party and art showing, featuring the work of Joe and myself.
This means that for the evenings of October 23rd and 24th, my photographs and a selection of Joe's paintings and prints will be hanging in our friends' charming West Seattle house, where people can view them while they sip a glass of wine and nosh on an appetizer or two.

There will be framed and unframed work for sale, in a whole range of prices, so it's a perfect time to think about holiday gifts. I will be displaying some of my B&W work, (a sampling is shown below), as well as some of my food photography. So, there will be a variety of styles.
Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be going to charity, (more on that in a future post.)

Since our friends don't have a huge house and we want to make sure that there are no major crazies in attendance, I need to know who you are if you would like to attend. At the minimum, we need to have exchanged some emails but, ideally, we've met in person. Or, we have mutual friends and you are attending with them. That works, too.

If you would like to be added to the invite list, I'd love to hear from you! Drop me an email and we'll go from there.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

new client, new intern

I am happy to announce that I have my very first intern! Lorna Yee, food writer, blogger, and co-author of The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together, due to come out next spring, is hanging out with me during some shoots and learning more about food photography.

Today was my first day with Lorna and, I have to admit, I was pretty nervous. Thoughts like, "What the hell can I possibly teach her?" and "I am going to sound like a bumbling idiot trying to explain my process" and, my favorite, " She's gonna realize I have no idea what I am doing half the time and then the world will know I am a complete and utter fraud" kept running through my mind. 

Good times.

But the day was super smooth and, actually, a lot of fun. Lorna is great and, honestly, I could not ask for a better intern.

I spent the day shooting ingredients for my new client, Flaming Pear Catering, (website coming soon.)
The owner, Aileen, wanted the photos to feel rustic and fresh, and I had such a blast trying to create that mood.

Below is what I have so far. 

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Jane, a super talented massage therapist and doula, recently contacted me about photographing her daughter, Anna. 

I have done more portraits than I can count but, really, only a few of them have been teenagers.
And, yet, I totally dig working with that age group. Years ago, I taught photography to middle school and high school kids, and I LOVED it.

It was awesome working with Anna. She's a sweetie with a great sense of style and an awareness of herself that's beyond her years.

Anna, I hope you like your sneak peek. You were the BEST model!