Oct 29, 2014
So there's this hill, it's pretty magical, especially this time of year. When I think about it, this hill kinda sorta means a lot to me. It reminds me of my time spent at photo school where I first had been introduced to this beautiful spot, it reminds me of my best friend Sarah whom is almost always with me when I'm there and it reminds me of another great friend, Kristin Nicholas. This hill is along the windy, dirt, country road that leads to Kristin's house. Sarah and I got to know Kristin while we were at photo school and have kept the relationship since. Last fall I photographed Kristin's most recent book, Crafting a Colorful Home (in stores January 2015!!). Sarah came along for one of the shoots that was in October, she is such an amazing friend and travel companion, and we were driving to Kristin's home early in the morning to start the day of photographing. It was an eery, extremely foggy morning, absolutely beautiful. It was the best foliage I had seen in a long time (this year may have trumped it though!). Sarah and I were in shock at how beautiful the fog and colors were. We ended up stopping multiple times to whip out our cameras and get shots of the landscape. I'm so happy to say that some even made it into the book!
A couple weeks ago Sarah and I took the same trip, a little get away to see the New England colors, and we ended up in the same situation: driving down Kristin's road with fog, just starting to lift, unveiling the most vibrant leaves I've ever seen. This time we came across some friends on the hill, these beautiful cows. The perfect photo-op.
Kristin's hill (which is just as breathtaking, especially when dotted with her sheep):
There was even a monarch butterfly (see it on the flower!?) fluttering by, my favroite, thrown in there to make it all the more surreal. Shouldn't he be migrating for winter? No complaints here.
Oct 27, 2014
Soup season is upon us once more and it's making me excited to try all the different soups I've been bookmarking for months! Tomato is definitely up there with my favorite soup varieties and last week when I stumbled across Lindsay Emery's blog post about this roasted tomato, red pepper and fennel soup, I knew exactly what I was making for dinner that night. Luckily, I had an abundance of tomatoes that needed to be used up from picking at the orchard and I had sage in the fridge from another recipe...it was perfect.
Roasting all of these veggies together in the same pan smells amazing and is picture perfect. I basically followed the recipe making a few changes here and there, adding herbs in additional spots and included some thyme in there as well. I love the spicy-ness of this soup, it really opens your sinuses and it amazes me how strong the red pepper vegetable taste is, even though it is way out numbered by tomatoes. Topping it with feta is brilliant- I will definitely be making this over and over!
For the recipe: go here!
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
Becca Galbraith is a new and budding interior designer and I was very excited to work on photographing one of her first spaces. I love that the homeowners were bold and went with the deep blue walls. With the abundance of light coming in through the window it balances out the space without leaving it feeling too dark. It makes for a cozy and sophisticated den that is perfect for sipping a glass of wine with a friend or relaxing in front of the TV in that beautiful built-in!
Sep 18, 2014
Who doesn't love a good, spruced up grilled cheese? Oh My Veggies teamed up with Mouth, the leading online source for indie food, sprits, and wine, to give you five delicious grilled cheese ideas and I got to photograph the recipes!
Here are some of the photos, but visit Oh My Veggies for the complete list of recipes and ingredients and enter the giveaway to win a $250 giftcard to use on Mouth's website! These are all so easy to make and really delicious. It was tough to choose but I think the tomato soup and classic grilled cheese croutons were my favorite.