Sweet Jesus this winter is testing me! I am craving spring so badly that I even bought a pair of floral pants yesterday! (I know! Who am I?)
Earlier this week, I zombie-walked into my nearest flower store demanding something bright and colorful to cheer up my office. And these are what I got. PERFECT!
What are you guys doing to stave off the blues this winter?
Man, I don’t know about you guys, but this winter is starting to bring me down! At first, I fought it by keeping up my fun, winter activities (shoots in the fresh snow! snowball fights! reading by the fire!), but by now I’m more in “survival mode.” This means I’m cooking up a storm (and working on my food photography at the same time). Below are a few of the things I’ve been eating lately.
Just think how exciting summer will be with fresh veggies and salads! I cannot wait.
Last week I was lucky enough to escape the Minnesota cold for a few days and head down to New Orleans. It was my first time there, and man could I get fat in a city like that. Between the beignets, praline bacon, po’ boy sandwiches and fried chocolate pecan pie (omg, so good), it was a cholesterol-raising trip for sure. And since I’ve returned, I’ve been dining on chicken broth, smoothies and broiled fish in an attempt to regulate my bloodstream.
One of my favorite moments was when it dipped down to 32 degrees and the locals at the bar were all discussing how they could keep their yard chickens warm in such weather. They decided to move space heaters out into the yard. Ha!
Anyway! I thought you might want to see the photos. One note: If you see xxx on a grave, it’s a voodoo king or queen’s tomb and the xs represent favors asked or granted. Fascinating. Enjoy!
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to shoot an intimate wedding on a cold winter day inside of a cozy home packed full of friends and family. Oh man, do I love the small, casual wedding! Alethea and Jarl traveled all the way from their London home to get married surrounded by the ones they love, and it was so great to be a part of their special day!
Also! Special thanks to the wonderful Jackson for second shooting this one with me.
Shooting an engagement session this holiday season is both thrilling (because OMG I love the snow!) and terrifying (because OMG IT IS SO DANG COLD OUTSIDE!). Part of this challenge lies in finding a location that will allow for lovely images both inside and out, and luckily for us the Como Zoo and Conservatory did just that. The other part that is important? Couples that are totally low key and who just want to have a good time and enjoy the shoot. Holy cow, these were those people.
We had so much fun catching the end of the day’s light and playing in the snow — even if it was about 2 degrees outside. I am so excited for the wedding this summer!