Editorial

Field to Vase Florists for Edible SLO Magazine

I've got new work out this week on the news stands for Edible SLO magazine.  This was a feature on florists on the Central Coast who are involved in the "field to vase" movement.  Each of the ladies in the article create beautiful floral arrangements and they strive to source their flowers and botanicals locally. You can pick up a copy of Edible SLO magazine now, or check out the digital version at EdibleSLO.com. The writer of the article, Kendra Aronson also has a great blog about the field to vase movement that you can see here.

Home in Los Angeles

In just a few short days it will be my one year anniversary of living in Los Angeles. It has been a great adventure and I am way happier living in the big city than I ever would have expected. A couple of weeks ago I had a shoot scheduled and due to the nasty flu virus going around it got cancelled.  I had blocked off the day to shoot and there was beautiful light happening, and since my day was freed up I decided to bop around the hills of Hollywood and make some photos of my home city. Here's a little of what I made that day.

Shooting for Emily Henderson Designs

The past few months I've been shooting with a new client-- designer, blogger, HGTV star, Emily Henderson.  I've photographed several things for her including a staff outing to the downtown LA fabric district for NatureBox, home holiday decor, DIY projects, and a Lo and Sons travel bag piece.  

Emily and her team Ginny and Brady are just as awesome to work with as you'd expect.  I have so much respect for them putting out almost daily blog posts that are super involved and intricate. I'm lucky if I manage to get out a post a month!  Here is some work I've shot for them over the past few months.  To see more click on the links above.  

It's been awesome  I get to shoot a variety of things for the team including more editorial stuff, interiors, product, DIY and design, and portraiture.  A nice opportunity to test my skills and try new things.  

Harvest at Edible SLO

New season, new work at Edible SLO.  I was super stoked to have some of my harvest photos published in a photo essay for the magazine. 

See full issue here

www.jaymeburrows.com/harvest

I also shot a story on some local businesses in the area including Komplete Kombucha, based in San Luis Obispo and Villacana Winery's RE:find Distillery in Paso Robles.  

Years ago I had a friend that brewed her own kombucha and it was terrible.  Bitter, acrid, and way to powdery and green tasting.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked the brew made by Komplete Kombucha.  I tried their ginger flavor and their hibiscus, and both were fantastic.  They made me a kombucha convert overnight.  The company is made up of three young and ambitious entrepreneurs and I see big things in their future.  

RE:find Distillery and Spirits is owned and operated by the truly lovely Monica and Alex Villacana.  They make vodka, gin, rye whiskey, and limoncello from the first press grape juice that comes from their own Villacana Winery during the winemaking process.  With two businesses to run, Monica and Alex are very busy people but on the day that I photographed them I found them to be energized and very sweet and hospitable.  They showed me around the distillery and tasting room and we chatted about the various projects they have in the works.  When the shoot was over they very generously gave me a bottle of my choosing to take home.  I went with the gin because there are few things better on a hot summer day than a gin and tonic.  Wow, was I impressed.  My boyfriend Justin proclaimed that it was even better than Hendrick's, which as all gin lovers know is the peak of gin perfection.  You can find RE:find products at cool bars and liquor stores everywhere, including my neighborhood Oaks Gourmet in Franklin Village in Hollywood!

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Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Elects New President

I had the opportunity to shoot portraits of Sunni Mullinax, the newly elected President of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce to go along with a press release announcement of her appointment.  She is fantastic, and I know she'll be a great ambassador to the Paso Robles community!  

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Spring at Edible SLO

Although I've moved away from the Central Coast I just can't seem to stay away.  I love shooting for Edible SLO magazine because I always get to photograph an interesting, eclectic group of people.  This issue I shot four women who are making waves in the farming community as well as their "Neighborhood Dirt" section which is a spread of images that features a local person with a cool living space.  

This issue one of my images of Bonnie Sayers was on the cover.  Pretty cool! We shot at her house in her spectacular backyard that was turned into a garden wonderland.  She is an avid seed saver, focused on heirloom corn seeds.  I once had a very large selection of heirloom tomato seeds and I understand how important it is that people continue to not only grow heirloom seeds, but to preserve them from extinction.  

You can read more about Bonnie and all of the ladies featured in the article by picking up an issue of Edible SLO, available at foodie locations and wineries throughout SLO County or on the website www.edibleslo.com