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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.

Interior Shoot for Jennifer Muirhead Designs

There's something really satisfying about shooting interiors that quenches that obsessive perfectionist that sometimes resides within me.  I find myself saying things like, "okay, one more inch to the left," and "let's take that blue book out and replace it with the green one."  It's such a great feeling when all of the elements are in balance and the scene comes together into one perfect frame.  

This shoot was for Los Angeles based designer Jennifer Muirhead and the home was a stunning modern Spanish bungalow in Hancock Park. The space was designed beautifully and felt very comfortable, yet with high-end elegant touches.  The house had great art too!  As a photographer I love when a designer uses lots of photography in their designs. 

To see more of her work visit her website at 

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Promo Time

I do my best to keep up with marketing and promo materials.  I try (with varying degrees of success) to send out some type of promo piece to my clients and people I want to work with about once a quarter. Typically this is in the form of an email promo with embedded images, but from time to time it involves printed mailers too.  It's nice to show clients what I've been working on and remind them that I'm here and able to shoot. Also, it's nice for me to step back and assess where I've been and where I want to be going.  Plus it's so nice to see printed materials!  With everything being online now I kinda miss the tactile presence of a printed piece.  Here are my newest promo pieces that will be going out tomorrow.  I taylor which promo I send to the specific client based on their needs.  

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Overdue and Overflowing with Work

It's been too long since I've posted!   Traveling, shooting, work, work, and more work and I have yet to get quite caught up.  My summer resolution is to be better about posting about what I'm working on and projects that have wrapped.  Where to begin?  I guess food is alway a great place to start.  

Moroccan Spiced Braised Lamb Shank

In March and April I worked on a series of recipes and food photos for a client.  It was a mixture of recipes that we've cooked in my household for years, and new stuff that I wanted to try.  It was a large project, 50 dishes, and the house was always filled with awesome aromas. 

There was so much food around that I had to resort to begging people to come over and help relieve my refrigerator of some of the prepared items so that I could make room for new ingredients. Luckily Becca, Justin, and Patrick were kind enough to eat some of the leftovers and take one for the team to keep the ball rolling.  I don't think they minded too much!

Capellini with Salmon and Vegetables
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I've just gotten back from my annual week in the desert at the Palm Springs Photo Festival: Connect 2013, shot some travel pieces, shot some lifestyle work, and have even done a beer label for a new brewery. More to come soon!