Sorry for my absence, life has been getting the better of me but in the best possible way. I spent a few days in beautiful Bend, Oregon and this weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a food photography workshop in California with my favorite bloggers White on Rice Couple. It was a day full of learning, laughing and eating, what could be better than that?
The workshop was a fundraiser for Jennifer Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen. Her story is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time, but I feel that it isn’t mine to tell, visit her blog and find yourself moved by her amazing poise and grace in the wake of a personal tragedy.
The world of food blogging is new to me but I am constantly blown away by how open and willing to share the community is. Everyone I met is doing what they do because they feel passionately about food and sharing their vision and experience with others. I started the day surrounded by strangers and ended the day saying goodnight to friends.
Diane spoke about how every photo should tell a story and I feel like I am beginning to understand and embrace that concept in my own work. It was a pleasure to have their amazing prop room to work with and I have to say that some of the shots I took that day are some of my favorites ever.
We ended the day with a huge family style dinner where we all got to cook our own dinner right at the table. The act of cooking and eating is so much more meaningful when the experience is shared and I can’t think of a better way to end the day.
I am fortunate that I have found something that I am passionate about, I’ve always loved food but it’s taken me a lifetime to realize that I love to photograph food even more. Some people spend their entire life looking for what defines them and unfortunately some never find that special something that gives them pleasure and purpose. I am glad that I am able to document my journey, my practice and share it with you all.
Thanks to Todd and Diane for an amazing, unforgettable and inspiring day!