Oh hi there! I feel like I haven't blogged in forever. I'll admit it's been a bit of a struggle to put together a blog post, although I'm not sure why because I had so many photos taken last weekend, where I was in Montreal, Canada at a food photography workshop! It was like summer camp, or a girl's retreat, but filled with much healthier food options than a typical summer camp and instead of swimming or hiking or playing games we styled food scenes and took zillions of photos! It was like all my favorite things wrapped into one weekend, plus I got to spend it with some really inspiring, creative, and like-minded gals, who all love talking about food and photography as much as me.
If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan (the Keira Knightley version, not the four hour VHS version), then you will have seen the behind-the-scenes where they interview all the actresses who play the Bennet sisters. In the interview all the actresses said it was the most fun filming ever because they got to stay in this beautiful house in the English countryside, where they played hide and seek and just had the best time. This is what I was comparing the experience to when I woke up on Saturday morning, with morning light streaming through the windows of the huge, renovated historic home we were staying in. (Because this is how my mind works, always comparing/relating experiences/people/food/places to other things...) It was just a bunch of girls getting to eat lots of delicious food, and then set the scene for a pretty breakfast spread, an outdoor picnic, mulled wine before dinner, or a still life scene, and simply take all the time we needed to photograph it. It was dreamy.
We also learned some camera and styling basics, editing in Lightroom, talked social media, blogging, and how to develop your own brand and unique style. It was so extremely helpful and will hopefully get me to the next level of photography, which is something I have been passionate about for years. Betty and Sophie did such an amazing job of teaching and leading everything, and by the last day when we were all editing our photos, no one wanted to leave!
Since I've been home I've been slugglishly trying to get back into a routine, which is always difficult after any time spent away. But! It hasn't been that hard, because we got our very first pet this past week, Lady Sybil "Sibbie"! She is a rescue husky with the most beautiful eyes (one is brown and the other is blue), and we are so IN LOVE WITH HER!! I cannot wait to share more photos of her, and tell the story of how she came into our lives.
But for now, I'm going to get more coffee and look back on all these photos before starting work. Happy weekend!