You may remember my posting of Lindsay and her giant belly back in December, on the first snow that we had. The twins, River and Wren, are now three weeks old and they, plus their parents, have been through a series of adventures particular to birth and twins. Suffice to say everyone is home and cozy now, phew. Two days ago I visited their farmhouse on a very cold, sunny day and in between holding/rocking/gently bouncing River while Lindsay tended to Wren, and in between nursings and tea, we made a series of shots of the newness of being in this world.
Lindsay turned their summer and fall harvest into baby food at the ready, when the time comes.
Jo Kaplan Lee and Dave Lee, the talented duo from Allegro Photography, are due any moment with their first baby. They are on my mind so it’s high time a few of these photographs we made together get a special send off, and a last look at “before.” Before their lives will be forever more so different than they are today, in the most amazing ways.
On the first snowy dusting two Saturday’s ago, my sister Jeni and I headed over to Lindsay’s house. Lindsay, her 8 year old daughter Stella, and her husband Scott are the new inhabitants of a toasty farmhouse from where Scott is Appleton’s dairy and livestock manager. (Appleton Farms is one of my favorite places and where we visit frequently during farm share season). Twins are due so soon and we took this hint-of-winter day to document. If you happen to be friends with Lindsay you might persuade her to show you all of the shots we did with her gorgeous body in all its glory! Excited to be invited to return and photograph the new family members soon.
A note about the turkeys in Lindsay and Scott’s yard! I haven’t spent much time with turkey flocks but was fascinated by their tandem behaviors. They strutted and spread tail feathers in seamlessly choreographed movements. A Turkey Carnivale tribute to Lindsay’s twins perhaps!
This past Spring and Summer I tootled around a bit with Martha Almy, chef and creator of Bantam Feast, to participate in some farm-to-table inspired cooking and communing. I invited my taste buds and cameras along, naturally. Martha is ripe within that intersection of food and community and bringing it home–literally in most cases to her home-venue–where guests can enjoy themselves in a meaningful, feast-full way. My, how I enjoyed photographing food in action, at Apple Street Farm, where she sourced her greens, and in various kitchens, sampling bits along the way. Delish!
Dear Readers: Run don’t walk over to Martha’s Facebook page and get notified of upcoming Bantam Feast dates. With each announcement the first 12 lucky guests to rsvp get a seat at her table in her Salem loft, which in itself is not to be missed.
Portraits got extra interesting this month. To feature Lindsey and her technical hooping skills I enjoyed playing with light and motion and settling them into the look I was going for. Check out our action shots down at Waikiki Beach in Salem! Marvel at her hooping prowess! I have to say we nailed so many shots and here is just a wee handful of my personal faves. Do you have one you like best?
Recently I’ve been getting my nascent hooping groove on and Lindsey made me two pretty hoops of my own. Come swivel with us on the Salem Common. Wednesdays at 7pm is beginner’s night and there’s info on Lindsey’s Siren of the Circle’s Facebook page. She has a spin jam on Tuesday eves and an advanced hooping class on Thursdays. I suspect you’re mentally going back to your own hula hooping days of yore and think it’s a done deal for you now. Best kept secret: An Adult-Sized Hoop. I won’t say anything more, just come down to the park and jump in.
June 2nd was STORMY and the rains and winds were even more pronounced at this lovely inn which faces wide open ocean. Sure everything needed to move inside but that didn’t stop the vibe at this wedding, which will have me grinning with delight for a long time to come. Have you heard the story of how I met this couple? They found my work online and got in touch and when I described how to find me for our meeting, Amie emailed: “We’ll see if we can make the hike over!” They literally live across the street and none of us can quite figure out how we hadn’t met before. Crazy coincidence. It’s serendipity really. So now, not only did I gain these most terrific clients, I have the greatest of new neighbors too. They are so vibrant and so in love. Congratulations Amie and Camille, what a gift to be with you and your guests on this day. xo
I finished editing Marge Minkin’s shoot from earlier this month and toot toot (that’s my horn), I like so darn many of them that I’m posting part two. Here’s a handful…