Italian Plums :: Seattle Food Photographer

Life has been pretty chaotic around these parts this last month or so...actually all summer really...but who's taking score?...I feel like I've been networking my little tail off, and meeting a LOT of great people in the process - it has been very enriching! I almost feel weird leaving it all in the next two weeks...but I'm taking what I know and have learned, and I'm bringing it with me to Paris.  Yup, I'm going to Paris.

And, yes, you will get to hear all about my adventures, travels, and *fingers crossed* work, right here on this blog. I give you permission to live vicariously through my "wide eyes", in fact I encourage it!

But in an act of playing catch up - I present to you a few images that I took nearly a month ago now (back when Italian plums were just starting to fall off the trees from ripeness) I worked with a gal named Sarah, who is looking to start her own business making yummy pastries and cookies. I was very happy to be there to taste test :) I think she will do just fine.

Our theme for the shoot?...well, plums of course.

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And while we are on the subject of plums...and being really busy...

CharityPlums-11One of the people who has been keeping me busy this last month is, Lara Ferroni.  Man, can she crack the whip!...just kidding.

Quite the opposite, Lara is one of the most down-to-earth and fun people whom I've ever had the chance to work under.  She was so very generous with her time and equipment and insight and doughnuts...just everything. (not to mention her pup, Leo, such a teddy bear.  Leo is the best!)

I feel very honored that she took me under her wing like she did, and allowed me to be a part of her world for a better part of a month.  I learned so much, and even better yet, found out that I was already doing a lot of the things that she does on a regular basis.  It's little things like that which help ease the mind, and make me feel as though "I'm going in the right direction"...

These last two plum images are from me playing in Lara's studio, with her pretty 90mm tilt shift lens, and overwhelming supply of props(!)...I settled for simple, because that's what I do.

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So, stay tuned - I may have one more post out before I head to 'Paree', and then it is all about the 'little American girl in Paris' for a few months.