gathering from the garden again, it’s Spring: meyer lemons & thyme
It’s Friday and we’re excited to be home sweet home for the weekend in our own beds, warm with Sierra doggie cuddles. And to see the garden in pre-Spring blooms is extra exciting!
The last 2 weeks of travel have been so fabulous because of the new people that we were able to finally meet. Though we are on the road and in the air to reach destinations for work, shoots, workshops or conferences the best part of all these gathering is meeting new folks that enrich our lives.
Speaking at Blissdom about Imperfection in Storytelling & Photography was life changing because we were able to share very private, personal images and video have never been seen before. Taking those chances of showing some very personal work felt like a huge release of emotions and to have attendees understand and connect with those private moments from our lives was beyond encouraging.
We spoke and shared about storytelling and how we all have a special story to share. No matter how new you are to photography, video or writing, you must believe that your story is worth sharing. Storytelling has little to do with technical experience or having a college degree in the craft. Storytelling has everything to do with being who you are, being real and sharing what is truly important to you in the most honest, sincere, authentic and genuine way that you can.
We are all storytellers, no matter what camera you shoot with or how good you are at writing.
Below is a photo by Rachel of ASouthernFairyTale.com , whom we were so lucky to have met! These are some of her notes that she gathered from our session at Blissdom presentation. Hope it’s useful to you all in some way.
This same theme and talk was shared at a fun luncheon we hosted at our studio with KitchenAid and Rachel. We asked our friends Cristina Ferrare, Alex Thomopoulos and Joy Wilson to share a demo. It was a true blast to be working with people we love and respect. More photos of this luncheon to come next week.
When we finally made it home after Vegas, Nashville and surviving this big luncheon, the garden finally got some love and attention. We spent a few days weeding, planting new vegetable seeds and buying some heirloom tomato starters. It felt so wonderful to be back, digging in the dirt and witnessing all the new citrus blossoms and flowers.
Next up is planning some new photography workshops at the studio, finishing up a 105 recipe shoot, trips to Orlando and Mexico then back home again!
Hope you all are enjoying your time at home with your families. Being away from home as much as we are makes us yearn more for those quiet moments at home sweet home.
Have a great weekend everyone,
diane and todd
The garden is happy with some citrus! These are all citrus we collected from the garden for a story in the magazine, Real Eats.
And new herb seedlings are coming up. Yay!
Sneak peak into our studio lunch with KitchenAid. Cristina doing a demo to a packed house.
Studio: Group shot with Todd, Joy , Cristina, Rachel & Alex. Diane is camera shy and trying to hide!