Today was a whirlwind, but packed with activities that were good for my creative soul.
Photo shoots are one of my favorite aspects of my job. If you read my very, very early posts, I share how much I love “playing magazine”. I loved that I had an excuse to take pictures of pretty things and share them. And I have never grown weary of it!
Today’s shoot was for an “apple orchard picnic” table for HGTV.com. It was hot and humid outside, which detracted a bit from the fall feeling we were trying to evoke, but we had apples on the trees and a partly cloudy sky, so it was pretty close to perfect. Thankfully, you can’t experience temperature through a photo! Just imagine the air is crisp.
We’re a few weeks away from full-blown apple season, but our local farm stand did have a few varieties of apples and pears. I live right in the heart of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of acres of orchards, so it was fun to take advantage of that for work.
I will tell you that living in an orchard town has completely ruined all out-of-season “grocery store” apples for me. I never had a love affair with apples (as I do with cherries, mangos, and grapefruit) until I ate apples that were picked just days before. Totally different experience.
Anyway, while I was getting the produce, I also picked up local apple cider to fill some vintage soda bottles (which happen to be local, too)…
…and apple cider doughnuts to fill an ironstone compote…
I’ve been doing a ton of design work lately and it was good for me to step out of that for a couple of hours. Even though I am loving the design work, variety suits me and keeps me from getting too “stuck in my own head” so to speak.
Speaking of the design work, I will hopefully be able share more of what I’ve been up to soon.
In other news, the new floor is installed in the studio and it looks great. I need to do some clean-up tomorrow, but I am so excited to have a dedicated area for photo shoots without an orange floor!
It’s the little things in life…