studio on tour – C. Crowell Fine Confections

so to say that I love a good sweet might be an understatement…and to say that I simply adore French macarons is yet another underestimation on how I feel about these tasty little treasures. they make the perfect addition to a wedding or special gathering…to serve or as a favor. thank you to the lovely Claudia¬†of C. Crowells Fine Confections for inviting me to capture her process of making this lovely French confectionery. and thank you too for the box of macs that barely made it home to share…they were delish!

Claudia shared her technique + recipe for her honey lavender macs over on Eat Boutique…read more about Claudia and her recipe here.


Barn on Walnut Hill winter wedding shoot

{Mag}rouge is a favorite new read of mine so when I was asked to pull together a shoot for their latest issue, I couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough…thank you Kate for featuring my work and xoxo to my team for giving of their amazing talent, our models, and a very special thank you to Gail of the Barn on Walnut Hill for welcoming us to her property…such a special place and absolute perfection for a wedding.

::talent + product credits::

styling + floral – Petal Floral Design
dress - Everthine
rentals – New England Country Rentals
vintage rentals + finds – A Family Affair of Maine
venue – Barn on Walnut Hill
french macarons – C. Crowell Fine Confections
calligraphy – Megan Chapin Calligraphy
hair – Just Hair
make up – Blush

jet setting

I’ve recently returned from a week abroad…to Paris and then a quick jaunt over to Copenhagen for food-related editorial work for both online + print. and of course, when I say *jet setting* it’s very tongue in cheek…as glamorous as it may sound, the reality is that it’s a lot of jet lag, shlepping of equipment, harried schedules and the list goes on. the silver lining is that, of course, the experience…seeing the many nooks and crannies of Paris that are not flooded with tourists, the *best* croissants, the light rain after spending an evening in a Parisian cafe off the beaten path…j’adore. and one of the highlights – shooting + dining at Noma, recently awarded the best restaurant in the world. it was an indescribable experience {hence, why I am thrilled that I don’t have to articulate it – that’s Maggie’s job!} and though I fancy myself a food photographer, I am truly just an aspiring foodie, with an emphasis on *aspiring*.

more imagery to come…in the meantime, hoping this sneak peek holds you over.

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Noma, Copenhagen
Contax 645 80mm 2.0
Portra 400

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out + about in Paris
Nikon F100 50mm 1.4
Fuji 400H