In tribute to one of my favourite bands – who I saw this week. These shots are from a concert a couple of years ago, but all the players remain, and I am still their biggest fan.
Some of my favourite shoots are those that tell the whole story. Not just in one photo, but in a series. This one, I shot for Eat Magazine, back when the grasses were green, and the evenings were hot. This is the kind of story that requires someone to style your table and your stand up bar; having a caterer tucked in the back buildings crafting up delicious and beautiful food, and a photographer kicking about to capture it all. A typical Tuesday night, really.
Gorgeous food created by my dear friend and exquisite Chef Jena Stewart of Truffles Catering. Styling of the table and ironing board bar by Cynthia Annett and direction by none other than Gary Hynes and Colin Hynes. Oh, and thanks to Canoe Brewpub for the beer and Blue Grouse for the wine!
And right on the heels of proclaiming my commitment to food and lifestyle photography, I go and photo-shoot a family. Not just any family, of course. But, this one. This gorgeous, special, inviting, open-doored, compassionate, welcoming, giving family.
I love the photo below, because this is how it is. :)
When I think of Vancouver, I think not only of the friends and family I will see, but of the restaurants and bars and shops and stores that I will get to play in. This last trip, of particular impression, was Cafe Medina – a small but charming room, beautiful and delicious food and wonderful Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek. I am no food critic by any means, but I do know what I like. And this I liked. And you should go.
Not only did I seek out incredible restaurants, but I visited with these people, and saw these sights:
It should be noted that we were being tracked through the store by a group of employees, who were none to pleased with the live mannequin display.
And to top it all off…my 99 year old grandmother. But more on her later. Vancouver – I love you.
Thankful for the abundance that is part of this rich life. For friends and family. Freedom and peace. For living in this amazing and beautiful country, province, city. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!!