If you have been following along on my Instagram account, you’ll know that I attended and thoroughly enjoyed a food styling and photography workshop held in January at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Rhode Island. I flew into Boston, hired a car and drove to the peaceful cottage on the edge of the woods. It was my first time in Rhode Island and I was delightfully surprised by its charm and beauty. Old, stone fences line the properties and there is an ease in the air. The ocean is never far from view. It was not one of those places that I had planned to visit but now, I’d like to take my family back to the area to explore the area some more.
The workshop was hosted and organized by two amazing women, Betty Lui and Krissy O’Shea. Also, Jennifer Bakos assisted and the delicious food was prepared by Sarah Waldman. It was attended by a wickedly talented and energetic group of women. As I was sorting through the many photographs that I took on that weekend, I realized that I had very few with faces in them. At first, I was a bit dismayed. Why did it not occur to me to take more photos of these beautiful women? I had my camera with me the whole time!
Over a month has passed and I do not feel as the I have lost that moment or the friendships and camaraderie that developed during mealtimes, work times and rest periods. Not every moment has to be captured by a camera. More likely, the most memorable moments are those that are happen when we least expect it and thus, are not captured by a camera at all. A small gesture, a helping hand or sharing our challenges with one another. Of course, the photos of food we learned how to make, photographed, styled and sat down to eat together tells its own story.Read More