If you know me even a little or have access to my personal Instagram or Facebook, one thing you will learn about me is that I am one of those moms who posts entirely too many (good) photos of my children but equally so, I post too many photos of my garden(s). We've had a garden or some form of one for about 6 years but I've personally been planning/growing/harvesting the garden (almost) on my own for 3 seasons now. Gardening is the perfect compliment to my personality and contrast to the work of sitting to respond to emails and editing images. I can edit for a couple hours and then go rip out weeds and pick produce straight from my yard.
This past growing season I grew from seed about 90% of my plants (starting in February) and grew more food than we could eat and preserve within our home garden and three (three!!!??) 20'x20' community garden plots. I'm sure it was a site to see a 9 month pregnant woman out in her plot ripping weeds and swatting mosquitos! It sure felt good!
In addition to my garden, I was overjoyed to be asked to photograph the Urban CSA farm we live next to. I went out weekly and documented the various stages, produce, and laughter which happens on that farm I've come to love so much. This was my little slice of peace and heaven this past year and I came to be quite fond of the workers there on the farm. And for the record, I love smelling squash plants, cilantro and dill, and fresh picked celeriac.
I'm sorry (but not sorry) I couldn't narrow this blog post down more than this. Here are my favorites. If you have the patience, stick around to the end because the last half are my favorites. If you are interested in having your wedding on a farm, a community garden, in someone's home garden- then really you should just book me now because I want to photograph your wedding! Seriously. Please have your wedding in a vegetable and flower garden and hire me.