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tomatoes all dressed up for summer


the summer garden is in full swing and our tomato plants are bountiful beyond my wildest dreams. it’s an embarrassment of riches that I take a lot of joy in photographing and likely oversharing on Instagram.

A 2-day food photo & styling workshop with Helene Dujardin in Birmingham, AL – April 25th & 26th!


I’ve gotten so many emails in the past few months from folks asking whether I’d be helping to teach any food styling workshops this year.

put an egg on it


A current trend around our house is the Mexican-ish breakfast. Mexfast? In the small town we live in now, our only options for breakfast are the local coffee shop (they do make a mean biscuit, though!

Ludlow, UK food photography & styling retreat!


Last April, I spent the good part of the month styling a cookbook in Vancouver with my friend, photographer Danielle Acken.

venice, italy – part 2 – january 2015


in the water taxi on the way to the palazzo, i took about 200 photos with my phone. incessantly snapping away.

venice, italy – part 1 – january 2015


it’s been three weeks and i’m still hard-pressed for the words to describe Venice. all i can say is that it opened itself up to me like a different book every day – a history text, a romance novel, a mystery.

Cookbook Favorites 2014 – and my annual giveaway!


Every December here on the blog, I highlight my favorite cookbooks and then give some away to a lucky reader.

all manner of things


Hi friends! It’s a blog post – and a recipe (a ridiculously simple one)! Nearly 8 months since my last post.

Cookbook Favorites 2013 – and a giveaway!


For the past few years in December, I’ve posted a collection of my favorite cookbooks of the year – a Top 9.

Cookbook Favorites 2013 – and a giveaway!


For the past few years in December, I’ve posted a collection of my favorite cookbooks of the year – a Top 9.

comfort, colombo marsala & dreams of Italy


Just when I get back from a month or so of travels, Nicole Franzen has to go and start posting photos on Instagram during her travels through Italy.

comfort, colombo marsala & dreams of Italy


Just when I get back from a month or so of travels, Nicole Franzen has to go and start posting photos on Instagram during her travels through Italy.

t+m


Of all the journeys and adventures I’ve been on, this is the most important. Back in September, on the most beautiful day of the year so far, Mike and I got married.

t+m


Of all the journeys and adventures I’ve been on, this is the most important. Back in September, on the most beautiful day of the year so far, Mike and I got married.

Tulum, Mexico – October 2013


Words don’t do justice to the week we spent in Tulum, Mexico….so I won’t bog this post down with a mess of them.

Tulum, Mexico – October 2013


Words don’t do justice to the week we spent in Tulum, Mexico….so I won’t bog this post down with a mess of them.

settling back in


7,000 miles. That’s roughly how far I’ve traveled between posts. It’s been an amazing time – what seems like an endless session of most-perfect-days-ever.

settling back in


7,000 miles. That’s roughly how far I’ve traveled between posts. It’s been an amazing time – what seems like an endless session of most-perfect-days-ever.

in between times


One of the biggest things I’ve discovered as I’ve paid more attention to what I eat is how much snacking goes on at photoshoots.

in between times


One of the biggest things I’ve discovered as I’ve paid more attention to what I eat is how much snacking goes on at photoshoots.


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