5 on 5 - july

Five photos on the fifth of the month - a no pressure photo project with like-minded photo friends.  No rules and no themes, just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next person in line.

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I have been shooting almost exclusively for events/work functions lately and haven't been shooting just for myself much.  My personal folders of photos are sadly empty.  Or at least that's what I thought while poking through those folders and realizing that even when I'm shooting for work, I often am grabbing moments for myself.  Capturing food or details or light that catch my eye. 

Community dinner at T he Hivery .

Community dinner at The Hivery.

Food prep at the Community Dinner.

Food prep at the Community Dinner.

I don't remember what this was called but it was delicious.

I don't remember what this was called but it was delicious.

Because edible flower!

Because edible flower!

Flower crafts at an evening event.

Flower crafts at an evening event.

Thankfully, summer has arrived and with that comes roadtrips and camping and time to dream.  Next month, I can guarantee you will be seeing some non-work summer photos!   See you then!

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Please check out Maureen of Cottage 960's 5 on 5 this month and then click on to the next person in our blog roll (and so on, and so on....).

cheers,
kim

culinary getaways: raspberry galette video

I met the lovely and talented Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways a couple of years ago through my friend and video partner Melissa McArdle of Reverie Daydream

Sherry has a long love affair with food, starting with her early life in Georgia gardening and cooking with her grandmother.  In 2005, she started Culinary Getaways which "...introduces guests to the riches of the Northern California Wine Country, Paris, Provence, the French Riviera, Savannah and Tuscany through unique, carefully-crafted, food and wine experiences".  Now does that sound like a slice of heaven??  She is an avid chef and having tasted the raspberry galette in this video that we produced together, I can vouch for her prowess.

I have made Sherry's recipe with gluten free flour and it was equally delicious.

Enjoy!

video by kim thompson steel
recipe and food preparation by sherry page, culinary getaways
food styling by melissa mcardle, reverie daydream

 

 

5 on 5 - june

Five photos on the fifth of the month - a no pressure photo project with like-minded photo friends.  No rules and no themes, just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next person in line.

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Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to shoot fine details - whether it's food or flowers or ceramics or art pieces.  After re-launching my website last year, I've been very focused on seeking out photography (and video) projects that allow me to shoot what I love.  One of my new clients (and a budding friend!) is a floral designer and creates unbelievably beautiful arrangements and installations.  This week I accompanied her to the San Francisco Flower Mart to pick up the supplies she needed for her latest creation. 

Sara and I lost each other a number of times in the rows of flowers and greenery and ceramic paraphernalia and to-die-for aromas.  Luckily she was having as much fun as me since she too is pursuing her passion!    

Sara Marshall of Sara Florals.  You would be happy too, surrounded by all that lovely.
Stay tuned for more on our collaboration!

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Please check out Janice of SHINE Photo + Design's 5 on 5 this month and then click on to the next person in our blog roll (and so on, and so on....).

Thanks for joining us this month!

cheers,
kim

video for suzanne o'brien studio

Suzanne O'Brien has created an online workshop for those of us who might have months or years worth of photos on our computers and want to see them printed in beautiful photo books.  She announces her class here...

New Workshop Announcement

...with information on how to sign up through Big Picture Classes

Suzanne and I spent a fun afternoon together shooting a video intro for her workshop, with a special appearance from her dog who wanted to be part of the action.