I loved tagging along to Real Local RVA’s 3rd annual Farm Tour. Their Urban Farm Tour featured four farms located in the city of Richmond, and at each farm we learned more about urban agriculture and farming. We visited Tricycle Urban Ag, Community Food Collaborative, Bow Tide Farms, and Lakeside’s Tiny Acre. Treats and snacks were provided by Sugar & Twine, Ginger Juice, Tazza Kitchen, and Ellwood Thompson's. If you’re at all interested in local farming, keep your eyes peeled for their 2019 farm tour later this year! And join in the fun!
I loved popping by the Paper Rose Co. headquarters over the summer! How inspiring is this space?! It’s so colorful, with inspiration and beauty at every turn. Carrie is a fellow UR grad (go spiders!) and she has a ton of experience in design—can’t you just tell, her brand is so perfect?
Her flowers are 100% handmade and very lifelike—seeing them in person was such a treat!
You can pop by Carrie’s website to pick up your own bouquet and read more about the Paper Rose Co. story. And read a bit more about her story in the most recent issue of B side, too!
I loved popping by Hali’s studio in Scott’s Addition to learn more about her process and approach to creating jewelry for her beautiful line over at Hechizo. From her website:
“Combining ceramics, metals and textiles into items made to adorn, Hechizo pieces are the mementos of an exploration with materials and processes. Hali draws from many different global traditions of adornment and decor, playfully elevating somewhat less-precious materials by showcasing them in her designs. The daughter of a carpenter and granddaughter of two generations of tailors, Hali enjoys carrying on a tradition of handcrafting objects with care.”
I have my eye on one of her necklaces for my birthday later this spring! Anyway, her studio is full of light and plants and color and texture, and I had the best time photographing some of her pieces in-process. I could have shot there all morning! It was so inspiring to me, each piece designed by Hali, crafted by her own hands. How special is that!? Head over to her website to peek at some of her jewelry and to pick something out for yourself!
I loved this quick shoot at West Coast Provisions, shot for Richmond Magazine! The assignment included a few food shots, interiors, and a portrait of the head chefs. Such a beautiful space and how amazing does that food look!? I love editorial assignments and have really enjoyed working with local magazines here in Richmond. I can’t wait to share with you more of my recent editorial work…!
I really enjoyed meeting and photographing Andres Garrett, the sommelier over at Brenner Pass! I photographed him on-site for the dining section of a fall issue of Richmond Magazine. I snagged a few portraits of him for the magazine but also photographed his wine and meal pairing—the rack of lamb and their Valtolina Rosso 2016. How tasty does that look!?