late summer magic




I’m thrilled to see this gallery of images posted by friend, Bangkok-based, County-born photographer Ian Taylor; we captured these a few weeks ago, fueled by iced tea and Waupoos apple, blueberry and strawberry Hand Pies. You don’t get to have 36,124 facebook friends like he does,  without being a fantastic shooter and vagabond. Thanks for that really fun day, Ian ! Come back soon !

Tomatoes were a definite theme that week…. if shooting with Ian (and Sage and Maeve) at Vicki’s Veggies wasn’t enough fun…just hours before, I had a grand time shooting in the balmy, open air with friend and another incredible photographer Johnny CY Lam.


He and Kate have just became Picton “townies”, moving from a serene, gardened farmhouse (where we shot near their exuberant tomato patch) 20 minutes outside of Picton’s town limits. That’s where we captured these painterly shots, hop-scotch to their busy packing/moving time. Thanks for making time for our shoot, Johnny!


For me, the alchemy that happens when creative energies combine has always been the thread of my food styling. “With appreciation” doesn’t begin to cover how it feels to keep company of farmers, photographers, veggie patches,  and smart pretty girls who twirl around and wait patiently to eat pies.  It’s all a version of “production services”, “food & prop stylist” , baker & cook….even “location scout”….that I get to do “wearing many hats” here in PEC .

Stay tuned…It’s been busy!! I’ll post images soon from a shoot I did recently with that master of studio lighting, Christopher Gentile…for client and neighbor, the Black River Cheese Company.

client Emerson Pringle Carpentry photo Christopher Gentile

client Emerson Pringle Carpentry photo Christopher Gentile food stylist Ruth Gangbar

For those still interested there are still a few spots available for the FoodographyPEC food styling and photography workshop (I’m doing with Christopher), on Oct 4 at the historic Jackson’s Fall’s County Inn. Paul’s Wild Game Pie (with wine pairing by Long Dog Winery) and the Pink Lunch Pails’s desserts are on the menu….and HEY!!  we made it into Ricardo magazine’s  Premier issue, with a shout out on page 23 (Thanks Amy Rosen!). Register online here; it’s going to be the the last workshop in this format. Thanks to all that have attended and suported these creative sessions.

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