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my other {foodie} blog updates

yeah, i’m a little spread out all over the place. blogs here and blogs there, like little vignettes. maybe i approach and like to organize things like i’m styling…by theme? i do like having them have their own ‘homes’ because they are different. i’m really never sure how many, if any, people actually see the other blogs…especially since i haven’t added to them regularly and they are baby offshoots? i thought i’d link a couple from my food blog here just in case you didn’t know about that one’)

***note…as if they’re are not enough, i have a brand spanking new blog launching in january! yes, another one and i’m very very very excited about it!

for now, here are the last two entry’s (just click on the image for the whole story) from my foodie blog.




November 28, 2011 - 2:36 pm

anne - beautiful documentation gina! and i agree, about having your food photography in its own home. it is a specialized photography, just like portraiture 馃檪

does your family keep you out of the kitchen now when cooking at home? 馃槈 i would probably be like you, and take a million shots at every angle possible!

November 28, 2011 - 2:37 pm

anne - oh and i am super excited about your upcoming blog! you are a superwoman g!

November 28, 2011 - 7:27 pm

gina - ha anne!!! they love it when i cook, but now they know they could possibly be a)they will be asked to participate in a shot b)waiting endlessly for their food!

for the turkey pot pies…it was so dark and gloomy outside all day when i was cooking and trying to get shots…and then pitch dark when the pies were done. i had to use a lamp and wasn’t able to get all the shots i wanted to;)

November 28, 2011 - 10:22 pm

Deborah Carr - I like the new look. 馃槈

stepping back and {looking forward}


v. e路volved, e路volv路ing, e路volves

1. a. To develop or achieve gradually: evolve a style of one’s own.

b. To work (something) out; devise: “the schemes he evolved to line his purse” (S.J. Perelman).

1. To undergo gradual change; develop.
it’s happened. the quiet whispers way back in my brain (and heart) have become not so quiet mutterings that have lead to long discussions ending with the realization of wanting/needing to make changes in my business. all art {all life} evolves. it must and i believe it’s good.聽 it’s limiting to think that what fulfills us creatively today will do the same tomorrow.
i’m excited about the new possibilities, goals, projects, people and yes, even the unknown parts this next year holds. if all goes well, i will be going down the two roads i truly want to go down in my business. after testing the possibilities for almost 3 years, i know where my passions lie, or lay (i’m always confused by that one.) funny, they are not too far off of what they were from the time i was a teenager, maybe with a small twist.
so, what is changing? well, first, a big one…i’m giving up my sweet little studio. yes, it’s true. i believe you have to make room in life for change and this is one way i am. i’m mostly going to miss the back part of the studio, the one i started in. the teal floors, the tiny courtyard, the little client meetings i had back there and the little shoots too. everything was ‘little’ back there. it was perfect for me and my business then. i haven’t been able to use that space or the front studio the way i wanted or envisioned all year. so, time to move on and leave it to others who will love it.聽 there will still be a ‘kiwi street studios’ and i will continue to shoot and post sessions that i am working on, but they may seam a bit random at times. actually, i think they have been kind of random for a while now…if the truth be told. it’s all good. i want some time and i’m taking it. i just want to make pictures. spee loves it when i say that…he says, ‘so, you just want to make art?’ uhm..yes. is there something wrong with that? ‘no, of course not. are people still paying for this art/your pictures?’ uhm…maybe. yes, sometimes yes, sometimes maybe not. ‘oh. ok then. will it make you happy?’ yes. ‘well, good. if you’re happy, then i’m happy too.’ i love that man…and what a smart man he is.
so…i know this post may sound kind of cryptic as i’m not spilling all the beans, but i will, over time. that’s part of the stepping back thing. bottom line, i feel good. i can breathe, i feel free and with no constraints and i like that. i think that may have something to do with being a Sagittarius. in fact, i’m pretty darn sure it does. so, here i go…throwing a little bit to the wind and i’m loving it.
thank you gabriella for standing there on the shore of Mackinac this summer looking out to wherever you were looking, thinking whatever you were thinking. i remember the feeling i had when i took this. i loved the look on your face. so determined, so open to whatever might be. that family trip, by the way, made for some of my most dearest memories of us together as a family i will ever have.聽 i can still feel the wind, smell the water and feel the possibilities, and, i feel sure that this is what i’m supposed to be doing right now.

November 25, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Lindsay - This is perfect. Yes, change is good and what helps us grow both professionally and personally. I’m excited for you on this journey. Thank you for always reminding me how to live life to the fullest and take risks.

November 28, 2011 - 10:40 am

gina - thank you lindsay. it IS a journey we are all on…so let’s at the very least, have some fun!

November 28, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Deborah Carr - And of course, I can’t wait to see where your life leads you. Although, I must admit that I simply fell in love with the photos of your studio space when you posted the eons ago. Much love to you and anticipation for what comes next.

apr猫s-midi with ellie

in true form, as i have been de-cluttering our home, it has now spread to every other corner of my life ~ including my computer slash files {not for the faint of heart.} when i came across this session, i loved it all over again and again and again. since i’ve been in a ‘mini re-branding and rethinking stage’ of my business, i decided to put another little story together from this session. i have come to completely realize that telling the story is so much more satisfying to me than the single perfect image. really, it’s always been that way, but now as i am putting my new portfolios together, it’s become most apparent. this was actually the very first session i ever shot ‘as a business.’ it was also before i started looking around much and doing that thing we all do, comparing and reacting. it has reminded me that i should always, always, always, trust myself and my vision.

apr猫s-midi with ellie
{click on the image for the full session}

November 28, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Deborah Carr - What can I say…this little sprite is captivating.