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Homegrown Revival Thanksgiving dinner at Springdale Farm

Paula Foore, of Springdale Farm, told me that they would be hosting a Homegrown Revival Thanksgiving dinner this year. She thought it might be a really great event to add to my documentary series on Springdale Farm. Paula couldn’t have been more right and I was thrilled to bear witness to this amazing event. Homegrown Revival produces dinners, utilizing “locally sourced produce and proteins,” that bring together the community in a “festive atmosphere.” Chef Sona Coté and Outfitter Tink Pinkard were at the helm of this dinner and it was absolutely amazing to watch all of the collaborative efforts among the Homegrown Revival crew. There was such thoughtfulness surrounding not only the food preparation and cooking but the ambiance, mood and festivities. Add to that a perfectly cool Texas November evening and you have the recipe for a Thanksgiving dinner unlike any other.

 

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New series: Springdale Farm

I have started a new series of work on the lovely Springdale Farm in Austin, TX. If you’ve never had a chance to stop by this farm haven I highly suggest you put it on your list of places to visit. They have a wonderful farm stand that operates Wed and Sat mornings from 9am-1pm where you can load up on fresh produce. Owners, Glenn and Paula Foore, have graciously opened up their farm to me and I am excited to have the opportunity to document the farm through the changing seasons and capture exciting moments along the way. Here’s the first in a series of many images to come…

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Austin Monthly Home – Fall 2012

 

I had the pleasure of photographing the home of Kimber Cavendish, owner of Kimber Modern, for the Austin Monthly Home Fall issue. I loved Kimber’s home and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to hear her daughter Kenna and her friend Finley play the piano and sing during the shoot. There’s a really interesting story about this house and some serious mold remediation that was done after Kenna suffered from years of debilitating illness. This family has really been through it all and has come out on the other side for a happy ending!

I also photographed two homes for a feature on landscape design. The first was with Big Red Sun who created a really inviting play space anchored by rust colored planter boxes with a wide variety of plants and succulents. The second home was with David Wilson Garden Design who created a private oasis complete with a gorgeous pool and large entertainment area.


 Here are a couple of outtakes from the shoots that I really loved.

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Austin Monthly Home – Summer 2012

I photographed the homes of Clayton Christopher and Lora Reynolds for the Austin Monthly Home Summer Edition. Clayton Christopher owns Deep Eddy Vodka and he recently had a very lovely Mexican hacienda style home built that seemed to suit him perfectly. Lora Reynolds is an art gallery owner in Austin and she had really vibrant and interesting touches throughout her contemporary style home. Both shoots were great and I enjoyed getting to photograph both of these beautiful homes.

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Austin Monthly – July: Cover and Feature

Really excited to share the tear sheets from my cover and feature story shoot for Austin Monthly‘s July issue. The issue feature is on Austin’s “15 Most Popular Neighborhoods.” The cover shoot featured Springdale Farm owners Paula and Glenn Foore. It was such a pleasure to photograph these two and they really made us all feel welcome and at home. The Austin Monthly team helped to re-create the American Gothic inspired cover and I love the way it turned out. Six neighborhoods were featured in the interior and I had a great time getting to know everyone that I photographed.

 

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