He’s a good cat. The best in the world actually.
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY GEORGERRR! And many more!
This afternoon we stopped by my favorite little vegan bakery in Rhode Island, Wildflour. I got something I hadn’t tried before, a pumpkin cake pop covered in chocolate. And oh my goodness was it fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous). This little cake pop was so pretty it warranted it’s own photo shoot and it was so delicious it warranted it’s own blog post. So, as I was photographing the yumness I wondered to myself if any of you would serve cake pops at your wedding in place of cake slices?
Apple picking anyone? It’s that time of year to pick apples and make pies. Yum! Well, after the my visit to Gander Brook I headed over to this lovely organic farm in Sabattus, Maine. The Willow Pond Orchard was just darling and I was able to take a few photos of my cousins while we were there too, not to mention the cute farm animals. The chickens were the sweetest little things. They just cooed and cooed. And the sheep were so curious! They made me laugh :)
I visited Gander Brook back in September for a christian ladies’ retreat. Gander Brook is also where my Dad and his brothers went to camp when they were kids. Such a beautiful camp! And so many memories! If you’re getting married there or know someone who is, hit me up. I might be able to work out a sweet deal on a photography package ;)
For more Gander Brook photos stop by my Facebook page: Tiffany Medrano Photography —and don’t forget to ‘Like’ me ;)
Date night! We headed out to Newport for some hot chocolate at this little place called La Maison de Coco. BUT I didn’t read their hours properly and we got there 7 minutes after they closed. Très sad! But, not wanting our date night to go to waste we headed to a yummy pizza joint called Nikolas Pizza. Then cupcakes at Cupcake Charlie’s! Hello, we still needed chocolate. But anyway. I digress.
I brought my camera (of course). I snapped away throughout the evening and into the night. It was neat coming back a few months later (Newport, RI – Part I), seeing the seasons change, revisiting locations and finding new details. I didn’t realize until after I got home and reviewed the images how colorful they were. I think Newport is so pretty. I hope you think so too.
We moved to Rhode Island back in June and then in July came our three year anniversary and Angel’s birthday. So, we did a staycation.
We drove out to Newport, stayed at the Yankee Peddler Inn. It was fun, festive and perfect. We really felt like we “got away.” In lieu of a card Angel and I exchanged ceramic crafts at the Accidental Artist. I painted a garden gnome for his balcony garden and he painted for me a mug with a camera on it! We also participated in “Murder at the Museum” — a fun and scandalous improv event at the Newport Art Museum. We visited the Armory…well, walked around outside of it and took pictures ;) Oh, and FYI no matter what anyone tells you Goat Island is not as cool as it sounds…. just a long walk to a Marriott Hotel, LOL :)
I hope you enjoy these scenes as much as we did!!
I’m about to sit down to do the math. I’m going to calculate pricing. This is a big deal for photographers. I’ve been reading a LOT about it. When I was getting married I didn’t understand the amount of time that was put into photographing weddings (THANKS JENNA & BRIGHAM!!!!). I didn’t understand the physical energy, the mental energy, the high-end equipment ownership/rentals, the emails, the organization. In my research my goal has been to educate myself and this is what I’ve learned: Pricing does not define how much you are worth as a person. Don’t let it get in the way of your ego (Thank you, Windsor Collective). Invest in the best. Work hard. And make sure you have backup equipment (Erin Woolsey). As a photographer I want to work with other creative like minded people who value my work, who aren’t just looking for a bargin (Heather Mount). I’ve learned that it takes at least 30-40 hours of post production to process a wedding, not including albums. I’ve learned that I LOVE doing this. I’m going to take an honest look at my talent, my time, my equipment and rental expenses, my goals as a photographer and price accordingly.
So, here it goes.
Monday, this past Columbus Day I was walking through the Scituate Art Festival and I glanced up through a huge crowd, through tents, and a hundred feet away I caught a glimpse of Mr. Long’s art. I had to check it out. The old worn wood, the detail and craftsmanship that he incorporated into his sculptures was inspiring. I wish I had had my camera. We got to talking, he handed me his business card and I must say it made such an impression on me that I had to photograph it.
Find out more about John’s work here: www.artistinwood.com
…Oh, and check out my cute office assistant!