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Ireland | Part 3

Our third lesson in food styling was focused on meats and fish so in preparation, we made a trip into town to familiarize ourselves with the local shops.







Sharon, Susan, and I wandered through town and eventually made friends with the local butcher, a kind and hospitable man who even let me go into the back room with my camera to document the butchering.  On the wall of the shop was a list of the farms he sources from, including the names of the farm owners.  The meats were all grass fed, and all local. It felt quaint and old-world, and exactly the way it should be.



Upon returning home, Bea taught her lesson, and we were then left with a table full of beautiful meats and accompaniments to style a scene.  I was lucky enough to partner with Susan again and we chose to style some of our leftover shepherd’s pie.  With a little bit of fresh thyme, tomato, Maldon sea salt, baguette, and Irish butter, the scene began to take shape.






As we were finishing our assignments, our groundskeeper stopped by on horseback, inviting us out to Pepper’s Bar that evening.  The night was incredibly fun and unfolded into one of those times when I had to pinch myself to remind myself this is real life and I’m not at Disneyland.  Scene:  Five instrumentalists seamlessly join together to create lively, beautiful music.  Mid-song, a young girl starts Irish-jigging, followed by an old Frenchman who stands up for a dramatic story telling. Lots of food.  Lots of Guinness.  Lots of life.  Just another beautiful night in Ireland!



I get asked often if I photograph senior guys too, and the answer is yes!  Senior sessions with guys always seem quick and painless — they’re just so easy to pose.  Andrew was no exception, and his session remains one of my favorites.







It was an extra honor for me to take Alanna’s senior portraits because of our history. We first got to know each other when she was in my 5th grade class, and then got to spend 2 weeks together over the summer on Santa Fe Christian’s mission trip to Rwanda the summer before her senior year. Watching my former 5th graders grow up in front of my lens has become one of my favorite hobbies! Not only is Alanna gorgeous, she’s so much fun. We laughed a lot on her session…love this girl!







Alanna’s family ordered a Storybook Album to display her senior portraits — my absolute favorite way to print.  Of course, I love wall portraits too, and the way they get to be enjoyed every time someone passes through a room.  But albums tell a story, and I just love that!  Incorporating meaningful quotes, verses, and notes from family and friends, makes the album even more special.


Every Storybook Album is printed on fine art, museum-quality paper with vibrant and vivid archival inks, which means that it will last generations without yellowing, discoloring, or fading.  With seamless lay-flat pages, each leather-bound album allows for beautiful panoramic displays of your portraits.  It’s fine art bound in a book!  I create Storybook Albums for both families and seniors, so please use the “Contact Lindsey” link below to get in touch and let’s begin the process of creating a Storybook Album of your own.


October 8, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Lori Alexander - Wow! She’s beautiful and you do an amazing joy, Lindsey!

October 8, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Lori Alexander - Meant to say “job!” :)