Lots of travel and location shoots to report on this installment of As of Late, including trips to Cape Cod, Maine, Prince Edward Island in Canada, New York and the Catskills. It all started with a little vacation in New England…
we found this dreamy little fresh water lake on Cape Cod, the perfect place to relax and let P do her beach thing
the backyard at The Canteen in Provincetown
the obligatory Lobster Pot
Portland, Maine.. lots to love here
Featured along side Maurice (a restaurant in Portland, Maine which I photographed for Bon Appétit’s Top 10 New Restaurants Issue) was a yummy looking place called Central Provisions. Needless to say it was a must try while we were in town..
dinner at Eventide Oyster Co., one of the best meals on our trip
before dinner at Primo in Rockland Maine, we took a long stroll around the farm
happy and lazy ass pigs at the Primo farm
Conte’s 1894, super charming place, don’t miss it
wish I put something in this shot to show scale.. he was HUGE
from vacation in New England, then home for a 24 hr “layover” and all the way back to PEI Canada to start a 3 part shooting tour for Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine and Bon Appetit magazine
this trip to PEI deserves a huge behind the scenes blog post all it’s own, but I was too busy shooting for real on this crazy adventure, sadly I only have a few images..
Dark and stormy seas and sky, shooting on a remote island with only this one boat to shuttle crew, equip, models, and wardrobe back to the mother boat.. when it hailed on us (2xs!) all we could do was huddle, duck and wait it out. We looked like penguins in the arctic.
Can’t say enough good about this guy.. Perry our Captain, owner of Tranquility Cove Adventures and host for the day. Kept us safe and warm in the unseasonable weather and me smiling through it all. We both agreed, our jobs kick ass.
PEI Steamers on the beach seasoned with nothing but seawater.. mmmmm
sunset on PEI, the end to one of the most epic days of shooting.. off to have some beers with the cap
Perry’s home on PEI
location scouting the harbors of PEI at dusk in the rain
in studio shooting December’s Fast Easy Fresh section for Bon Appétit magazine with prop stylist Kalen Kamanski, pictured above
dreamiest location ever! shooting a feature for Bon Appétit in the Catskills
skulls and bones, Catskills
artist retreat in the mountains, shoot location for Bon Appétit
back from the east coast and straight to set for Sunset magazine in the west
beach day back home with the fam
on set shooting a passion project for Weekend Almanac magazine with my sis Natasha Kolenko
these guys brought my vision to life! THANKS!!! from left to right: Brian Lackey, photo assistant; Natasha Kolenko prop and floral stylist; Jillian Leiber, Model from Stars; Jenn Bonnett, wardrobe stylist; Tricia Turner, hair and make-up stylist
shooting Starbucks with prop stylist Kelly Allen
my fav way to end the day.. ? water colors on the deck with the fam
In the spirt of this week of thanks I’d like to round out this post with a few high fives.
To all my amazing clients that trust my eyes and provide me with such amazing opportunities to see the world a thousand ways. To my rep John Sharpe who is always looking forward but also has my back. To my hubby who steps up as super dad when I am away on assignment without a single complaint. To my family (mom you especially and sisters Kristina and Natasha) for always being down to hang with P which allows me to continue to follow my passion. To my bestie Kate for all the love and moral support.. I love you neighbor. To my super amazing photo assistants Brian Lackey and Amber Mckee whom I am lucky enough to also call friends.. and working with friends hardly feels like work. To Carmel Cottingham, my super star producer, whom every client I have ever had loves, which makes me love her even more. This list could go on and on… but you guys are my core holding down the fort at home and keeping my ship afloat on location and I just wanted to take this opportunity and shout it out loud… THANKS!!!
It’s taken many years to craft this life, but I truly feel like I am living the dream and it’s all thanks to you! Much love.