Prosecco Italy – May 2014

So, another long weekend in Germany means for me, more ADVENTURES! From May 1st to 4th I took an extra long train ride to Valdobbiadene, in the Prosecco Region of Northern Italy to participate in a food photography workshop. 12 photographers from all over the world joined together all with the same passion, FOOD!  Hosted by the amazing food photographers and bloggers Meeta (www.whatsforlunchhoney.net) and Jeanne (www.cooksister.com) I was welcomed wonderfully into the food blogging world.

The small city of Valdobbiadene was charming and offered the perfect backdrop for us to learn, practice and taste test Prosecco, meats, cheeses and dishes made fresh by the locals. Primo Franco ( 3rd generation from the Nino Franco winery) gave us a great tour and Prosecco tasting at his factory before we headed up the winding road to the beautiful Villa Barberina to have lunch and photograph a great meal.  The food tasted so good that I must say it was at times hard to concentrate on photographing! I learned a lot and am so happy to make the connections that I did in the area. A huge thanks to Nino Franco and team,  Meeta and Jeanne, and all the other participants for their company, conversation and teamwork in developing beautiful photos and friendships.

Below you will also find photos of the Valdobbiadene marching band! There was a festival in the town square while I was there for the Blood Donation Society! Orson Welles once said  “Italy consists of 5 million actors” and I totally agree with him. The folk here radiate with charisma no matter whether they are reading the newspaper or serving you pesto. Thank You Italy, I hope to return again soon. 

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My approach to photography is simple and pure. I use only natural light to create an image; and work hard to develop an artistic photo, whether it be for a client or as a self project. I do not care about staging shots, excessive make up, and set ups. I capture what is there, with love for that special moment. With an advanced diploma in photography from Canada, I choose to follow my dream to work as a freelance photographer. With over 10 years in experience, I can capture your special moments, smiling faces, products or food in a simplistic, colourful and uncomplicated way. I photograph with my heart and believe in sustainability, conscious consumption and responsibility. When you book a photography session, purchase an image, or participate in a workshop or retreat, you are supporting social organizations and projects. I run my small business on green electricity, all print material is climate-neutral and supports other charitable projects for people and the environment. This is a very important concept for me to follow. Every daily decision and choice we make, has the potential to create a cleaner and happier community and world. If you are interested in purchasing fine art photographs, hoping to have images taken or just want to connect, I am happy to make a new friend. For questions, inquiries and commissions, please contact me through my contact page.

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