Happy New Year! I finally had a chance to slow down for a few days in Colorado, and look back at 2012- a super fun and hugely productive year. Some highlights: I started the year shooting a dream assignment about farmers and chefs in Hawaii for Sunset magazine- my favorite kind of story to tell. After searching high and low for a new studio, I found the perfect spot- it’s a giant space with gorgeous light and a professional kitchen. I shot everything from fashion campaigns, to food ads and a ton of cookbooks in the new studio and enjoyed fine tuning the space. I was also on the road more than ever- I worked in Hawaii, Vegas, Palm Springs, New Mexico, Arizona, Portland, Seattle, Puerto Rico, Colorado, Mexico and Bali. Los Angeles was home for 6 weeks, while I worked on a cookbook and then a big campaign for Coca-Cola. In between, I was home in the Bay Area and as always loved shooting from Big Sur to Wine Country. All in all, it was a fantastic, crazy busy year and I am grateful to have been able to work on such interesting projects. Most importantly, I loved working with amazing people who I really admire. 

Thus far, 2013 looks great- in the next few weeks I’m shooting in California for Conde Nast Traveler and Food & Wine, then headed to NYC. After that, back to SF to work on cookbooks for Chronicle Books and Williams-Sonoma/Weldon Owen and prepping for a shoot in Japan! 

Here’s to another fun, challenging, creative year!