May was a pretty wonderful month filled with food, family, friends and photography!
I travelled to Prince Edward County in Ontario for a Food Photography course organized by the lovely photographers at The Illuminated Table and the location is literally everything I could ever want – food, wine and beautiful scenery.
On the first day we visited Closson Chase Vineyards where we tasted wine, enjoyed charcuterie and then photographed the food and wine outside.
Then we enjoyed a group dinner at the Agrarian Bistro in Bloomfield where I got to know a fellow food blogger more too! (Check out Gabrielle from eyecandypopper.com)
Day 2 was a full day of learning, styling and photographing and we were at a beautiful setting at From the Farm Cooking School. The following are a couple of my favourite photos that I styled and took that day.
As you may have noticed my food photos on Cooking in my Genes are light, bright and with a marble-white background, however, I’ve always wanted to learn how to shoot in a more ‘moody’ style which we did and I just LOVE how it turned out!
On Day 3, our last day, we visited the farmer’s market with a little assignment to ‘tell a story’ through our photos, photographing not only food but people. It was fun to actually go around and talk to the vendors to learn about what they were selling and then take some photos.
To end off the trip we enjoyed a lovely brunch and took in some of the scenery at the Drake Devonshire – a must-visit if you’re in the area.
And on my way home I stopped to pick up some wine to enjoy as I finished the rest of my visit to Ontario at my parents. The two vineyards I stopped at are tops on my list, I love the ‘Pixie Sparkling Rosé’ from Rosehall Run Vineyard and ‘County Chardonnay’ from Norman Hardie. I also need to note that Norman Hardie’s Vineyard has the most amazing wood fired thin crust pizza which you can enjoy on the patio with a glass of wine in hand.
In between all of my travels I devoured a new book called ‘The Woman in Cabin 10‘ – if you love a good mystery with a twist you’ll love this book and it would be the perfect summer read.
I have some really exciting collaborations coming up that I can’t wait to share with you over the summer months – they involve food (of course), new recipes and gatherings with friends!
Until the next cooking adventure,