At this rate, I’m never going to catch up on my blog…but here’s a few from the University of Florida’s Easter Egg Hunt this year! I was so excited when they asked me to be their event photographer! These kids had an absolute blast searching for eggs in the Baughman Center, playing games, and getting their faces painted.
Something I love about the Gainesville area is all of it’s hidden gems; one of these is Biogera Farms LLC, located in Lacrosse, FL. Gustavo Rebello and his young family own this 53- acre farm and believe in using sustainable farming methods to produce a variety of crops. Gustavo took me out for a personal tour and I’d like to share some of the things I learned about this amazing place!
Why weeds? As you can see in some of my images below, this farm is not the perfectly manicured image that one often thinks of. This is because Gustavo doesn’t use any herbicides or pesticides on his plants (except for the occasional neem oil). This allows some weeds to propagate as well. This produce is completely organic and chemical-free!
Their unique watering system saves 70% of water and 50% of power compared to a conventional farm of similar size. This reduces the farm’s ecologic impact!
See this funky blue plastic? It helps filter out certain wavelengths of UV light, letting the melons underneath grow naturally larger and sweeter!
- I lost track of how many different “experimental plants” Gustavo is currently growing right now. He’s constantly trying new things!
- These beautiful yellow flowers also serve Florida’s natural pollinators! When bees are thriving, so are we.
He delivers this produce to your doorstep- in Gainesville- for no additional charge (I believe orders have to be at least $15 worth though for Newberry or Jonesville)! You can also find him at various farmer’s markets. Please, please consider supporting this young farmer and our local economy. He will also be providing tours, so if you’d like to teach your children about what a sustainable farm is, please look at the contact info below.
Join his Facebook group to stay up to date on currently available produce and events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/941885639271484/
“Like” and follow their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/Biogerafarms/
Visit their website at: https://biogera.com/
Or email Gustavo at: Biogera@live.com
I absolutely love doing headshots because it’s a chance to really let someone’s personality shine through! Dr. Amy Loyd is a local dermatologist and I had so much fun working with her. Message me if it’s time to update your professional photos.
A picture is worth a thousand words…that’s why professional photography is so very important when it comes to selling something of high value. Here are some photos of a home that is for sale in NW Gainesville; on the left are the original photos (I have the owner’s permission to post them here) and on the right are some of the photos that they had us take. If you’re in the market, I encourage you to check out this beautiful home!
Here’s the listing: http://www.zillow.com/homes/1400-NW-28-TH-ST-Gainesville-FL-32605_rb/
We traveled to Lake City, FL, to take these shots of Foye Walker, Attorney at Law, in his office. I’m a big believer in taking the time to compose the shot rather than relying on post-processing to clean up images. To accomplish a sleek look, we cleared off his desk except for several carefully placed items and then played around with the lighting until we were happy. For photos against the black backdrop, W and Foye’s wife, Eileen, helped suspend it (much to my gratitude!).
Please let us know if we can help you update your headshots! They are crucial in providing a clean first image to your potential clients.
You can see more at: wwww.foyebwalker.com
W, X, and I were privileged to go to Gator CPR to photograph their business for their new website. In addition to a tour of the facilities, we also got to witness several classes to capture some of the action! If you’re considering taking CPR, I highly urge you to check them out. Come learn life-saving skills while spending your night with a bunch of dummies (their words!)!
One Love Café is a wonderful, open-air restaurant in Gainesville, FL. They specialize in fresh, locally-sourced food and provide a beautiful venue in which to enjoy it! W and I did two sessions there; one during a busy Friday night when they had live music and the other on a quiet Saturday to photograph part of the menu. It’s a magical little place, and I definitely recommend it!
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Visit One Love and see more at: http://www.onelovecafefl.com
Recently, I was asked to photograph a private jet rental company for their website. Obviously I jumped at the chance! It was an amazing experience, and I learned so much just from this one session. Here are some of the images that W and I captured:
My handsome assistants!