Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A food & lifestyle photography workshop in Tuscany...

I recently had the amazing opportunity to go on a food & lifestyle photography workshop with Aran and Nadia of cannelle et vanille and la porte rouge to the enchanting Tuscan countryside.
Aran and Nadia's beautiful food styling and photography are such an inspiration to me.

These photos share the stories of my very special time there.

A springtime picnic in Tuscany...

Aran, Nadia and Emanuela enjoying the beautiful day and even more beautiful food on an afternoon picnic at Agriturismo Cantagrillo, the lovely villa we stayed at in the Vinci region of Tuscany.

Francesco, the villa owner and his sister Emanuela were wonderful hosts and such a pleasure to spend time with.

A lovely morning spent with a local artisan cheese-maker ~ Tuscany

Mmmm..... yes we got to sample all the lovely, delicious cheeses.

Beautiful Tuscan poppies surrounded the countryside.

Lunch and a wonderful afternoon spent at Paolo Parisi's farm ~ Italy

Watching Paolo prepare a mouthwatering lunch for us was an experience never to be forgotten. And the animals of Tuscany who always brought a smile to our faces.

A visit to the local market in Postoia...

A day spent visiting a local market with all the beautiful, fresh produce and lunch with new friends... la dolce vita!

Thank you Aran and Nadia and all those who made this workshop the experience of a lifetime. And to all my new friends, thank you for making everyday so special.

Cinque Terre, Italy

The stunningly beautiful coastline of Italy in Cinque Terre National Park, and some colorful local character.