Blog Category: Lifestyle (Page 6)

Creative Step and Repeat Posing with Martha’s Vineyard Magazine

Last night The Vineyard Gazette Media Group and  The Martha’s Vineyard Magazine hosted their annual BEST OF THE VINEYARD awards ceremony.  This is where its readership votes for the best and brightest in local food, shopping, entertainment, outdoor adventures, and more and winners are announced. This was my second year capturing the winners in a step and repeat model and approached it a bit differently. A cup of documentation, a dash of interesting, 2T of creative freedom and I mixed in a whole lot of FUN.




Best Yoga Studio ~ THE YOGA BARN            Best Dentist ~  ISLAND DENTISTRY


Best Hair Salon ~ MAGGIE”S SALON


Best Package Store ~  OUR MARKET


Best Pizza ~ GIORDANO’S RESTAURANT                     Best Sandwich | Breakfast Sandwich | Picnic Food ~ 7A   

Best Grocery Store ~ CRONIGS MARKET

Best Women’s Clothing | Best Shoes  ~ THE GREEN ROOM




Best Garden Center/Nursery ~ DONAROMA’S

The BEST BEST BEST of the Vineyard.

Simple Green Suppers is on its way!

I’m excited to announce my first cookbook, Simple Green Suppers written by three time cookbook author and farmer Susie Middleton, will be released next Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Susie and her genius strategy for turning seasonal vegetables into flavorful, inventive, one dish dinners—is the solution to the perennial question: what should I cook for supper tonight?

Each recipe is crafted to bring the best qualities of seasonal vegetables forward and to amp up their flavor with sauces, seasonings, and herbs. Chock full of tips for making the most of the food you have in your larder, pantry and fridge.

Please join us at our launch party this Sunday, April 9, 4 pm, at Morrice Florist in Vineyard Haven. Join us for an informal discussion led by Edible Vineyard Publisher and Author Ali Berlow. Q & A to follow and refreshments and nibbles, of course. We will be signing books after the discussion, thanks to our friends from Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

Mrs President Hillary Clinton

I’ve photographed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton twice in these past two years. Working with her in a personal manner has given me such respect for her and for the women’s rights that she stands for. The 2016 presidential election is only a day away, voting and making yourself heard is incredibly important in turbulent times such as these. Hillary has shown time and time again that she has a firm understanding of what America needs, how to work collectively and collaboratively, and I am happy to stand with her.  PLEASE VOTE!

Simple Green Suppers ~ A New Cookbook

Randi Baird Photography is excited to announce the release of the Simple Green Suppers cookbook published by Roost Books! A collaboration between yours truly and writer, cook and Vineyard farmer Susie Middleton focusing on healthy one-dish vegetarian meals. Susie is a seasoned four-time cookbook author, and her most recent book Fresh from the Farm  was chosen as one of NPR’s Best Cookbooks of 2014. Susie and I have previously collaborated on food articles in multiple publications including Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Cape Code Life. Susie was an inspiration to work with, we ended up sampling most everything we photographed and the recipes were fresh, distinctive and delicious.
Roost will be releasing Simple Green Suppers on April 11, 2017 and you can preorder on Amazon by clicking here.

A few productions stills from our photography sessions. Food preparation by Amy Miller.

From Seed to Centerpiece ~ Florist Farmers on Martha’s Vineyard

North Tabor Farm – Chilmark, Massachusetts‎

Up Island on North Road, North Tabor Farm has been growing vegetables, eggs, chicken, hogs, mushrooms and adding value to flowers by turning them into farm fresh bouquets for more than 15 years. Co-owner Rebecca Miller is well known for a distinguished look for her bouquets and centerpieces she creates for couples who are getting married on Martha’s Vineyard. Couples seek her out for her loose and textural colorful arrangements, as she mixes her home grown cut flowers with perennial shrubs and plants from her property and woodlands that surround the farm. Read more about Flower Girls written by Remy Tumin for MV Island Weddings.

This is part 1 of a 3 part photo essay on Florist Farmers.