Just released, the Island Weddings Magazine, hot off the press with Monica & Bernard Baez on the cover. This Manhattan couple had an intimate wedding with a friends and family on May 31, 2009. This shot was taken as we were walking down to the lighthouse. Bernard just swept Monica off her feet and my finger triggered the camera right at the moment before kiss impact. These two were so in-love and I was honored to document their wedding day.
Last year, Nicki Miller, editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine assigned writer Alexandra Bullen and yours truly, to photograph the Community Garden in West Tisbury for one year. It was a fabulous assignment and one that I was eager to take on.
This community garden is not only abundant and productive but its members eat year round from it’s soil. In their winter hoop house I found kale, mache, parsley, lettuce greens, tatsoi, swiss chard and spinach growing when it was 24 degrees and snowy outside. Master gardener Lynn Weber has been growing fruits and vegetables for the last 65 years ( 5 years at coho) and has much wisdom to share. Alexandra interviewed several residents and was able to capture and write a wonderful story about these folks at that intentional place they call Icoho.
Laura and Austin had a blast walking down Main Street in Edgartown with the Beetlebung Steel Band leading the way with New Orleans style music. It was my favorite part of their wedding. That evening the Vineyard sky turned violet and rose pink over State Beach during their portrait session.
This month I worked with Holly Bellebuono, a local herbalist, and Catherine Walthers, a local food author, on a piece for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine on wild edibles.. It is the second of a three part series on foraging for food on the island. This article features yummy edibles such as purslane, lambs quarters, and red clover.
It’s early Summer on the island, time for the first fruits of the year -strawberries. I recently visited local farmer Andrew Woodruff at Whippoorwill Farm in Oak Bluffs to do some picking in his fields. He grows strawberries every year for the 500 members of his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. My kids and I walked carefully down the rows, on the lookout for ripe crimson berries hidden under leaves, and we gathered enough to take home for strawberry smoothies and muffins.