I'm not a fan of taking portraits. I never do well with directing people. I'm OK with candid shots but when it comes to telling people...oh can you do this, can you do that, can you look this way...I suck at it. So my only solution was to do exactly what I hated. That's the only way to get better, right? So then I decided to combine portrait taking with golden hour, my favorite time of the day. So here it is, volume one of my "Golden Hour with Friends Photo Series".
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by Baltz & Company to a duck farm trip with Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnete, owners and chefs of Toro NYC, Toro Boston, and Coppa. Along with other media people, we met up at Toro and took a shuttle up to La Belle Farm in Sullivan County.
La Belle Farm is one of the only three foie gras producers in the country. Everyone on the farm was super nice and gave us a personal tour of the farm. They took the time to answer all our questions, even the tough questions surrounding the controversy over foie gras.
After we were done with the tour, we were all treated to a fantastic meal cooked by Ken and Jamie.