Editorial: Roots Farms, Santa Barbara

Kelly
June 17

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my visit to the dahlia farm for the Farm to Table shoot I did. This week, we’re visiting Root’s Farm in Santa Ynez Valley. Ashley from Duo referred me, as they get a huge chunk of their produce directly from this farmer. Root’s Farm sells locally at the Farmer’s market and they seriously have these BEST tomatoes. I’m obsessed with their heirloom cherry tomatoes.

So obsessed in fact, I got permission from the farmer and I shot the tomatoes growing on the vine. Little pieces of veggie candy, every one!

Roots Farm also grows corn in one of the prettiest little valleys in Santa Ynez.

Next to the corn, a field of beans….

And a little product shots of the beans. All of these ingredients were used in the dinner catered by Duo Events and I will be posting that next week!

Photographer: Karen Wise // Produced & Art Directed & Styled: Kelly Oshiro // Location: Roots Farm // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab


Editorial: The Coast of California

Kelly
March 04

With all the craziness in our every day lives, its easy to take for granted the natural beauty that surrounds us. Bryce Covey, a photographer from New York, sought to capture the simple beauty of the coast of California: the birds, the sea and the sky… I love the quiet beauty of these images

From Bryce:

“The California Coast is one of my favorite in the world. Most of the time I photograph the setting as a beautiful backdrop to weddings or portraits, but as I was driving down the 101 at sunset one day I pulled over to enjoy it on it’s own. Looking at the coast as the subject, with sand, waves, birds and sky painted with the gorgeous golden light was refreshing. It’s so easy to take for granted the beautiful location we live in, but photographing the coast with a new perspective makes me appreciate it all over again.”

Photographer: Bryce Covey

Editorial: Apple Picking in Santa Ynez

Kelly
November 12

A few weeks ago, Cynthia (my “escape to” editor) and I played hooky and went up to Santa Ynez to partake in a distinctly fall activity, picking apples at Apple Lane Farms. Cynthia had been wanting to shoot something for the blog for a while, and so away we went…

Located on Alamo Pintado Road between Los Olivos and Solvang, the farm is situated near a number of tasting rooms, so you can easily enjoy two delights of the area, wine tasting and farm fresh apples. The apples are amazing sweet and are 100% organic. Let me tell you, its quite a treat to have an apple sans that wax that covers all grocery store apples. Happy fall and harvest!

Photographer: Cynthia Beard

Santa Ynez

Kelly
May 30

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…Is just as gorgeous as everyone says. Happy Monday!

Photo by Michael Costa.

Location: Gainey Winery


Santa Barbara

Kelly
May 12

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…is really California at its best!

Photo Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie.