Friday already. We are on the last day of the shoot for "Marmalade" by Elizabeth Field for Running Press (Fall 2012) and as usual at the end of every book shoot, I am a little sad, a little tired, and a little excited to see what project I get to work on next. And reconnect with the rest of the world.
I truly enjoyed every minute of this shoot. The marmalades and the sweet and savory recipes using them. Working through each shoot with focus to get that giddy feeling inside my stomach that we had the shot.
A cookbook shoot is a lot of things, little and big. Lots of minute details and large sketches. It's a lot of fun too. It's having the best group of kitchen assistants working through the recipes and tweaks needed. It's collaborating in the studio space with Amanda, the graphic designer for Running Press who had flown in for the week.
And this time it was also sneaking in a hug from my mom in between two shots. My parents are leaving Sunday but I am glad they got to be here during a book shoot. They now realize the investment it is for me, both in time and dedication. Plus, marmalades is one of their favorite subject so that shoot was really a propos!
I leave you with some snapshots from the shoot while I go rest my head on the pillow for a few hours...!