Last week- this whole book thing became very, very, VERY real to me. We shot my book! Yes we did. I had a whole crew in the kitchen with me. My amazing kitchen fairies, my editor and the designer from my publisher McClelland and Stewart, my photographer Catherine Farquharson and her assistant Nicki, Ivy Lam, my make-up artist, and Ashley Denton, the food stylist.
Wowza did we zip through loads of goodness. It was so much fun. Day 1 of the shoot was all about me in action- playing in the kitchen. Day 2 and 3 we shot all the amazing food shots. On Sunday, I invited some ladies over for a fantastic brunch and we rounded out the four day shoot with a visit to my home to catch my man and I just hangin'.
The book is all written. Handed in my last chapters before I left for Hawaii. Now I just have to edit.
I can't believe I have to wait a whole 11 months before I get to show off the prize of all these efforts. Wanna to me a favour and start getting excited right along with me?
Maybe these pictures from the first couple days of the shoot might help.
(And before you ask- all clothes from my fave store ever- Anthropologie)
Some possible cover shots!
Making the cinnamon roles- in a party dress of course.
Behind the scenes secrets.To market to market!Shooting body butter ingredients.
Applying my chocolate face mask for the camera.Tea and milkBurger magicLunch break!The cinnamon roll.Now all of these- were of course just taken with my own camera. Wait until you see the professional ones.
And before I go- please meet the two women who are leading the way in helping this GREAT BIG dream of mine come true- my editor Bhavna and Ms. Catherine herself- camera and all.
I can honestly tell you that I am still in a wee bit of disbelief that this dream of mine is coming true. I feel like this has given me full permission to dream even bigger now. Wahooo! For more pics- hop on over to my Facebook Page.
Have a great weekend,
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