However, now, I am chief photographer of the farm. I take these pictures for three reasons. One, if I was looking for a place such as mine to go, I would like to see pictures of said place before I arrived. Haven't you ever pulled up to a place and it not been at all like what they described. You think it's going to be completely awesome, and you pull up and the grass is knee high and there's some random dog hanging around and the building looks like it's falling apart and you swear you hear banjo music in the background. I want people to be reassured that won't be the experience they'll have here (I did spend three hours cutting grass Wed. and we just built a new shelter and the only banjo you'll here is Mumford & Sons, but there might be a random dog. Three outta four ain't bad right?).
Two, education. Most of the pictures I take never see the light of day except for my power points, which, incidentally never see the light of day either. I try and take pictures of every stage of everything we do so I have it to demonstrate what I'm talking about with farm tours (The Husband teases me because I call it stock footage). Sometimes the things we have to do are hard to describe, if you see a picture you understand better. Plus I like for people to see what's going on here, maybe they'll learn something just by looking at the pictures. It kind of ties in with reason number one.
Third, advertising. I love taking pictures of ripe berries and putting them online. I know when I'm looking at recipes on Pintrest or watching the Food Network I can be completely full and get hungry simply on the power of suggestion. Even I can't look at a full flat of fresh ripe berries without my mouth watering a little, and I don't even like strawberries (Oh! The horror. I know. Sometimes having a discriminating palate really sucks).
|Case in Point!|
|I have a new respect for wildlife photographers.|
Side note - we're opening Monday!!! Finally!!! I think if we don't The Husband will spontaneously combust. So come by and pick a flat or two...you might catch me taking a picture!