I know I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I love going to farmers markets to buy local produce! There’s just something exciting about finding fresh fruits and vegetables, stumbling upon local vendors and meeting farmers from around the area. It’s one of my favorite things to do on the weekends, especially during the spring and summer months.
A few weeks ago I went to the Dallas Farmers Market, and afterwards I wrote about my favorite summer produce (which you can read here). While I was there I got together with Megan Weaver, a local photographer who I met at an Instagram Workshop in May. Megan specializes in taking pictures for bloggers and entrepreneurs who need pictures for their brand or website. She is great at capturing your style and creating pictures that tell your story. Megan is also a coach and has her own online photography class that I plan on taking. To read more about her, check out her website!
So at the Instagram workshop I actually won a 30 minute session with Megan. After going back and forth on where to have the shoot, we decided on the farmers market. I think the market was the perfect place for us to go, because it really captured how much I love using fresh produce to make lean and clean recipes!
The day we met for the shoot was perfect. The sun was in and out of clouds, and it wasn’t too hot (yet). We decided to go to a stand near the Dallas Farmers Market and it was perfect for the pictures. It was so much fun taking pictures there, and we enjoyed buying fruits and veggies in between shots. Megan was great at making me feel more at ease (because let’s be honest… I’m super awkward, especially when having my pictures taken), and I really enjoyed getting to know her better. She was understanding, made sure I was satisfied with the pictures, and was fun to work with.
Megan sent me proofs that same night and I chose my 15 favorites, which she then edited. I received the final proofs a week later and I was so happy with how they turned out! She did an excellent job, and I know I will go to her next time I need some shots for the blog. I know that I have not only found another talented photographer to work with, but a new friend.