2017 Recap | Cocktails
A lot of people do their recaps or start their resolutions on January 1st. I’m more of a second week into January kind of gal. I mean the first is still a holiday, I’m typically out of town… and by the time you rehydrate and get your life back in order it’s the second week of January. So here we are! Happy 2018!
Every year, like most people, I set forth a few goals for the new year. Mine typically aren’t “resolutions” but more of an idea of what I want to focus on or work on outside of the normal…well, work. Last year it was cocktails! I simply wanted to photograph more cocktails. I also wanted to practice videos- learn the ins and outs of video editing. I’ll just say I’m one for two in 2017. But- I definitely photographed cocktails. And in the process, I fell in love with them. I’ve always enjoyed a gin dirty martini. Other than that, I really didn’t drink a TON of cocktails. Now my bar is stocked (well for a newb) with different liquors and bitters. Limes, lemons, olives, and cherries are my new sidekicks. I even have beautiful barware from Bull in China, gorgeous glasses from Mazama and the newest arrival to my bar- Norlan whiskey glasses! I can’t wait to photograph them. …Basically, my photography goal was not cheap. Dear, Imbibe. Please hire me to pay for my cocktail habit.
…Seriously, though- I’d love to photograph for Imbibe.
Anyway… here is to 2017, a year full of cocktails. I picked out my favorites to share with you on this blog. The cocktails are from all over- some photographed at restaurants, others at my house. I even threw in a Denver image. WAY too many to give you names and recipes. You’ll just have to enjoy the eye candy and if one pops out to you, send me a note and I’ll tell you what the drink is. Cheers! And Happy 2018! (PS. The 2018 “goal” will be at the bottom of the blog, in case you’re intrigued.)
My first thought for 2018 was napkins. That’s right, napkins. And I was dead set on it until I admitted to a friend that napkins…coming off cocktails…didn’t sound as fun. We had a good laugh as we scrolled through images on Instagram as I tried to explain to him how photographers/stylists use napkins and that I am not that great at placing or dealing with the fabric that wipes your face. So he said to me- “Why don’t you be the photographer that doesn’t use napkins?” And that probably matches my style and personality more- so I agreed with him and disregarded the napkin goal. (Okay, okay, I have to use napkins sometimes and I’ll try my best to not do anything awkward with the cloths.) Instead, I’ve decided to photograph products that I love. It sounds way more fun (not to mention way smarter in the terms of business) than napkins. I will try my best to do a handful of shoots this year that have food/drink/props that I personally enjoy and use on a regular basis. …And who knows… maybe Jacobsen Sea Salt or Aria Gin or Ellenos Greek Yogurt (to name a few) will decide they like the photos and hire me. 😉