Farm Dinners at Beach Plum Farm | West Cape May, NJ

Is it time for a personal update with this photo share? I think so. First, I unpublished my Peach and Port Facebook page. I haven’t been updating it and it wasn’t representative of what I’m doing these days anyway [still very active on Instagram].

When I moved to Cape May I stepped away from family photography and into magazine and marketing photography. It pays well, there is no shortage of work, and it’s rarely boring. This lead to shooting monthly for hospitality groups and restaurants who need marketing photography, especially for social media. You guys, I had no idea this was a thing, but of course it makes sense right?. Social Media is a necessary communication tool for businesses these days and it’s image-driven. While knee-deep in this work I was given an opportunity to join a Communications company, to help with social media marketing for a client that I was already providing photography for. Something clicked for me and I fell in love. Being able to create content, photograph it, work with the Marketing and Public Relations teams on story driven imagery…it feeds my left and right brain. After about a year I took over the social media marketing for the primary hospitality group I was shooting for and that’s become my full time job. I still take freelance work and have a few additional clients, but this is my primary focus and I love it.

All of that to say, Beach Plum Farm is one of our properties and it’s a dream. It’s a working farm, market, kitchen, cottage destination with dreamy seasonal farm dinners. The staff is young, hardworking and full of talent, and I just love being on property and working to help tell their story. These are from a recent farm dinner. If you’re looking for more info you can find it here:

Opening day at Beach Plum Farm | West Cape May, NJ

Beach Plum Farm is a 62 acre working farm in West Cape May, NJ. It’s about 4 miles from our home, and one of the more charming corners of Cape May County. We had a busy week and Margo was getting her booster shots later in the afternoon, so I kept the two little ones from school and we enjoyed opening day at the farm instead. The market has the cutest kid’s corner, and while I don’t love dropping $$ on more stuffed toys, they were impossible to pass up. In fact, we’re going back for more. It was adorable seeing Anna cuddle the spotted piglet only to meet the real thing a few minutes later in the field. The kitchen serves breakfast and lunch with ingredients sourced from the farm, and can I tell you, Anna has never ordered and devoured cooked carrots at a restaurant before. Never. We shopped a bit, had lunch, fed the chickens, said hello to the pigs, swung on the tree swing, and when we got in the car Anna said “we had a real adventure today”. And so continues our love affair with all things Cape May.