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 First, I unpublished my Peach and Port Facebook page.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:

O Christmas Tree | North Cape May, NJ

We very patiently waited until a few days before Thanksgiving to decorate our tree this year. Yes, we still have pumpkins on the front porch and I respect not wanting to rush the holidays, but last year we moved between Thanksgiving and Christmas so the whole season was a bit of a blur. We decided to buy a bigger tree, purge our old ornaments in favor of fresh new ones, and go with a more simple look for 2018. I used to dislike these vintage, arguably tacky, glass ornaments but now they feel like a throwback. Michael’s carries the cutest selection, so we chose a few based on the things we loved this year. We made cocoa, turned on Michael Bublé, and even got a group photo at the end. I’m so thankful to be settled here and can’t wait to share more about life in Cape May, the new house, and these four humans.