Tonight had to be one of my favourite nights on the farm all season. @ashleyslessorphotography was here and we shot the final session for our 2018 Men With Blooms calendar!
It started off as a bit of a joke last year, I began posting photos here of my friend Yan with our flowers, and was receiving SO many "You need to do a calendar!" comments! I have an amazing group of guy friends, and on a whim last fall I invited them all to the farm last fall for an evening of photos and fun. The result was our 2017 Men With Blooms calendar! It took no arm twisting to get these guys in front of the camera, and ended up being a total blast. The calendar sold out in record time, we ordered a second printing and it sold out too! We shopped all over Canada, the US and even to Europe!
So tonight we gathered again. New friends and old friends. A bunch of men in the farm, a few beers, and a lot of flowers. What Ashley captured is absolute magic.
I can't begin to tell you what an amazing feeling it is to be surrounded by folks who are so willing to freely help, jump into a creative project, trying something out of their comfort zone, or just plain say 'yes' because they love me. For every hard day there is on this farm there are THESE days. Evening spent full of good friends, family, men and flowers. These are the days that leave me pinching myself that this is my work. The people that this business has brought into my life are just such a gift, and I'm treasuring it. Yesterday's cooler frozen dahlias are easy to forget when I spent tonight running around the fields and farm with a group of men and a lot of blooms.
Thank you @dustincoldicott @_cactus_rose @tomassositaliangrille @_justblake_ @mysticwoodcarving @icarrycosplay @opoma_farms , Cameron, John and Rick for being a part of this project with me. You guys are amazing. And thank you @ashleyslessorphotography for spending your birthday shooting for me. I'm so grateful for your friendship!! ❤️
P.S. Yes I got to sit on Yan's shoulder, yes it was his idea, yes I love my life, and yes I am a VERY lucky person! 😂👌🏻
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