Photo: Ali Harper
This was one of my favorite photoshoots of my life. There is something so special about being able to witness family and friends breaking bread and exchanging stories. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles documented Atlanta icons Father Austin Ford and Marie Nygren of Serenbe creating her mother's recipe for gumbo. I learned how to make a roux (just keep stirring) and confirmed that southerners really are the best storytellers. It's always a pleasure to work with real people who make the day not feel like work at all. It was a privilege to be a part of this day. If you live in Atlanta nab a copy of the January issue, this story is truly lovely.