You may remember that I had the pleasure of hosting Jeni Maus here a couple of weeks ago. She was on a buying trip for her company Found Vintage Rentals, and together we had fun at fairs and local dealers.
What you may not have known, is that her husband Joel joined her on the second leg of the trip, and that he is an outstanding photographer, his company is called Studio EMP.
This was double heaven for me; accompanying Jeni while she shopped and watching Joel work his magic as he followed us from dealer to fair and home again with the treasure.
For ‘magic’ really is the best word to describe what he does with his camera. The way he captures the light, and seizes the spontaneous moment is so inspiring.
Gibson immediately became his Very Best Friend, and they went for a couple of walks together.
While we were buying, he was snapping away, and he recorded the whole trip for posterity. Today Jeni and I are publishing blogposts at the same time to give you two different views of what we got up to. She is focussing more on her purchases, while I want to share Joel’s pictures of the countryside. It’s always good to see familiar territory through fresh eyes. You can see Jeni’s post here.
As an aside ….. I’d just like to say that it is maddening how Jeni can look so gorgeous all the time – even when she’s perched on a ladder, picking zinc! I mean, really?!
A lot of pictures to enjoy, it was hard to narrow down the choice, they were all so fantastic.
They stayed in our guest cottage;
and together we stopped off in local towns;
and got inside a cathedral or two;
and we even got a taste of life in a country château hotel when we stayed overnight before a fair.
You may be happy to learn that Joel specialises in wedding and engagement photography, and that he is available for shoots in France. One of his privileged venues will be the stunning Château de Moissac in the South of France; just about the dreamiest place I know!
Ghetto and Gibson have been finding life pretty quiet since Joel and Jeni went home, but I guess that’s not surprising, after all , you know how much they love the camera!
I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I did. If you want to contact Joel for any photography work, then just get in touch with him here. Not only are his pictures amazing, but as a bonus I couldn’t imagine working with a more easy going and charming guy.