Met this gorgeous being while I was in Penang, Malaysia last year. My friend and I were just enjoying the day catching up and walking around the heritage areas when we came upon this macho one.

When I was editing this set of images, I was reminded of this video of a Japanese cat sneaking up to the owner’s camera…only I was the one sneaking up to the cat. That was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 1:55 AM

    Audrey - Aww how sweet, what a pretty kitty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 2:42 AM

    patty - What beautiful eyes he has!! and that backdrop is to die for!

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 2:45 AM

    Melissa Berg - Cute kitty! What great eyes!

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 2:47 AM

    Cherilyn H - Such pretty eyes!

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 3:20 AM

    Sarah - What a cute kitty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 5:06 AM

    Sarah T - Love all the greens around to compliment the kitty’s beautiful eyes!

  • 18 Apr โ€™13 - 7:56 AM

    Jennifer Batz - gorgeous kitty!

  • 19 Apr โ€™13 - 9:38 AM

    Fong - Thanks all. He is a truly gorgeous indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 19 Apr โ€™13 - 11:43 PM

    Joncee May - what a pretty cat! love that last image

  • 21 Apr โ€™13 - 2:46 PM

    Christine - What a beautiful cat – I love that third photo the most!

  • 14 May โ€™13 - 11:59 PM

    Susan Gertz - What a gorgeous cat, beautiful setting, and lovely photography!

  • 15 May โ€™13 - 12:30 PM

    Anjali Fong Photography - Thanks for the compliment, Susan! It was great catching up with you yesterday. XX

As many of you may or may not know, I used to own another community blogsite called “Midwest Stories”. The objective of the said site was to get to know the local community around me; part networking and part widening my circle of friends. After all, no man is an island according to John Donne. Over time, it became a bit hard to maintain as I start to pursue my Anjali Fong Photography business, hence the decision for its termination. Thereafter, I received a number of feedback on how the stories and images were missed. You have no idea how much these touching messages meant to me.

As a full-time photographer, it is encouraged to pursue personal work occasionally to explore new techniques, break away from the business schedule to just do stuff that reminds oneself of the “WHY” one become a photographer in the first place. It’s just about creating things that matters that make ME happy. Meeting and getting to know good, decent human beings like the Romans made me happy. This has to be one of my most enjoyable session last year.

Without much ado, I present to you the Roman family – Nancy (the mum), Nathan (the quiet cowboy), quail-loving Hannah, funny Andrew, cutie-pie Sorren and Rhashell, the PR person behind Eating Seasonally CSA. In their own words, they grow their produce using natural, sustainable methods, with the use of cover crops and non synthetic fertilizers. They practice bio-dynamic agriculture, ensuring the quality of their produce and to preserve the land for future use. Their practice rely heavily on the continual soil building compounds of fish emulsion, compost tea, sea kelp, green sand, worm castings and other organic matter. In a nutshell, it’s about feeding the soil and the soil will reward in return with great produce.

Clients will buy shares based on their needs (be it as a couple or family). In the months from May through September, these clients will receive 15 scheduled weekly pickups consist of 6 types of fruits and vegetables. Delivery areas now include Vevay, Madison, Aurora as well as in Cincinnati.

The images below are testament to how hard the Romans work every day to bring you the best organic produce there is.

It was a really beautiful morning that day, despite suffering from a panic attack that derived from a punctured tire. I was met by Rhashell who introduced me to Nancy, the mum, who was already busy prepping the baby plants in the green house.

Here’s one of the heirloom seeds that they use and swears by.

Soon it was time to head out to the garden to transfer and plant all the new baby plants. That’s Rhashell and Andrew happily helping out.

Sleepy and grouchy Sorren in his play-in-the-dirt apparels ๐Ÿ™‚ This is Nathan, the quiet cowboy who aspires to be a taxidermist.

Each plant is carefully placed in the lined and raised soil by hand and on bended knees. That real labor of love, y’all.

Crab apple flowers are blooming.

Nathan trimming the blueberry bushes. Soon, it was time for a short break. Refreshing chilled water and sweet tea brought by Hannah and Sorren.

Then Mr Grouchy acted up by confronting the paparazzi me…it didn’t last very long though.

Andrew showing me the manured soil ball before heading on to keep the equipments and playing hide-and-seek with me.

Sorren taking a ride with grandma Nancy on her Cub Cadet back to the house. The weather has turned a tad warmer and it’s time for lunch break.

While the rest of the gang head up to the house to prepare lunch, Nancy showed me the rest of the herb garden.

This is a snake gourd, in case anyone’s wondering…

Andrew calling out through the window that lunch is ready!

These are Nathan’s animal traps. He aspires to be a taxidermist, so he practices on the small animal caught.

The dining wall is laden with uncountable 4-H awards!

Here are Nathan’s trophies.

We all sat at the table and ate as a family. As a rule, no one was allowed to answer the phone during lunch and dinner so that proper family conversations could take place. I really like that though it would be hard to implement in my own household.

The dehydrated okra was a real surprise for me – I didn’t think it would taste as good as it did.

Dessert was Hannah’s own special raspberry pie. Yummo!

We took the obligatory family portrait before I bid them adieu. I didn’t do much but seeing these guys work tires me! Ha.

For those of you who wants to eat healthy, there are still some shares available for this calendar year. Go get in touch with the Romans for more details.

Visit Eating Seasonally CSA’s facebook page.ย  | Phone – (812) 427-3083 or (812) 233-7990 | Email – masketbasket@centurylink.net

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It’s spring – the air is fresh, the flowers are blooming and it’s also time to get new family photographs. Get in touch to book a session. Anjali Fong Photography also specializes in weddings, couples and high school senior photography.ย  Like the my facebook page to get the latest updates on my work.

  • 13 Apr โ€™13 - 8:57 AM

    patty - These are beautiful. Great job.

  • 13 Apr โ€™13 - 10:53 PM

    Fong - Thank you, Patty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 14 Apr โ€™13 - 2:10 AM

    Brian - wonderful series. Its always great to give back to the community with personal work

  • 14 Apr โ€™13 - 11:43 PM

    Elly - What a wonderful series, I just loved it! Beautiful!

  • 16 Apr โ€™13 - 12:48 AM

    Fong - Thanks, Brian & Elly! Yes, it’s always great to give back to the community ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the pleasure of shooting the beautiful Norah last year, when we both braved the windy winter afternoon in Osgood to get some images for my portfolio. She is now a freshman in DePauw University. Being the smart and talented person that she is, I am sure her future will be filled with success upon success.

Fast forwarding to this year, I am ready to make great images with the Seniors who will be graduating in Class of 2014 from Ripley County, the surrounding counties such as Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Switzerland, Franklin and Jackson, as well as the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. So High School Senior students who are outgoing, highly motivated, fun and fashionable, let’s make lots of contemporary, fresh and fun portrait images that you will love and will let you stand out from the crowd.

Session fee starts from $200 for a 2-hour on-location shoot; 2-3 outfit changes. Print collections start at $450.

SPECIAL PROMO: For all confirmed bookings by 30 April 2013, you will receive your very own iPhone app with 5 of your favorite images from the session.

Book your session today for Summer and Fall 2013! I can’t wait to hear from you!