Though V5 officially debuts on newsstands tomorrow (and, as such, we’ll start rolling out editorial images on the blog soon after that), we couldn’t resist sharing a little behind the scenes actions today! Family Heirlooms (or, The Tomato Shoot, as it was known around our office) was one of the biggest shoots we’ve produced for the magazine, with dozens of reader models, vendors, helping hands, and good friends coming together at Fearrington Village to bring it to life. We are lucky to have such a beautiful venue just down the street from our office, which made it possible for more of our team to attend than usual!
These photos from Faith Teasley and Jenni Bailey will only whet your appetite, I’m sure, so make sure you’re tuned in tomorrow for the final images!
Y’all, sitting in that freezer above are sweet tea popsicles with sugar cane sticks that Lara made for the shoot. Seriously, try it. You won’t regret it.
It wouldn’t be a tomato shoot without freshly picked tomatoes, now would it? Lara and I stopped by a patch right down the street from the office to find the juiciest additions to our produce-packed feature before heading over to Fearrington.
Doesn’t that duct tape label crack you up? Our “bride” for the day was Miss Georgia 2012, so it makes sense!
We were lucky enough to have our good friend Stacey Lanning (that’s her below) with us on shoot day to put together some last-minute crafty details. She even brought a bucket of mason jars filled with ice water, lemon, oranges and basil to keep us hydrated! Her thoughtful gifts were so cute we ended up using them as a prop in one of our photos.
YUM. Heirloom tomatoes are one of the most beautiful produce items we’ve ever seen. More than their bright and bold colors, their history helped us form the storyline for this shoot.
The photo above is what we all like to joke is a still from Emily’s own cooking show. Are y’all seeing that cake?? Look for an amazing close-up shot on Wednesday!
We can’t wait for y’all to see what’s on the other side of these behind-the-scenes shots! Big thanks again to Faith Teasley and Jenni Bailey for tagging along with us on that hot day in July to bring us these images.