For the last few years I have been lucky enough to do a lot of photography for Ginger Catering at the National Arboretum. When the owner/chef Janet Jeffs asked me to photograph a special Christmas lunch on her property near Braidwood, I had a feeling it would be a pretty amazing day. What I couldn’t have imagined was just how beautiful her farm is! It features a convict-built stone barn, built in 1830 (!!), a beautiful farmhouse, rambling gardens, fruit trees, vegie gardens, and an incredible view of the Shoalhaven River.
Janet and her partner Leeanne treated friends to a tour of the stone barn and farm then an early Christmas lunch of local free range pork (cooked on a spit in the front garden!), local vegetables roasted in the outdoor pizza oven, home made pickles, and tarts for dessert.
This remains one of my favourite jobs to date. I’m hoping it won’t be my last visit to the property – I often dream and scheme of all the amazing things that could be done in that stone barn! Note to self: get in Janet’s ear ASAP re: a beautiful dinner event in the barn 😉
I hope you enjoy the beautiful scenery as much as I enjoyed photographing it xx