Frenchtown is a small riverside village on the banks of the mighty Delaware River in Hunterdon County, NJ. It has a long history, like most New Jersey towns, dating back to way back before the Europeans came for a visit.
Frenchtown hits that happy medium between being hip and being homey and is home to a nice collection of shops, cafes, restaurants, salons, yoga studios and artists. This past weekend Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Love, Pray) had a book signing for her latest book, Home on the Range, a cookbook. Knowing there would be lots of fans coming for the book signing, she engaged the business community. To encourage book buyers to visit town many of the businesses prepared a recipe from the book and offered their creations to visitors throughout the weekend.
I thought this was a great opportunity to get shots of each of the business owners in their establishments and I spent Saturday scurrying around town, with my camera and lighting equipment to get portraits. It was part photojournalism, part strategic portrait and a great way to get to know my fellow business professionals.