I found the house that I want to live in…

In this house tea and cookies are presented, when you walk through the door, by Anna’s dear husband with a British accent.

I am a sucker for accents and cookies.

The house also comes with two very delightful kids and a little dog.

Love kids and dogs.

Homemade soda bread is effortlessly thrown together in just a few minutes, and before you know it… you are eating a steaming hot slice with the perfect amount of butter.

Homemade bread + butter = Heaven.

And all this amazing-ness was created by the lovely Anna herself… who makes you forget time with her piercing blue eyes, captivating stories and big heart.

It may be a little premature to say this, but I think I fell in love with this household and everyone in it… But since moving in with them is probably out of the question, I am happy to settle for the few moments that I had to document their lives last Sunday afternoon.

And I am even more excited about the possibility of working with Anna on her documentary project. A few weeks ago, I received an email from Anna that said:

I just got accepted for a proposal I submitted to Kickstarter and would love to have a few great photographs to add to the promotional pieces.

The project I am working on is a photo essay/documentary called International Lunchbox, it is a collection of narratives from people, talking about what they feed their children, the issue, the histories, the stories and recipes.  I am trying to make some contacts to people who may be interested in participating in telling their stories.  It is a photo essay/documentary giving a very personal account from the vantage point of the parent or caregiver.

I told Anna that her project is exactly the kind of work that I would like to be doing more of and to please let me know how I can help.

So we started with tea, cookies, conversation and soda bread… and I can not wait to see what comes next.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Awesome! Have you heard today how amazing you are? You are. AND I just got your message and about died. May! I’ll call tomorrow. Lastly, I really want a slice of that bread right now. With you. May.


  2. It sounds like a wonderful project. I am excited for you. love, mom


  3. Paige I love reading your blog! What a nice surprise to see the Straus Milk bottles at the end! I forwarded this to my co-workers at Straus! Wendy


  4. Paige, you are living the dream. So awesome. Beautiful shots, as usual.


  5. Bravo to the photographer, the shots really shows how one is living so down to earth today compared to the 80s. I suggest looking at the photos more low calorie vegetables are in order instead of all that bread.


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