A Little … Well ok…Big Announcement

A Little … Well ok…Big Announcement – Tartelette

A Little … Well ok…Big Announcement


Helene Dujardin

Helene Dujardin
(Senior Editor)

Big News...

I have been toying with how to break the news to you… Late at night, I would design some cute picture involving the husband and the pups, just the pups, just the husband but of course, I always ran out of time. It’s been a whirlwind since May. Workshops, cookbook shoots, some editorial shoots. Lots of travel. Lots of packing and unpacking.
Well…there will be one more big swoop of packing. But not a couple of suitcases. A few many boxes actually.
We are moving! To Birmingham, Alabama…!
No, Bill did not take a job there. I did.
I am completely stocked and thrilled to announce that I am the new Senior Photographer for Oxmoor House, cookbook publisher of titles such as Southern Living, Cooking Light, Health, Sunset.
Now can I do this? : !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never mind…I just did!!!!! (and more)
If you know me well, you know that I am right now smiling wide but quietly while inside, I am jumping up and down like a crazy woman. I get to photograph all sorts of cookbooks throughout the week. Different titles, styles, authors, recipes. A dream.
Oxmoor House emailed and asked me if I would consider coming down for a test shoot for the position. I flew to Birmingham, test shot for two days with super nice, creative and dedicated art director, food stylists, prop stylists, photographers, etc…. My excitement and desire to be part of the team grew stronger. But I knew I had to put this in the back of my head. There was Ireland coming up, then Seattle, a couple of cookbooks and editorials to be photographed. More workshops.
Then finally last week, I heard the news that I had gotten the job. I called my parents and told them the news. My mom asked “is that good?”. I laughed so hard. Nerves. “Yes, mom. It’s really good.” For the first time, it hit me. The reality of the future ahead.
So yes, we are relocating. We are both super excited, not only about the job but about the possibilities ahead. New places to see, new friends to be made. New favorite hang outs to find.
It’s all good…
I hope you are smiling along with us. I will continue to blog, but bear with me as I make the transition to another rhythm and city. It might take me a few days to get my bearings when it happens next months.
A huge “Thank You” to Matt, Clare, Tami, Anita and Laura. You guys know why and how much you mean to me. Love you bundles.






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