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The Trip of a Lifetime | An Alaskan Cruise with my Mom

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Twenty-two years ago my mom & I said to each other, “You know what we should do one day? We should take a cruise to Alaska.” My mom, Dr. Linda Clinard, had been to 49 [...]

2017 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards | London, England

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

I just returned from London, where I traveled—I am proud and a little stunned to report—to see two of my photographs receive top-three finishes in the 2017 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards. [...]

Supporting the Locally-Grown Food Revolution | Orange Home Grown Urban Farm Dinner with Will Allen of Growing Power

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Orange Home Grown is one of my favorite local organizations. Based in Orange, California, the nonprofit builds community through food—with farming demonstrations, a vibrant farmers market, education on sustainable agriculture & environmentally-friendly lifestyles, and great events. [...]

“Sea, Land & Air at Carlos Salgado’s Taco Maria” | A Photo Essay for ‘Life & Thyme’

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Last Fall, I photographed a dinner series that celebrated Taco María’s third anniversary. I looked forward to the events for a couple of reasons: the joy of spending those evenings with Taco María’s chef and [...]

Going with the Grain | Emilie Coulson Salgado’s ‘Daughter’s Granola’

February 26th, 2017|0 Comments

While I don’t take them on as often as I photograph chefs and restaurants, I do look forward to the occasional product photography shoot. If the company is one I believe in (it also doesn’t [...]

Jason + Hillary 1.11.17 | Quinn Family Maternity Shoot in Downtown Santa Ana

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

As a general rule, I often say that I don’t shoot family portraits, I don’t photograph weddings, and I don’t do maternity shoots. My speciality is photographing chefs, restaurants, and food. But for some of [...]

On the Lam with Chef Aron Habiger in Downtown Santa Ana

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

My friend Aron Habiger got into cooking professionally for some of the same reasons I got into photographing food—to mark the ritual of gathering loved ones around the table for a meal. Adored by diners [...]

Newtown Culinary | An Elevated Backyard BBQ Pop-Up in Orange, California

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

I love good BBQ. At our house, you can find my husband Tim out on the patio almost year round cooking on his grill. BBQ is taken very seriously in our home. So, when I was [...]

The Ecology Center’s 8th Annual Green Feast with Chef Alice Waters in San Juan Capistrano

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

It's rare in life to meet our heroes, let alone get to photograph them out in a field of tomatoes & sunflowers, break bread with them, and even sip a little wine with them. Which [...]

First Vines Planted | Watson Ranch Vineyards

March 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Today our dreams became a reality. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of my husband, Tim, and the fantastic team he has been working with to install our vineyard from Fallbrook Winery, the first [...]

Andrew Murray Vineyards Winemaker Dinner at The Cellar San Clemente

November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

On Monday, November 9th The Cellar San Clemente hosted an exclusive Winemaker Dinner featuring the wines of one of the Santa Ynez Valley's most well-respected and talented vintners, Andrew Murray. As it states on their web site, [...]

Emilie + Carlos 11.7.15 | A California Desert Wedding in Pioneertown

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

I don't photograph weddings. I swear. I really don't. But, if I'm going to make an exception to one of my 'cardinal rules of Anne Watson Photography' and shoot a wedding - just this once [...]

Terroir.0 Winemaker Dinner | Vesper Vineyards at Playground 2.0

September 21st, 2015|0 Comments

As some of you may know, my husband Tim and I, along with our two-year-old son Russell, live on a small ranch in the rural community of Fallbrook in North San Diego County. When we [...]

Guest Chef Dinner Series Launches at Taco Maria

September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

What happens when you get two of Orange County's cutting-edge chefs together under the same roof and put them to work in the same kitchen? It could be an absolute recipe for disaster ("Too many cooks [...]

Terroir.0 Winemaker Dinner | J.Brix Wines at Playground 2.0

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you ever had a meal that was so good, you dreamt about it all again when you went to bed that night? I never had until last Thursday. Maybe it was my mind’s way [...]

Little Maria Pop-up Dinner: When France Meets Mexico | Little Sparrow + Taco Maria Chefs Join Forces

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

"Taco [tah-koh; Spanish tah-kaw]: noun, an often crisply-fried tortilla folded over and filled, as with seasoned chipped meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese." Somehow I knew when I signed-up to photograph the Little Maria pop-up dinner [...]

Downtown Santa Ana Farmers’ Market Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Benefit Dinner at Little Sparrow

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The DTSA Farmers' Market celebrated its One-Year Anniversary this month. And when I found out my friends (who also happen to be phenomenal chefs) were going to be hosting a benefit dinner at Little Sparrow [...]

“Squeeze My Orange” with Cynthia Blass | My CSUF Titan Internet Radio Interview

March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Last Friday afternoon, March 27th I had the fun opportunity to be the featured guest on Cal State Fullerton's Titan Internet Radio program, "Squeeze My Orange," with host Cynthia Blass. As Cynthia describes it, "Squeeze [...]

“Suck the Head and Pinch the Tail” | A Backyard Louisiana Crawfish Boil at The Watson Ranch

March 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Guest Blog Written by Tim Watson; Southern California-based Author, Motorcycle Rider, Farmer & Self-Proclaimed Lunatic (who also happens to be married to Anne Watson). Instagram/Twitter: @spero56 After many years of searching I believe I have [...]

Bodega de Edgar Winemaker Dinner at The Cellar San Clemente

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The Cellar San Clemente is known for some of the best pop-up dinners in Orange County. Most recently, on Monday, January 26, 2015 they hosted an exclusive Winemaker Dinner featuring the wines of the young [...]

Youth Revisited: Where the Sidewalk Ends | A Shel Silverstein-Inspired Dinner by Chef Greg Daniels at Playground 2.0

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

As a child of the 1970's, I grew up in America reading the poems of Shel Silverstein and by the time I was 10-years-old I had practically worn a hole through my copy of Where [...]

Kicking-Off San Diego Beer Week | A Toast to Offbeat Brewing Company’s Second Anniversary

November 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Guest Blog Written by Jaime Kautsky; Escondido-based Public Relations Guru, Beer Enthusiast & Superstar Mom. Twitter: @jlkautsky In the two years since Offbeat Brewing Company first rolled-up its doors in an unassuming North San Diego County industrial [...]

Porking Delicious PigOut 2.0 | A Taste of What’s to Come for PigOut 3.0

July 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Pigging-out on gourmet pork. And LOTS of it. Drinking amazing craft cocktails. And LOTS of 'em. All while supporting a fantastic organization, Inspire Artistic Minds. What's not to love about that?! Last August, Bobby Navarro [...]

Top Chef Shirley Chung’s “Twenty Eight: Modern Chinese Cuisine” Menu Preview Pop-Up at Playground 2.0 in Santa Ana

June 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Orange County is about to witness a new dimension in its burgeoning culinary scene when world-class Chef Shirley Chung opens the doors to her new Irvine-based restaurant, Twenty Eight: Modern Chinese Cuisine, later this Summer. [...]

OC Chefs’ Dinner #2 | A Culinary Collaboration at Little Sparrow Cafe in Downtown Santa Ana

April 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Great culinary minds converged again on Monday, March 31st for the second-of-its-kind collaborative OC Chefs' Dinner - this time in the kitchen of the Little Sparrow Cafe in Downtown Santa Ana. The participating chefs for [...]

Orange County Chefs’ Dinner | A Collaborative Pop-Up at 320 Main in Seal Beach

February 18th, 2014|0 Comments

I love when great minds come together. Especially when those great minds collaborate to create phenomenal food. And that's exactly what happened last Monday, February 10th at 320 Main in Seal Beach, CA when four [...]

Electric City Butcher “Pops Up” in Downtown Santa Ana

January 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Downtown Santa Ana just keeps getting better & better. I've lived in Santa Ana for almost 10 years now (with a brief interlude to Rome, Italy for a couple of those), and I've loved watching [...]

DOWN ON THE FARM | A FARM-TO-TABLE SUNDAY SUPPER AT EDWARDS RANCH ESTATES WITH THE RANCH RESTAURANT

August 5th, 2013|0 Comments

So far in my career as a food photographer I have been incredibly fortunate to photograph (and of course subsequently taste whenever possible!) some truly amazing cuisine. Two weekends ago I was invited to attend [...]

IT’S ALL ABOUT I.O. | PLAYGROUND 2.0 OPENS IN SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

February 28th, 2013|0 Comments

One week ago tonight I ate the best meal of my life. The best. I know that sounds like I’m saying a lot. And, I am. In fact, I don't know that I could accurately [...]

LOCAL TASTES BETTER | FARM-TO-TABLE GOURMET DINNER PARTIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

January 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Continuing the theme of "amazing people I met & worked with in 2012" is the lovely & talented Chef Kerri of Local Tastes Better. Specializing in farm-to-table dinner parties using all locally-sourced, seasonal & sustainable [...]

CHEF KATHERINE EVENTS | SUSTAINABLE. LOCAL. ORGANIC. DELICIOUS.

January 9th, 2013|0 Comments

2012 was a phenomenal year in many ways. I felt incredibly lucky to meet some amazing people who not only became new clients, but also new friends. One such amazing person is the lovely Chef [...]

“MAD MEAT MEN” | A PORK-TASTIC FEAST AT THE ANAIS+ CULINARY COLLECTIVE IN COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

November 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Last Sunday evening at the Anais+ Culinary Collective in Costa Mesa, CA lucky diners were treated to a pork-themed meal of epic proportions at the 'Mad Meat Men' Farmers' Market Feast. Prepared entirely with fresh, [...]

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS | A TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CELEBRATION IN SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

November 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Dia de los Muertos. "The Day of the Dead." A beautiful Mexican cultural celebration of family & friends who have passed on from this life into the next. With origins dating back as far as [...]

‘ART WITH FALL FOODS’ | THE NEW ANNE WATSON PHOTO GALLERY INSTALLATION AT THE OC MART MIX

September 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Autumn has always been my favorite season. Kids are back to school, there's a crispness in the air as if God's turned up the A/C, and all of my favorite holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving & [...]

DA-LE RANCH | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RANCHING AT ITS BEST

September 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Tucked away (way, way, waaaay away!) in the hills near Lake Elsinore, California is a little gem of a ranch owned by two very lovely people who I have been fortunate enough to get to [...]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY / KOOZIE VIBES END-OF-SUMMER GIVEAWAY

September 14th, 2012|0 Comments

If you live in Southern California, you'll be able to feel that Summer is FAR from over today! It's 103 degrees outside our house right now AND it's Friday. Which has my Koozie Vibes koozies [...]

ANAIS+RAYA CULINARY COLLECTIVE | NOW OFFERING PRIVATE DINNERS + MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FARMERS’ MARKET MEALS

September 12th, 2012|0 Comments

This Summer here on the Anne Watson Photo Blog we shared with you a photographic feast of the new Anais+Raya Culinary Collective that was launched in July by Chef Raya Belna & Special Eats OC's [...]

ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY / KOOZIE VIBES END-OF-SUMMER GIVEAWAY!

September 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

Who doesn't love Koozies?! Few things in life say 'Summertime in America' to me more than a colorful koozie keeping my cold beer nicely tucked-away in insulated, icy bliss while I chill by the pool [...]

SUNDAY SUPPER | AN ITALIAN TRADITION BROUGHT TO LIFE IN OC BY LUCCA CAFE

August 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Since living in Rome, Italy in 2008/2009, my husband Tim & I have found it difficult to go out for Italian meals here in Southern California. Not because the Italian food here isn't good. But, [...]

IN HOG HEAVEN | A PHOTO RECAP OF 100EATS100DAYS PIGOUT 1.0

August 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 was a glorious day of sunshine, craft cocktails & gourmet pork-centric feasting thanks to the first-ever PigOut 1.0 hosted by 100eats100days & Broadway by Amar Santana at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort [...]

COCKTAILS. PIG TAILS. PIG OUT. | A CELEBRATION OF SWINE AT PIGOUT 1.0 THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

August 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

"Cocktails. Pigtails. Pig Out." This Sunday, August 5th you are invited to join Bobby Navarro of 100eats100days and Chef Amar Santana & Mixologist Gabrielle Dion of Laguna's Broadway by Amar Santana when they host PigOut [...]

A TRANSITIONAL-RETRO KITCHEN IN SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Have you ever stepped into a kitchen that just makes you want to immediately tie-on an apron & start cooking? I recently had the opportunity of photographing such a kitchen in my favorite Southern California [...]

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL | THE ALL-NEW ANNE WATSON PHOTO GALLERY INSTALLATION AT THE OC MART MIX

July 13th, 2012|0 Comments

While Food Photography is my passion, there are a number of other subjects that catch my eye through the lens of my camera. One of my favorites is Americana. Anything to do with this great [...]

INTRODUCING THE ANAIS+RAYA CULINARY COLLECTIVE AT PICNICS KITCHEN | SUNDAY FARMERS’ MARKET FEASTS

July 8th, 2012|0 Comments

What could be a better way to kick-off your week than gathering with friends & family on a Sunday evening for a home-cooked meal? And not just any meal, but a farm-fresh dinner prepared in [...]

TAKING POPCORN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL | ‘POPCORN CRAVINGS’ GOURMET POPCORN

June 21st, 2012|0 Comments

To all my fellow popcorn-loving fans out there, this one's for you. Why do you love popcorn? For me, I suppose it's a nostalgia thing...  Delicious, fresh, made-to-order gourmet popcorn from Orange County-based company, Popcorn [...]

OC MART MIX VENDORS UNITE! | INTRODUCING ‘THE WAFFLEGATO’

June 10th, 2012|0 Comments

The OC Mart MIX in Costa Mesa has quickly become one of the hottest foodie spots in Orange County. With specialty culinary shops & restaurants that cover the gamut of everything a gastronome could hope [...]

PRIX FIXE GOURMET VEGAN DINNER BY SEABIRDS TRUCK & CHEF JOE YOUKHAN’S TASTING SPOON

May 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Last night the geniuses from the kitchens of the Seabirds Truck and Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon teamed-up to celebrate the season with 'A Taste of Spring' all-vegan, all-amazing, four-course prix fixe dinner at Nekter [...]

PORTOLA COFFEE LAB TEAMS-UP WITH CAKE MONKEY BAKERY | A MATCH MADE IN PASTRY HEAVEN

May 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Change is a good thing. I've always believed this. Change keeps life interesting & keeps things moving forward. And, a perfect example of change bein' a good thing is Portola Coffee Lab's recent decision to [...]

2012 PINK LADY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS | THE MALL GALLERIES | LONDON

April 26th, 2012|0 Comments

2012 is a monumental year for one of my greatest passions - the art of Food Photography.  In a previous Anne Watson Photography blog post you saw that I was absolutely thrilled to see this [...]

SLAPFISH GOES BRICK & MORTAR IN HUNTINGTON BEACH | MENU PREVIEW

April 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Yes, I admit it - I am a Gourmet Food Truck-aholic. I am in awe of these guys & gals who manage to serve high-end restaurant-quality food out of a teeny-tiny kitchen-on-wheels outta' the side [...]

A WEDGE OF CHEESE HEAVEN | THE CHEESE SHOP AT THE MIX – COSTA MESA

April 15th, 2012|0 Comments

1,139.  The number of photos I shot of some of the most beautiful cheeses I've ever seen, smelled & tasted in my life at on of OC's hottest new culinary boutiques, The Cheese Shop at [...]

TAWNY & KNIGHTLEY McKENZIE | MOTHER + DAUGHTER

March 30th, 2012|0 Comments

I was thrilled last weekend to bump into some great friends of mine, Tawny & Ian, at The OC Mart MIX in Costa Mesa and get to meet their adorable 4 1/2-month-old baby girl, Knightley [...]

CATCHING RAINDROPS | THE BEAUTY OF NASTURTIUMS

March 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Every time it rains here in Southern California, I eagerly await the storm's passing so I can venture out into our garden and explore. Rain is such a rarity in this arid desert climate, its [...]

SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET BRUNCH | TACO MARIA + CHEF JOE YOUKHAN’S TASTING SPOON

March 15th, 2012|0 Comments

This past Saturday, March 10th, SoCo Farmers' Market in Costa Mesa played host to a first-of-its-kind gourmet five-course prix fixe brunch with two of OC's top Gourmet Food Truck chefs - Chef Carlos Salgado of [...]

THE CELLAR | RESTAURANT, WINE BAR & CHEESE SHOP – SAN CLEMENTE

February 20th, 2012|0 Comments

I love good food. And good wine. And good cheese. So, I really loved the recent opportunity I had to shoot the latest menu for the ingenious Chef Erika Tucker at The Cellar Restaurant, Wine [...]

LAURA + DAVE | MATERNITY SESSION – OLD TOWNE ORANGE, CALIFORNIA

February 13th, 2012|0 Comments

I love photography. It is my passion. And I absolutely love everything about being a photographer - particularly when I get to do a session like this one with Laura & Dave (and soon-to-arrive baby [...]

A STUDY OF LIGHT | A PHOTOGRAPHER’S OBSESSION

February 8th, 2012|0 Comments

I admit it. I have an obsession. Perhaps even a borderline (OK, full-blown) addiction. I have a feeling my husband wouldn't be able to count the number of times he's heard me gasp & then [...]

MIZUKI RESTAURANT | WHERE JAPANESE CUISINE IS ART

February 6th, 2012|0 Comments

As a food photographer, there are times when I find myself in the midst of an awe-inspiring shoot and feel the need to pinch myself to ensure I'm not dreaming. My most recent experience of [...]

MASTERING THE ART OF BBQ | RANCHO A GO-GO + DA-LE RANCH COOKING DEMO AT SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET

January 30th, 2012|0 Comments

Anybody can grill. But, it takes talent and years of practice to truly master the art of Barbeque.  And if there's one thing that Owner & Pitmaster Chris of the Rancho A Go-Go Barbeque gourmet [...]

SIMPLE. BEAUTIFUL. DELICIOUS. | ART WITH APPLES

January 27th, 2012|0 Comments

When was the last time you paused to admire the natural, unique beauty of an apple? Until recently, I must admit that I'd taken these gorgeous little treasures for granted. That was until I discovered [...]

NEW FOR 2012: A LIL’ SOMETHING FUN FOR FELLOW DOG LOVERS – “A SUSAN-A-DAY”

January 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Last month my friend & fellow photographer, Kate Noelle Kernutt of Kate Noelle Photography suggested I do a lil' something new for 2012... We all know I love photographing food, as well as landscapes, motorcycles [...]

THE YEAR IN FOOD: ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY’S BEST OF 2011

December 31st, 2011|0 Comments

I took a bit of time today to reflect on the past 12 months and came to the conclusion that 2011 has been a truly unprecedented year for ‘foodies’ in Orange County. We have witnessed [...]

A RAINY ENGLISH AFTERNOON & THE BEST CHOCOLATE-CHIP COOKIE RECIPE EVER

December 29th, 2011|0 Comments

It's just after Christmas, and just before New Year's - the 'in-between' week of the holidays when kids are still on their school break and my husband & I like to make a trip to [...]

TACO MARIA’S CHEF CARLOS SALGADO PERFORMS COOKING DEMO AT SOCO FARMERS’ MARKET

December 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

As many of you know, I'm a huge supporter of the SoCo Farmers' Market at The OC Mart Mix / SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, CA. The market, which takes place every Saturday from 9am [...]

SAVORY SPICE STOP AT THE OC MART MIX: A CULINARY WONDERLAND

December 21st, 2011|0 Comments

I recently discovered one of my new favorite shops of all-time. A fabulous lil' place at The OC MartMix in Costa Mesa's SoCo Collection called Savory Spice Stop.  It is a culinary wonderland and a [...]

SNEAK PEEK – SANTIAGO OAKS CHRISTMAS CARD SESSION

December 4th, 2011|0 Comments

This afternoon was one of those magical, blistery Southern California winter days that was all-too-perfect for a Christmas Card session with my friend, Natalie Good of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production, her husband [...]

FARM TO FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE II – HOSTED BY SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET

November 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Last Saturday, November 19th was a foodie paradise at SoCo Farmers' Market at The OC Mart Mix / SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, California.  The market played host to the second Farm to Food Truck [...]

BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT ‘THE PLAYGROUND’ SOFT OPENING

November 20th, 2011|0 Comments

Last Tuesday, November 15th marked the soft opening of Downtown Santa Ana's hottest new restaurant, The Playground. Located in the heart of Santa Ana's latest up-and-coming area, the East End Promenade (across from the Yost [...]

FARM TO FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE II – MEET THE COMPETITORS: TRUCK #4 of 6 – SLAPFISH TRUCK

November 15th, 2011|0 Comments

We're less than a week away from the Farm to Food Truck Challenge II - the exciting event hosted by SoCo Farmers' Market where six gourmet food trucks will compete for the title of 'Top [...]

FARM TO FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE II – MEET THE COMPETITORS: TRUCK #3 of 6 – SEABIRDS TRUCK

November 9th, 2011|0 Comments

The excitement is building each day as we get closer to Saturday, November 19th and the Farm to Food Truck Challenge II at SoCo Farmers' Market in Costa Mesa! Six gourmet food trucks will compete [...]

FIRST LOOK: INSIDE ‘THE PLAYGROUND’ – DOWNTOWN SANTA ANA’S HOTTEST NEW RESTAURANT

November 6th, 2011|0 Comments

As a Santa Ana resident and a lover of all things gourmet, I have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Downtown Santa Ana's newest foodie hot-spot - The Playground.  And I know I'm not alone [...]

FARM TO FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE II – MEET THE COMPETITORS: TRUCK #2 of 6 – HOME SKILLET

November 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Two weeks from today on Saturday, November 19th, SoCo Farmers' Market in Costa Mesa will play host to the Farm to Food Truck Challenge II - the exciting event where 6 gourmet food trucks compete [...]

FARM TO FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE II – MEET THE COMPETITORS: TRUCK #1 of 6 – TACO MARIA

October 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Foodies of Orange County, mark your calendars!  Saturday, November 19th from 9am - 2pm, the SoCo Farmers' Market in Costa Mesa will host the second 'Farm to Food Truck Challenge' - A creative cook-off event [...]

BISTRO 24 SNEAK PEEK: PART 2 – BREAKFAST; THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY (BECAUSE OF THE BACON)

October 26th, 2011|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but I love breakfast. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but it's also is my favorite meal of the day because it has an excellent [...]

BISTRO 24 SNEAK PEEK: PART 2 – BREAKFAST; THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY (BECAUSE OF THE BACON)

October 26th, 2011|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but I love breakfast.  Not only is it the most important meal of the day (yes, there's the whole 'nutrition to start off your day' thing... but, as coffee typically goes [...]

BISTRO 24 SNEAK PEEK: PART 1 – NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHEESEBURGER

October 21st, 2011|0 Comments

If you live in Orange County, California, chances are you've likely heard of the area's top caterer, 24 Carrots Catering & Events. And, if you're really lucky, you've had the opportunity to attend one of [...]

SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET + FIXTURES LIVING GRAND OPENING = A ‘FOODIE’ WONDERLAND

September 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite subjects - food.  And, not just any ol' food - oh no.  This was delicious (and dare I say, nutritious!), gourmet cuisine created by [...]

‘THERE AND BACK AGAIN TO SEE HOW FAR IT IS’ – MY HUSBAND, TIM WATSON’S BOOK – ON-SALE TODAY

September 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Well, it was a long road to get here (quite literally!), but today is a big day. After years of hard work, thousands of miles of motorcycle travels and more dings & dents in my [...]

THE BEST OF THE WORST – 2011 CONCOURS D’LEMONS

August 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Well, everyone knows that each August the city of Monterey, California plays host to some of the finest vintage automobile events in the world.  Spectators from around the globe gather annually for Monterey Car Week [...]

DESERT LIFE – A TASTE OF PALM SPRINGS

August 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Palm Springs, California - I love this city.  It is classic Americana. The dry, desert sauna-like heat that radiates off the pavement even after the sun sets. The sounds of Sinatra wafting through the air [...]

SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET – GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS GALORE!

July 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Yesterday I spent a fantastic day at Orange County's most up-and-coming shopping district, the OC Mart Mix and SoCo (South Coast) Collection where the weekly Saturday SoCo Farmers' Market is held.  In addition to stall-upon-stall [...]

CELEBRATING AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE – 4TH OF JULY SO-CAL STYLE

July 9th, 2011|0 Comments

4th of July has always been an interesting holiday in our household. I'm American - my husband is English. 'Nuff said.BUT, this past year my husband & I did achieve the difficult, time-consuming, expensive and, [...]

July 8th, 2011|0 Comments

PORTOLA COFFEE LAB – THE BEAUTY OF LATTE ART

June 29th, 2011|0 Comments

I had the privilege early yesterday morning of visiting Portola Coffee Lab, OC's hottest new coffee hang-out, to watch their baristas in action & photograph what I'd consider some of the most beautiful, detailed latte [...]

THE ART OF COFFEE – PORTOLA COFFEE LAB

May 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Coffee. Dark, delicious, soul-quenching, invigorating coffee. Mmmmmm...Get to know your coffee, though, and you will quickly learn that it is so much more than what many Americans settle for and call 'coffee'.  Which, let's be [...]

WEEK #3 OF ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY’S FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY CONTEST

May 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

Week #3 of the Anne Watson Photography's Facebook Give-Away Contest is here!Every week for four weeks I am posting a Weekly Photo on the Anne Watson Photo Facebook Page of an everyday object shot from [...]

THE LOWLY SNAIL

May 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Ok. So, this is a bit of a weird post I suppose. Because - if I'm being honest - I just spent the past hour wandering around our front yard at 6:00am in my bathrobe, [...]

SHOOTING THE MOON

May 17th, 2011|0 Comments

We've been having some very strange weather here in Southern California lately. Well, strange for Orange County in the month of May anyways.  One minute it's boiling hot and sunny, the next it's chilly and [...]

WEEK #2 OF ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY’S FACEBOOK GIVE-AWAY CONTEST!

May 16th, 2011|0 Comments

It's here! Week #2 of the Anne Watson Photography's Facebook Give-Away Contest!Every week for four weeks I am posting a Weekly Photo on the Anne Watson Photo Facebook Page of an everyday object shot from [...]

WEEK #1 OF ANNE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY’S FACEBOOK GIVE-AWAY CONTEST!

May 7th, 2011|0 Comments

One of my favorite things about photography is the opportunity it gives me to look at the world from a new perspective and see things differently than I ever have before.  Through the lens of [...]

SMALL, BUT MIGHTY BEANS – THE BEAUTY OF COFFEE

May 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

I am a self-proclaimed coffee fanatic and seriously do not know (and for the sake of those around me, don't want to know!) what would happen if I had to get through a day without [...]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

April 21st, 2011|0 Comments

I love the Spring.  New life blooming everywhere, and I get to exercise my green thumb again after resting it over the Winter.Yesterday I awoke to a gorgeous sunrise after an overnight Spring shower had [...]

EXPLORING THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD – AUSTIN, TEXAS

April 16th, 2011|0 Comments

I've been M.I.A. recently... and, I am happy to report that the reason for my online absence was due to a much-needed vacation.  It was time to get away, switch off the ol' noggin and [...]

IT’S VOTIN’ TIME!

March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Anne Watson Photo fans, I would appreciate your support!The above photographs of flowers are each competing to win the Orange County Register Newspaper's Wildflower Photo Contest. (Each in its own category.) There is no limit [...]

SOME LOCAL OC NATURE

March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

This afternoon Tim & I ventured out to historic Irvine Park at the mouth of Santiago Canyon for a little taste of nature. Having grown up in Orange County, California in the city of Irvine, [...]

OC REGISTER WILDFLOWER PHOTO CONTEST – VOTE FOR ME, PLEASE!

March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Anne Watson Photo fans, I'd like to ask for your support, please!The above Orchid is the first of a handful of photos (each will be in a different category - this is for the 'Non-Native [...]

FACES OF LOYALTY

March 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Well, I just couldn't help myself... a few more photos of our funny little pugs, Rose & Percy.Today I spent some time in the back garden, enjoying the California sunshine, hanging out with my husband [...]

AFTER THE RAINS

March 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

Some of my friends and family from England (including my English husband!) probably think I'm a bit nuts for saying this - but, I really do love the rain.  Growing up in Southern California, rain [...]

THE ANNE WATSON PHOTO GIVE-AWAY CONTEST!

March 16th, 2011|0 Comments

It's here - The Anne Watson Photo Give-Away Contest!  I thought it was time to give a little something back, so I've created a super-easy-to-enter contest in which you can win an 8 x 10 [...]

INCREDIBLE ORCHIDS

March 10th, 2011|0 Comments

I am mesmerized by the incredible beauty of orchids - have you ever looked at one up-close and studied all of the amazing details that are found in just one tiny flower? Each one is [...]

WILD, WILD WESTERN WYOMING

March 9th, 2011|0 Comments

I've found throughout my travels that there are few places in the world these days (particularly in the bustling U.S.) that truly feel untouched by man. Growing up in California, I've heard lots of talk [...]

A TRIBUTE TO TRUCKERS

March 5th, 2011|0 Comments

On a long-haul motorcycle trip it's hard to recount the thousands of sights, sounds and smells that you take in each day you're on the road. One constant, though, that seems to always be there [...]

CLOUDS

March 4th, 2011|0 Comments

I woke up this morning to a cloudy day and it got me thinkin'... while it may sound simple, some of my favorite things to photograph are clouds.There they are - over our heads in [...]

PUGS AND THE ART OF SUNBATHING

March 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

I definitely do not consider myself an animal photographer. Motorcycles, landscapes, objects of Americana - those typically are my favorite subjects to shoot. But, I must admit that I am a sucker for dogs - [...]

AROUND THE GARDENS

March 1st, 2011|0 Comments

I've always enjoyed gardening, but never really dove into it as a hobby until after I was married to Tim. We love gardening. And, perhaps it's my husband' English roots, but he truly has a [...]

A LITTLE THING I LIKE TO CALL ‘MOTORCYCLE CHURCH’…

March 1st, 2011|0 Comments

I've found many ways to feel at peace in my life amidst the madness of daily existence - Yoga is a main one for me. As are things such as an early-morning walk with our [...]