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Through the lens: Linwood

Hey ya'll!

I hope everyone is having a great week gearing up for the holidays.  I have been waiting to share this project with you for some time now.  Earlier this year, I partnered up with Linwooda Louisiana based company that creates incredible handcrafted wooden cutting boards.  What began as a hobby for Lin Babb has become a family run business, with his daughter, Mattie Babb, heading up the branding, social media, packaging, and many other business operations, while her father transforms a simple block of wood into every kitchen's conversation piece.  Having recently retired from a teaching career, Lin decided to further pursue his life-long passion for woodworking alongside his dog and his family in a rustic shop, deep in the woods of Central, Louisiana.

Every time I arrive to shoot I'm excitedly greeted by Boone, their hound dog, and that alone just makes the Linwood shop feel like home.  The character, history, and family ties wrap around you as soon as you walk in the door.  The Babb family has a special place in my heart, not only because of the wonderful people they are, but also because of the true southern hospitality and love they share with anyone they encounter.  I am so proud of them for making a passion into reality, and I wish them all the success in the world. 

THANK YOU to the Babb family for trusting in my work to make your dream come to life.  I am so ecstatic that their site has finally launched and even more humbled to be a part of the lineup of talented people who contributed - Breanna Rose Design, Contrast Films, and Cristina Blanchard to name a few! 

Be sure to stop by Linwood's Facebook and Instagram to follow their journey.  Enjoy!

xoxo, KRP