A Year of Collaborations | Explore and Wander | We're going on a picnic


I know what a picnic means to me. Do you know what it means for you? I checked up what the word means, just to ensure my idea of a picnic isn't too far off and what I found was that:

A picnic is a meal taken outdoors (al fresco) as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view, or else in conjunction with a public event such as preceding an open-air theatre performance[1], and usually in summer.

Picnics are usually meant for the late mornings or midday breakfasts, but could also be held as a luncheonette or a dinner event. Descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors was essential to a picnic from the early 19th century.[2]

Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people or a large get together such as company picnics and church picnics. It is also sometimes combined with a cookout, usually a form of barbecue; either grilling (griddling, gridironing, or charbroiling), braising (by combining a charbroil or gridiron grill with a broth-filled pot), baking, or a combination of all of the above.

On romantic and family picnics, a picnic basket and a blanket (to sit or recline on) are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics. In established public parks, a picnic area generally includes picnic tables and possibly other items related to eating outdoors, such as built-in grills, water faucets, garbage containers, and restrooms.

Some picnics are a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share. When the picnic is not also a cookout, the food eaten is rarely hot, instead taking the form of deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks.
— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picnic

Right now that we are on the same page. Let's build our picnic. I'd be answering the following questions, hopefully with your help...

Where is our picnic?

What would we be snacking on and eating? 

What would there be to drink? 

What do we pack?

So we'd answer these questions and I be shooting a visual story for this. It's an assignment I am working on, my deadline for submission in May 31st and I'd love for you to come along. I will tell you more as we get ready for the actual shoot and picnic.


Keep up to date with this project here.

I share exactly how I build out this Visual Photo-Story.

With love from Freeport,