Last year I worked on my first calendar project with Amber Lotus Publishing. The topic was something I was vaguely familiar with: urban chickens and their coops. I’ve done a fair amount of assignment work photographing various gardens and a few stories about people who have urban farms, but this was the first time I’ve worked on a project specifically for a calendar. The 2013 version is now available either directly from the publisher or on Amazon.com. I’m sure you might run across this in garden stores too! It was great fun working with each coop owner as every chicken coop had wildly different personalities. It was also wonderful meeting the ladies, who turn out to make not only great pets, but also great eggs. I’ve posted a few photos from the shoot on my stock photography site and will add more in the near future. This is the perfect gift for anyone who keeps chickens as the coop ideas featured in the calendar are all very original. We photographed the 2014 calendar this past summer and it was neat to be able to show those coop owners the ideas that are featured in the 2013 calendar.