Visiting Photographer: Erin Covey

One of the most important principles for us at Better Farm is to nurture the creativity and curiosity of everyone we come in contact with. So it was with great enthusiasm that we tracked down one Erin Covey, a lifestyle photographer, videographer, and owner of Covey Creative who was on the hunt for a fresh muse—or five.

Linking up with artists, thinkers, writers, and musicians is all in line with the burgeoning betterArt, a Better Farm subsidiary and eventual nonprofit dedicated solely to promoting the arts within our local and virtual community. To this end, we've recently posted a residency application online and have begun talks with artists on local, national, and international levels to figure out ways to cross-pollinate each other's skillsets.

Finding Ms. Covey was therefore completely serendipitous. Based out of Utica, N.Y., and Connecticut, she's been looking for some winter projects to keep herself sharp between the hustle and bustle of very busy spring, summer, and fall photography seasons. We were all too happy to offer ourselves up as amateur models against the rural backdrop of Redwood, N.Y. And, wouldn't you know it, her family used to have a camp just a town over in Alexandria Bay.

Small world!

After a little brainstorming and calendar organization, we've scheduled an afternoon photo shoot for Sunday, March 7. Erin will be photographing five or more humans, a dog or two, and this very special place.

Get ready for some pretty amazing family portraits!

Erin Covey is available for year-round events, portraiture, and multimedia projects. Learn more at

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.