From Farm to Table: Behind-the-Scenes Party Photos

A Coastal Living photo shoot isn't all play and no work. Senior Editor Julia Rutland shares pictures you didn't see on our pages―such as 12-foot ladders and chefs in swimming trunks.

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Julia Rutland, Jean Allsopp, and Edda Pacifico

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To get the bird's-eye view of the entire table, Senior Photographer Jean Allsopp climbed up and down a 12-foot ladder. We had to squeeze our way into a cornrow to get the best angle. Senior Editor Julia Rutland provided counterbalance―and practice smart sun protection with her wide-brim hat.

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