I was recently contacted by Sarah Ryeland, Special Publications Editor of magazine and blog Sideroads of Muskoka. She asked if she could use one of my photographs in their publication. Of course I said yes!
Now you can find my photograph of Melanie’s Spicy Peanut Chicken in a full-page colour spread for the article How to match wine with spicy food!
What is even more exciting is the photo credit I was given, “Photographer and food writer Suzie Ridler is one of Canada’s most popular food bloggers.”
As exciting as it was to see my photograph in a giant colour spread in a magazine (and it was!), those words meant so much to me. I wanted to take the time today to say thank you to all my readers and supporters. Even those lurkers out there! You are a huge part of every successful step that I take as a food writer and photographer. Without you, there would be no point.
Recently I have had quite a few amazing opportunities show up at my foodie door but because of life’s circumstances and my health, I have had to turn them down. My life is in complete limbo and has been quite shattered recently. For a while I stopped eating and sleeping, the anxiety shaking me to my core. Health problems have gotten worse and new ones have appeared.
I started this blog as a means of coping. It has kept me sane when life really wanted to destroy me. It has been more than two years since I started this blog and I am more dedicated than ever to continue my foodie journey with you.
Thank you for your friendship, support and positive thoughts and energy.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Wow, your photo looks amazing in that full-page spread! And you deserve all the accolades!
OMG!!!! I just got major goose bumps reading this, and seeing your photography professionally showcased is so amazing. I wish I could give you a huge congratulatory hug in person. I keep saying that you could totally go pro with your “mouthwatering” photos. Congrats Suzie, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more and more of you and your amazing work.
Jamie Ridler Studios says
Oh, Suzie, you know how sorry I am that you’ve been having such a hard time. ((hugs))
I’m so glad there’s something so wonderful to celebrate. Congratulations on your magazine appearance and on being such a popular, much loved food blogger.
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks so much Debra! 🙂 Your comments keep me going.
Ava, so nice you are excited too, LOL. I hope you’re right, I love seeing my photos in print.
Thanks for the hug Jamie, it’s been brutal but we’re making it through. Love getting to celebrate even during the tough times. It is so nice to feel loved!
Congratulations on the photo and I hope things get better for you soon.
This is great news. Hoping that as you get more opportunities with your food writing and photography, a big one will come that maybe can lead you to be able to move to your dream place.
Suzie,it looks terrific! How exciting that you have been given such a great credit too! You deserve it.
Fantastic, Suzie! You deserve the praise for your lovely photos, words, and recipes. 🙂 I hope more opportunities come along and you are able to take some. Congrats!
This is wonderful and fabulous recognition of your creative talents. When a door is closed, a window opens my friend. The universe speaks in mysterious ways sometimes and this fantabulous spread says you are doing better than all right!
Keep on keeping on my friend.
Cheers to you.
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and made a wonderful addition to our magazine.
Thanks again and keep up the fabulous work!
– Sarah Ryeland
Cathy Webster (Olliffe) says
Suzie! Am so thrilled about your post today and by the way your beautiful photo enlivened the pages of Sideroads. You truly are one of Canada’s top food bloggers and I am proud to call myself one of your followers and lurkers. You deserve only good things and, while I’m sorry for your current woes, I know that life will soon change for the better – how could it not with your talents?