Little Rusted Ladle has evolved from its earliest form as a food and lifestyle blog dedicated to heartfelt food photography, local food products and farmer stories to an immersive platform detailing everything Jena Carlin Creative has to offer. Enjoy exclusive behind the scenes looks at Jena’s work as a commercial photographer, up and coming food photographer spotlights, food photography tips, and of course incredible, eye-catching, scroll-stopping, food & lifestyle photography from the heart.  It is a lifelong personal project that fuels our souls. 

Get your first taste of Little Rusted Ladle with some of our favorite photo essays. 



Itty Bitty Cranberry Co. in Sherry, WI let's us peek into an agriculture cranberry harvest.


Learn the secret of tender summer sweet corn with Skelly's Farm Market, Wisconsinites who have been farming the land since 1850.


Stir up some artisanal lemonade with honey straight from the hive in this DIY lemonade stand.


Three generations gather to create a family-favorite dessert, straight from Grandma's recipe box.



Herbs For Flavor, Healthy & Natural Beauty will change the way you think about cookbooks. This hardcover, beautifully designed book is a love letter to herbs with inventive recipes and joyful photography you will love paging through, even if you don’t consider yourself a chef.

Authors: Jena Carlin and Jim Rude

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