My wedding and food photography experience got a work out this spring at this lovely private party catered by Relish Catering.  G+J had eloped a couple months ago and wanted to throw a big bash to celebrate with their friends and family. The tent was beautiful with pops of blue stripes and lavender flowers as the details. And the food, of course, was fabulous. Food stations reflected the couple’s favorite cuisines including seafood and chicken from Maryland, Polish sausages and pierogies and antipasti. There were bubbles, smores and a pinata to keep the kids occupied while the adults enjoyed a gorgeous summer evening dancing the night away.

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Vendors

Food, Beverage, Flowers & Decor Relish Catering 301-366-0823

Tables, Chairs and Linens  Table Manners 301-277-0582

Chafers and Plates Party Rentals 1-844-464-4776

Tent Sperry Tents 202-484-1811

Band  Meredith Seidel – Bialek’s Music 301-340-6206

It’s almost summer and wedding and wedding engagement portrait season is upon us. Taking advantage of a gorgeous sunny day recently in Old Town Alexandria, it was such a pleasure to spend time with J+C for their engagement portrait session. It’s always exciting for me to find new and different (at least for me!) spots throughout the city. For instance, I knew about the Wilkes Tunnel was there but in all my photography in Old Town, I had never done any photos there. I’m so glad we did this time! And kudos to whoever painted that garage door at the Torpedo Factory. That was a late in the day find. I am really looking forward to their Carnegie Institution for Science wedding in October this year!

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So much of the food photography I’ve been doing lately has been for the Washington Post, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite images (which may or may not get into print with the reviews!) on a more regular basis. A few recent First Bite and Dining Reviews for some of the restaurants that made Tom Sietsema’s Top 10 list of best new restaurants can be found at the links below.

1.   Mirabelle

3. Himitsu

10. The Colada Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I truly love my job as a wedding photographer. When a couple chooses me to document their day it’s such a great honor and I value the trust they put in me to photograph one of the biggest days in their life so far. But it’s even better when I continue to photograph the moments (both big and small) over the years as their family grows. Documenting a family as their grow.

I have had the pleasure of photographing Jennifer and Nate from their (very chilly) Eastern Market wedding engagement photo in January 2012, their wedding in late February the same year (also very chilly!). A little over a year later we returned to Eastern Market for maternity photos and in April 2014 I got to meet their son Graham for a family portrait session at Brookside Gardens. Last summer we got together for a a full family session  that I’ve wanted to do forever at the sunflower fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville. In hindsight taking a baby and an energetic toddler into a field of flowers with bees and 90 degree heat might not have been the best idea, but it made for some cute photos.

Earlier this month I was pleased to be asked to photograph Jennifer’s parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Olney. In addition to photographing the party we took the time to do some lovely spring family portraits and as a big bonus, photos of their adorable kiddies chasing bubbles.

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In my job as a freelance food photographer, I am well aware that I have the enviably job of traveling around the Washington, DC area, photographing plates of gorgeous food. Often when I’m on assignment for the Washington Post or other editorial clients, I’m asked to take a portrait of the chef as well.

Chef portraits present a couple of unique challenges. Often when I arrive at the restaurant, it’s my first time there, so I quickly have to assess the light and decide where best to take the portrait. I approach these as portraits of artists, many who aren’t that keen to be in front of the camera. I work to make these as creative as possible, as I do with my couples in their wedding and wedding engagement photos. The chefs have often been photographed many times before so I am looking for new angles and interesting lighting. I’ve collected some of my favorite chef portraits and even more of them can be seen here.

So if you’re looking for advice on where to eat in DC that’s fun and new–get in touch, I’ve got you covered!

 

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Handry Tjan, Executive Chef at Kobo, prepares the dishes for the winter vegan tasting menu in Chevy Chase, MD.

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Chef Matt Lang at Texas Jack’s in Arlington, VA.

 

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Ripple’s new executive chef Ryan Ratino in Washington, DC.

 

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Chef and owner Marjorie Meek-Bradley carves brisket in the small kitchen in her new fast casual restaurant Smoked and Stacked in Washington, DC. Food photography Washington DC Deb Lindsey

Chef Fabio Trabocchi and Co-owner Maria Trabocchi at their new restaurant Sfoglina in Washington, DC. At right is All Purpose chef and owner Mike Friedman in a booth at his DC restaurant.

 

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Masseria chef Nicholas Stefanelli in front of his restaurant in DC and (right) Johnny Fulchino with chef Ann Cashion at their new location for Johnny’s Half Shell in  Adams Morgan, DC.

 

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Chef Michael Schlow prepares dishes for customers at the bar of his new restaurant Conosci photographed in Washington, DC.

 

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Chefs Ainiwaer Abuduwayiti and Ekber Keyser in their restaurant Dolan Uyghur in Washington, DC.

 

 

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