A lot (but not all) of the food photography I do is for the Washington Post. I’m lucky enough to do some studio photography to illustrate the recipes and cover stories that run in the paper. And I also get to travel all over the metropolitan DC area for the paper’s various dining reviews–the Washington Post Magazine Sunday dining reviews, the Weekend section’s $20 Diner and the Food section’s First Bite reviews. So I’ve gathered some of my favorite recent images from such fun new restaurants like The Salt Line, Millie’s, Chicken + Whiskey in DC, Flamant and True Food Kitchen in Maryland and Hummingbird in Virginia. Oh, and if you’re not following me on Instagram (@deblindsey) please do! Lots of these photos and various other food photos show up there on a daily basis.

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Walleye Pike with sweet corn puree, potato confit, heirloom cucumbers with homemade BBQ sauce and parsley juice at The Riggsby

 

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Pot Brownie Sundae (molten brownie, ice cream, chocolate crunchy toffee, hazelnut brittle and chocolate sauce) at The Riggsby and a variety of easy to make ice cream sandwiches in the Post studio.

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Bartender Tyler Jensen with customers at the bar at The Riggsby.

 

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Fig Baklava Tartlets in the studio and theThe Fluffernutter milkshake is an Instagram-worthy spectacle at The Salt Line in DC.

 

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Grilled Plums With Goat Cheese and Honey-Lime Drizzle and Maine Blueberry ice cream at Millie’s in DC.

 

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Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Homemade Fig Newtons and Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie) and Milk dessert at Hummingbird in Alexandria and the Karamell-Grey cake at Leopold’s Kafe in Georgetown.

 

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Bowmore 12 Whiskey on the rocks (with custom carved ice) at Chicken + Whiskey in Washington, DC.

 

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Customers order Gifford’s Ice Cream at the take out window at Millie’s in DC and Cactus Cantina array of food for a Weekend cover photo.

 

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Squid Ink Tonarelli with Cockles, Shishito Pepper, White Wine Garlic Cream Sauce at Tredici Enoteca inside the St. Gregory Hotel in DC.

 

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Tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs and nectarines for a food section story on summer harvest recipes.

 

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DCity Smokehouse’s ribs, brisket and pulled pork, with baked beans for a Weekend cover story and sauces to accompany red snapper at Hummingbird in Va.

 

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Roasted Carrot Ice Cream With Hazelnut Sesame-Seed Crumble, Cheese Ice Cream With Blackberries, Rhubarb-Elderflower Sorbet, No-Churn Peanut Butter Curry Ice Cream, Tres Leches Ice Cream and Rocky Road Nice Cream.

 

When Pamela called me from her home in New Orlean this winter to talk about her Glen Echo Park elopement in June, I was very excited. It’s surprising to me that I’ve never photographed a wedding (big or small) at the site. I grew up nearby in Bethesda and spent hours riding my bike there and hopping on and off the carousel with friends. I’ve done several wedding engagement sessions  and portrait there over the years but never a wedding! It’s such a unique and instantly recognizable spot in the metropolitan DC area and really a photographer’s playground. Of course getting married in DC at the end of June can be a little sweltering and it was definitely a hot, hot day. But the joy of Pamela + David was evident despite the heat and it was so fun to play with the Dentzel carousel for their portraits and to use the painted animals as a backdrop for their sweet and personal vows. Once the ceremony was done we wandered around the park making photographs and looking for whatever stray breeze we could find. Congrats to P+D on their destination elopement. It’s always such a treat for me to be the witness to such a wonderfully intimate day.

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Welcome back to E+Z’s Top of the Town wedding in Arlington, Virginia!

Today we highlight some of the details of their big day and the incredibly fun reception. I loved the clean lines of their centerpieces and the classic navy and white accents throughout the room. When the view is this spectacular, you go with it! We also lucked into an amazing sunset for some patio portraits after cocktails.

They entered the room through a tunnel of the arms of their friends and family. As the daylight waned it was easier to show the amazing view from their dance floor. Their sweet and funny first dance was followed by such emotional speeches from the best men, maid and matron of honor and both dads. The dance floor opened and they danced the night away in full view of a strawberry moon. One of my favorite shots from the reception is the reflection of the dancers in the window with the Lincoln Memorial seen through the window. For their grand exit, their guests lined the corridor to clap and cheer as they made their way to the elevator and out into the night!

Another photo that I just love from this wedding is the sweet shot of just E+Z waiting for the crowd to line the hallway for their grand exit. They were sitting on a bench on the patio with the twinkling lights behind them and the skyline of Arlington in the distance. It reminded me of a photo of my husband and I from our wedding where we were just sitting on a couch taking a moment to appreciate what we’d just celebrated. It’s those little moments that truly made a wedding special for me.

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Site coordinator Kate or Laura/ 703-387-8696 Top of the Town

Caterer + Cake Heather Ellis/ 240-801-4896/ Spilled Milk Catering

Florist Susan Wenger/ 703-395-0688

Hair + makeup Nicole/ 571-230-9598/ Hair & Makeup Unveiled

DJ Adrienne Hays or DJ as one/ 646-448-6839/ Scratch DJs

Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia has one of the most spectacular views of Washington, DC. E+Z’s wedding day from beginning to end took full advantage of that scenery.

A perfect cloudless (and hot) day meant we were able to take a large percentage of the formal photos (including their first look) on the grounds of the nearby Netherlands Carillon. It’s the same view as Top of the Town, just a bit lower in elevation As much as I love the shots with the monuments, I was a little obsessed with the blue/grey metallic background of the Carillon itself. It matched really well with the bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits for a monochromatic look in pretty shaded light.

It’s not often that I photograph high school sweethearts so recently out of college. In a nod to their dating history we stopped to take some photos in front of the bride’s Jeep. They went to prom in a similar truck! Both are also Penn State grads and I have a hunch that the blue and white color scheme for the reception was not accidental.

For the ceremony we headed up the glass exterior elevator (full disclosure, heights are not my favorite thing) and the couple and their bridal party came down the aisle and gathered in front of the windows overlooking the city. Their ceremony was sweet and a little tearful as were the vows the couple wrote for each other.

What struck me the most about E+Z as a couple is how well they fit together and how mature they are. They have a great group of close friends and doting family. One of my favorite photos of the day was a shot not on their original shoot list, of the bride and groom surrounded by both sets of parents and all three couples sharing a kiss. If that doesn’t say relationship goals I don’t know what does!

Check back soon for part two of their day—it’s all about the details and the reception!!

Event coordinator Laura Crouch, Events with Laura 516-658-7443

Site coordinator Top of the Town Kate or Laura 703-387-8696

Caterer + Cake  Spilled Milk Catering 240-801-4896

Florist Susan Wenger, SW Floral Design 703-395-0688

Hair + makeup Nicole 571-230-9598/ Hair & Makeup Unveiled

DJ  Scratch DJs/DJ As-One 646-448-6839

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L+J planned a very small and simple ceremony at the the DC War Memorial also known as the World War I Memorial. This little gem on the National Mall is one of my favorites for weddings and wedding engagement sessions. It’s off the path a bit and has all of the grandeur of the white-columned monuments around town without the crowds. Of course they also planned their ceremony in the middle of Memorial Day weekend and Rolling Thunder‘s annual arrival in the city. We started at the Lincoln Memorial for some portraits of the couple (and yes, the bride was a little bit pregnant 😉 and we braved the tourists and the bikers and a little bit of rain as we made our way to the ceremony site. Surrounded by just their closest friends and family the sweet and short ceremony was filled with laughter. Sometimes it’s just special to boil the wedding down to it’s essence and get the job done before even bigger things present themselves. Congrats to the happy couple and they’re less than a month away from being a new mom and dad!!

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  • Richard KatonJune 30, 2017 - 10:59 am

    Unique site. Great event! Wonderful gathering for an amazing couple!

  • Gynny KatonJune 30, 2017 - 11:02 am

    We’re finally famous! Good job.

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