Just catching up blog posts after a somewhat relaxing (and filling) family vacation in Austin, TX. First up, the Capital Area Food Bank’s 10th annual Blue Jean Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park. Such a great (and delicious) event and for an incredible and important cause. I did an Empty Bowls campaign event with them in the last couple years and I was honored to be asked to photograph this for them. It was wonderful to watch the live auction raise over $10,000 in just a few minutes and I’m sure the total take was much more factoring in the silent auction as well. Thirty two restaurants from the DC area participated, including some of my favs like Ris, Oyamel and Paul (the bakery…the macaroons are to die for). Joining me in covering the event were wonderful photographers Mark Gail and Preston Keres.