I had such a great time in Las Vegas with a few girlfriends a couple of weeks ago! Of course, like my most recent trips, I wish I had gotten more photos but I was too busy having a great time. My favorite parts of the trip were lounging around the pool, singing along to Bon Jovi covers at Fremont Street, and going out along the strip. Oh and winning at Black Jack! Mostly it was just nice to get away with some old great friends.
There were so many restaurants that we photographed when I worked on the launch of the Amazon Local restaurant delivery app that I couldn’t put them all in one post. Here are some more favorites.
In order below with one photo from each: Radici, Mioposto, Metropolitan Grill, Maximilien, Lecosho, and El Gaucho. It was a really fun project, and as you can see, so many different kinds of food. It was a great learning experience for me too, to shoot at all times of the day, in so many varied lighting conditions. Working within the design and client requirements forced me to shoot vertical, something I don’t normally choose to do. The most restaurants that we photographed in a day was 4, which previously for me had been 1, so it definitely helped me be super fast and move on to the next shot. It was also really great to work with an onsite client for approval at each of the restaurants, which helped to speed up the process too.
Way back in March I had the opportunity to photography for Amazon Local and the restaurant ordering ap that they have for the iPhone. Here are a few of my very favorites. We did something crazy like 19 restaurants in a week and a half, so I will have to split the images into a few posts.
A few of my favorites below are from Via Tribunali, Lecosho, Eva, Bill Beach Sushi, Umi, and St Cloud. (In that order below) So many of the restaurants were kind enough to let us taste things and everything was amazing!
In other news, I am thoroughly enjoying the summer! Lots of swimming and beach time when I can. The weather in Seattle has been fantastic, in the mid 80s, which seems rare. I am looking forward to a weekend in Vegas soon with some girlfriends. It will be HOT though reaching 110.
Enjoy the photos!
I was able to visit Colorado last weekend and visit a few girlfriends. I had a blast. The food was so good and the hiking and biking was really awesome too. I just wish I was able to get pictures of everything that I did, except it’s hard when you are on a bike. We ate at these delicious places, Root Down, Linger, Little Man Ice Cream, and Moe’s BBQ. I also hiked in Boulder and took the Billy Banjo Bus Tour and I got to learn about where all the ghosts live in Boulder. 🙂
I had the pleasure of working on a shoot for Cidercraft a month or so ago a brand new national cider magazine created by the talented ladies who put out Sip Northwest. This article highlights food made with cider, that you can also make at home, paired with cider. My favorite was the rhubarb pistachio tart!
I had a blast working with the guys over at Moctezuma’s. If you are in Tacoma or Gig Harbor you should check them out. Such good food. I thought I would share a few of the images from the shoot!
Summer is almost here in Seattle, and I thought what better way to get ready than some refreshing drinks? This lavender lemonade is pretty simple to make and very refreshing. Of course you can experiment and make the simple syrup with any kind of herb you like, rosemary, sage, thyme, mint. Whatever you feel like trying. Next I might do sage orange!
In other news, I have been shooting and will have some new projects to announce over the next few months, but in the meantime I am enjoying planning an eventful summer. I am very much looking forward to traveling to see some close friends, and traveling with some close friends this summer! A wedding, an amusement park, or two, las vegas! In the least I will have some stories to tell and some pictures to share.
Recipe from the Kitchn
Makes about 1 1/2 quarts
1 cup sugar
5 cups water, divided
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Combine sugar with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Add lavender blooms to the sugar water, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand at least 2 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
Strain the mixture and discard the lavender. Pour the infusion into a glass pitcher. Add lemon juice and another 4 cups water. Stir.
Pour into glasses over ice or refrigerate until ready to drink. Garnish with lavender sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Janice Silva of Green Acres Lavender Farm
I always have so much fun when I get to work with my friend Allison. Here is a link to the blog that she works on with another friend Liz at Pie Drunk. Allison is such a good baker that I get ambitious and really wanted to try to shoot a tart or a cake. As a non baker, those seem rather terrifying to me. She thought about some ideas and sent me the link to the White Chocolate Citrus Tart that was done at Desserts for Breakfast. It was so pretty I just had to try it! She did a great job making it, and helping out quite a bit with the food styling. (Recipe from Desserts for Breakfast below the photos) For our tart, we added raspberries, and lemons, and substituted blood oranges for cara cara oranges.
In other news, I was really excited to have one of my photos featuered on huffington post last week in an article on Beautiful Iced Coffee!! Click the link to check it out. 🙂 I also have been planning some fun summer trips, and since I love traveling it gives me some really fun things to look forward too. I plan to shoot everywhere I go, so I will share when I get back, for sure. From a friends wedding in Chicago, to visiting friends in Colorado, it should be a lovely summer!
In February, I was lucky to be asked to photograph Sip Northwest’s Cider & Cheese Feature, at Capitol Cider, for their Spring Issue. It is always a great time working with Sip, and this was perfect for me since I have an extreme love of cheese. mmmmmmmmm. cheese. It’s by far my favorite food, with a close second ice cream. I am obsessed, a bit, so of course I was thrilled to be working on this shoot.