Piroshky Piroshky

I had the opportunity a few weeks back to photograph for Piroshky Piroshky and had a great time doing it!  I always loved their food from when I was a kid.  When I would come into the city with my parents we would stop and get one, quick and family friendly.   They were great to work with and sent myself and my friend, who graciously offered to assist, a giant box of piroshkys to take home.  Delicious.

Enjoy!

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Taylor Shellfish Part 2

Just a few more cute shots from the Taylor Shellfish shoot a few weeks ago. With the styling from Julie Hopper as well.

Enjoy!

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Taylor Shellfish

I was so excited to be asked to photograph for Taylor Shellfish a month or so ago.  My folks had a cabin out in Shelton while I was growing up, and I would spend weeks there as a kid, playing on the beach, digging clams, picking blackberries, walking on the mud flats. If you don’t know, Taylor Shellfish is based out of Shelton, WA.  You can check them out at Melrose Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Taylor will be opening up a few new oyster bars in Seattle over the next few months hence the need for new photos.

This was also my first shoot hiring Julie Hopper as a food stylist. She was lovely to work with, as I hope you can see from the photos. Taylor was such a fun client to work with and I was thankful to have my good friend Rolan Wong as an assistant. We got a lot of great shots, and everyone had fun that day. Looking forward to working with everyone from that day again!  It was a great team.  In all we got about 13 shots.

In other news, things have been busy!  I am looking forward to posting a few new projects that I was working on this past week, but for now I am in a sea of editing… Phew!

Enjoy!

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Photoshoot with Stylist Kelsey Eads

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to test with Kelsey Eads, a food and prop stylist who is represented by Sally Bjornsen.  We met and talked about shooting a sandwich possibly, a coffee shot, and some stacked dishes, and of course I was really excited about the sandwich.  I am really happy with the results.  My favorite is the coffee, sometimes you just get one shot that goes off super smoothly.  It is also just so dang cute!!

In other news, I am still shooting and assisting.  🙂 For this I feel extremely lucky!  I am also teaching a small class a few times next month, which will be completely new experience for me.  I have told myself when I graduated that I was not going to let things that are new or that I am afraid of dictate what I do, and ignore my personal feelings about things.  Otherwise I would seriously do nothing! 🙂

Anyway, enjoy the photos!!

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Sunday Bloody Marys

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! It is especially exciting around these parts because it’s the SEAHAWKS playing.  The whole city of Seattle has gone crazy. Haha.  I personally know 4 people who are going to the game.  The excitement is everywhere!

Even without the Seahawks playing this year, today is my favorite party of the year! My sister and her husband throw their annual “Super Birthday Bowl” Party in honor of my Brother In-Law’s birthday.  They fly in craw-fish from Louisiana and have a craw-fish boil every year!

I was thinking about what I was bringing today and recipes for game parties and I thought what better drink for a Superbowl party than a Bloody Mary!  I personally don’t drink, but love a good spicy virgin Bloody Mary anyway, especially garnished with asparagus.

Everyone have a fun and safe day! I have to get going, as I still have some cookies to bake and decorate!

Enjoy!

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Recipe from adapted from Food 52

Bloody Mary Mix

  • Vodka of choice
  • 1 32 ounce bottle of V8 (I like Trader Joe’s Garden Patch)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • Dashes of hot sauce of choice
  • 1-3 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon
  • celery seed
  • Old Bay
  • garnishes of choice: celery, pickled green beans, and lemon wedges, asparagus, lemon, green olives
  1. Pour 1/4 cup of V8 juice out of bottle into a cup. Mix Worcestershire, Tabasco, horseradish, salt, and pepper into the bottle of V8 and shake vigorously. If using immediately distribute the non-mixed V8 between the drinks.
  2. Add ice to glasses, add vodka, add Bloody Mary mix, add a squeeze of lemon, sprinkle of celery seeds, sprinkle of Old Bay and stir. Add celery, pickled green bean, olives, asparagus and lemon wedge as garnish.

 

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Montana!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to have been asked to go on a road trip to Missoula, MT with some friends.  Since now I have a fairly flexible schedule I decided I was in!! We woke up early on Friday and drove the 8 hours there, stopping at a fantastic burger place called Hudson’s Hamburgers. That was fantastic! Perfect road trip stop, of a burger place which has no frills.  We also went to this amazing pizza place in Missoula, called Biga.

The next day we went for a hike in town, at Mt Sentinel, which is a crazy 2,000 foot elevation gain in a fairly short distance.  My friend Erin and I, while Anne went to her wedding, spent the day wandering Missoula, a town that really reminded me of Austin, TX. It seemed to have a never ending supply of herbal supply stores, and tea and coffee shops. I had been to Missoula several times before in my early 20’s, but never did have much time to explore, since usually I was with friends camping or fly fishing! haha. My favorite was Butterfly Herbs. I wish I would have taken more pictures, but I was painfully aware of how cold it was! BRRR

The next day, we turned around and headed back to the city, in time for the big Seahawks game!  Even I watched it. 🙂 Everyone around here is very excited about the Superbowl!

In other news, I have been busy working.  I will have some projects to share soon! I am also, officially moving my blog from alwayswithcoffee, to my website. It is a little sad for me, but it’s just more cohesive this way.

Anyhoo! Enjoy the photos!

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