I speak ze French. And so can your kids… {Translator} Washington, DC

Look what arrived on my doorstep!

My sweet friend, Katie, contacted me a few months back and asked me if I’d be interested in helping on her latest publishing project for Barefoot Books. The “Bear” series had been previously published in the UK, and now they wanted to create bilingual books to help kids learn French, Spanish and Arabic vocabulary. My answer was, of course, “OF COURSE!”

Pictured are the first 2 that I worked on. They had already been translated, but I went back through to proofread and fine tune things a bit. It was really fun, and it made me so happy to use my French. So, obviously, when Katie asked me if I would translate the next 2 books in the series from top to bottom, my response was, “BIEN SÛR!”

I’m super excited because in the next ones I get a credit as translator… PAS MAL.

And yes… I drink wine while reading children’s books…don’t you?

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Engagement: Jacki & Reid {Couples & Wedding Photographer} Washington, DC

A couple of weeks back, I had brunch with my friends and clients (love it), Jacki and Reid, to catch up and to discuss their upcoming wedding. Afterwards, we wondered around their neighborhood Georgetown to snap some couple shots on such a pretty day.

I’m headed to Charlottesville, Virginia tomorrow to shoot their Labor Day weekend extravaganza and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than sharing some of their engagement images!

Have a great long weekend, everyone!

Featured: Ripple’s Grilled Cheese Bar on CityEats {Food Photographer} Washington, DC

Worlds collide! Clients mix!

Was so happy to see my image that I took for Ripple‘s Grillled Cheese Bar up on CityEats‘ blog The Plate. If you haven’t swung by Cleveland Park for happy hour or a late night gourmet grilled cheese, you’re missing out!

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Personal: Thai Feast & Good Company {Food Photographer & Eater of Yummy Things} Washington, DC

On Saturday evening, I had the immense pleasure of joining my friends for a dinner party. Anyone who knows me will tell you that a Saturday night to just be with friends happens once in a blue moon. (And to be honest, I was late for dinner coming back from 2 shoots that day… but that’s the definition of a “free Saturday night” in my world!)

Katie & Allan have one of the most well-appointed kitchens I’ve ever seen of a home chef. Their cookbook collection alone had me drooling. Knowing them, I was prepared for a treat, but when I saw the setting,  I couldn’t get a plate-full fast enough. My goodness, they are as talented as they are endearing.

I couldn’t resist snapping a few shots of my pals and foodies extraordinaire enjoying the merriment. Unfortunately, not everyone is pictured as I decided to put the camera down and enjoy. Derek Brown (@betterdrinking) and his lovely wife, Chantal Tseng (@ShinobiPaws) tweeted a few of the feast, if you would like to scope out some of the food.

Worry not… you’ll be seeing more of them since I’m documenting Katie & Allan’s epicurean wedding at the Ashby Inn in a few weeks time. Cannot wait!

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Update: Bisnow Dining Added Photo Credit {Food Photographer} Washington, DC

Yesterday I posted about Hello Cupcake‘s feature in Bisnow Dining and mentioned the lack of photo credits on the piece.

High fives to Alia Jehan Khan at Bisnow Dining for responding so quickly and getting photo credits for my images and those of another photographer!

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Featured: Bisnow Dining shows off Hello Cupcake’s Celebration Cakes

So happy to see some of my images of Hello Cupcake‘s new Celebration Cake line gracing the pages of Bisnow Dining!

These cakes are seriously gorgeous, y’all. And the staff is top notch. From owner Penny to baker Tess and all the counter staff, you won’t meet a nicer bunch.

Sidenote: I’m pretty bummed that Bisnow isn’t crediting photographers. I’ll never understand the logic behind not giving credit where credit is due. But I digress…

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Featured: Drink DC Shares Highlights of DC Beer Week’s Beer Cruise {Food & Event Photographer} Washington, DC

Drink DC from The Drink Nation recapped Sunday’s Beer Cruise (more photos here) for DC Beer Week.

Happy to see my photos of the event in the piece… thanks y’all!

DC Beer Week is coming to a close, so run out and enjoy the last events. Here’s the calendar for your boozy fun!

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Featured on Condé Nast Traveler { Food Photography } Washington, DC

Condé Nast Traveler celebrated National Ice Cream Sandwich Day last week by featuring my photo of the selection at Ripple‘s Sugar Magnolia.

So thrilled to see my image posted by one of my favorite publications!

Congrats to Pastry Chef Alison Reed!

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TEASER: DC Beer Week 2012 Beer Cruise { Food & Event Photographer } Washington, DC

No one (and I mean no one) has more fun at work than me…

It’s DC Beer Week, y’all! Get to one of these super cool events before it’s too late!

To see more photos of the Beer Cruise, head on over to DC Beer Week’s Facebook page

More to come!

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