Chef Marjie Meek-Bradley Comes to Ripple {Washington, DC} Food & Portrait Photographer

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It finally went public this week that Marjie is taking over for Logan Cox when he leaves Ripple in just a couple of weeks! We’ve all loved Marjie’s work at Chef Mike Isabella’s Graffiato, and I’m just so happy that Logan’s successor at a restaurant that prides itself on sourcing locally came from right here in DC.

We did a bunch of portraits of Marjie in her new digs yesterday… and just in time: Plate Magazine made a photo request before I had even gotten home from the shoot!

Welcome to the Ripple family, Miss Marjie!

… and wonderful adventures to my dear friends, Logan & Sara.

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Behind the Scenes: Jacki & Reid’s Wedding via Instagram {Wedding Photographer} Charlottesville, Virginia

We had a BLAST at Jacki & Reid‘s wedding extravaganza at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard. These families know how to get down.

In case you missed the play by plays of this glorious wedding weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, here you go!

Here I am leaving DC bright and early Saturday morning to get to the Bridesmaids’ Luncheon. Car-full of gear? Check. 10 outfit changes? Check. Hot rollers? Check, check, check…

Love at first sight! God bless Pippin Hill and it’s gorgeous views.

The sweetest little Flower Girl, Peyton, at the wedding rehearsal. Swoon.

Despite my preemptive strike with hot rollers early that morning, the humidity won. Emergency trip #1 to CVS.

Sebastian Re-Shaper hairspray, you rock. Heading to the rehearsal dinner…

The wedding rehearsal at Farmington Country Club could have been the reception, it was so lovely! And the toasts had us all in stitches and tears.

Miam miam. The red snapper was phenomenal. (Like I wouldn’t take photos of the food…)

My sweet treat at the end of the night!

Emergency trip to CVS #2: Ice packs, Emergen-C, and wrist braces. Needed to rebound quick for all the festivities the next day!

Primed and ready for the main event!

I actually remembered to eat before the ceremony. Pippin Hill’s Croque Monsieur in a cute little cast iron skillet. My kind of place.

Kwaaa?!? It’s wedding time?!?

(**Please note: Jacki’s hair is in process… ūüėČ I promised I would explain this one!)

Pippin Hill’s Chef Amalia Scatena developed this dish especially for Jacki & Reid. Shenandoah Chicken & Carolina Prawns… a huge hit!

First to arrive & last to leave… I was pooped!

But that wasn’t going to stop my 2nd shooter, Kyle, and I from getting a celebratory drink. Kyle’s “kwaa?!?” face after listening to drunk college kids for about an hour. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time… probably since I was their age.

We needed some late night dinner and ran into some of the wedding party…

I love that at the end of weddings, you walk away with about 100 new friends.

I love my job.

Thank you, Jacki & Reid, for an incredible 3 days. Have fun in the Dominican Republic!

Stay tuned for photos to follow…

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Featured on Cond√© Nast Traveler { Food Photography } Washington, DC

Cond√© 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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Featured on Southern Living’s The Daily South { Food Photography } Washington, DC

THIS SOUTHERN GIRL IS SOOOOO EXCITED.

If you grew up in the South, your mother inevitably had a subscription to Southern Living magazine and a collection of their annual cookbooks. For me, they were a symbol of home and all that was right with the world.

It is with great pride that I can say that my photos were on Southern Living’s¬†The Daily South. It makes me even happier that they were in an article celebrating the accomplishments of my friends at¬†Ripple:¬†Chef Logan Cox¬†and¬†Pastry Chef Alison Reed¬†who cooked at the¬†James Beard House¬†in New York this week.

Bravo, everyone!

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