Featured: Sips & Suppers 2013 on CityEats’s The Plate

I’m very excited to share that for the first time both my photography AND writing is being featured on CityEats‘s blog The Plate!

Check out my coverage of this past weekend’s Sips & Suppers HERE.

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Blogged! A Photobooth Brunch at The Coupe

Awww… the lovely ladies, Jess and Steph, of Someting to Nosh On posted their cute photos from our Holiday Photo Booth at The Coupe! They even unveiled the identity of their (now not so) secret partner in crime, Pratik!

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A Photo Booth Brunch at The Coupe.

(and yes… I hug.)

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The Coupe on UrbanTurf.com { Food Photographer } Washington, DC

One of my interior images from a recent shoot at The Coupe, the new concept by the folks at The Diner, Open City, Tryst, & Tryst at the Phillips is up on UrbanTurf.com

I just love this space and the people that work there. It’s open 24/7 so makes sure to go check it out! More images to come…

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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… 😉 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!

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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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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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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 RippleChef 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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Againn’s Page @ CityEats.com {Elizabeth Parker – Washington, DC – Food Photographer}

I am just soooo pleased with the photos from Againn for CityEats.com.

And can I just say that this gaelic quote from their website just made my day:

“An rud nach leigheasann im n uisce beatha nl aon d’n leigheas air.”

“What butter or whiskey does not cure cannot be cured.”

I can’t wait to go back and eat again(n)!

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Behind the Scenes: Ripple Winter Menu Shoot {Elizabeth Parker – Washington, DC – Food Photographer}

Last night, I did a quick shoot for Ripple to highlight some of the latest and greatest on their seasonal menu. Since the days have been so short lately, I’ve been searching for ways to create the lovely natural light that I prefer to shoot food with….inside at night. On Black Friday, Adorama had amazing deals (as people are apt to do on Black Friday). I took advantage of the deep discounts and bought this product shooting pop-up booth that is marketed for selling stuff on eBay. For $20, I was willing to roll the dice and see if it would work well for food. And it did! It took some finagling (please note the to-go boxes as an improved way of boosting the lights higher), but I got the light where I wanted it. All that to say, my working hours are no longer at the whim of the seasons!

Check out the iPhone shot I snapped of the setup and then scroll down to see some of the final images:

Ripple’s Red Wine Poached Egg

Ripple’s Shenandoah Lamb

Ripple’s Poached Black Bass

Ripple’s Shenandoah Lamb

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Gratitude! + Valentine’s Day CityEats Edition {Elizabeth Parker – Washington, DC – Food Photographer}

Loved opening up my email today to see so many of my images on the Valentine’s Day email from CityEats.com!

I’m in such a grateful place. And oddly enough, my super happy zen has come from preparing my taxes. Yes, there have been many moments this week of my dropping my head to the desk due to the frustration and boredom of entering in transactions into QuickBooks and analyzing reports (ah, the joys of owning one’s own business!). Once I finished going line-by-line though 2011, I had a very clear picture of how much my business and really my life in DC has grown in the past year. I could literally trace the timeline of building the home office, putting together an amazing gear kit, and all the wonderful experiences (culinary and otherwise…) I’ve had in the past year. It’s been incredible. I am just so thankful to everyone for welcoming back the States and into this amazing city with such open arms. I have to especially thank my friends at Ripple for supporting me and all my creative whims. It was so serendipitous that we found each other! Also, big love to CityEats.com, the whole New York team and all the restaurants that I’ve had the pleasure to work with. You guys make my heart sing!

I feel awesome about where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m going. 2012 is going to rock my socks…

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