Category Archives: Local Happenings

Brew & Oyster Brawl Tidewater Inn Easton Maryland Documentary Wedding Photography

I really enjoyed documenting the third annual Brew & Oyster Brawl at The Tidewater Inn this weekend! The food was amazing from the four types of freshly shucked oysters to the oyster fritters, crab cakes, oyster chowder, and more. Dogfish Head Brewery provided some coffee infused draft beer and Tidewater made a bacon infused vodka bloody mary!…

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  • Jennifer - This looks like such a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Wheeler - That looks awesome and so yummy! Sad I missed out this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - so fun!! ahh love oysters, so delishhhhReplyCancel

  • Renee - It was so amazing meeting you today!!! I absolutely love this post, everything looks so yummy + everyone looks like they had a great time! you really captured the vibe of this fun evening!ReplyCancel

Selina II St. Michaels Maryland Documentary Wedding Photography

After moving back to the shore last week, one thing I had to do was get back on the water as soon as possible. I had the pleasure of photographing the Selina II, a gorgeous historic catboat in action. Captain Iris Clarke is a granddaughter of the original owner and sails this boat with ease…

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Celebrity Chef Tour 2014 | Palisades Restaurant Eggleston Virginia

This was the 5th year in a row that Shaena Muldoon has hosted the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation at her restaurant, The Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston, Virginia. As usual, it was a full house of happy guests, busy staff, and 7 amazing chefs including Blake Hartwick, Jay Pierce, Aaron Deal, Edwin…

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Celebrity Chef Tour | The Palisades Restaurant Eggleston Virginia

This was my fourth year covering the Celebrity Chef Tour at The Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston and the food was just as amazing as usual. The chefs this year included Bruce Moffett, Mike Isabella, Aaron Deal, Scott Drewno, Dana Herbert, and Ashton Carter. They rolled out some amazing food and my favorites were the Rappahannock…

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The Bank’s Fall Menu | Pearisburg Virginia Food Photography

I had the pleasure of heading back to the The Bank Restaurant in Pearisburg, Virginia to photograph and taste Chef Michael’s newest creations for fall. Since opening in the spring, the menu has been constantly changing with local, seasonal ingredients including the use of herbs from his garden. Mussels with a sundried tomato wine sauce,…

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A Taste of Virginia Tech | Blacksburg Virginia Food Photographer

I have heard about the amazing food on the Virginia Tech campus but had never experienced it myself. After a trip to the West End Market, I was shocked to see grilled flank steak, homemade marinara sauce, cheese tortellini, and cheeseburgers packed with hickory barbeque sauce, ham, and the works. Why was I here? To…

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  • Kim Pratt - A long awaited dream come true! Congratulations to the both of you! Although I am on the other side of the country, a trip to the “West End Market” could easily be put at the top of the list for my next trip out! Everything looks truly “yummy”! A job well done!!! With lots of love and best wishes! KimReplyCancel

  • Bill Pratt - Congratulations to you both! Your cookbook should provide the right healthy kickoff to another great Hokie football season and school year. ‘Glad you didn’t wear UVA jerseys for the photo shoot!ReplyCancel

  • Mary DuVal - I have been hearing about this book through the entire process and I can’t wait to see it! Congratulations to both you girls, I know this will be a huge success!Krista I love the apron and am vowing to make one for Kris as soon as I can find time! You both need one! Love it! Love it! From the seamstress in VA and the best friend of Aunt Kim!!! MaryReplyCancel

  • A Taste of Virginia Tech « The Vitamin Bee - […] @HokieGuru:  Let’s talk about A Taste of Virginia Tech, a cookbook that can be pre-ordered at Mascot Books.  This is why we have you here today, lady.  How did you both decide on doing this venture (after all, a book is a lot of work!!)?  How did you research what to put in the book?  How did you decide what recipes to include?  Here’s your chance to generate a lot of free-form prose about this book that I’m sure many, many Hokies will be interested in (we can see some of the research process here at Laura’s Focus Photography). […]ReplyCancel

Celebrity Chef Tour | The Palisades Restaurant Eggleston Virginia Food Photography

For the third year in a row, owner Shaena Muldoon of Palisades Restaurant held the annual Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation. As usual, tickets sold out very quickly and the restaurant was packed! This year, not one but five chefs created some amazing appetizers and main courses. The chefs were Ashton Carter…

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The Bank Food & Drink | Pearisburg Virginia Food Photographer

Chef Michael, Rachel, Linda and a dedicated team of staff are gearing up for the re-opening of The Bank Food and Drink in Pearisburg, Virginia this Saturday, March 24th. They have been busier than ever with painting and decorating this historic space, creating a delicious menu, sourcing local foods, developing marketing materials, and more. I…

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Buckeye Banjos | Giles County Virginia Photographer

While out at the Palisades Restaurant one evening, I happened to meet the very talented Greg Galbreath who makes the most beautiful handcrafted banjos right from his home in Giles County, Virginia. Right away I was intrigued and asked if he would be interested in having a story in New River Valley Magazine. Greg agreed…

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