I finally sifted through all the pictures I took at the workshop Clare, Becky and I taught last weekend in Seattle and as usual, it was pretty hard deciding which ones to post and which ones to archive. So many good moments! It was intense. Attendees were focused, diligent and really really fun to hang out with.
Teaching with Clare was as much fun and excellent as the first time we did it together in Charleston this past May. We are really excited to be doing more workshops together in November and throughout 2013 when our schedules allow it.
Kuddos to Becky who not only led the food styling portions of each day and photo shoot but also prepared us the best lunches and a fabulous Vietnamese focused feast for our farewell dinner the last day. Loved meeting Marc who came to help Becky in the kitchen throughout the weekend. Those two kept the kitchen firing great dishes and great jokes. (Above set up by Tina Jeffers
Hard at work at the studio...
Gorgeous foods displayed for each shoot assignment quickly became the best snacks and lunches...
One assigned shoot was to create a picnic scene in the park and Becky worked on a gorgeous picnic basket set up to give students some inspiration.
Marc and Becky...
A trail of photographers' set up at Volunteer Park.
These sandwiches were so tempting...
Another location shoot assignment was held at Poppy restaurant. Chef and owner Jerry Traunfeld graciously led us meander throughout the kitchen and dining room as they were setting up for a busy Saturday night.
Loved the decor and feel of the restaurant. Wide open, with lots of gorgeous light and lots of opportunities for one's photographic eye to be inspired.
What is a trip to Seattle without good coffee?...!
I could eat this dungeness crab, nasturtium, avocado and shiso salad everyday. Simple, refreshing and clean. To the point.
Squash blossom fritters with walnut feta filling and red pepper sauce.
Thalis are one of the specialties at Poppy. The various ones offered by Jerry and his staff are a true work of art for all senses.
In the garden...
A sweet thali for two: ice cream choice, cocoa-nib anise shortbread, nutter-butter squares, pâtes de fruit, pimentón chocolate caramels, sabayon and raspberries.
The last day of the workshop ended by a fabulous dinner. We set out the tables with props used everyday on shoots, plates, glassware, silverware and linens. A little whimsy is always a good thing.
I got busy eating so this is the only picture from the delicious dishes Becky and Marc prepared for us.
Thank you to all the attendees for making this workshop special to us as we were sharing and guiding. Thank you Seattle for always making me right at home whenever I visit!