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Chef Larry and Alé: The Preview

It's difficult, trying to find wedding photos to preview when you love most of them. Nonetheless, here's a quick sneak peek of Chef Larry & Aléjandra's wedding in the OBX, North Carolina, this part March. 

Sarah, Raul, Luke, Henley, and Tallulah

I have lots and lots and lots and lots to catch up on photo editing, and I promise I eventually will, but for now here's a preview of family photos I did with my coworkers Raul & Sarah (Restaurant Eve and PX, respectively) and their adorable kiddos, aka my new best friends that I bribed with ice cream. I heart this family!

Gochujang with chef Angel Barreto

I had the great pleasure of photographing a friend of mine, chef Angel Barreto of The Source by Wolfgang Puck (and my friend Brandi's beau), and a few dishes he was trying out for his culinary repertoire. For example: Japanese Curry emulsified with uni, Icelandic cod crusted with black tiger shrimp, English peas, roasted fingerling potatoes and chili oil - he's definitely going somewhere, y'all, and I'm not just saying that because Asian cuisine is near and dear to my heart. In fact, I'm saying it BECAUSE Asian cuisine is near and dear to my heart. The word fusion runs a cold shiver down my spine (get it, get it? cold fusion, low-energy nuclear reactions?) but Angel's food combines spectacular ingredients, modern technique, and my beloved Asian flavor profiles. It was a real pleasure watching him work and I loved spending time with them in the kitchen (she's a trained pastry chef & current manager at Restaurant Eve). Even better, I loved tasting everything after putting down my camera in between dishes. Follow him on instagram. 

Angel Barreto | Full Photo Set

I'm home!

I've been in five states in two weeks, have shot two weddings, flown on two planes, and have driven over twelve hours - mama is TIRED. Photos, updates, and hugs coming soon,  but right now I'm going to crawl into bed and catch up on my stories on Hulu. Good night and have an awesome Monday! 

Rest area in Williamsburg, Virginia. I stopped there to nap around five or six in the morning on my way to North Carolina. 

Shells on the western side of Hatteras, North Carolina

Bread & Chocolate, Old Bag Factory, Goshen, Indiana. 

Morgan & John's seating chart, written by Rachel Semenov. Bread & Chocolate, Old Bag Factory, Goshen, Indiana.