Seattle July 2009 {personal}

August 17th, 2009
Filed under: Personal

Dustin and I were super blessed to go to Seattle last month for a working weekend. We don’t get to go out of town together all too often, so we spent a couple extra days in beautiful Seattle after photographing Jenny and Brandon’s super cool eSession. Dustin had never been to the Emerald City before so we got to do lots of fun touristy things. I really love doing that kind of stuff… it’s actually kind of fun. Our first morning there we saw these hilarious window washers on Pike Street. They practically had an act! Dustin was pretty impressed.

Of course we HAD to go to the original Starbucks! We hit all the hot spots… and I made Dusty pose for pictures… he loved it!

I loved all the color and texture that Pike’s Place Market had to offer as well. It was pretty much fabulous.

I even let Dustin take a picture of me… once.

When I asked Dustin what he wanted to do while we were in Seattle he only made one request. He said, “I want to eat food I would see on Top Chef.” And thus my internet search began! I found Jason Wilson’s amazing restaurant Crush. I read the menu, I read the reviews, and I booked a reservation! We decided to do the Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings and all I can say is LIFE CHANGING! Seriously, this was the best meal OF OUR LIVES. And yes, I totally took pictures of every single one of the ELEVEN courses… and now you get to see them too!

Amuse Buche of Creme Fresh and Caviar and Chilled Asparagus Soup with Crab

Salmon with Sou Vied Cucumbers and Sea Beans

Handmade Noodles, Shrimp and Local Sweet Peas in a procutto Cream Sauce with Sea Urchin and Poached Sea Bass with mushrooms and Sea Beans

Seared foie gras on an almond torte with a local bing cherry demi glase and cherries

Lamb and Baby Artichokes and Braised Short Rib with smashed Yukon Golds and Carrots

The Cheese Course… so tasty but I so can’t remember what they were.

The delightful bread we had throughout the meal and a kumquat sorbet for palette cleansing purposes.

Then, when we thought there was NO WAY we could eat one more bite… they brought over THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESSERTS EVER! A blueberry cheese tart with blueberry sorbet and a raspberry and cream parfait

Seriously, Dustin and I talk about this meal even now. We will lay in bed and say, “Remember the Foie gras? God, that was SO GOOD!” And it was. I think 10 years from now we will be talking about this meal. It was a great way to spend an evening in Seattle, and really if you are anywhere near Crush you should go… RIGHT NOW!
Thanks so much to Jenny and Brandon for making our trip possible! We loved every freaking minute!

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  1. Erin Peterson

    I love seattle so much. I was just there last weekend. I didn’t get a chance to go to Crush though….bummer. I did ride the duck. Did you ride the Duck? Anyway, I love you and I love Seattle, I served my mission there…lucky huh?

  2. Windy Dougall

    Now I remember why I miss that place. So, Im thinking Bon Appetite might be looking for a new food photographer, and my stomach growling right now, tells me you should be it!

  3. Ashleigh Yates

    Wow amazing, and thank you for making me hungry now! Seattle looks like fun

  4. Ryn

    I have a love affair with the Emerald city…I’m so glad you loved it too. =) I can’t wait to hear about more of the adventures you’ve been up to!

  5. Geoff Bardot

    I am getting soooo hungry looking at all of this. I so know where I am going when I visit my sister up there. PS I like both pictures of you in here. Even if one is behind a camera! You truly amaze!


jenny and brandon {eSession}

July 29th, 2009
Filed under: E-sessions, Engagements, eSessions

Jenny and Brandon are such cuties! And on top of all that cuteness there is so much love, and so much joy that it is absolutely infectious. Dustin and I feel so blessed to know these two, and to be a part of their wedding this November. A couple weeks ago Dustin and I flew on up to Seattle, Washington to rock out an eSession with these two lovelies. It was THE. MOST. BEAUTIFUL. weekend EVER!! The weather was amazing and we had so much fun photographing this awesome couple. Seriously, I couldn’t ask for more.

We had a wonderful time walking around Seattle with all of its lovely landmarks and light that just made my heart stop. Seriously! Seattle in the summer is where it’s at! That 20 minutes of golden light we get at Sunset here? Yeah! OVER AN HOUR of that light up North. Man, it was something else and I loved every stinkin’ second!!!

After walking along the waterfront area for a while, we hopped in a cab up Queen Anne’s Hill to get some shots overlooking the city. Um… all I can say is AMAZING!!!! It was breathtaking!

I seriously can’t thank Jenny and Brandon enough for bringing us up to their new hometown for this session. We had the most wonderful time, and are SOOOOOOO excited for their wedding! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more images of this magical couple in the Emerald City.

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  1. Connie Gutteridge

    I have to say “Wow!” as well. You guys are so photogenic and the love is just bouncing of every picture. I love the creativity of your photographer – great job!

  2. Windy

    such sweet pics! these two are adorable and the night shots with the city are stunning!

  3. Jenny Heath

    Wow! They look so great! I love the way you have captured how much I love this wonderful man and how incredibly happy he makes me. We are quite silly… could we have more laughing pictures? hehe

    Sarah and Dustin, you’re the best!