50 Best Restaurants: 2009

The goal for this story was to create high quality imagery to compliment high quality food. Knowing that I was to be working with the area’s most sophisticated chefs & restaurants… I planned to create an elegant, soft and subtle lighting concept to employ at every location. When assigned to a feature, It is important to me that image quality be consistent throughout the story. I always count on unforeseen obstacles to come into play… especially when shooting at so many different locations. Even though I had a lighting concept in tote for this story… the need to think on my feet and improvise proved to be necessary at more than a few restaurants.



November ’09
“50 Best Restaurants”
2941 Restaurant: Grilled Octopus
Inox Restaurant: Lobster & Short Rib Ravioli

Sept ’09: Northern Virginia Magazine



On Saturday, I was quite excited to find the September issue of Northern Virginia Magazine in my mailbox. Although I was anxious to see my images… I was absolutely floored when I saw the design work of the features that I photographed. As I’ve grown to expect, the layouts and graphics are contemporary and visually stunning. The stylization of the design work compliments the color palette of my imagery & demands the attention of the reader. This is a must see issue… pick one up when you get a chance!

After 3 years of collaboration… I remain excited that the magazine’s art department is still keeping it fresh and new. My hat’s off ladies… Nice Job!

“Crash & Learn” – Chain des Rotisseurs & PX Lounge
Art Direction: Hana Jung
Design: Laura Goode

“Filmmaker on the Battleground” – Roshini Thinakaran (National Geographic)

Art Direction: Hana Jung
Design: Elisa Glass