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Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake! We have been super busy this week with the Virginia Professional Photographers’ Association’s Annual Convention; which took place here in Richmond, Virginia.  The event was held at the Sheraton Park South from February 21st-25th. On top of the education and fellowship with other photographers, Hayes and Fisk is […]

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Front and Center: President of PPA Ralph Romaguera and his wife Cindy
Back, Left to Right: Midlothian Photographer Debbie Fisk and her husband Edward Heflin; Richmond Photographer and PPA Board Member Mary Fisk-Taylor and her husband Daryl Taylor; Ashland Photographer and PPA Member Jessica Robertson; Richmond Photographer and PPA Member Jamie Hayes


Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

We have been super busy this week with the Virginia Professional Photographers’ Association’s Annual Convention; which took place here in Richmond, Virginia.  The event was held at the Sheraton Park South from February 21st-25th.

On top of the education and fellowship with other photographers, Hayes and Fisk is thrilled to have brought home several top honors. Jessica won Court of Honor for her Wedding Day Candid entry and Mary won Best Portrait of a Senior, Best Wedding Day Portrait and Best Portrait of a Bride. In addition, Mary also took home the RC Pro Lab Portrait Award.

While it is so nice to be recognized for our hard work, it was made even more special by the fact that we had the privilege of celebrating our friends Ralph and Cindy Romaguera (of New Orleans). Ralph’s term as President of the Professional Photographers’ Association comes to an end on March 1st so we had many accomplishments to celebrate this week and it was a true honor to have them here in Virginia with us.

On Tuesday night we were lucky enough to have a celebratory dinner at The Jefferson Hotel, prepared by Chef Walter Bundy, especially for Cindy and Ralph. This amazing dinner was complete with a #RVA Edition of the traditional New Orleans King Cake. Sara Ayyash, the executive pastry chef at The Jefferson used Krispy Kreme Donuts to create this special treat. Per The Jefferson’s usual this meal was simply over the top and was exactly what you would expect from the  5 Star, 5 Diamond Lemaire Restaurant.

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Honors, Awards, Friendship, Celebration and King Cake!

Ralph got the baby!

 

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Sunday Funday Collage We hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday! We are getting ready to sit back and enjoy a little football. There are several ##RVA connections in the big game today but we can’t help but root for Russell Wilson (Collegiate Grad!). Before we tune in we wanted to share with you […]

Sunday Funday Collage

Sunday Funday Collage

We hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday! We are getting ready to sit back and enjoy a little football. There are several ##RVA connections in the big game today but we can’t help but root for Russell Wilson (Collegiate Grad!).

Before we tune in we wanted to share with you a few pictures that we have recently put up on our website. Sometimes it is hard to realize which ones are new so we thought we would give you a little collage here on our blog!

Enjoy your #SUNDAYFUNDAY!

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James Beard Foundation Dinner: The Jefferson Hotel We had the pleasure of photography the Third Annual Friends of Beard Benefit Dinner on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel. Chef Walter Bundy and the staff of Lemaire presented the best of Richmond cuisine with guest chefs Dale Reitzer of Acacia, Joe Sparatta of […]

James Beard Foundation Dinner: The Jefferson Hotel

James Beard Foundation Dinner: The Jefferson Hotel

We had the pleasure of photography the Third Annual Friends of Beard Benefit Dinner on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel.

Chef Walter Bundy and the staff of Lemaire presented the best of Richmond cuisine with guest chefs Dale Reitzer of Acacia, Joe Sparatta of Heritage, Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt and Jason Alley of Pasture and Comfort to benefit the James Beard Foundation.

A cocktail reception was followed by a six-course dinner representing the signature dishes of each chef and the culinary influences of the Richmond Region. We have included the menu at the end of this post. We hope you enjoy the pictures!

Behind the scenes…

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James Beard Foundation Dinner: The Jefferson HotelThe Food and Drink…

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Cocktail Hour…

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Dinner..

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The Menu

Hors d’oeuvres
Virginia Hayman Sweet Potato Shooters with celery branch, tomato confit, chicken fried
Shooting Point oysters and black winter truffles
Peruvian Clam Ceviche with crispy shallots
Fried Pig Head Terrine with tonnato sauce
Torchon of Foie Gras with yellow beet mostarda, smoked Maldon salt, brioche and Manakintowne Farms micro beet tops
BLT with house cured bacon, chiffonade romaine, toasted Billy Bread, Leaping Waters beef tartare and herbed Duke’s mayonnaise

First Course
Collard Green Gnocchi Sardi with pastrami duck confit,
cipollini onions and braised red cabbage

Second Course
Golden Seared Bay Scallops with butternut squash, cranberry relish,
pickled mustard seed, crispy kale and chicken liver sauce

Surryano Ham Wrapped Sustainable Sturgeon with cauliflower purée, Edward’s smoked sausage butter sauce and pomegranate and port reductions

Fourth Course
Spicy Southern Fried Quail with pickles, red Carolina Gold rice and collard slaw

Fifth Course
Juniper Scented Ranch Venison Loin with Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, wild forest mushrooms, hickory smoked Surry County bacon, celeriac pave and huckleberry jus

Sixth Course
Double Decker Moon Pie with graham cracker cookies, rooftop honey marshmallow, Virginia sorghum, Hub’s peanuts, dark chocolate mousse and RC Cola

 

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