you can't spell Party without Paella...

One of the best aspects of my job is when i get to hang out with a whole bunch of friends-   friends who i don't get too see very much-  and eat great food and drink gin and tonics and shoot photos..... and get paid to do it!

If you know Scotty and Emily Ketterman of Crown Paella,  then you know that they are the bomb!  Thanks so much for making my job so easy.    Check out the website for the catering company Crown Paella.

And check out the full story about the dinner on the New Season's blog  HERE.

getting ready for the red carpet

Doing a little entertaining this evening for the Oscars?  Need some last minute nosh ideas?   The newest post is live on New Seasons blog The Table.   Check it  out for some cool app ideas.

Recipes by Ivy Manning, and styled by Andrea Slonecker.

a brand new blog for the New Seasons Market

I have been doing a ton of work for New Seasons Market this year,   specifically for their brand new blog The Table.   Definitely check it out for cool recipes and lots of local personalities.   We have shot everything from citrus waffles to salmon wellingtons to pistachio and bacon grilled cheese.   Oscar party recipes soon to come. 

Here are a few of my favorite shots so far.  Check out the blog HERE.

New work for Lardo

New branding,   new menu,   same old solid fuckin' bomber sandos.   This place is not for the faint of heart,  or the weak of stomach.   

But if you want a sandwich thats gonna kick your ass,  check em out. You want be disappointed,   or leave hungry.

that's a spicy meat-a-ball

I love to cook Italian food,  so i rarely have the opportunity to go out and eat it.  But when i do go out for pasta,  its definitely to Grassa.   This place has only gotten better and better over the last year.  check it out next time you are downtown.

New Work for ELLE Japan

I recently shot two more stories for ELLE á Table Japan.   One was for a Rosé luncheon,  and one was for Portland's favorite salty son,  Ben Jacobsen.

New Season Holiday Campaign, Christmas Edition

Now that the turkey and stuffing have been cooked and eaten and eaten and eaten again,  it is time to switch gears and get ready for some christmas entertaining.

I still feel so great about this campaign.   Love seeing them hanging all over the stores.  

Three photos taken On Nov. 2, 2014

On the occasion of my 40th birthday,  I captured 3 Holga images in Port Townsend.   I rarely,  if ever,   get usable distorted images with my Holga,  but i was quite happy with these.   It was a chilly rainy day.  The best kind of day to contemplate life,  movement and mortality.

the Holga goes to Port Townsend WA.

Meredith and I had an amazing 3 days over our birthday weekend up in Port Townsend. Its a great little town to wander around in, rain or shine (which we got both of)  and we even got to take a ferry ride over to Whidbey Island to walk across the bridge at Deception Point.    

And as usual,  the Holga came along for the ride.