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2014 AAC Gala Dinner

Entree course

Entree course


The 2014 AAC Dinner is the second half of a very busy day shooting at the ACF National Convention. The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza hosted this year’s AAC Dinner. We started off with group and individual shots in the lobby of the Marriot. I then jumped in the car and headed to the Intercontinental to get set up there. The guests began arriving as I was finished with my setup. We did some casual shots during cocktail hour. Once the guests moved into the ballroom the busy part of the evening began. The rest of evening was spent covering awards presentations, shooting each food course and doing posed photos. Click the continue reading link to view a slideshow of all the images. Continue reading »

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Jazz At Brushwood 2014

140621SprrwJzz233Wow, what an event. Home of the Sparrow kicked off the summer in grand style with their annual Jazz at Brushwood fundraiser. All 600 in attendance had a great time helping to raise money for a really special non-profit.

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Philadelphia Chapter created a spectacular dinner.

Live music from the band Big Ric Rising had everyone up and dancing. There was also a surprise visit from A Cappella Pops, a unique group of a Capella singers. Even the live auction was quite entertaining with auctioneer Jeffry Cadorette’s unique auctioneer style.

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Fifth Annual ACF Philly Food & Wine Festival

ACF Philly Food Wine Festival Photo CollageThe ACF Philly held their 5th annual ACF Food & Wine Festival on April 3rd at The Desmond Great Valley Hotel in Malvern, PA. The event helped raise funds for the ACF Philly’s Charities with proceeds from the event benefitting Home of the Sparrow. Guests were able to sample a wide variety of culinary treats from local restaurants and culinary schools.

It was hard to pick favorites from the wide selection of food and beverage offerings. Chef Dan and Desmond bartender Joe were both seen enjoying the Esposito’s Porchetta sandwiches, a definite crowd favorite. Full Spirited Flavours offered up samples of their amazing Chocolate Razz cake, Limoncello Cake and their signature Amaretto Cake. Cupcakes Goumet provided a… Continue reading »

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Atlantic City Color Run

A few friends were running in the Atlantic City Color Run at the old Bader Field Airport so I decided to check it out and of course take a few photos. The old Bader Field Airport is a great location for a run from a photographer’s point of view. The airport has two sets of dual runways perpendicular to one another. The start and finish lines for the Color Run were at the intersection of the runways and the four color stations were at the far ends of each runway. If you were photographing a small group like I was you could photograph your group at the yellow and orange color stations then cut across between the runways and get set up at the other color stations before your group arrived. The runways formed two sides of a triangle and Continue reading »

Home of the Sparrow Sponsor Party

I always enjoy helping Home of the Sparrow. Other photographers were focused mainly on the guests so I decided to shoot the great food and the scenic location at Tutto Sorrisi. I created some nice high dynamic range images of the Italian influenced wood and stone textures.

ACF Philly’s President’s Dinner

The American Culinary Federation Philadelphia Chapter is a really a great organization. They do some great charity work and help train young emerging chefs. Their events are fun to cover and the food is always spectacular. The President’s Dinner was held at the Downtown Club across the street from Independence Hall. The venue is on the 11th floor of The Public Ledger Building. The views are just spectacular.
Table Setting

Cheese Board

A fine selection of cheeses during cocktail hour

A full gallery of all the images is here. If you attended the event and would like prints please e-mail me for discounted pricing.

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