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Juli Lederhaus, General Manager
On Friday we did a four-hour photo shoot of our new banquet menu items in preparation for our new website which will debut in early June. All of these photos are ones I snapped with my iPhone 4S during the shoot. If you think these look good, just wait until you see the "real" photos~
Crudités with Dill Dip
We hired Kristina Young Photography to do this important project for us, and so far we are thrilled that we did. Kristina is so easy to work with, professional yet laid back, clearly focused on the work at hand and still nice to be around, understanding of changing priorities and excited to photograph what we need to have done.
Bass with lobster risotto and beurre blanc.
Free-range chicken with strawberry-walnut relish, shredded Brussels Sprouts.
Kristina with her assistant, Meggie Young, making sure that the natural lighting was just right. Our Grand Ballroom has banks of windows that provided just the right light for Kristina, who prefers that over the look obtained with artificial lighting.
Roasted Tenderloin of Beef, Sauce Béarnaise
Fresh Local Haddock encrusted with Pistachios.
Chicken with Mediterranean Sauce of Artichokes, Red Peppers and Fresh Oregano
Dessert trio of Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake "Pop", Handmade Pecan Pie "Mini" and Tiny Eclair.
I hope you enjoy this little preview of some of the items we photographed, and assure you that you will get to see the ones that Kristina did for us as well.