So, we’ve nearly reached the end of class and week six has been all about using the things we’ve learned about lighting, staging, and perspective to get the best shots we can of prepping and plating the food for a grill party! No one loves a party more than me, but I have discovered over the years that our definition of party is probably different than most people’s. At our house, it there are at least two people who love and care about each other, who can make each other laugh and who LOVE food — it’s a party! And they are usually very spontaneous, unplanned events, that grow out of a surprise visit from friends or a sudden urge to cook a feast and watch movies until tomorrow. 🙂 While there is rarely a time when there are only two people in our bustling household, it does happen on occasion and so the strangest thing happened to me on Saturday — I had TWO grill parties. Never let it be said we do things in a small way around here. 🙂
The most difficult thing about having parties for a photography class is remembering to pause and take pictures in the middle of the fun. lol The class IS Sears Grilling Food Photography – so I needed to be focused on food photography and specifically grilling food. Fortunately, I was swift enough to remember to snap pictures of the yummy fare once in awhile and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you, today.
My Saturday was sort of strange, in that I expected our whole family to be here and I had planned a special grilled feast at lunch time. I got a fabulous deal on ribeye steaks at our local grocer’s and I was so excited to surprise everyone. By 9:45 Saturday morning, however, our normally filled-with-chatter, busy home was silent. deafeningly. without. sound. QUIET! All the kids had made other plans and taken off to their various activities, having no idea they were about to miss the grilling feast of their lives. Oh well! Just me and hubs for the rest of the day. This became a WHOLE different kind of party. But, we still grilled ribeyes and oh baby, were they delish! David still calls Saturday the day of grilling heaven! The funny thing is that until I started this photography class, he was the master griller in the house. I didn’t mess with the grill. Now, his high praises make me feel like I really HAVE acquired a new and valuable skill at the same time that I’ve been working to improve my photography. Very cool!
By supper time, one child had wandered home with a friend in tow. Two were still out doing their “social butterfly” thing, but we finished off our day with grilled burgers and sweet corn for the four of us, here, and the pièce de résistance — s’mores! Since the kids that were here were 10 and 7, that definitely defined THIS party. Nothing beats a flaming marshmallow on a stick, right? None of the bike riding, trampoline jumping, doing their nails fun came even close to eating s’mores. It was a great night AND the older kids got home later, feasted on all the yummy leftovers and made plans to be home, NEXT weekend! 🙂
Hope you enjoy the pictures!
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