Introducing Crystal & Kenneth
This engagement session with Crystal & Kenneth was like no other that I have photographed. Kenneth is a chef and he loves to cook for Crystal. They have a special ritual where they come together on Monday nights and break bread together, share their lives and catch-up because they are so busy. You see Crystal is a news producer and has crazy hours, just like Kenneth does being a chef. Their crazy hours don’t match, so when they get time off together, it’s special.
When it came time to plan the engagement session there was a strong consensus: a home cooked meal by Kenneth. A meal that is special, where Crystal would contribute and romantic pictures would be captured. It was perfect.
The Engagement Session
Kenneth planned this delicious dinner. He likes to think of the food he prepares as creating an endgame with flavor notes for the person eating it. When Crystal sent over the menu, as a foodie, I about fell out of my desk chair! And possibly excitedly wrote to another foodie friend about how delicious this engagement session was going to be.
Since this wasn’t your average engagement session, everything was done in stages. From making the homemade pasta, to finishing the last course. The best thing about this session though? These two are obvious best friends, partners for life. They exude happiness and a deep love for each other. It was truly a blessing to be invited into their home to witness their special Monday night ritual.
Also, the food? Yeah I am going to have to invest in Kenneth’s restaurant whenever he decides to chase that dream. He paired ingredients together I never would have thought to do, and it was so delicious, the meals I made for the rest of the week paled in comparison. He’s gifted.
Ladies and gentlemen, the lobster “lasagna” with seared foie gras.
I can confirm that this tasted better than it looked! Kenneth’s endgame for this dish paired perfectly with the wine Crystal picked out. It was a delight to the senses!
Pasta Carbonara–in which Kenneth put an egg into the center and mixed it around to make the dish creamy and rich. Again, I cannot put into words how amazing this tasted.
The meal ended with an orange-scented pound cake with house-made Ricotta, local honey and caramelized peaches.
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