Behind the Scenes of our Summer Entertaining Photoshoot

A glimpse into what went on behind the scenes at our Summer Entertaining photoshoot… aka, that day we got to cook and eat a ton of delicious food at the beach.

It’s not every day that you get to call a charming beach-front house your office for the day. Especially when you live in Seattle. Fortunately for us, we got to do just that.

We set out from our office around noon, thrilled that the weather had decided to cooperate. It was sunny, 75 degrees, and there wasn’t a cloud in sight. Those of you from the Pacific Northwest know how much of a blessing that was- June around here is usually called “Junuary” as summer doesn’t usually show itself until the day after the Fourth of July.

When we arrived we couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was! Cozy & bright, it was full of nautical touches, which made all the more sense upon strolling down a long, winding flight of stairs that brought you directly to a lovely little beach on the Puget Sound.

After a little exploring, we set to work. While I arranged some farm fresh flowers into an assortment of tiny bouquets, Reid headed down to the beach to take some product shots, and Kim got set up in the kitchen, where she would proceed to cook an incredible meal under the careful watch of our camera crew.

You see, we weren’t just cooking that day- we were documenting the whole process! Even yours truly got in on the action and shot a short video talking about how to turn your favorite cocktail into a pitcher cocktail!

We were especially excited for Kim to get grilling. We just started carrying an incredible line of 100% grass-fed beef from New Zealand called Reserve. Not only is this amazing grass-fed beef- it’s the best of the best. The producers have scientifically quantified the best eating characteristics for grass-fed beef and ensured that every cut lives up to those standards. We couldn’t wait to try it, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

Throughout the day, we captured recipes step-by-step; shot how-to videos about grilling and entertaining; photographed delectable summer dishes; captured the special moments at the party; and yes, ate delicious food and sat on the beach when time allowed!

By the end of the day our feet were tired and our legs were sore, but our bellies were full of delicious food, and we were happy to have gathered a ton of great content in a gorgeous setting- all while showing our models a good time.

Lucky for us, the fun isn’t over! This was only the first of our photoshoot adventures for this Summer of Food! Next up? Camping!

Becca Lee wrangles our social media accounts, blogger contests, and general marketing work as the Marketing Coordinator for Marx Foods. You can check out one of her many hair colors and read more about her (and her ridiculous sweet tooth) here.

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