Silent Sunday: The Big Summer Potluck 2013

Earlier this year, Maggy asked if I would be the official photographer for The Big Potluck and over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of attending and shooting their first Big Traveling Potluck in California and, most recently, the fourth annual Big Summer Potluck.  It’s a lot of work photographing a multi-day event, but it’s also a ton of fun.  We spent the weekend at both the Anderson household, where a fabulous dinner was served Friday night, and the Bucks County Audubon Society for a full day of speakers (which included cookbook author Joe Yonan of The Washington Post, Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and Jessamyn W. Rodriguez of Hot Bread Kitchen), delicious food, and cocktails.  Pam, Maggy, and Erika outdid themselves and I was so honored to be there to capture these moments.

I was also asked by KitchenAid to do a recap of the event (and talk a bit about their involvement as sponsors of the event) on their blog.  Head over here to check out that post and to see a few additional pictures from BSP.


  • August 11, 2013 - 11:10 am

    marla - Oh Brian!!! Wow did you capture the weekend beautifully! So fun to look back on the great food & fabulous folks. XOReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    Liren - Brian, you did a fantastic job. Not a surprise, of course :) How I wish I could have been there, and your images have convinced me that I really need to next year!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Mallory Fay - Love looking through these photos! Your shots are beautiful and you capture the time and place perfectly. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox - I wish I could have gone….your pictures are amazing! As usual.

    Looks like I was a lot of fun with some great people. I will now go eat something since your pics made me hungry.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    Jane, The Heritage Cook - Fantastic job as always Brian. I could hear the laughter, imagine the excitement, and taste the incredible food. Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 6:31 pm

    Betty Ann @Mango_Queen - What amazing photographs! You captured it so well. And oh my goodness, the pulled pork slider made me go weak in the knees ~ it was so good, wasn’t it? Thanks for taking such awesome photos, Brian. It was nice to spend time with you at #BSP4!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    Carrie @ poet in the pantry - What a beautiful reminder of such a wonderful weekend! It was so lovely meeting you!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 10:11 pm

    Greg Henry - So many familiar faces. GREGReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2013 - 11:42 pm

    Kristen - You amaze me. That is all :)ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - So many faces i miss!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Jeanette - Loved seeing your Big Traveling Potluck and now this gorgeous photo shoot of the Big Summer Potluck. You have such a great way of capturing the essence of these incredible gatherings!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 10:36 am

    dixya| food, pleasure, and health - thanks Brian. Even though I was not there – I could tell from your photos what an amazing event it was.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 11:05 am

    Russell at Chasing Delicious - You know you’re a food blogger when you serve your food in KitchenAid stand mixers.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Sunny - Thanks for taking such wonderful pictures! The Big Potluck is lucky to have you as their official photographer!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 11:56 am

    TidyMom - FABULOUS pictures Brian! Looks like a wonderful time! I’m still so sad I had to sell my ticket last year, I’m putting BSP on my must do list for next year!!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Cindy's recipes and writings - Wonderful photos Brian! Perfect recap! I had a great time. It was nice to meet you and everyone there it was first BSP hope to attend next year!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Alison Lewis - This looks fabulous! I want to go next year.ReplyCancel

  • August 14, 2013 - 2:12 am

    Elizabeth Pizzinato - Good call on not taking the table shots at the last dinner :-). Gorgeous pixReplyCancel

  • August 15, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    Diane {Created by Diane} - looks like it was wonderful, love your photos :)ReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2013 - 10:51 am

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  • August 19, 2013 - 7:00 am

    Carolyn - For some reason, i can’t get all of your photos to show up! Wish I could have been there, it looks amazing (from the few photos I can see!).ReplyCancel

  • August 19, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    Inspiralized - Ah I wish I had known about this, I would love to have gone!ReplyCancel

  • October 10, 2013 - 3:25 pm

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