Monday, June 10, 2013

Newborn Session Coming Soon...

I had the pleasure to photograph a sweet little baby boy yesterday. I am really enjoying going through and editing the photos!  He was stellar!  He slept the whole session, with small breaks here and there to nurse.  He was the best baby!!

Six Months

Six months is a great age!  I love photo shoots with newborns and I love them with 6 month olds.  They are so cute and smiley.  They sit for the most part and you can have a lot of fun with the photo shoot.  I decided to make up a photo that documented everything our little six month old likes and dislikes right now and all his current stats.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two Families Christmas Card Photos

The first family chose to shoot their portraits at a Christmas tree farm. We got a lot of really good ones.  

This family chose to shoot their portraits in the woods to take advantage of the fall leaves.  We also got some really good ones of them too.  

It was all in all a great day for photos.  Everyone's session turned out great!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Welcoming My Nephew

My sister recently gave birth to her third child. I was able to take a quick weekend trip up to see the family, the new baby and take some fun photos!  Here are my favorites.

Monday, April 23, 2012

High School Senior

I had the pleasure of photographing this high school senior at the Marine Corps Museum Chapel.  It was a great location. This is one bright kid. He will be going to the Naval Academy next year! Congratulations!  I just know he's going to have a successful four years.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Changes for the Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal!

Okay, so yesterday, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal after I made it that morning.  I liked it, but I felt it could be better.  So this morning I made some changes.  I want to pass the changes along, so you can benefit too.

It's pretty much the same with a just a few changes. I'll underline the changes.


1 3/4 C Vanilla Soy
1 C old fashioned oats
1/3 C pumpkin puree
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs Brown Sugar (or to taste, I added a tiny pinch more) 
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped pumpkin spice almonds (or plain if you like)

Bring the vanilla soy milk to a boil and then add the oats.  Cook for 5 minutes and allow to sit (if needed) to reach desired consistency.  Then add the butter.  Add the brown sugar and spices next. Last add the pumpkin puree.  Then top with Almonds and mix if you want.

I thought the pumpkin puree was just too much last time.  So you can see I reduced it by just a little. I like to taste the spices.  So I added a little more nutmeg.  I really felt it needed to be a little creamier and have a hit of vanilla, so I added the soy milk.  See what you think!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Today I tried out a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.  It is delicious, I think I'm going to experiment with the recipe and see if I can't make it more delicious.  I think it needs a little less pumpkin and more spices.  It's very good though.  Someone else suggested dried cranberries.  I didn't have any, but that could be good too!

Even though this is my photography blog, I thought I'd share this here anyway.  I did take the photos.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

1 3/4 cup water
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup chopped almonds (I used Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds)

Bring the water to a boil and add the oats.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off the burner and allow to thicken if needed.  Stir in the pumpkin puree, butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.  Fold in the almonds, or any other toppings you think are delicious!  Enjoy!