Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baby Ashley is here- Newborn Session

It was only a couple weeks ago that I photographed Cheryl and her belly, at that time baby Ashley was still growing. Now she's home and only a few days old. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gluten Free zucchini cakes

Today I made zucchini cakes and they were amazing. Every year we have an abundance of zucchini from the garden and are always thinking of of creative ways to cook with it. These cakes taste like crab cakes because of the Old Bay. Try it you'll love it!


  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I used a mixture of rice krispies and gluten free toasted bread)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, and butter or margarine. Stir in seasoned crumbs, minced onion, and seasoning. Mix well.
  2. Shape mixture into patties. Dredge in flour.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Fry patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

my new Epiphany bag!

So the other day the Epiphany bag was delivered to me... I've been wanting this bag forever and when I ordered it was on a slight back order. Well here it is! and many of you are like what's so great. Well it's a camera bag! I know right! It does look like a purse! These bags are the latest trends in the female professional photographers. Very few camera bags are cool looking and none are feminine.  I'm just giddy over it

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sister's-Children Session

"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. " ~Marion C. Garretty

McCrillis Gardens 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Alex is 2!

So before I left my adorable nephew turned two years of age. We had a little get together and did a cookout for him. while there his other grandparent called on the computer from Bosnia via Skype to say happy birthday. He know's when they call and he squeals with excitement when he hears the ringtone. Part of his gift from me was a of course a toy camera. Nana made him a new quilt for his big boy bed.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

back from vacationing!

I'm Back!!!

I'm back from my vacation and I'm slipping back into full swings of things fast! As soon as I got off my over night flight I had a session right away. This weekend I will be photographing Jessica's and Wayland's wedding and then lot's of family sessions on Sunday.

I had a wonderful week off, in fact I spent that time in one of my favorite states, California. I really do believe happy cows come from there. While there I visited my  my BFF Candace in Santa Barbara, we both attended ASU together and have remained close since graduation. I LOVE LOVE Santa Barbara  weather is perfect and shopping and food is amazing. Did the whole ocean kayaking thing and then flipped my kayak. 

I then made my way up to San Francisco where I visited another close friend Chris. Did the roof top parties on the 4th, visited, beaches, and of course did the whole Napa Valley experience. Had a wonderful time but now back to work!

Here's what I did!

In Santa Barbara! Candace talked me into it. I'm Peacock face, and she is rainbow face.... we had to stand in line with children. Her fiance was a bit embarrassed when we wore these paintings on out faces at dinner. 

Hiked to visit the Nojoqui Falls near Santa Barbara.

I also went Kayaking in Santa Barbara, but I flipped my kayak and lost the camera.... the good news is that I got a new point and shoot and it's waterproof!

I discovered a new love while in California, Pink Berry! OMG is it good. It's like nothing else out there. It's like yogurt but frozen! but unlike that other "frozen yogurt" it really does taste like frozen yogurt.  I also found out that they are "swirling soon" in Washington D.C.

So after a few days in Santa Barbara I flew up to San Francisco to visit Chris. Chris and I met back in Atlanta in 2002 while we were both in college. This is us on 4th of July. We did a series of parties most of which were on roof tops. In this picture you can see Alcatraz in the back, and if it wasn't so foggy you could have seen the Golden Gate Bridge to the far left.  Talk about cold! I wore a fleece jacket and stood under a heat lamp, it was so cold you could see your breath!

Visited Half Moon Beach which is outside of San Francisco.

One of my favorite food's is In & Out burger! I don't even like fast food but this place is like no other! If you ever see one while your on the west coast you have to check them out! 
my way is the: double double, protein style, with grilled onions

Napa Valley! First time visit for me, very beautiful! and oh so many great wines! We visited and wine tasted at 4 wineries including: Signorello Estates, Robert Sinskey Vineyard, Charles Krug Vineyard, and Beringer. Afterwards we ate at this AMAZING restaurant called Mustards, I recommend that too if your out that way.

so that's my week long vacation in a nutshell!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Triplets-Tween Session

So I had a session with triplets! They were so sweet and, I was so amazed on how different each of their personalities were.

The Parkers + Family Session