Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photo Booth Pics

Hello!  Just popping in real quick to share with you a few of my favorite photo booth snapshots the guests at our last wedding captured!  I worked with the bride Renee to create a fun backdrop using her pretty fall wedding colors of orange, chocolate brown and cream.  We created a few chalkboard frames for guests to write or draw messages for the newlyweds.  We had a blast going through all the many images. Our first photo booth was a hit!!  I can't wait for the next one we get to put together!
I'm off to finish editing an engagement session Joe and I shot in Chicago last weekend....more of that to come soon :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for...

Finally being able to make meringue!!  Yes it's true, this simple yet tricky mixing of egg whites and sugar has eluded me for the past few holidays.  Whenever I have tried to make it it always came out to runny and not at all like the beautiful glossy peaks you see in the recipes.  What's the secret you ask?  Room temperature eggs (I left mine out overnight) and a heat proof bowl.  I mixed my ingredients in a plastic bowl, making sure it was squeaky clean beforehand (any oil can contaminate the egg mixture). That's it, that's all!

My family are serious foodies (my parents cooked a "test" turkey a few weeks ago).  So I decided to make a test pie at home first, as to make sure it would not disappoint.  I found this recipe in the Nov issue of Martha Stewart.  Trust me when I say this pie is as delish as it looks!  I'm off to watch the rest of the Macy's Day Parade in my pj's!  Have a healthy happy Thanksgiving :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yogi Words

Do you ever hold a product you use daily so near and dear to your heart that you jump at the chance to share your joy with others?  My joy of choice comes in the form of tea, Yogi tea to be exact!  This organic tea (Green is my flavor) has such a great blend of lemongrass, grape seed extract, dandelion root, and Irish moss powder....yum right?  Oh, but it offers so much more comfort than you would expect in a warm beverage. Yogi tea brings me a thoughtful offering of uplifting words with each sip.  Words that make me think, smile, laugh and give thanks as I go on about my day.  It's the little things like Yogi tea that brings me joy and helps me to see the greater blessings in my life.  You can find this green tea and other Yogi varieties at your local Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.  It's my weekly staple that I take great pleasure in sharing!  Do you have any great daily staples that bring you joy? Do share, I'd love to know!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Loving: Fossil. Life. Style

I thought it's be nice to share something with you today to give you a little break from holiday talk.   It's a bit of eye candy before you fill your plate later this week!  Take a few minutes to head over to Fossil's fun lifestyle website full of  fun things to download, read, and indulge in.   Like meeting one of their art director's, learn how to sew a reuseable tote, get inspired by some cool iphone apps, or flip through a fossil designers sketchbook.  It's calorie free, inspirational full eye candy!  Enjoy :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Photo Styling Tips

A while back I posted about how in the recent months I've been given the opportunity to style for some clients of ours at work.  As many of you know I work as a commercial photographer for a large printing company.  Our photography dept shoots for an arrange of commercial clients that sell clothing, food, medical supplies, and housewares just to name a few.  My managers decided to take me up on my offer to start styling part time after they saw my apartment on Apartment Therapy posted a few months ago. So today I thought I'd share with you 2 different type of styling tips for 2 different types of photography (room and product)  I've worked on these this week alongside one of our best photographers Mark.  He is so much fun to work with and a lighting genius to say the least!  I'd like to note that these are just my opinions/suggestions about prop styling and I hope that they give you something to think about for your next photo shoot.  I'd love to answer (as best as I can) any other questions you might have too on the subject of styling and photography.  Take care!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Busy like a Bee...

Hi dear friends!  Remember me? I wanted to show you what I've been up to this last week. Joe and I launched Coach House Pictures the website (yippee)! We are still working on adding more samples to the gallery pages, like of the wedding we shot for Renee and Chris last weekend!  We had a blast capturing their special day. Head on over and check out our new site!  I'd love to hear your rants & raves about it!  Oh and while you're there Facebook friend our fan page too :)  Your the best friends a photo gal could ever ask for!