Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb-March Photo Challenge

So I started a new photo challenge for Feb with some friends of mine. If you would like to join along please feel free! Here are the challenges and my first submission for the week.

Friday, January 25, 2013

San Diego Road Trip

Here are some photographs from my recent trip to San Diego. I took a scenic drive there from Phoenix, going past the Salton Sea, through Anza Borrego and then down through Julian.


Random house on the way to Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

Street Art on the side of a house by the Salton Sea

Sea at La Jolla Cove

Pelicans at La Jolla Cove

Ocean View from the Cabrillo Tide Pools

Surfers at the Cabrillo Tide Pools

Monday, January 7, 2013

Harley and the Guitar and Aurora and the Piano

Its been awhile since I have posted, busy doing sessions for other families. Now that it has slowed down we were able to make a trip to visit my Dad. As soon as we woke up the next morning after our arrival her had all the instruments out and ready to go for the girls. He loves to see the rock star blossom that is in all of us. Here are some pictures of the girls playing.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

At the Park

Today I went to the park wioth my girls and got some nature pictures that I have fallen in love with. I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Ice Cream Recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Icecream

Pumpkin Caramel Icecream

So fall is here and with pumpkin springing up every where I thought I would make some pumpkin caramel icecream. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

1 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
caramel sauce for topping

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Once sugar is dissolved then add to ice cream machine. I have a cuisinart and run for 30 minutes. The last 5 minutes you can add a little caramel sauce. Once finished, have a small bowl and top with caramel (because if you are like me you are impatient and want to eat it NOW) and then put rest in air tight container in freezer for another two hours to thicken. Let sit out for 15 min and enjoy!

ready for freezer

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Self Portrait (monthly challenge) #1

So I hate being in front of the camera. I feel akward and am never happy with how I look in pictures. This is the exact opposite of how I feel behind the camera. I had a random thought that being uncomfortable in front of the camera may in turn hold me back from being the best photographer that I can be. Many of the photographers that I admire and take inspiration from put themselves in front of the lens all the time. There work is remarkable and awe inspiring. (Check them our here- Elle Moss and Heather Evan Smith ).
So I have decided to give myself a monthly challenge, force myself to get more comfortable in front of the camera and hopefully this will help boost my experience, creativity, and confidence behinde the camera. So once a month I will be doing a self portrait session, and posting it here. Feel free to check it out and I am open to feedback.

Post #1- Got some new backdrops and decided when better to start! Granted my hair is not done and I am not wearing any makeup (which I normally don't and am not really sure the correct way to apply anyways, hehe). So its very raw and I now feel the need to purchase a wireless remote for my camera to get better focus (another thing added to my wish list, Santa) as well as learn how to put makeup on. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!