Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Meet Me In The Park - Update

Thank you for all of your inquiries for the "Meet Me In The Park" mini sessions. They are all booked up...but! don't fret! I will offer another block of mini sessions within the next month. I am taking suggestions for the next location. You name it: "Meet Me _________" For the lucky winner, you will receive a free 11x14 mounted print from your session...that is a $45 value, folks! woot! I will conduct a poll and we can all vote on the next location so don't hold back the suggestions, I can't wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

By Request! The Fabulous Butterscotch Coconut Cookies

Butterscotch Coconut Cookies
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups sweetened shredded dried coconut
1 1/2 cups (9 oz) butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together, set aside

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, cream the butter until fluffy pale yellow. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat very well. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until completely blended.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed. Add the coconut and butterscotch chips, mixing or stirring only until blended.

Shape the dough into 1 inch balls or drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets (with parchment paper).

Bake the cookies until golden brown around the edges, about 15 minutes. Cook with cooling rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma "Cookies" Recipe Book
(here is the picture on more time...they make me want to bake right now!)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Meet Me In The Park *Update* One Time Slot Left

Hi Folks!
The following time slot is still available:

3. 6:30pm - 6:55pm **booked**

If this particular date didn't work out for you but you are interested in a mini session, let me know and I will start a list for my next mini session date--coming at the end of August or mid September.
Thank you!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Class of 2009!

I am booking senior sessions for the class of 2009 and looking for one boy and one girl from each high school that would like to represent me. E-mail me for more information--here is a little taste of what I've been up to with some really fabulous seniors!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Update for Meet Me In The Park

The following time slots are still available:
2. 6:00pm - 6:25pm **booked**
3. 6:30pm - 6:55pm **booked**

Meet Me In The Park!

Introducing Mini Sessions

If the economy has got your budget in a bind but you still want professional portraits, a mini session is a great alternative to a traditional photo session.

Here's The Scoop:
I will be at Koreshan Park on Sunday, August 3rd for three back-to-back mini sessions. The cost of each session is $100.00 and includes twenty-five minutes of shooting time, along with a cd photo disc with 20-25 edited images for you to print, share, etc. Easy enough!

Time slots:
1. 5:30pm - 5:55pm **booked**
2. 6:00pm - 6:25pm **booked**
3. 6:30pm - 6:55pm **booked**

E-mail me at
to reserve your time slot. I will keep this blog updated with times that are still available.

I hope to see you there!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ben, Julie & a Bun In The Oven

Congratulations to Ben and Julie! What fun and laid back parents these two will be. I am so excited for their new little arrival coming in less than one week. I loved how Ben made Julie laugh during our session and the candid moments I was able to capture because of his sense of humor. They were candid photo pros!

Monday, July 14, 2008

7 Reasons Why I am Lucky...that my hands suffered 2nd degree burns

1. My kids were safely inside the house
2. My face didn't burn (only my eyelashes are burnt off)
3. My hair did not catch on fire
4. If I scar, it won't be noticeable on my knuckles, where the worst part of the burn ended up.
5. The grill didn't explode (which is next to my house)
6. My house didn't catch on fire
7. My husband had the following four days off to be my hands for me (that has been interesting!)

Well, it is safe to say that I have learned my lesson in lighting a grill after letting too much propane build up inside. It was a tough lesson, and the burns were extremely painful but I am thankful that God protected me from much worse circumstances. I don't expect to fall very far behind in my editing, as the palms of my hands are fine and I can still type and click my mouse to my heart's content (now that the really thick bandages are off. Thanks for all of your prayers and well-wishes!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Butterscotch Coconut Cookies, oh my!

My first time baking with coconut...and oh! the texture of these cookies is fantastic (thanks to the coconut). If you really like sweet, soft, kinda chewy would be my pleasure to share this recipe with you. I have to lock these up or I will eat a ridiculous amount at once. Not good for the diet but super fabulous for the sweet tooth!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

A girl and her dress...

It is safe to say that this adorable little Nicole Miller dress was made for Callee. It is the perfect color to compliment her gorgeous green-brown-grey-blue eyes! She was such a good sport in the summer heat, and I was thrilled that we got so many great shots. I couldn't narrow them down any more than the following nine...they only scratch the surface of our versatile session in downtown Fort Myers. Best of luck during your senior year, Ms. Calle, class of 2009.

and a Happy Fourth of July to all!!

Another passion of mine...

I love to bake. I have recruited my kiddos to be my little baking helpers and we have gone so far as to scour the library shelves for new recipes. Here is one that we found in a Taste of Home cookbook that ended up accumulating some serious late fees. It tasted okay but look fabulous, so of course I had to photograph it. My daughter had the idea to take a bite out of it and each precious crumb worked perfectly for the second shot.