JUST MARRIED: Blake + Anna {10.7.2017}

What a fun, whimsical night! This cute couple have been together since they were young teens and decided to have a surprise wedding in Atlanta with their friends! They pulled it off beautifully and are continuing their world travels with a South Asian honeymoon. I love that they were able to personalize some really hip trends and perfectly reflect their interests + style! They even had a globe for a guestbook (I LOVE unconventional guest books that can actually be displayed in your house!) Congratulations, you two.

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BABY FACES: Faith Harper, 3 weeks old

This little girl is such a sweet little baby! She has her mommy’s adorable button nose and beautiful eyes and her daddy’s sweet smile….well both her parents have sweet smiles so it may be mommy again…but she definitely resembles her daddy the most overall. I so enjoyed adorning her with flowers and playing dress-up! Isn’t she pretty? Like a little fairy in a garden. What a lovely little lady.

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Maples Family

This sweet family took such wonderful care of my little Zippers while I was on vacation this summer! They even asked me to bring him along, and as you can see, he just fits right in. They would so love to adopt him but I could never part with my chubby little furball!!

JUST MARRIED: Vikas + Natasha {9.30.2017}

I am SO excited that I had the opportunity to tag along with another photographer and shoot this wedding!! It was seriously the most fun (and long–14 hours!) wedding day I’ve ever been part of. Seriously–the dancing, the food, the beautiful people and gorgeous clothing–a photographer’s dream and just so lovely. When I left at 11:15, the party was still going strong (and most of them had been up doing rituals & wedding stuff since 8am!). Indian people are awesome!!!

ENGAGED: Lindsay + Oliver

Many moons ago I did this sweet girl’s senior portraits, and now she’s all grown up and getting ready to marry the many of her dreams! Exactly six months out. They are so cute. He’s very polite, too–every time I asked him anything or told him to do anything, he said “Yes, ma’am”….I wasn’t sure if I’m that old or if he adheres to the Southern rule of “say ma’am to any woman over 18 years old” lol. And they had their sweet dog with them, who is quite spoiled by his daddy. Isn’t his little bow-tie sweet? So festive. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!

 

Creamy Bacon Fettuccine

Hi, all! I wanted to share another of my favorite dinner recipes. It’s definitely fattening, but on the plus side, you’re getting lots of Vitamin D from the milk & cheese in it AND it’s gluten-free. For those of you who are lactose-intolerant like me, I recommend two Lactaid tablets and two Beano tablets before chowing down lol. I made this for my family while we were at the beach this summer and they were seriously licking their plates clean–there wasn’t a single noodle left in the bowl! Just a side note: this does not reheat very well, so try to do it when you have enough people around to eat it all. If you do have to reheat it, you need to add more cream in and after heating, you may have to drain the butter. It’s going to be a bit greasy because the cream and the butter will want to separate.

CREAMY BACON FETTUCCINE        YIELD: 4 servings

  • 6-8 slices of low-sodium bacon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped (or 2 tbsp dried minced onion if you’re in a pinch!)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • one package of flat pad Thai noodles/rice sticks (or regular fettucine if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup Italian-blend grated cheese

1. Place bacon strips on a microwave-safe plate, cook them and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan, then add garlic & onions and cook over medium heat til golden. Start the water boiling for the noodles.

3. Add cream to the saucepan, and bring to a low boil. Let boil for a couple minutes or until butter & cream are thoroughly mixed, then remove from heat.

4. Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Pour the grated cheese into the pasta and stir to distribute, then add cream. Let sit for a few seconds and then stir up to melt cheese and evenly coat noodles.

5. Add bacon and serve!! IMG_8112