I crave a life filled with magic in the smallest of things.
Life is short, so why not eat dessert first? I am taking a food photography workshop through 2 Lil Owls owned and run by Denise Love. I’ve followed her for some time on Instagram and when she advertised that a food workshop would be offered in January I was eager to sign up.
It’s been quite interesting to see how she makes such beautiful images in such a small space. The magic of her images is created in a small area in her dining room by a large patio door/window. What I am truly loving about the workshop is her practicality about how she purchases her props and also about how she thinks about the arrangement of her designs. Her method of teaching is easy to follow and very informative. She explains where she purchases certain props and why she has chosen them.
Food evokes many emotions, it is often a first date for a new couple, it is something we crave after a night out dancing, it is what a first birthday cake smash is the center of, and let’s not forget, it’s what all married couples feed each other at their wedding. Food is more than just nourishment, it is a feeling, an emotion, and what better way to express your feelings than with cupcakes and macarons? Both are comforting and simply fun to eat!
I love flowers and when I came across these peonies, I knew they would be beautiful with the cupcake. They fit perfectly next to this simple yet elegant cupcake, don’t they? Two very romantic items, paired together for the perfect LOVE.
As always, it was so nice catching up with all of you. Have a fabulous week ahead. Until next time . . .
May you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope and the peace of His Love at Christmas and always.
With Christmas one week away, I was inspired to photograph some Christmas still life scenes on Sunday. Time goes by so quickly and it seems to pass exceptionally fast when there is a holiday soon approaching. As we all busy ourselves with shopping, baking, trimming the tree and well, just getting ready for the big day, those days leading up to Christmas go by extra quick!
I came across a book I read to my daughter every Christmas Eve, just reading the inscription I wrote to her so many years ago, brought back such loving and good memories, it’s difficult to believe she is all grown and married herself.
Memories are what holidays and special occasions are all about. The actual day goes by fast, years later, we are left with fond memories of the people we shared the day with, and the laughter we all shared together.
As you prepare for your family gatherings, enjoy the festivities, food and good times shared with your loved ones. From my family to yours, I wish you the Merriest Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
I will be taking a short break for the holiday but will be back in the new year with more stories and photographs. In the meantime, please continue to follow me on Instagram.
Thank you for continued support I truly appreciate it, until we meet again . . .
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” ~ John Grogan
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen many photographs or our Westie, McKenzie. McKenzie has been part of our family for twelve years now. I guess it was about one year after we had to put our Akita, Teddy, to sleep that I decided it was time to have a dog again. My husband and daughter knew they wanted another dog after we lost Teddy, but I was the hold out. I just didn’t want the responsibility of owning a pet again. My daughter was getting older and we weren’t home much anymore for a pet. Logical, right? Even though the logical part of my brain knew we really shouldn’t own another dog, the emotional part of me knew the house was lonely and we needed to get a dog. Continue reading “the inevitable . . .”
Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. ~ Dorothy Rowe
The days are shorter and the darkness is creeping in sooner each day. For anyone who is affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder you certainly know what I mean. I had heard of this disease, even knew someone who experienced it, but I never experienced it myself. About two years ago, I began to feel a sadness come over me when I knew summer was coming to it’s end. Continue reading “A Bit Melancholy | Smithville Lifestyle Photographer”
Forward & Backward …
This past week I began cleaning out some old art portfolio cases I had from college. I hardly remember those days, some 30 plus years ago now. When I was young and had dreams, that never became a reality. Sometimes I wonder what my life would had been like if I had gone to art school instead of college? or if I hadn’t worked in New York City; or if I moved to California when I had the opportunity. Continue reading “Where from here?”