Maternity portraits.

Photographer: Jeanine Thurston

Maternity portraits can be a full portrait session or even one of our Thursday morning Quick Takes sessions… but don’t let it pass you by.  It is an amazing thing that your body is creating a new life and is a miracle to remember for sure.  Check out our galleries on our website FOTOTAILS for ideas of what you like best – formal, fun, wraps, studio or outdoors with a vintage look too.  Plan your maternity portraits around 32 weeks “give or take a couple weeks.”  It is a beautiful way to remember your pregnancy!!

We can help you plan it however you want.  Some even like to make it a mini-makeover day to feel extra nice and pampered before the new addition to your family.

I almost missed the “Peach” month. What was I thinking?

So most of August peaches escaped my radar.  Of course, I am a photographer – mom – wife… first.  But WHAT WAS I THINKING?  This is one of my favorite fruits and in a month when we are suppose to be celebrating the mighty “Peach” it almost slipped by me.  THANK GOODNESS, I caught a post on facebook letting me know it was national peach month.  So, this morning I decided I needed to make some fresh peach cobbler!  So here you go:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (divide into 3/4 cup each)
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Large fresh yellow peaches (or 5 if you’re like me and LOVE peaches)
  • 2 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter in an 8×8 baking pan.

Combine flower, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.  Add one cup of milk and mix until dry ingredients are moist.  Don’t stir – pour batter over the melted butter.

Heat remaining sugar, fresh peaches, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cinnamon on medium heat until sugar has dissolved.  Pour peach mixture over batter AND DON’T MIX.  THE CRUST WILL FORM OVER THE PEACHES WHEN BAKING.  I sprinkle the nutmeg over the top before putting into the oven!

Bake the cobbler for about 40-45 minutes.  Serve with either vanilla ice-cream or for a lighter version use frozen whipped cream.

Hope you enjoy!!! It doesn’t last long –

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What little lady can pass up a tutu?

A few weeks ago we posted on facebook that we were doing one day of “tutu” sessions for little girls, their families & friends.  One day quickly turned into three and it couldn’t have been more fun!  Absolutely in love with hundreds of images from those shoots!  Dizzie Izzie pedi-skirts and some fantastic tutus from Kimber… then add some cupcakes from Anything But Vanilla and some accessories and it makes for some pretty fun filled days of photography.

Check out some of the images on these little videos!

TUTUS: Vol 1

TUTUS: Vol 2

TUTUS: Vol 3