Saturday, December 28, 2013

Playing Dress Up

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to help with pictures of her daughter. She had been on Pinterest and saw photos of a little girl in her mothers wedding dress and wanted to give it a go.

We decided we wanted to try creating the pictures with a dreamy soft feeling so we decided to use her mother-in-law's house which has a larger window in the front room which gets quite a bit of light. 

Leslie is naturally very creative and when I arrived, she had a number of props and jewelry to use in the shoot. That is super helpful for a photographer. If I were to ever decide to do this professionally, I would need to get her help to get the studio setup with really cute props and backgrounds. 

Liv was super excited to get to play dress up in her mom's dress that day. She's a bit of a goofball, but we were able to get some really great shots. Below are some of my favorite. 

Thank you Leslie, Don, and Liv for letting me help make some memories! I can't wait to do it again with Ella!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What I love about Phoenix

There are so many things I love about Phoenix - the beautiful scenery, the red-orange Sonoran sunsets, the cost of living - the weather!!  But tonight, I want to talk about one of my favorite things that most people don't realize about Phoenix - there are some really great restaurants.  Below are a few of my favorite restaurants:

Cornish Pasty - this started out as a small hole in the wall restaurant but they've since opened a larger location about a mile from the house (lucky me!) and now they're opening in Las Vegas as well!

Chelsea's Kitchen - beautiful atmosphere in the Camelback corridor of Phoenix.  They've recently opened a location in Terminal 4 at the airport - it makes me want to get to the airport a whole lot earlier.

Cibo - a downtown Phoenix staple.  Great for lunch (I highly suggest the Pulled pork sandwich) but they also do a nice pizza for dinner.

Grazie - My favorite pizza place in Phoenix (actually Old Town Scottsdale) and there are a ton of very good pizza places in the Phoenix area so this is saying alot

Chino Bandito - Chinese Mexican fusion.  Need I say more?

City Hall - Yummy, yummy steak and the lobster mash potatoes have actually lobster chucks that they add in right at your table.

These are just a few of my favorites - you should visit Phoenix to experience all of the great food options!