Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hello, I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very busy and I didn't get to shoot much, but I wanted to quickly share these two frames from Mandeep and Michael's engagement party on Saturday night. They should look familiar. It was great fun, great food and an open bar! And Mandeep looked absolutely gorgeous, obviously. Gotta keep moving, happy hump day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Have some cake, it's Friday!

As promised, here is the orange poppy seed cake from always with butter mentioned on Tuesday. Even though this was a short work week, it sure didn't feel like it. At all. But thankfully, I have made it to yet another Friday. And on the bright side, it's no longer pitch black at six o'clock so I can actually see some light when I leave work. What a difference that makes!

This cake came out delicious. It's like a variation of a poppy seed muffin, but with the density of a bundt cake. The only issue I had was with the consistency frosting. I only made half a recipe for the cake but decided to go regular with the frosting. Yeah, that's right, double frosting. The first time I made it it was soupy, so I tossed it. Then I started with the powdered sugar and added the orange juice much slower and at a higher mixing speed, which yielded an actual frosting. This is the only advice I can give you, as I totally disregarded the recipe at that point. Hope you have a good Friday and fun weekend!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mandeep and Michael

Hello! I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, but I couldn't be happier to kick things off with a photo shoot with one of my best friends, Mandeep, and her fiance Michael. I can't believe that February is almost over! This year has started off really fast for me with long, long days at work, night classes and working on building a website on the weekends. Yes, that is what has been hogging all my blog time, but it feels good to get back to writing and sharing. Speaking of sharing, I made an orange poppy seed cake from Always with Butter that I will have to share later this week because I just can't wait to share these! Mandeep and Michael, thank you so much for being good sports and off-trailing it and climbing trees, you were awesome! Without further adieu...