Modern Portrait Photography

Archive for November, 2012

Preschool Photos { Rifle, CO Photographer }

_DSC0874-Edit _DSC0985-Editl copyA sampling of preschool photos from 2012. Such cute kids!

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Sondra’s maternity photographs { Rifle, CO Photographer }

_DSC9791-Edit copy _DSC9828-Edit copy _DSC9835-Edit copy _DSC9846-Editl copy _DSC9904-Edit copy _DSC9944-Edit copy _DSC9960-Edit copyThis cute couple is excited to be expecting their first child in December! They already have the name Austin picked out for the sweet little boy! I can’t wait to meet him and take his photographs! They will have a beautiful boy soon!


Fall Craziness!

My fall has been pretty crazy! Lots of photo shoots that I will be putting up on the blog later. But first I wanted to post a few personal photographs of our fall happenings. I have to try to remember to make time to document what is going on in our life- not just photograph other people! For Halloween my 2 boys costumes were based off the book “Where the Wild Things Are”.

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To add to my busiest photo season- three out of the four of us have birthdays within 3 weeks of each other. Yesterday we celebrated my youngest child’s first birthday!

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He discovered he loved m&ms. He is stomping his foot in this image. He’s such a good happy little boy who doesn’t want want to miss a thing, unfortunately that means he hardly naps! He tries his hardest to keep up with his big brother. He is starting to walk everywhere and his favorite thing is playing chase. We love this guy! Crazy how a year has already gone by!


Pizza Factory Breadsticks Recipe

When I was in college we would do breadstick runs for these tasty treats! Forget the pizza… just these delicious breadsticks. Bread is one thing I can not live without! So I searched online and found a few different recipes online- I tried the recipe I found from this site http://purplechocolathome.blogspot.com/2011/09/pizza-factory-breadsticks.html. There was a simpler recipe where you use Rhoades dough instead if you want to be a little quicker. Aren’t these at least the prettiest breadsticks?! It’s all about the presentation with these beauties… and they taste pretty good. Pizza Factory is better- but I haven’t had them in forever so maybe my memory is fading. Give them a try!

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Pizza Factory Breadsticks
1 T. yeast
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 C. warm water
1 T. oil
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. melted butter – divided
3/8  tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. Season All
1 T. Parmesan cheese
8  – 1/4 inch wooden dowels
cut into 18 inch lengths (craft store)
or 8 – 12 inch skewers
I tried them both ways and decided
I wanted the long wooden dowels like
Pizza Factory uses, but the skewers worked too.
Mix the yeast, sugar and water and
let sit for a couple of minutes to dissolve
the yeast.  Add the oil, salt and flour and
knead by hand or with your mixer with a
dough hook for about 5 minutes.
Cover and let rise until double.
Divide dough into 8 equal parts,
about 4 oz. each if you want to use
a kitchen scale.
Lightly flour your hands and roll
the dough into about an 16-18 inch
long “snake”.  Moisten the top of your
dowel or skewer and begin wrapping
the dough around loosely.  Moisten a little where
the breadstick will end too.   Pinch to secure
the dough at the top and bottom.  Leave about
5 inches at the end of the dowel, if you are using
the longer dowels.
Hang over the edge of a 9×13 inch cake
pan with all of the dough inside the pan.
Let them rise until doubled.
Brush with 1/4 C. melted butter.
Heat oven to 375.  Bake at 375 for
about 15- 20 minutes or until just golden.
Meanwhile mix the remaining 1/2 C. melted butter,
seasonings and parmesan cheese.
When the breadsticks come out of the
oven, brush them with the seasoned melted
butter mixture. Best served hot and fresh.