Martha Stewart Weddings & Grace Ormonde!

I was thrilled to pick up the most recent copy of Martha Stewart Weddings & Grace Ormonde to see one of my photos featured in the Sperry Tents ad. This particular image was from Jen & John’s BBQ Wedding last summer. Whenever I see a Sperry Tent I am thrilled – they are gorgeous to photograph and have a way of diffusing the light in SUCH a beautiful way. The tents are made of sailcloth so light filters through the top and they are spectacular at night as evidenced by the ads.

If you are having a tented wedding you should definitely contact them – CLICK HERE for the Vermont division!

Martha Stewart Weddings Sperry Tent Ad

Grace Ormonde Sperry Tent Ad

 

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage Recipe

Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta Recipe

I found this delicious Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta recipe from Real Simple – one of my favorite sources for quick and easy recipes. A reader (thanks Alexis!!) has requested that I try and photograph the recipes I write about so I’ll do my best from now on. Last night I had eaten half my dinner before I remembered so I had to combine my portion with Jeff’s to have enough for a photograph….that recipe coming in a few weeks 🙂

Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta Recipe

12 oz. pasta (the recipe called for orecchiette but Trader Joe’s didn’t have a whole wheat variety so we used whole wheat penne)

1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 c. frozen peas

1 T. olive oil

8 Oz. fully cooked Italian-style chicken sausage links, fully sliced (we love the Spicy Italian variety from Trader Joe’s – YUM)

1/3 c. pesto (we used fresh pesto again from TJ’s)

1/2 c. grated Parmesan (2 oz.)

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Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the green beans and peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6-8 minutes.

Add the sausage, pesto, Parmesan, and 1/s c. of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and vegetables and toss to combine. If the pasta seems dry add a bit more cooking water.

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How easy was that??!! When I re-heated it for lunch the next day I threw in some arugula and wilted it when I was heating it up – I tend to like less pasta and more ingredients so ended up eating around much of the penne 🙂

Enjoy!

Custom Fabric Photo Folios

These beautiful folios are a popular option for both portrait and wedding clients but I often don’t remember to photograph them before they get sent out into the world! Anthia ordered this beautiful folio to showcase three of her favorite photos from our time together earlier this winter. She chose an ice blue cover and a simple ivory ribbon – the inside mats were white.

Green folio with white ribbon and three 4x6s inside

Each image is individually matted – this is a great gift for parents or grandparents – they arrive ready to place on a desk or mantle

The folios are offered in a number of beautiful textured and colorful fabrics

A ribbon can be added to the outside to contrast with the fabric

Please email me if you have further questions about this product or would like pricing information!

The Paris Wife

the paris wife

I read The Paris Wife on the recommendation of my friend Blair and found it very absorbing. It’s the fictional account of Ernest Hemingway, his first wife Hadley, and their time in Paris. I was obviously familiar with Hemingway but didn’t know much about his life. Since this is a novel it’s obviously an interpretation of life but I really found it enjoyable and couldn’t put it down!

Easter Weekend at the Lake

Jeff and I headed up to the lakehouse on Thursday night of Easter weekend – thrilled that Jeff had the next day off…..long weekends are the best! That night Jeff cooked a yummy dinner but I headed to bed early (not abnormal as I love catching up on sleep when we’re there). The next morning, however, was not as positive. I woke up with chills and sore achy muscles and didn’t make it upstairs until about 7:30 PM when I came up to eat something. Saturday morning I woke up and made it to the couch where I stayed for the rest of the day. The good news is that I finished two books 🙂 That afternoon we ventured out for a very short walk.

The lakehouse looked so welcoming with smoke coming out of the chimney (I love summer at the lake but there is something especially cozy about winter (or early spring!!) at the lake with the woodstove)

Jeff had found this downed limb in one of our neighbor’s yard so we had an impromptu photo shoot 🙂

That night Jeff cooked me dinner and I headed back to bed early…thrilled that I was actually sleepy and hoping I wouldn’t toss and turn the whole night.

I woke up Sunday morning feeling much better but then rolled over to find Jeff had caught my bug 🙁 No fun at all! He was out for the count until Tuesday night.  So our Easter weekend was relaxing but not quite for all the good reasons 🙂

Hope everyone else did more hunting for eggs and eating chocolate than we did 🙂

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