Avery’s Mom contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to design an album – she had ordered a number of prints after the wedding but had decided it would be nice to have everything in one place! Together we created a 10×10 Parent Album with an Aviator Vintage Leather Cover. To me an album really does feel like a finished product much more so than delivering a USB of images – I love knowing people will look through it and enjoy it for years to come!
I printed this springtime recipe out from Martha Stewart and it is DELICIOUS and EASY – my kind of recipe! Oftentimes we find that “sauces” made like this aren’t saucy enough for us but by adding a bit more pasta water (closer to 1/2 cup) it was moist and quite tasty enough.
Pasta Carbonara with Leeks & Lemon (4 Servings)
6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1 inch pieces
4 leeks thinly sliced
3/4 pound short pasta
2 large eggs
1/4 c. grated Parmesan plus more for serving
1 T. finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
Set a large pot of salted water to boil. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8-10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet. Add leeks, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until leeks are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Add pasta to pot and cook according to package instructions. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan, and lemon zest and juice. Whisk 1/4 cup pasta water into egg mixture.
Drain pasta and immediately add to egg mixture, along with bacon, leeks, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Sprinkle with more cheese if desired and serve immediately.
I delivered this album way back last August but realized I hadn’t blogged it. Mallie & Stu chose Sage linen for their wedding album with digital flushmount style pages inside – it looked beautiful!
Last weekend I had the honor of documenting Simone and BJ’s elopement at Stone Hill Inn in Stowe. The weather was supposed to be stormy but the skies stayed clear literally until the moment I pulled out of the parking lot to leave – most excellent! Simone & BJ had come up from Boston for the weekend with six family members to celebrate with them – such an intimate and special way to get married! Enjoy a few of my favorite photos….
I loved the little dance they did when they were pronounced Husband and Wife!
The grounds of Stone Hill are gorgeous and were in full bloom for us!
Simone had mentioned beforehand :: “And to take it to a whole new level of crazy–we have a 18×24 portrait of our cat that we would like to be photographed in front of. We will be bringing the painting with us. Yup, we’re those people :-)” – this is Bear who sadly couldn’t join them for the weekend.
We drove to a nearby bridge for some additional photos
Turns out Simone wasn’t quilt tall enough for this bridge but thankfully it had some convenient footholds!
Congratulations! I hope your mini moon at Hotel Vermont was a blast and you enjoyed some oysters at Hen of the Wood! It was wonderful meeting you both happy trails!