Monday, May 8, 2017

Etsy Shop Update | On Hand Fine Art Photographs


Above & Below are simple iPhone snaps of some of the on-hand fine art photographs I have waiting to be purchased, shipped and appreciated in your space!



Currently, I am working on changing a few things in my business. Spring cleaning took the back burner for a little bit, but I have just now started sifting through old client sessions and photographs. 
I have tons of on-hand fine art photographs! I will be posting and adding them to my shop this week. Check back often to see if there are any prints that you may like to brighten up your space or possibly to gift to someone you love. Mother's Day is this coming Sunday. It would be a splendid idea to gift a unique fine art photograph to Mom. Thanks in advance for your support.

God is Good. Love is Life.
-KB

Henry is ONE | Family Adventure Session







The leaves in November are so warm. My sweet nephew turned ONE last November. I wanted to blog a few of my favorites from this session. (Embarrassingly enough, these have been in my archives for months and I am just now getting to update my blog posts.) Kennesaw Mountain is the backdrop of this series of warm photographs of a beautiful family. This reminds me of how thankful I am to be able to capture loving moments. I love y'all!

God is Good. Love if Life.
-KB

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Food Demo at BeetleCat | Lobster 5 Ways


In September, I had the opportunity to photograph a food demo at BeetleCat, an Atlanta seafood restaurant in Inman park. I arrived a little early, which gave me some time to walk around. Below the actual restaurant, is a retro-decked-out bar. The Den exudes a 1970s summery warmth. It was named one of Atlanta's sexiest bars by ZAGAT. This space is decorated with surfboards, vintage beach photographs and warm earth tones.
The food demonstration took place on the patio just outside the The Den and was lead by Andrew Isabella, BeetleCat's Executive Chef. Chef Andrew prepared his station while the serving staff set the tables to receive the dinner guests, who had purchased their dining tickets in advance. As the dinner guests arrived, they were warmly welcomed and seated to begin a dining experience for their palates to savor and remember. Drinks and plates were thoughtfully paired and explained to the guests. With each new glass that was filled and plate that was served, they received a preamble. Each preamble gave them the delicious details of the many flavors they were about to enjoy. This was anticipated by the guests; everyone responded with "ooh's" and "ah's" as each course was displayed at their place settings. I've included just a few highlights from the September evening of Lobster 5 Ways at BeetleCat. This upscale oyster bar is truly one of a kind. I am looking forward to the next one...



 









Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Isabella Family | Pregnancy Announcement


GOOD NEWS! My nephew, Preston, has an important announcement to make. He is going to be a Big Brother (big smiles all around). We are all so very happy that our tribe continues to increase. Today, we also celebrate Kaylen & Andrews's 5th Anniversary. These are blessings from the Lord. Thank you, God, we know that every good and perfect gift comes from You. Amen. 




"May the LORD, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!" Deuteronomy 1:11

God is Good. Love is Life.
-KB

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday's Hues | Rotary Phone


In September, I had the opportunity to photograph a food demo at BeetleCat, an Atlanta seafood restaurant in Inman park. I arrived a little early, which gave me some time to walk around. Below the actual restaurant, is a retro-decked-out bar. The Den exudes a 1970s summery warmth. It was named one of Atlanta's sexiest bars by ZAGAT. This space is decorated with surfboards, vintage beach photographs, warm earth tones throughout...then I saw the rotary phone. What?! So cool! It just brought back memories for me and I knew I had to make it the inspiration for one of my upcoming Tuesday's Hues. One of the bartenders preparing for the night caught me arranging the phone and finding the right angle to capture this vintage goodness. She quickly came over and made sure that the table was clean and clear before I took the shot.
 (Sidenote: If you have never dined here, YOU MUST! The food and specialty drinks are a mouthwatering experience. The serving staff is helpful, attentive and the most professional, courteous serving staff I have encountered at a restaurant. No exaggeration.) 

Hope your Tuesday is groovy!

God is Good. Love is Life.
-KB

Monday, October 24, 2016

Family Adventure Session | The "L" Family


Last Sunday, I met this great family in Atlanta's Inman Park. We started off their family session on the patio at BeetleCat where I got acquainted with this couple's precious sons. (Above image: They're sitting on a super cool table shaped like a surfboard.) After taking advantage of the beautiful light here, we took a little walk across the street where there is a colorful Hot Air Balloon painted on a corrugated metal wall. I just love shooting downtown. We then took a little further walk down the street to the Inman Park welcome mural of butterflies by Caveal (Chris Veal). The lighting and weather were really perfect for a session. I enjoyed hanging out with the "L" Family and I am happy to share some of the highlights from their session.







God is Good. Love is Life. 
-KB

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday's Hues | Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Happy Tuesday! Last week, I mentioned that I visited Burt's Farm. While marveling at all the beautiful pumpkins and gourds, I asked Julian and John to help me pick a few for some fall inspired meals. One of my favorite soups comes from Panera Bread, Autumn Squash Soup. I decided to do some "Pinteresting" to get new ideas and recipes for soups since the weather is taking a cooler turn (Thank You, LORD!) For me, soup is a comfort food and perfect for cooler weather temps. I found a few recipes for Butternut Squash Soup and tweaked them a little for our taste buds. 


Julian & John picked a nice medium sized Butternut Squash.


John, fascinated by the squishy bits inside the squash after I cut into it.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Butternut Squash (cubed)
1 TBS - extra virgin olive oil
1/2 - small white onion (diced)
1 cup - carrots
32 oz. - vegetable broth (plus, 8-12 more oz to thin out the thickness of the soup)
2 cups - apple juice or cider
1/2 tsp - curry powder
1/4 - cinnamon
1/8 tsp - nutmeg
1/2 cup - canned pumpkin
2 TBS - butter
4 TBS - whipped cream cheese
1 TBS - brown sugar
Dash of salt
Half & Half or Heavy Whipping Cream (depending how thick and creamy you want your soup)




DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or soup pot on medium heat. Saute onions until soft (try not to over 
    cook or cause to burn).

2. Add vegetable broth, apple juice (or cider), squash, carrots and spices.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduced to simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes or until you are able to           easily poke a fork through squash and carrots.

4. Remove for the heat source and add pumpkin, cream cheese and brown sugar. Blend soup mixture       in an electric blender a little at a time and return to saucepan, or use a hand blender to puree until         smooth. 

5. Add half & half (or heavy whipping cream) and salt to taste. Also, add more vegetable broth to           thin the soup out, if so desired.

6. Stir soup over low heat. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or with a           side of *sourdough bread.

*I made grilled cheese with sourdough bread to pair with the soup. They loved it!



Butternut Squash Soup. Delicious! 
*If you like this and decide to give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear what you think.

God is Good. Love is Life.
-KB


 
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