Sunday, March 27, 2011

Senior Album

Ok Courtney here is the first round of your senior album :) Look through each page and let me know if there are any pictures you would like to substitute or anything like that. You get 2 free changes. I will be using image #0043 for the album cover.  I left about 3 pages for people to sign it if you want them too :)
Cover option 1

Cover option 2
Cover option 3

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Creamy Peanut Butter Frosted Cupcakes

One of my photographer friends had this recipe posted on her blog and I thought it sounded good and decided to make them today and boy are the yummy!!  Thank you Jessica for this recipe


1 cup soy or non dairy milk ( I used coconut milk)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp of vanilla   1/2 tsp almond (or more vanilla)
1 cup flour
1/3 cup dutch cocoa powder or reg. cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with liners
whisk soy or non dairy milk and vinegar and let sit for a couple of minutes
Add the sugar, oil and extracts and mix til foamy
In another bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add dry to wet ingredients in 2 batches and beat til no lumps.
Pour into liners 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes depending on how hot your
oven is ( mine only took 16 minutes)

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter (earthbalance)
2/3 cup peanut butter
3-4 cups of confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbs non dairy milk ( I used coconut milk)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mystical Light Effect

A cool technique that involves extracting elements using channels
as well as other photoshop techniques to create a green mystical beam effect.

from this....

to this...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rock the Frock

Kate is not only a senior this year she is also my second cousin...
man I feel old (:
We decided to shoot at the shack but man was it windy.
I only got a few shots that worked due to hair in the face
but I love what we got!
She wants to go back when it isn't as windy to do
her senior session there.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


And these little guys were so scared!
They were running and falling all over the table
they were making me nervous.
But I have to admit I wanted to take one home :)


I just love homeschool co-op's and I wanted
to give a big shout out to Lori and thank
her for bringing in her eggs, chick, and ducks for the kids
to see God's creations up close and personal.
The kids got to see the eggs in an incubator
and then they were able to see and touch some
that had already hatched :)

Rachel loves...



Daisy, my cat, just loves the space heater that we use during the winter
so when I am sitting in the chair she usually
jumps up and sits on my lap to be by the heater.
I had my camera laying beside the chair and decided to snap a few.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Corinna and I decided to head out to look at different locations
for shooting around LaPorte, IN.
It was pretty cold out, still hovering in the upper 30's
so it was shoot then warm up, shoot then warm up.

Corinna is 17 yrs old and is attending LaPorte High School
starting tomorrow..she had previously been homeschooled
last year. Her favorite subject is Art and she loves her camera :)
Corinna says her dream job would be a graphic designer and her
dream vacation would be to go to Jamaica!

Here are some other randoms of Corinna:

*My favorite movie is Star Wars
and tv show is Criminal Minds
*Favorite food is Spaghetti
*I love to shop at Zumiez
*My favorite website is Pandora
and I love VersaEmerge
*Favorite possession is my music note necklace
*I never leave home without my earphones
*I would like to meet Yoda

An unusual talent I have is that I'm extremely flexible
and a random fact about me is that I like to write songs
and I play them.

I chose to have my pictures taken with DGPhotoDesigns because
not only was she my old photography instructor, but she is
my friend and she is good at what she does :)