Archive for February, 2011

Behold the deliciousness of my favorite cookie….

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 large ripe banana, mashed
1 cup oatmeal
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 375*. Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda, and set aside. Put butter and sugars into bowl, and mix with an electric mixture fitted with a paddle attatchment; mix until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and banana, and mix well. Add flour mixture and mix till just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate, and walnuts.

2. Drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies until golden brown and just set, 12- 13 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight container for up to 2 days. Makes about 2 dozen.

All babies are miracles. I’m always humbled and in awe of the life and presence of a newborn.

However, Baby G is a special testimony to Miracles. This little guy had in-utero heart surgery to correct a serious problem. And although living in the DC Metro area, he was born on a snowy night in a Boston Hospital specializing in Heart needs. Baby G is here. He’s healthy. He’s loved.

A sweet one of G and his big sister!

What a stunning girl!

N family, you are amazing with your strength and your love. Thanks for letting me document just a portion of that.

Oh my darlin, oh my darlin, oh my darlin Clementine…..

I just could not resist using a real Clementines box and fruit when her mom told me her name. Isn’t she just beautiful?  And the below bassinet?  It’s been in the family for a couple generations, and passed around between family members when a new little one appears.

You may recognize Clementine’s big brothers and sisters… I’ve shot them a few times now.  This entire family is such a hoot and I love to go hang out, just as much to shoot.

Thanks again and again P family!

I just adore a beautiful pregnancy portrait! A maternity portrait if a lovely way to document that miraculous life growing inside of you… its not something you want to forget. G is a stunning mom-to-be, and her husband is so in love with her! It was so sweet the way he was complimenting her and praising her beauty through our shoot. I can’t wait to meet their baby!

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Of Course!

February 13, 2011

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Who wouldn’t want to be?!?!?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Meet Demi… isn’t she precious? And beautiful? Does she remind you of anyone? This precious sweetheart is just 20 days older than my Audrey, but they could pass for twins! They even share the same shade of blue eyes an a similar Cuban heritage. Demi talks more that Audrey… and dare I say, listens better? LOL, she posed so well for me, and was just a doll the entire time.

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Thanks Demi and Elena! See you next time!

Winter 2011 Newsletter

February 1, 2011

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