So this is where I'm supposed to write about photography stuff, I guess? Well it'll be more about random things I do in my life as well as about my photoshoots and other "Sinannigans." Hope you enjoy!
Yesterday, I had my second photoshoot for Cares4Pets’ 2013 calendar. This is Chance, a 90-some pound hunk of a dog. He was adopted by Mike & Amy. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet Amy, but Mike was so good with Chance! He told me that the poor guy came to Cares4Pets by way of New York. When they got him he was 20-some pounds, with a crooked tail, and tore up everything in their house. Well… looking at this dog now, he is nothing but perfectly well behaved and a giant huggable pup!
February was Costa Rica… and March explodes with a slew of wedding-related events. First up… Cortney’s beach-themed bridal shower at Springfield Country Club. Apparently, we weren’t the only bridal shower at the place… there was even a very creepy Michael Jackson impersonator lurking around at one of the other events there. Sadly, we couldn’t work up the nerve to convince him to make a cameo at our shower. It would have made for some interesting photos for sure. As one of the bridesmaids, I lucked out of typical shower duties like recording gifts or putting away trash. I got to take photos! YAY! So here are a few from the day…
At the beginning of February, I went to Costa Rica for one of my coworker’s wedding as a second photographer. While the wedding day itself kicked my butt, it was a great experience and a fun time! And the location definitely helped!
While out at the grocery store yesterday, I noticed a ton of men doing their last minute shopping for their Valentines… overpriced roses, cheesy cards, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Blah.
Since the girls were coming over for dinner, I decided to try out a new box of pasta we had gotten back around Christmas. I love using my friends as guinea pigs and hope that I don’t poison anyone every time I cook. So far, no one’s died from my dinners so I guess I have a pretty good success rate. I ended up cooking butternut squash ravioli in a creamy sage butter sauce with sauteed chicken (also marinated in fresh sage, olive oil, and garlic marinade). On the side I broiled some asparagus drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette & garlic-infused olive oil. Everything took 15 minutes to cook so it was the fastest dinner ever! And since everyone seemed to go for round two, I guess I did ok. I didn’t get a photo of my creation last night, but it was just as good leftover for dinner tonight!
And yes, I was too lazy to bake dessert this time, but that’s what we have Wegman’s for.
I did end up getting a silly heart-shaped box of chocolates after all… I wonder if it’s a coincidence that I got the Asian-themed Valentine. Hmph.