Hello everyone! Happy Sunday, more importantly Happy Father’s Day! I helped my friend and graphics/ photo editor extraordinaire shoot a wedding in Downtown Los Angeles. One of her good friends was getting married and asked me if I could second shoot with her. I’m shooting another wedding next weekend for my cousin so I figured it would be a good refresher. Sooooo we took my Dad out last night instead! We went for dinner at a local Thai place that opened up near my parents house. My Dad had never had Thai food before so we went for it. Jared and I got classic pad thai and my Dad got some drunken noodles. It was a super relaxing Saturday.
We’ve got a pretty short week around here. On Thursday morning we are headed to Colorado for my cousins wedding and a few vacation days. I’m in Colorado every few months for photoshoots but this time we are headed into the mountains! My internship in college was in Aspen so I always crave going back up whenever I get the chance. This also means that this week is going to be freaking bananas! I’ve got a few shoots I need to wrap up, a ton of email catch up and I just realized I formatted a memory card that had a shoot on it that I still needed. Talk about major brain fart. I’m thinking this little vacation might be coming at a good time. I’ll keep this short so I can get my life together for the week but scroll on down to read this week’s Sunday Slate!
1. Summer photoshoot with Purely Elizabeth!
Last month I went to Boulder, Colorado for a summer photoshoot with Purely Elizabeth granola! Every few months I head over and we do a big 2 day shoot. This gives their brand around 30 photos to reuse on their website, social channels and marketing materials. It’s a great business tactic and one of my favorite ways to contribute content with brands. These are a few shots from the shoot 🙂
2. Backyard Makeover Reveal with Real Simple Magazine!
Did you catch the backyard makeover reveal post?! It’s no lie that you guys love a good rental house makeover post so I was sure to cover the process from start to finish! We also were fortunate enough to have Real Simple Magazine also share the space! Be sure to check out each post here and here!
3. Great food photography tips and tricks!
Whenever I chat about behind the scenes of food and photo styling on instagram, ya guys go crazy for it! I got so many DM’s this week about my soy sauce and water trick! This is a fantastic article about secrets to food photography.
4. This week on The Inspired Home
If you didn’t know I blog for an online publication 3 times a month! Topics that cover everything from recipes, parties, home decor and more! So far this month we have a cute housewarming party inspiration post and a pastel remix that we gave the kitchen!
5. Some of my all time favorite summer recipes from the site!
Tequila Lime Pie!
Classic Pitcher Margaritas!
Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewer Bowls with Green Goddess Sauce!
Orzo Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette!