I met Rylee over the summer while we were both taking a screen printing class. She’s the kindest soul and we share so much in common. We have matching glasses and we’re pretty much a pinterest tag team. She Here are some of my favorite photos taken from our time spent together in her workspace and walking around her neighborhood. View the rest of the set on my flickr.
Sometimes you just feel really grateful for the people in your life and the opportunities you’re given. I’ve been having a really grateful weekend. My current assignment in my photography class pushed me to try some portrait photography. It’s definitely something I’ve been wanting to do for a while I just haven’t had the push to set it up and go for it. I’m now obsessed! I’m so glad that I had this chance to try it out and had friends who were willing to model for me. This has totally opened up a new door for me and I’m SO SO pumped. Friday I met up with my friend Chelsea at her place in Southeast Portland. We took a few shots in her house and then took a walk in Ladd’s Addition. Right now all of the leaves are the most amazing shades of red, orange, and yellow that the streets are just glowing. The overcast skies provide make it easier to shoot at just about any time of daylight. So, here are some of my favorites. If you would like to see more check out the flickr set here. I’ll share more photos from this project next time!
Photos from an early afternoon walking around the St Johns neighborhood. It’s a lesser loved part of town but there are some great hidden gems tucked in there. Good vintage shopping, an amazing camera store, farmers market, and the beautiful St Johns Bridge.
I took a walk around my neighborhood last week to work on a school project and to enjoy the golden light. I ended up using a couple of these photos for the project and I thought I would share the rest with ya’ll! This was my first experience shooting and editing RAW photos, and I’m still not quite sure on the best way to get from the raw file >> web with the least amount of compression. Any suggestions are totally appreciated!
With fall around the corner I’ve been searching the web for delicious food and drink recipes. Pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon are all major players here and I am totally good with that. Here are a few cocktail recipes I’ve collected that will be delicious to sip on as the weather cools down and the leaves begin to swap their fresh green color for the warm tones of autumn.
- Applejack Liquer
- Lemon Juice
- Grenadine or Simple Syrup
- Hard Apple Cider
- Cinnamon Stick
For each drink, shake 2 ounces applejack liqueur, 1 ounce lemon juice and a splash of grenadine or simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with hard apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick. (Source)
Ginger Apple Bourbon
- Spicy Ginger Beer
- Apple Cider
Mix ginger beer, cider, and bourbon in a 2:2:1 ratio. If you’re not a fan of bourbon you could swap it for a spiced rum, and ginger ale instead of ginger beer. (Source)
- 1.5 oz Jack Daniels
- 1.5 oz spiced apple cider
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 dash cinnamon
- Nutmeg, for garnish
- Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon stick. (Source)
- 2 ounces Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
- a shot of dark rum or whiskey
- 2 ounces fresh apple cider
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- cinnamon stick for optional garnish
For a cold drink: Add all ingredients to an ice-filled highball glass and stir [Note: I wanted to serve the drink straight up, so instead shook all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strained them into a cocktail glass.]
For a hot drink: Simmer cider in a small saucepan on the stove (add a cinnamon stick if desired). Add fresh lemon juice and Domaine de Canton and continue to heat briefly. Pour into a small cup or mug. (Source)