“This golden light washington family session was photographed in Spokane, WA during our last golden afternoon of fall. I love capturing families interacting, how you love on each other, the quiet snuggles, playing together & the laughter. The real life MOMENTS. That’s what I want to capture for each of my families. So they can relive them for years to come. “ -Lindsey Pedey Photography
I absolutely love the light in these photos! Perfect colors, light and smiles for this family! Big thank you to Lindsey to submitting this session!
Mom and Dad always need their own photos! It’s one of the biggest things I tell my own clients because often times we forget, but it’s so important and I am so glad she caught this one!
Thank you again to Lindsey of Lindsey Pedey Photography in Spokane, Washington! To see more from Lindsey Pedey photography, check out her Instagram and facebook
If you’d like to submit any family/maternity/newborn session, please contact us here! We would love to feature you!
We’ve always thought that the way families interact can be artful, but we never thought to photograph them playing in art! The Shelley family explored and played at the NC Museum of Art on their exhibits outside on a hot summery day. We captured this session on both digital and film and loved seeing this family of four dance, explore, ride piggy back, and play together! – Radian Photography
This red barn family session was such a sweet laid back session, the boys had fun exploring and playing with the family’s kittens that they brought along! (How fun is that!?) Some of my favorite family sessions are ones where the kids can play and have fun while having the photos taken! (And when the family pets come along!)– Photographer, Brooklyn Harrison
My friend Millie from Eats by the Beach makes the best belgian waffles. She has the best recipes and you really need to check out her site for even more. But be warned, you’re going to be hungry during/after. I made these last weekend for my family and my kids LOVED them….so much so that they said themselves that they were the best waffles ever. So, there you have it- out of the mouths of babes.
First, sift together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Next, separate your eggs.
Lightly beat the egg yolks with the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Then stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened.
Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and fold into the batter.
Now you are ready to bake in your waffle iron.
To quote my favorite tv network personality, Ina Garten, “how easy is that?”
TIPS FOR THE BEST BELGIAN WAFFLES
Use all-purpose flour and cornstarch. The cornstarch will lighten the batter and give the waffle a silky texture. Whole wheat or gluten-free flours will change the texture of the waffle.
Allow the melted butter to cool before mixing it with the milk, eggs, and vanilla. The melted butter provides the buttery taste and that yummy, crispy exterior.
Whip the egg whites and carefully fold into the batter. This will make the waffles light and fluffy. Believe me, it is worth the effort. The Tastingtable.com has a great article on how to fold egg whites into batter. Use melted butter to grease your waffle iron. Not only will it add to the buttery taste of the waffle, but it will help it to brown and crisp on the edges. You can make the waffles in a traditional or Belgian waffle iron. The Belgian waffle will have the deep pockets and be thicker than the traditional iron.
1 ½ cups all purpose flour ½ cup cornstarch 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs, separated 1 ½ cups whole milk 1 ¼ cups melted butter, divided
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon. In a small bowl with a fork, beat the egg yolks and whole milk together. When the melted butter has cooled, stir into the milk mixture. Stir in the vanilla. In a medium size bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Be careful not to over mix the batter. Preheat your waffle iron. Pour enough batter into the waffle iron to almost spread to the sides. You will need some space for the waffle to spread while cooking. Cook until golden brown and crispy. Top the waffle with your favorite toppings.
QUICK NOTE: The waffles can be made in advance and kept warm in a 200 degree oven for up to 30 minutes. You can also wrap the waffles individually and freeze them. Thaw and warm in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
In home lifestyle newborn session- “I see a lot of personal and artistic growth in this at-home newborn session. For years, I had limited myself with a 50mm lens, which doesn’t lend itself easily to documentary photography —my passion. I went into this session with a 24mm, and as I worked, I finally felt like my images could breath and better tell my client’s story.”- Laura Richards Photography
This bright and colorful mommy and me session is pure joy. Any session that shows the connection between a parent and their children always hits us in the feels. Look at these gorgeous mama and her three beautiful children! I love their pastel colored clothing, the bright light, and the field of yellow. As they say, there is no greater love than the love of a mother and you can see such a raw and deep love here.
“This most beautiful and magical Idaho beach family session was photographed at the gorgeous Lake Coeur d’Alene. I have to admit the whole session was pretty magical from my amazing clients to the natural beauty all around us. Thoroughly, it was one of my most favorite sessions ever. A beautiful session filled with laughter, love and beautiful moments.”- Jessica Ratterree Photography
“This Vancouver WA family and maternity session was supposed to take place in a beautiful wildlife refuge. But, once we arrived the gate was closed for repairs in the park! I was sweating bullets but we ended up across the street in a field and had a blast together! This beautiful mama and I are due a week apart. This family is so excited to welcome a baby boy soon.” – Jaime of Jaime Bugbee Photography
“In the middle of the night on a cold winter day, Brittany and DJ welcomed their second daughter in this Tacoma home birth session . This was their second home birth and the couple was excited to document the experience this time around. Brittany was surrounded by love and support by her husband. Her mom, her 3 year old daughter, and three best friends also joined. It was so incredible to witness Brittany’s strength bringing her baby earth side in a fast and intense labor. Once baby was here, Brittany, DJ and baby sister were overwhelmed with emotions. It was such an honor to be invited to document the birth of their second daughter.” -Kristen from Wild Loud Life Photography