Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Out for awhile...

Most of you that know us on a more personal level know that we are moving.  Just like most newly wed couples we have bought our first house.  So we will be away for a while, but we will have plenty to share once we return. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Food shoot!

This was my first attempt to photograph some sort of food. Of course like most people I have taken Instagram pictures of my food, but somehow it isn't same. The picture below was some chicken tacos that we made awhile back, and not bad either. This was taken with my phone in what I would call a food tent. I will post a review later after I have had more chances to use it. 

Photo by Travis 

This one was also taken with my phone, but I used just natural light coming from the kitchen window.  I seem to find that the natural light route is the best way to go when photographing food.  
OH! and I used these to make tea with - something I might share later. 

Photo by Travis 

I'm going to continue on this food journey to see where it can takes me, and if you want you are free to tag along. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

My new Food!

This is what I decide to throw on the grill this last weekend. 

I took just 3 normal sized pork chops, a little salt and pepper on both sides, and put them in a bowl.  

The seasoning below is what I am most partial too, so that is what I used. I hit all sides with the powered seasoning, then I mixed a few tablespoons of the spicy brown mustard and some Sprite, until they were all swimming. Put them in the fridge, and let them marinate about 6 hours or so. 

I took the chops out at about 4 hours, and injected some Jack Daniels in all three and put them back in the fridge for the next two hours.  

After the chops were done, I mixed about 1 cup of BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's) 1 cup of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard (I do love the Spicy brown mustard). Lastly I brought that to a boil until it was nice and caramelized and poured it over the chops! And done!

It was super easy and super simple.  Next time I will share a drink recipe that my wife found. 

Bogle Park

As much as I have told myself that I would like to get away from taking pictures of everyday people, I broke down last weekend.  However it was a nice change of pace, but there are still other options in the photography field that I would like to pursue. 

It was extremely hot in the park on Saturday, but these two pulled it together so nicely. Even though people might not be my final stop in the photography world, they are still full of inspiration...especially the younger ones. 

Picture by Travis

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beer Can Chicken

It is likely from this post that you have an idea of where this blog might be going, but I will leave that up to you.  Most of our weekends during the summer are spent outside, with the grill, drink in get the idea.  Last weekend we tried beer can chicken for the first time, and this is how it went. 

We used the normal stand (which was a wedding gift) and some cheap beer.  More often than not I take recipes and make it my own, so this is what we came up with. 

Take a couple of big swigs out of the beer, and leave about 3/4 left.  I took the rest of the space and filled it with Fireball Whiskey, just to see. Not too had sort of a cinnamon taste.  Of course, there are other things that you can experiment with.  

I cooked it on the grill for about 2-3 hours (until it tempted right) just over the normal coals. Wasn't to bad at all, which gives me some other ideas for future weekends. 

Definitely something try if you enjoy the grill.  So now I am off to see what to come up with something for this weekend.  I''l keep you posted!

The transition...

Now that we are newly weds, I have taken some time to adjust some things on this site. I'm sure the rest of the adjustments will take place over time, but for now I will slowly incorporate the Miss into this blog. 

Not so long ago I enjoyed taking pictures of people, but now I have chosen to take this in a different direction; and I'm bringing someone else along. So you will just have to tag along and see where this blog goes. 

As most newly weds do, we have a large amount of activity going on right now, but we will do our best to keep this up to date.  Or, you can just SUBSCRIBE and follow along. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thank You !

Last but not least don't forget to thank your vendors. If for no other reason just send them a small thank you note, or a simple shout-out on social media works too. When I say vendors I mean businesses like your photographer, your caterer, videographer,  event planner, and the others that offered their services.  

Below are some of the shots from our photographer, which by the way was so incredible, that I can't even put into words. 

Photo: KD Photography

Photo: KD Photography

Photo: KD Photography

Photography: KD Photography

Photo:  KD Photography 

Make sure you have a photographer that shoots every little detail.  There was funny story behind this bottle that I remembered only when I saw this photo. - Photo: KD Photography

I also would like to thank our caterer for their extremely dedicated service.  If you are in the Northwest Arkansas sometime swing in and check them out. 

Photo: KD Photography

Photo: KD Photography

So that pretty much sums up our wedding journey, so you can stay tuned to see what might be coming next.... Don't forget you can follow along so you don't miss anything.