While hammering back the coffee, working on our website and checking out search engine rankings late last night, I became inspired. One person inspired me to make a little time for myself and do what I really love doing. This person would be Roy Green. Roy has some AMAZING photography out there and alot of great images that show how beautiful our area really is and why we should be proud to call it home! So…I decided to get out this evening and head down by the Historic Otway Covered Bridge. They are currently doing construction on the bridge, so I figured this would be a great chance to get some shots of the bridge’s structure. Heck, I even decided to jump in a few photos too! 🙂
Hey everyone! So…I recently got on a kick of building a few custom teepees for some themed shoots I had coming up. After building this little A-frame teepee, I realized I needed a super cute little model for a fun shoot. Little Mr. Waylon’s momma contacted me, and said he would be perfect for what I needed….and boy was she right! We decided to head out to a little part of Shawnee Forest and get this shoot underway. He was SO much fun to work with, and he even brought his best friend along too(Mr. Sock Monkey). Two best pals, out in the big woods, not a care in the world 🙂 I seriously could have sat there and photographed him all day. He has another shoot coming up in several months and I am SUPER excited to work with him again!
Hey moms, we know how busy all of you are and the last thing you think about is getting in front of the camera. It is also easy to forget how important it is to be in the photographs with your babies and to be a part of the overall session experience. This is definitely something you will be thankful you did and your kids will have these amazing images to cherish their whole life.
ATTENTION JUNIORS!!! We are currently looking for some awesome high school juniors that will be graduating in 2015, to be Brandon+Holly Photography representatives. It is super easy to apply and there are plenty of AWESOME rewards(including CASH!) in it for you too! All you need to do is click the “Senior Rep Program” tab at the top of the blog, fill out the application and hit submit. We are looking for representatives that are a positive influence on others and active in their community. After you are chosen, we will be in touch with all the details regarding what you will get and your obligations to Brandon+Holly Photography. We cannot wait meet you and create a super fun senior experience for you!
Little Miss Avery was a breath of fresh air! This was really the first time I had photographed a session indoors at my own home, and I was a little nervous it would not go as planned. Boy was I wrong! I was able to create some beautiful images and had a blast in doing so. Little Avery earned herself a new nickname during the shoot as well, “bottle rocket.” Just watch the short video below, and you will understand why.
Hey Guys! I know how hectic senior year can be, and before you know it, the year is almost up and you still have not had your Senior Portraits taken. Well, don’t stress because Brandon Smith Photography is offering some AWESOME Senior Mini Sessions this month! There are limited spots open though, so hurry and book your session soon. You can book your session by email or even by phone(day or night). See you soon! (Please pass this along and share with anyone who still needs their portraits taken.)
Okay guys, here it is! Brandon Smith Photography, 2014 Spring Mini Sessions. These sessions are for a limited time only and there are limited spaces available, so please make sure to book your session now! Individual sessions will be custom to each client and can take place at your own home, either indoors or outdoors, or at an agreed upon location. After the session, I will personally create you an account with my print lab and upload your images to a personal album. The first 5 people to book will receive 10% off your Spring Mini Session fee! See you soon!
My name is Brandon, and I have an eating problem….I can’t STOP! Seriously though, I love food! This is a major problem, since I do try my best to stay in shape and eat healthy. Sooo…what is a person to do when they have a serious hankerin’ for something sweet? Easy. Make a healthy alternative to an all time favorite. Tonight is family night, and you best believe we will be topping our homemade banana, vanilla ice cream with these babies! Enjoy!
1 1/2 cup walnuts(save 1/4 cup)
8oz pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened 100% cocoa powder
1. Blend your walnuts and pinch of salt in a food blender, until the walnuts are ground up pretty fine.(May have to stir walnuts around to blend evenly.)
2. Add in your dates, vanilla and unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until everything is combined. Every once in a while, stop the blender, and add a couple drops of water to help the mixture stick together.(If you do not have a good blender, this is going to be a PAIN to mix…sorry. Works best to do a little at a time.)
3. Transfer the mixture into a separate bowl, and let the fun begin. Pour a little olive oil on your hands and begin to roll out 1-2″ round balls in the palm of your hand.
4. Crush the remaining walnuts and roll the brownie bites in them until covered.(optional)
There you have it, simple and SWEET 😉 You can enjoy these as soon as they are finished, toss them in the refrigerator for later or warm them up and slap on top of some healthy homemade ice cream.