10.31.2011

Smoothies - Part 3 - Cacao

When I saw some friends mention a smoothie that claimed to be healthy and chocolatey, I was completely skeptical. I thought there was no way it could either have real ingredients or not taste like cardboard. I was wrong. It's so healthy, creamy, and delicious. Make a smoothie, then go buy one of their tees to thank them for the recipe at Truly Sanctuary.
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one tablespoon raw cacao powder
one frozen banana*
one cup soy milk**
a splash of agave nectar

*The banana must be frozen. A big tip to do this is to peel the banana and put it in a ziplock/Tupperware to freeze. Don't leave the peel on, and always have a few in the freezer (for this and the Green smoothie).
**You can sub for almond milk, but I find it to be too sweet. I always buy Unsweetened Silk.

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Tova was enjoying the last bit of super hot summer weather while I was taking photos.

My general smoothie guidelines:
-Try your best to use frozen foods instead of ice. Your smoothie won't get watery if it needs to sit, and it keeps better in the fridge when you have leftovers. A good rule of thumb for a great consistency is using half frozen items and half fresh items.
-Don't add sugar. If you must, use honey or agave nectar.
-Use fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season, buy everything else frozen.
-Always keep a good stash of frozen fruits in the freezer (I love Cascadian Farms). It's a terrible thing when all you want is a smoothie, but you're out of supplies!

Enjoy!
Kallie

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.30.2011

Happy Halloween!

I was going to wait until this Thursday to post any photos taken on the new Hassy, but I got back scans from our trip to the pumpkin patch (two weekends ago), and I just had to post them. So here, images from my second roll on the Hassy.
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T had a great time. She's such a cutie.

Xoxo,
Kallie

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Hasselblad 500C/M with Planar T* 80mm f2.8 CF lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.27.2011

Welcome to the Family

Hasselblad 500C/M Chrome with Zeiss Planar T* 80mm f2.8 CF (B60)
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She's a beauty. Check back for her first roll next week.

xoxo,
Kallie

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.24.2011

Smoothies - Part 2 - Green

I didn't think I would be a big green smoothie person. And honestly, I make it far less often than the smoothie from last week (we just can't get enough fruit in our house!) Thankfully, this is a great recipe for a tasty green smoothie that leaves you feeling so very refreshed. It has a nice pop of fruit, too. With fall upon us, if you're lucky enough to live north of Florida, head to your nearest orchard to pick some apples for a local treat!
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3/4 cup chopped kale (de-stemmed)
one small stalk celery
one apple, cored
half banana
splash of apple juice
one tablespoon lemon juice
half cup ice
alt: cucumber*

*Add cucumber with or without skin.

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You can play around with the amounts on this one a lot. I've found that more apple can be too overwhelming (sometimes I'll peel a portion of the apple) and I don't like too much celery. If I have fresh lemon, I'll toss some in the blender. You can also freeze banana halves (peel them first) ahead of time so that you can use less ice. The frozen bananas will be required for the next smoothie, so if you get in the habit, you'll them on hand anyway.

The biggest surprise with this smoothie was that Tova truly loves it! She loves it just as much as our Fave. I like it, and David can tolerate it. So just try it out for yourself. You may think it's awesome!

My general smoothie guidelines:
-Try your best to use frozen foods instead of ice. Your smoothie won't get watery if it needs to sit, and it keeps better in the fridge when you have leftovers. A good rule of thumb for a great consistency is using half frozen items and half fresh items.
-Don't add sugar. If you must, use honey or agave nectar.
-Use fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season, buy everything else frozen.
-Always keep a good stash of frozen fruits in the freezer (I love Cascadian Farms). It's a terrible thing when all you want is a smoothie, but you're out of supplies!

Enjoy!
Kallie

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.20.2011

Wakulla Springs Instax

A trip to swim in freezing spring water while visiting my parents this summer. Plus a boat tour down the river. I grew up going here as a kid.
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(Do you see the photo bomb?)

Xoxo, Kallie

Note: Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.17.2011

Smoothies - Part 1 - The Fave

I'm so excited to present to you a personal project I've been working on - my smoothie recipes! We started making smoothies regularly this year. We love them - T, too! I keep getting inquiries about the recipes I use, since I post photos to Twitter from time to time. What a great personal project to design and photograph the yummy drinks we make and bring it all together to share in a blog series!

I'll be starting your week with a new smoothie recipe for 5 weeks, with a potential for more in the future. I hope you enjoy the photos, and the delicious smoothies you're about to make!

I thought I would kick the series off with my favorite smoothie. It's a great mix of fruits and vegetables, and always tastes oh-so-yummy. Plus, you get an entire rainbow of foods in your system. You'll be feeling awesome instantly.
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one handful frozen strawberries
one handful frozen mango
one handful frozen pineapple
one handful fresh blueberries
one banana
splash of carrot juice
orange juice
two handfuls spinach
alt: cucumber*

*The cucumber is quite noticeable, even with just a little chunk. Go without for a more fruity smoothie, add it without skin for an extra veggie boost that isn't overwhelming, or add it with skin for some bite like a green smoothie.

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I love this smoothie, because you can't get it wrong. Assess what fresh and frozen foods you have, and make it work! As you can see, I go a bit heavy on the strawberries.

My general smoothie guidelines:
-Try your best to use frozen foods instead of ice. Your smoothie won't get watery if it needs to sit, and it keeps better in the fridge when you have leftovers. A good rule of thumb for a great consistency is using half frozen items and half fresh items.
-Don't add sugar. If you must, use honey or agave nectar.
-Use fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season, buy everything else frozen.
-Always keep a good stash of frozen fruits in the freezer (I love Cascadian Farms). It's a terrible thing when all you want is a smoothie, but you're out of supplies!

A huge thanks to client and friend, Francine of Freelance Muses, for posting two of my recipes on her blog!! I'm excited to spread the smoothie love!

Let me know what you think!
:) K

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.14.2011

Welcoming Fall, Remembering Summer

Summers in Florida can be pretty brutal. We tend to stay inside a lot more when the temperatures camp out in the 90s. I always welcome fall with open arms. The cooler air puts a pep in my step and my productivity level gets a huge boost. It's nice to be back on our front porch, too - no wasps ruining your day, and no sweat dripping down your face. What's not to love!?

As the temperatures started rising in May, a big group of our friends cooled off for Memorial Day on the lake. We had a great time, and I took my Holga, which has crazy light leaks. I'm not a huge fan of that, but these shots are fun.
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I hope you're enjoying fall, too!

K

Note: 120 Fuji 160S film on Holga 120N.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

10.11.2011

The Why

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Photography means so much. I have a bad memory, so having photos around helps me remember great events in my life. There's also such a wonderful feeling seeing time pass between photos taken. I love holding up pictures of my daughter when she was a newborn, then at a year, and now at 2. Even in images taken a few months ago, I see things about my daughter I didn't even realize, since days seem to blend together. When seeing all but one of my bridesmaids at a wedding earlier this year, we had to take a photo of the group together, a little reunion. When my friend sent her phone shot to me, I immediately thought of this first image, taken on my wedding day. Then I recall tons of snapshots from college of us all together. This has nothing to do with film or image quality. It's about memories, nostalgia, and the way a photograph can make you feel. It's a wonderful thing.

Much love, K

Note: Top image taken by Bryan Johnson. Second image taken on Brittany's phone.

10.07.2011

Four Generations

In May, my sister-in-law, her husband, and their less-than-two-months-old son, flew down from New York City. We were all so excited to meet the newest addition to our family, and Tova's first cousin. (I'm an only child, so I grew up with the thought that I may never be an aunt. So happy to have a nephew!) We all met up with David's grandmother, Betty, for lunch in Winter Park during their trip. Now, Grandma Betty and her ill husband are moving to Washington state to be with Betty's other two sons. We're off to Winter Park again this weekend for a final goodbye lunch before they leave Florida. It's sad to see them go, but we're so thankful for a wonderful family, four generations strong.
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Xox, Kallie

Note: 120 Fuji 800Z film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography
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