Wednesday, May 30, 2012

rainbow butterfly birthday party, sneak peek

and the party goes off without a hitch.

the birthday girl had the best time, and everyone got their fair share of red no. 40.

here's a little sneak peek, with many more photos to come.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

summer's first fete, and a recipe for pimm's cup

warm weather is here.

   we took the opportunity of a perfect evening to officially kick-off the season with a simple patio party, featuring lots of yummy food and drink.

speaking of drink. have you tried this yet?

please, rush out and make one now. you'll be so glad you did.

a recipe for pimm's cup.

(adapted liberally from bon apetít)
  • 1 part sparkling lemonade (I used French Market lemonade from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • 1 part Pimm's No. 1
  • Ice cubes
  • generous handful of garden mint
  • sliced lemon
  • sliced lime 
  • cubed strawberries, sliced persian cucumber, additional mint sprig (for garnish) 
Place lemons, limes and mint in a glass pitcher. Using muddler or handle of wooden spoon, mash well. Add Pimm's, lemonade, and ginger beer. Add ice to Pimm's mixture, stir. Fill glasses with ice and garnishes. Strain Pimm's mixture into glasses.  Enjoy!

hoping your summer kicks off to a perfect start.

kellyallison photography seeks to create inspired food images that capture the power and passion at the heart of food creation.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

california, sneak peek

 we just got home from a wonderful vacation.
     sunny southern cal was not so sunny. but we still took loads of photos.

and we had so much fun.

I'll post more some day, but I promise it's going to be a while.
     oh, for more time.


kellyallison photography is a chicago area photo studio, specializing in modern family portraits, and narrative portraiture of children, babies and newborns.