McSweeney Family Session

by & filed under Family Portrait Sessions, Portraits on The Beach, Portraiture.


Look at those lovely brown locks — that could be the title of a poem. Mac loves those hair por­traits, and these two sis­ters looked beau­ti­ful with the glow of the sun warm­ing their cheeks! The McSweeney family’s ses­sion was an effort­less and relax­ing day — we could get used to hang­ing out on the beach for every por­trait session.

Alsted Farms is the place to be!

by & filed under Be Inspired, Our Favorite Things, People and Places We Love, Recipes.

apple picking

Knowing that apple pick­ing sea­son is com­ing to a close, I took the girls to Alsted Farms last week­end. The farm is about an hour from Hoboken and just out­side of Chester. This place is amaz­ing! Not just apple pick­ing but a huge corn maze and a vari­ety of ani­mals to pet. It is a won­der­land for kids and also for adults if you like to pick your own. The trac­tor hay ride trav­els around the prop­erty pick­ing up and drop­ping of at sev­eral loca­tions. We picked apples, pump­kins, pep­pers, toma­toes, egg­plant and raspberries.

Now I have to put all this pro­duce to good use. Last night we made some black­berry apple jam, and tonight we plan to bake a “healthy” apple cake using almond flour.

Tip: Arrive early to beat the crowds.