Delicious Gluten-​Free Baking

by & filed under Be Inspired, Our Favorite Things, Recipes.

gluten-free.104807Recently I was informed that I am gluten insen­si­tive and, after some resis­tance, I real­ized it could be a healthy choice. I also learned that I do not have to go with­out dessert, which was my biggest con­cern with this diet change.

At the begin­ning of the year, I was in New Zealand, which is far ahead of the USA with non-​gluten options. Most restau­rants offer gluten-​free bread and cafes have deli­cious gluten-​free muffins and cakes. My BFF in NZ intro­duced me to a fan­tas­tic book and blog writ­ten by Eleanor Ozich.

Here are a cou­ple of my recent favorite recipes. You can use gluten-​free flour for any bak­ing, but the sticky apri­cot and almond but­ter pud­dings and coconut oil and lemon short­bread cook­ies do not use any grains, sugar or dairy and are absolutely delicious.

Happy bak­ing.

Nutt Family Session

by & filed under Family Portrait Sessions, Portraits In The Park, Portraiture.


The col­or­ful foliage is breath­tak­ing in these pho­tos and the kids look adorable in their match­ing out­fits. The Nutt fam­ily really knew how to dress for the occa­sion. This is our third year shoot­ing them, and we look for­ward to see­ing the chil­dren and doc­u­ment­ing how much they’ve grown through­out the years. It’s always a pleasure.

Bark for the Camera

by & filed under Follow The Hartshorn Family!, Giving Back, Portraiture.


We are proud to announce that our daugh­ters are now tak­ing book­ings for dog ses­sions dur­ing the month of April and May. This is the third year the girls will phở­tograph beloved four-​legged fam­ily mem­bers and donate the pro­ceeds to the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. It has been such a great suc­cess we decided to do it again! This time Hoboken pet care ser­vice Trusty Tails (www​.trusty​tails​.com) has part­nered up with spead­ing the word.

The ses­sion fee is $95 for a 20-​minute shoot and includes an 8×10 stan­dard print cho­sen by the girls.

100% of this fee will be donated to the Liberty Humane Society.

Call the stu­dio to book your ses­sion — 201 610 1199 — and let your friends know about this worth­while cause.