Me, not a fan of being in FRONT of the camera;)

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Vanity Photography, owned by Heather Georger primarily shoots natural light sessions (though studio sessions are available) of newborns, children, maternity, couples and families in Austin, Round Rock, Hutto, Taylor, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pfluggerville, Texas and surrounding Central Texas areas. Vanity Photography also photographs High School Seniors, Engaged Couples, Bridals, Boudoir and Weddings.. Please contact Heather at heather@vanityphotography.net or 512-642-3270 to reserve your session today.

Archive: ‘Misc.’



WIN A Camera Necklace Set!!!!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Isn’t this set adorable???? I have a similar one and I just LOVE it!

Would you like to WIN it? EVERYONE in the US is eligible;)

The designer, Polly (wdaltondesign@yahoo.com) of Juls Jewelry was sweet enough to make another one to give away (A
$35 value!) to one lucky winner! All you have to do is

1. LIKE her page, Juls Jewelry on Facebook, take a peak around and comment on your favorite piece.

2. LIKE Vanity Photography on Facebook, post on my wall that you are a fan.

3. LIKE, SHARE, TWEET or +1 this post and then comment on it that you’ve done all of the above.

****YOU WILL GET AN ERROR MESSAGE AFTER YOU COMMENT ON THIS POST BUT YOUR POST WILL GO THROUGH AFTER IT IS MODERATED****

~~Winner will be chosen via random.org on October 1st, 2012. Number will be assigned in order of blog comments on this post starting with the first post.~~

Good Luck ya’ll!

<3 Heather and Polly

French Onion Soup

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

After sleeping on it I’ve decided to share;)

Here is my recipe for French Onion Soup that everyone loves. This is pretty much an all day affair kind of soup so make it when you plan on spending the day at home.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make my famous French Onion Soup plus 8 beef bullion cubes I forgot to grab out for the photo.

In a soup pot add your stick of butter and about 1/4 cup of olive oil, let melt over medium heat. Thinly halve and slice 3 pounds of onions. Add them to your pot, stir and put a lid on. Let them cook for 1.5-2 hours until they are soft and translucent but not brown. Stir every 15-20 minutes.

The onions will really cook down. When they look like this add your salt, pepper, bullion cubes, Worcestershire sauce, Thyme, garlic and brown sugar. Let cook together another 20 minutes or so. Slowly add 3 cartons of reduced sodium beef broth. Bring to boil and leave it there for 30 minutes then let simmer 4-6 hours.

Place a piece of crusty bread (I prefer a french baguette) at the bottom of your bowl and ladle soup over.

This time we topped our soup with Provologne (my hubbies fave) cheese but I prefer Swiss then just put in the microwave for about 15 seconds until the cheese gets all melty ;)
Enjoy!

This soup is even better on the second day if it lasts that long!

Yummy Dessert!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

I found a delish looking desert on Pinterest called sex in a pan that I’ve wanted to make for awhile and today I got that opportunity!  A couple girlfriends and I got together for a Pinterest inspired pot luck lunch and after staring at my 700 pins of food I want to make this was the winner! I had to change things up a bit because the original had a homemade crust with Pecans in it and one friend is allergic. So me being me changed a few things to make it “mine” including the name. I can’t call it Sex in Pie Shell because my kids had some leftovers and asked what it was called so I just told them “yumminess” ;)

Store bought Pie Crust

Layer 1

Brick of cream cheese
1.5 cups powder sugar
.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup light Cool Whip

Whip together until creamy, spread onto cooled pie crust.

Layer 2

1 small package of vanilla pudding, make according to pie instruction but sub 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream. Layer onto cream cheese layer

Layer 3

1 small package of chocolate pudding, make according to pie instruction but sub 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream. Layer onto vanilla pudding layer.

Top entire pie with Cool Whip. Use microplane or potato peeler to add chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Chicago Night Skyline

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012


The view from our 31st floor suite at Hyatt McCormick Place such an amazing hotel! If you are headed to Chitown check it out!

Restored

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

My mom had this small image (smaller than a wallet) of my grandmother on her dresser. The picture is probably about 65 years old and was obviously in bad shape. I tried my hand at restoring it for her and am happy with the results. I would love to restore more of my family photos in the future so the following generations have them to look back on.

Jellies!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Taken at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago! These are available for sale as prints. If you would like one, email me at heather@vanityphotography.net for more info;)

A Texas Longhorn!

Friday, June 8th, 2012

the bug version! My 7 year old says as we stare at this humongous bug on our grill last night. I’m assuming it came from the jungle that is my neighbors backyard. It appears to be a Cottonwood Borrer, one of the largest insects in North America;)

San Antonio at night.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

While in San Antonio we stayed at the beautiful Grand Hyatt San Antonio. These were shot handheld from the 5th floor patio at 8:30PM. This is first real try at night photography;)

Why my camera smells like garlic…

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Making my famous spaghetti sauce for dinner!

Most of the ingredients.

Chop up/dice your veggies and saute them in Olive Oil.

 

After they’ve softened add an entire head of garlic.

As soon as you really smell the garlic, add your tomatoes. You do not want the garlic to burn.

Give the pot a quick stir.

Add your sausages. Today I have Chicken Basil, Pork Sweet and Pork Hot. Just sink them down in your sauce.

Bring to a boil for about 15 minutes, then simmer for an hour or more. I also add lots of oregano, red pepper flakes and sugar to my sauce. Usually I make meatballs but just didn’t feel like doing that today;)

Enjoy!

My 2011 Ornament

Monday, December 19th, 2011

A treat to myself! A scalloped edge mounted on acrylic with a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge I took when my mama and I went to San Francisco in October. (What? I didn’t blog those yet?!?!?! HA! I haven’t even edited most of em yet!)I lurve it!

And the full shot I used to create it:

 

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