Prom Seasons… A Distant Memory

The year was 2007 and just the fall of the previous year we had picked up our camera and we were ready to take on the world and capture everything in it… So as time went on and opportunities presented themselves to us we were happy to oblige. Prom Season on any giving year begins in March and goes through May.

We were contacted by the parents in order to capture images of their son and his date on their way to senior prom. So delighted that we were able to offer our mobile studio services to this client. We arrive at the home in which it was a Pre Prom Party going on complete with all the family and food and the energy was super high. We set up in the living room with our standard gray backdrop and we had a white column that stood to about your thigh area.  As we placed the couple in a position we begin to capture images of this memorable occasion. I’ve just recently come by this memory of the past with my humble beginnings. I’m Thankful and Grateful for the journey and experiences that I’ve had to capture the many couples, family, and friends during their seasons of celebrations. It thrills me to connect with so many people and be apart of their life memories. Just like that its a memory at a distant.

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This distant memory is now eleven years ago. I pray these two individuals went on to pursue their passion and dreams and are living a success and properous life.

Kustom Kreation Photography 2007

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Introduce Yourself…. Outtakes from a recent Video Shoot !

Introduce yourself right on right on… These are a few of my outtakes from a recent video shoot… I’m actually super shy in front of the camera… but in person, I’m super silly love to laugh and have a good time… in my earlier days… I use to rap so I love rhymes and poetry… not the strongest lyricists but my words would rhyme and I thought they were Dope!!! Nowadays you can catch me capturing special moments for special people! I enjoy connecting with people. My real joy is using my camera to create clean crisp images to assist business owners in leveling up their brand.

On April 21, 2018, we are hosting our portfolios and perspective style shoot workshop you can learn more about it here!

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty! Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

This week dinner idea is a take on your regular chicken breast!

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

Let the cooking begin… But first here are the ingredients for your dish

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced*
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ cups sliced mushrooms
½ cup Marsala wine** see note
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken and lightly salt and pepper. Cook until lightly brown and cooked throughout. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Add marsala wine and bring to a boil over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes. This allows the alcohol to burn out. Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, ground mustard, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Place chicken back in the sauce and continue to simmer for about 1-2 minutes.

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

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Preparation and Food By Smarty Marty

Portfolio & Perspectives Highlights

We are excited to share clips from our Portfolio & Perspective Style Shoot workshop!

This event brought together event planners (stylist) and photographers providing each attendee with physical portfolio and digital images to assist in marketing to their idea client.

So once you have this portfolio what to do next well we were excited that

Helena Paschal – Correlations LLC Helena Motivates & Vanessa Parker (The Pink Boss)- both discuss best business practices, marketing, and branding for your business.

Anthony James- Head Caterer of Aj’s Catering Atlanta spoke on the journey to walk in his passion.

Next Event September 2018!

Labor Day True Confessions – Do the Work!

Labor Day True Confessions: “It’s All Good until It’s time to do the Work” – I love planning thinking & creating and so much more… I have notebooks filled with ideas on top of ideas!!! It’s so much fun to even plan every detail in my imagination… and then it’s time to put your thoughts in motion and that’s when the real work begins… and those ideas stay tucked away in the beautiful inspiring notebook that I have so many of…. Then there are days that I’m reminded.. you then have a choice is this going to be a figment of my imagination or we going to make this real by putting in the work… Here’s to Making small steps to the bigger picture!

It's All Good _ Until its time to do the work

Books are Magic

Reading Books can most definitely change how your feeling. I love how Christina Paschal explained at the recent Pretty Girls Read Book Club Meeting how Books are magic Take a look here!

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Learn more about Pretty Girls Read Book club at http://www.prettygirlsread.com