Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Korean BBQ {sam gyup sal}

My husband lived in Korea for two years, and while he was there he learned how to make several traditional dishes. Every time he makes something new I am blown away by the amazing flavors and the simplicity of the dishes. My favorite is 'sam gyup sal,' which is essentially lettuce wraps with meat, fresh veggies, and delicious spicy soy bean paste. Mmmm. It's seriously incredible.

Usually Kyle just makes the filling for the lettuce wraps, but a few weeks ago we tried to replicate the restaurant experience (I have never had so much fun eating out) where the meat and veggies are grilled right in front of you.

We used used our plug-in T-fal flat grill in the middle of the table and it was so much fun! We grilled the pork and teriyaki-marinated steak right at our table along with garlic, mushrooms, and kimchi. We had lots of other fresh fillings including sprouts and green onions, as well as that amazing spicy soybean paste that just ties all the ingredients together (you can find it at most asian markets). We all enjoyed potstickers and dipping sauce while we waited for the grill to warm up. Kyle even bought us this amazing plum drink from Korea- we were fighting with our guests for the last drop. Our guests won :)

We will definitely be having this again next time we entertain. Try it!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Travel tips for Maui, anyone?

The Mister surprised me with a trip to Maui, Hawaii for our five year anniversary. We are going to be there for a week and we're looking for any 'must see' items that we should put on our list. Thanks!

Image via Flickr (and hoping for sunsets just as incredible while we're there)

Orchard Fresh

There is nothing better than fresh peaches. Nothing. Except for maybe fresh tomatoes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sundance Full Moon Lift Ride

If you are looking for a unique autumn activity in Utah, head up to Sundance the first weekend in October for their Full Moon Lift Ride. It's $9/person and the ride lasts about 45 minutes. We've done it twice now and it's fantastic! I can't think of a more romantic place for dinner and a moonlit lift ride. The full moon lift rides run June-October.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Salt Water Sandals

nothing says 'summer' like Salt Water Sandals. I wore them when I was little, and so does my little girl. I loved these yellow Salt Waters I saw at a recent reception I was shooting at. Aren't they darling (and how lucky am I that this little darling was happy to pose and show off her shoes!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Garin + Sam {Two, soon to be three}

I look at these images and wish that my husband and I had something similar from this time in our lives. Seeing these shots of Garin and Sam brings back a lot of emotions I felt when I was pregnant with my little girl, and the mixed emotions I felt just a few weeks before she was born. What an exciting time.

Full Moon Rising

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Let's Go {print}

I'm thinking I need this print in my house. My birthday is coming up. Hint, hint.

"Let's Go," an 8x10 print from Cindy Tomczyk's Etsy shop. ($18) Via Design Is Mine

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mike+Sarah {Wedding Reception}

Mike and Sarah were married in California a few weeks ago and hired me to shoot their fabulous Utah open house... and what a party it was!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

For Garin

A little sneak peek. More to come.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

KensingtonBlue.com is live!

I'm excited to announce that I have a portfolio site up and running: http://www.kensingtonblue.com ... there's a separate gallery for child portraiture, newborn sessions, family portraits, and couples, and I'll announce new galleries as I put them up (maternity, weddings, headshots, and personal work galleries to come). I will be updating this website often, so check back!

Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive over the last year. I'm coming up on my year anniversary from when I started getting into photography and I'm thrilled that so many of you have been interested in my photography. Thanks for your support.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Shauna+Jonathan {engaged}

I can't wait for their wedding this October...