I found a recipe on Saveur a couple weeks ago that called for lemon sorbet, vodka, and proscco. I saved it immediately and have made a little riff here for you all! The version I make below isn’t quite perfect, so I would definitely recommend playing with proportions and mix-ins.
Their recipe calls for 1/3 cup lemon sorbet, 1 oz vodka, 3 oz prosecco. But my grocer didn’t have lemon sorbet and I decided raspberry sounded just as delicious! And, since I don’t really drink vodka (without some serious arm twisting and judgment) I decided to substitute gin in as you can see below. Also, not really wanting to exactly measure 1/3 cup sorbet, I settled for a dollop.
I would recommend mixing in a separate container and whisking everything together before pouring into the glass or coupe. My method was just a scoop of the sorbet with everything poured on top…not excellent for blending honestly. It was still absolutely delicious don’t get me wrong…just notes for next time :-) It’s also quite strong when you add the gin (or vodka) so if you’re just wanting to sip on several of these (which I believe prosecco calls for) maybe skip the gin and just whisk together sorbet and prosecco!! MMMMMMMMMM
Pretty AND delicious! Cheers to the happiest of Friday’s for you all! I’m off to a Cubs game this afternoon and hopefully a restful evening before weddings Saturday AND Sunday! I can’t wait to show you all the pictures next week :-) XXOO
Wil has been out of town this week for work. I was so excited to have the house to myself for a few days! I emailed girlfriends as soon as I found out (months ago) and said I would host a weeknight slumber party. Girls night! I thought I would just relax this week and catch up on living summer. HAH! There are several issues with this. The first of which being, why the heck would I think that Wil’s being here or not has any effect on my taking time to relax?
The bigger problem of course….is that I am a workaholic. Wil left super early Sunday morning and since then I’ve edited a wedding and two engagement sessions, met with a couple about shooting their wedding next summer, hosted a viewing with another couple to show them all of the pictures from their wedding last Saturday, set a meeting with my accountant, cleaned the house, did laundry, filmed my first vlog, and blogged a wedding and an engagement session.
Soooooo not really the relaxing week I had imagined. I also have eaten a ton of fresh fruit and cheese (mostly of the string variety), watched 9 episodes of Dawson’s Creek, somehow accidentally froze everything in our refrigerator (and am still trying to figure out how to thaw without spoiling?), walked two miles for glittery nail polish, drank most of a bottle of prosecco (delicious drink recipe coming tomorrow), and have somehow not cooked a single meal.
Wil says I balance him out (which is true) but I’m finding more every day that he is my rock as much as I am his.
Said glittery nail polish. Because who doesn’t love an accent nail? :-)
Please forgive me for sounding totally weird and awkward. 50% of that is because this is my first time doing video on the blog, 50% of that is me normally ;-) (also those of you that know me in real life will have to tell me if this is how I actually sound?!)
Like I said in the video, I thought I’d a little something different today. Since I’m starting to host meeting and viewings, wanted to give you all a little window into our place :-)
I can’t tell you how much fun I had with Gen & Rich in Ohio earlier this month! Their heartfelt wedding was such a beautiful celebration of love. I feel so honored to have been invited to document their covenant. Without further ado…because I really am just so excited to share this gorgeousness!
Okay isn’t Columbus downtown pretty at night?!
I can’t end this post without honest to goodness raving about the food. Bleu & Fig made the most DELICIOUS wedding food I think I have ever consumed. Seriously. I talked to the chef and she said they would totally travel…so all brides please take note!
Blogging is a funny thing (for me at least)…I have moments of ideas throughout the day & week and goodness gracious if I don’t write them down I swear they are gone forever! I had the most brilliant beyond brilliant idea last night. It was succinct and powerful. Right before I went to sleep. I know it involved this picture…I have no clue what else I was supposed to say. On my original blog plan for the week I was supposed to talk about Dawson’s Creek today and my glee that the whole series is up on Netflix. I decided to rewatch from the Pilot..of course.
Because I’m afraid. I have been scared to share that this is WHY I love this business and why I am so excited about what I get to do. I think some part of me understands that once I share this that it won’t just be about the pictures anymore…I will truly be opening myself up. But I don’t think I can keep operating in the pretty pictures business. Because I am really in the people business. I happen to sell pictures…sure…but let’s be honest, I’m here because I love people. I have a heart for hearing and sharing people’s stories. I always have. There are few things that I enjoy more in life than knowing that I have been an encouragement to someone. I want to celebrate so many of the happiest days of life with my couples. Yes, your wedding day…of course. But I also want to celebrate all of the small, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. Love and joy in their purest forms, laughter over the little things. I do not want to exist in your life solely as a way to show the world the prettiest version of your wedding day. That’s a given. Really, I just want to be here for you.
People always ask how I got started with photography…and the problem is that I can’t point to a date or a specific story. What I’ve realized is that I love photography because it enables me to do what I really love more than anything which is just to connect with people. To allow others to feel like they are seen and heard. Which is really what I’ve always loved. I can’t think back to a time when I didn’t love to sit down and talk with anyone about anything that interested them…for hours. So yes…I will ask the details of your wedding day. Your colors, your venue, etcetera. But what I care about so much more is how you fell in love. What you’re truly passionate about in life. And why.
This is also a big part of why I changed my pricing model. I don’t want to bicker over the number of hours of coverage you need or ask you to plan your wedding day schedule a year before you actually get married. I just want you to know that I will be there. And I will capture all of it. The joy, the tears, the laughter, and everything in between.
So. This is me. For real. Totally putting myself out there. Scared a little bit out of my mind. Love or hate it, this is who I am.
Every post needs a picture and this one went with my lost idea… :-) Cocktails with friends at the Violet Hour. Of course.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share this gorgeous couple with you today! I feel so blessed to have spent time with Chadwick & Chaili last weekend filming my promo video. At the end of the weekend before they flew home to California, I wanted to bless them with a Beloved session. I won’t lie, by Sunday morning I was exhausted. And I’m sure they were too. Thankfully it doesn’t show in the pictures ;-) Chadwick & Chaili have been married for almost two years. One of my absolute favorite things is to see how palpable love’s growth is over time. My goal with Beloved sessions is not to do very much posing or directing…but just to let the prompts guide through some really beautiful (and sometimes therapeutic) emotional space. I could talk for ages, but really I just want to share this lovely couple with you…
In celebration of today being Summer Solstice I am so excited to share the official Schobeiri Summer Cocktail of 2012. Ladies and Gentlemen! The Dartmouth Highball. I have decided that this deliciously fresh beverage is the perfect summer sipper and plan to celebrate all season with it :-)
Here’s what you’ll need: 1 1/2 oz Pimm’s No. 1, 3/4 oz Plymouth Gin (or Brokers), 3/4 oz Lemon Juice (must be fresh), 3/4 oz Simple Syrup, 10 or so Mint Leaves, Ginger Ale (or Ginger Beer)
Add Pimm’s, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 5-7 mint leaves to the shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
Top with ginger ale & mint leaf garnish! And sip away…mmmmm
This weekend Chadwick & Chaili flew in from LA to film my promo video! I had SO much fun, ate a lot of delicious food, laughed a lot while I stumbled over my words, had friends over for a whiskey tasting, and generally had an amazing time. I cannot wait to see it next month!!!
Wil took the picture of me having my makeup done. The delicious ice cream picture is from @chadwickwick on Instagram, the picture of us being filmed is from the lovely @Chaili, and the whiskey picture is from @KTmolinaro. The last picture is a quick back of the camera sneak peek from the Beloved session I did with Chadwick & Chaili yesterday morning!
Yummy breakfast scene :-)
Pretty flowers from Asrai for the table during my interview :-)
How was your weekend?! I want to hear all about it!!