Month: February, 2016

Go forward….

· February 27, 2016 · 2:31 am · Children, Families, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with a great and strong purpose in your heart.” ~ Gordon B. Hinkley

sisters laughing and smiling together look at camera Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child Sibling Family Photographer

 

xoxo

angela

We’re Baking Cupcakes

· February 16, 2016 · 10:10 pm · Cake Smash, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , ,

Well, it’s dreary hear…has been since yesterday! I don’t mind the rain, but the Colorado girl would much rather have snow! There is much more to do in snow and it’s much prettier on the ground than rain. But here in Alabama snow doesn’t come often, so rain it is.

Over the weekend, we made Pink Velvet Cupcakes and some of the best frosting to top them. Oh they were so lovely, I didn’t want to eat them. I found my recipe for both the batter and frosting here at I am Baker. I have zero baking abilities, so I MUST have directions to follow or it won’t turn out right. I have put the directions below, however, they are also on her website.

Toddler girl licking pink batter off of spoon Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child Photographer

Kitchen aid mixer azul Huntsville and Madison Alabama Newborn and Baby Photographer

Kitchen aide mixer mixing cream cheese frosting Huntsville and Madison Alabama Photographer

Cupcakes pink in the shape of a heart Huntsville and Madison Alalbama Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Yummy cupcakes with fluffy white frosting Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child and Baby Photographer

Beautiful pink cupakes with fluffy frosting in rows Huntsville and Madison Alabama Newborn and Family Photographer

Pink velvet cupcakes homemade Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child Photographer

pink velvet cupcake with dove chololate Huntsville and Madison Alabama Portrait Photographer

 

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients

2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour

1 cup (200g) granulated sugar

2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch salt

4 large egg whites (120 grams)

2/3 cup (161 grams) milk

6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, room temp. and cubed

2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon (3ml) almond extract

4-6 drops McCormick® red food coloring

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 6-inch round cake pans with spray or parchment.

In the bowl of stand mixer whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add in egg whites, milk, butter and extracts and whisk on low until ingredients are mostly incorporated.

Increase speed to high and mix for 1 minute.

Divide batter between prepared cake pans and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

Cool before assembling cake.

 

Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

32 ounces confectioners’ sugar, sifted*

2 tablespoons 2% or whole milk

pinch salt

*You can use as little as 4 cups if you want to decrease sugar

 

Instructions

Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)

Add vanilla and almond extract.

With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners’ sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.

Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)

If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.

Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

 

 

xoxo

angela

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

· February 14, 2016 · 10:05 pm · Children, Just for Fun, , , , , , , , , ,

It’s been a crazy weekend here at our house. If you didn’t know already, my husband is a Youth Minster here in the area and this is the DNOW weekend! Which basically boils down to not seeing my husband for most of the weekend and all weekend. But hey it’s Valentine’s day and DNOW was a success and now he is home. So now I can get a little work done. Yay! My girls have been giddy all day opening their love cards from the Grandparents. I hope your kiddos have had a great day spending time with those who love them most! And if you had the opportunity to participate in a DNOW near you, I hope it was fantastic and God moved in all those who participated.

Sisters Valentine's Day portraits Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child Photographer

Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions A Success!

· February 7, 2016 · 6:04 am · Children, Mini Sessions, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Whew! What a fun day photographing adorable children dressed up in their cute Valentine’s Day outfits. So much cuteness and love showed through with them! I still have a few openings for next week if there is any interest, please contact me at angela@thevintagecupcakephotography.com.

For now, here is sneak peak at the backdrop from Instagram!

Speaking of Instagram, did you know we have a Instagram account? Admittedly, I am not the best for keeping up with it, however, I am doing better and try to post at least once a week. I know, lame 🙂 If you you would to keep up me, my family and new things happening at The Vintage Cupcake Photography, I would love for you to hop on over and follow me there! Click here for TVCP Instagram! Let me know you followed me and I would be happy to follow you as well!

 

xoxo

angela

 

 

2016 Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions – Huntsville and Madison Alabama Child Photographer

· February 7, 2016 · 2:01 am · Children, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I can’t believe it’s already Valentine’s day. I feel like I’m still recovering from the Holidays. You feel me right? Gosh, one holiday to another and sometimes it’s just a blur in-between them all. I’m excited to be hosting Valentine’s Day mini sessions this year. I love, love! I love all colors of Valentine’s day, so getting a setup ready for mini sessions is always a fun activity for me. This is my first mini session in Huntsville and Madison Alabama, so slots will be limited as I continue to meet people and grow my clientele.

Here is the V-day set up for 2016. If you are interested in booking a mini session with me, please call 256-808.6523 or email me at angela@thevintagecupcakephotography.com! Talk to you soon!

Valentine's day mini photo session Huntsville and Madison Alabama child photographer

 

xoxo

angela

~ Welcome ~

I'm Angela and I love what I do.

I play many different roles in my life, but boring is not one of them. I'm silly, quarky, completly honest and try to live life to it's fullest. I put my heart and soul into photography and take great pride in my work and making sure my clients leave with beautiful works of art they can cherish forever.

I love natural light photography and love working outdoors, however, I have a dedicated studio with professional grade lighting, props and decors specifically for newborns and young children. I adore creating art with color and light. Client galleries are a variety of work tailored to their preferences and edited to my style.

This was just a little bit about me. I can't wait to meet you and I hope that viewing my work will bring each of you as many smiles as it has brought to me!

xoxo ~ Angela