Sylvia Laughrin Photography - Sylvia Laughrin is a portrait photographer serving the Milwaukee and Waukesha Area and its surrounding suburbs. Sylvia specializes in maternity, babies, children, and high school seniors.
Milwaukee WI - High School Senior Photography
Class of 2014 - I will admit, he was a tough one to get to smile. Not sure why, but he really made me work for it! So these were his favorite from the session, I'm showing one where he did crack a tiny bit of a grin... Good Luck Justin!
I don't photograph too many newborns in the the 4-8 week stage, but when I do, it's such a warm experience. They are starting to develop a little personality, smiling back, and turning their heads to the sound of your voice.
At two months old, she was quite alert and responsive. Loved her beautiful brown eyes :)
Waukesha WI - family photographer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little guy! Well, not so little... one more year and he'll be in the double-digits. If you're kids are into video games, they are familiar with Minecraft (yes, Minecraft has their own WIKI). So of course, my kid wants a Minecraft birthday party. Only thing is... there aren't any Minecraft party favors out there. So we had to be creative and make our own. We picked a theme - TNT.
First person we contact is Debbie from Eat Cake Milwaukee. Poor Debbie... she wasn't too familiar with Minecraft and I had to explain this video game to her and the description of the cake theme. And she did a FABULOUS job! Not only was it yummy chocolate, but the design was perfect.
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After brainstorming, we came up with an idea on making a Creeper background to hang in our front picture window and in the dining room. Since it was his birthday, he did the fun part of making the design.
The party bags were easy to make. Green bags and make a Creeper face template. Color in with a Sharpie.
TNT licorice (strawberry and chocolate flavors)
TNT tumblers filled with "bombs"
And the kids favorite party gift, Minecraft bottle necklaces.
6 ounces (170 grams) white chocolate, coarsely chopped*
1/3 - 1/2 cup (80-120 ml) crushed candy canes
*you can also add a little peppermint extract to give it more flavor.
Line the bottom and sides of an 8 inch (20 cm) square baking pan with aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles.
Melt the semi sweet chocolate with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
Then, melt the white chocolate with the remaining 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate and tilt the pan so the chocolate is in an even layer. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil. Peel back the foil and break, or cut, the bark into small irregular pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Read more at: http://www.joyofbaking.com/candy/PeppermintBark.html