Emily Poston Photography » Jefferson City Fulton Missouri Maternity Newborn Family Photographer Mid Missouri

The “Our Life is Here” focus this month was PURPLE!  Actually, that was the perfect color for April in Missouri, because so many things have started blooming.  It’s great for brightening things up after winter, but not so great for my allergies.  We spent a lot of time outdoors the past few weeks and I found these pretty phlox at a nearby conservation area.

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This girl was happy to oblige in my hunt for purple.  We found some chalk and made “paint” by getting the chalk wet with the garden hose.
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We took the kids to a nearby creek one Sunday afternoon and they had so much fun wading through the water and fishing.  I think it’s adorable that Alice wears her sunglasses upside down.  Every time.  Even when they’re on her head.
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In downtown Jefferson City, near the Capitol building, things are really in bloom!  I’ve done several sessions in that area recently and it’s gorgeous with the blooming trees and flowers!
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  • Jana - May 1, 2015 - 8:25 am

    Oh Emily, your girls are getting so big <3 Love the chalk-covered hands! And I'm so jealous of all your beautiful purple blooms (not jealous of the allergies though :( )! So pretty!ReplyCancel

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I spent one semester of college studying abroad in Mexico and got introduced to a lot of new foods. One of them was from a local chicken place that had this amazing green salsa. It had avocado blended in with the salsa and was so delicious over roasted chicken, chips, tortillas…anything really! I was excited when I found this similar recipe a few years ago. It doesn’t get any easier than this. You just throw all of the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. If I am in a big hurry, I’ve also been known to just buy a jar of salsa verde and blend it with an avocado. This version is much better and fresher-tasting, though.

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Guacamole Salsa
Adapted from Frosted Bake Shop

1 lb. tomatillos (or more if you want it thinner)
1 jalapeno pepper (or more if you like it spicy)
1/3 bunch cilantro
1 thick slice of onion
Juice of one lime
1 garlic clove
1 avocado
1 tsp. salt

Peel and wash the tomatillos. Cut them into quarters and put in the blender. Follow with the jalapeno, cilantro, onion, garlic, avocado & salt. Blend until combined. You may need to stop and stir it a couple of times. Place in jar and refrigerate.
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This also makes a very good salad dressing. I made a jar salad with it last week, using this salsa, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken and lettuce. If you don’t know what jarred salad is, check out this fabulous (and pretty!) blog post by my friend Seija!

Be sure to follow the circle and click here to read Jennifer’s post.

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  • Pam - April 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    oh YUM! I love salsa of any kind. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Sounds delicious on a salad!ReplyCancel

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  • Jana - April 8, 2015 - 8:25 pm

    Yum!!!! Looks absolutely delicious! You know I am a huge fan of anything with cilantro – this sounds perfect. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 8, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    Oh, how pretty! This looks so fresh & yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Haines - April 8, 2015 - 10:35 pm

    I’ve been looking for a great salsa verde recipe and this one looks fabulous! Avocados are cheap and plentiful here this time of year, so it’s perfect! Thanks for posting.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy R. - April 9, 2015 - 6:54 am

    ok… this just looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Carr - April 9, 2015 - 7:53 am

    Yum!! I love guacamole! And the idea to put it in a jar salad… genius!ReplyCancel

The “Our Life is Here” blog circle is continuing with the monthly color theme and March’s color was GREEN, naturally. We were lucky to have several days of 70+ degree weather this month and the grass seemed to green up overnight. Spring is finally here!!! Take a gander at a few of the green things I managed to photograph this month and then be sure to click the link at the bottom to continue through the circle!Emily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1224.jpg

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AND, here’s the beautiful GREEN collage, featuring photos from all of the blog circle girls.Emily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1223.jpg

Click here to see what Amee was up to this month!  You’ve *got* to see her spunky little boy.  I’m totally jealous of his hair! :)

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  • Jana - March 27, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Emily your light this month is just oh so pretty <3 Beautiful shots, and those pineapple ones are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Dinah Reece - March 27, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - March 27, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    I agree with Jana! Your use of light is incredible! and the colors are just beautiful. love these!ReplyCancel

I first met Cora and her parents at her newborn session last year. She was the perfect baby then and she still is! I love that fiery red hair and the way her personality really shines. She was the happiest little girl, especially once I brought out the balloons. I was thrilled to be able to do an in-home lifestyle shoot for her first birthday photos. Her mommy and daddy worked really hard on her nursery and I adore how the shots in the crib turned out. We finished off her session with a cake smash and bubble bath. What a grand way to spend the day!Emily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1187.jpg
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This year I am part of a photography challenge group where we endeavor to shoot at least one photo a week. February was challenging for me and I ended up using one photo from last month…though I did edit it this month! That counts, right?! We were able to do some outdoor activities thanks to warmer weather early in the month. Unfortunately, we got a couple of snow showers later into February and started feeling a little cooped up. I did manage to get a few nice portraits of my daughter using one of my new backdrops. Take a gander and then be sure to click the link at the end to Susan’s post!

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I’ll see you back here next month, but for now, hop over to see what Susan was up to last month!

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