Fun Cooking Shoot with Kita Roberts Photography

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So, I wanted to wait until tomorrow to share these, but I absolutely CAN’T. These photos are just too fabulous not to share.


Last week, I got all dolled up with hair and make-up and spent 5 hours playing house in front of the camera with my bloggy friend Kita. For those who know me, you’ll see she did such an incredible job capturing the real me, which couldn’t have been easy since I’m a slight perfectionist. But she did it, and she did it WELL. I’m in complete awe with her ease behind the camera. How she made me feel comfortable and beautiful from the very beginning. There were no awkward silences or weird moments. We laughed, smiled and had fun from the second we met. It’s not very often you find someone you can connect with so well and it’s especially important when that person is taking photos of you for 3 hours 🙂


If you’re in the DC area (or really anywhere), check out Kita Roberts photography. I could rave for hours about how amazing she is, or I could just show you. And I think in this case, these photos speak louder and stronger than I could.

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For the shoot, I decided to make some cute strawberry cupcakes. Because what’s more springy than that? And of course, in typical DC weather, it was freezing the day we shot, so we needed a little oomph of color in the kitchen.

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Of course the best part about making cupcakes is eating them, right? We probably tried to capture this photo of me eating a cupcake gracefully for 30 minutes and then decided it just wasn’t going to happen. I blame Pinterest for putting the idea that it could happen in my head. To people who can eat frosting without getting it on their faces or bite into a cupcake without the cake falling all over their blouses, I applaud you. It’s not easy.


They tasted great regardless. After I was done making a mess, I spent a few minutes cleaning before we headed outside for some natural portraits. I had no clue Kita was going to photograph me while I did the dishes or checked my email, but I’m so glad she did. She captured me in the rare moments of quiet solitude, the moments where I was lost in thought and concentration and was daydreaming away. Truthfully, they are two of my favorite photos.

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I’m positive I don’t look like everyday when I do dishes, but I’ll take it. After we cleaned, we headed outside. It wasn’t pouring anymore, thankfully, but it was drizzling enough that an umbrella was necessary. Which is totally fine because I love the look they add to each photo!

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I need to give Kita another HUGE thank you for putting up with me all day and taking my photos. I really don’t remember the last time I had such a great time!

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  1. Posted by Angie Big Bear's Wife on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    These photos are amazing! You look beautiful and Kita is amazing!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      Thank you Angie!
  2. Posted by Alicia on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    You are a beauty! Love the pics!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      Thank you thank you Alicia!
  3. Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    you are so gorgeous, friend!!!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      I love you. Thank you Ash!
  4. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    Oh m goodness could you get any more gorgeous!?
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      You are WAY too sweet :)
  5. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    Love, love, love these! Great job you guys! You look stunning and Kita has crazy talent.
  6. Posted by Kelly on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    These are fabulous Claire!! Such a natural beauty :)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      <3 you Kelly, thank you!
  7. Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    you look adorable!!!!!! Kita rocks :)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014
      Thank you Dixya!
  8. Posted by Sammi @Sammi Sunshine on
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    I have always loved Kita's food photography! So creative! I never knew she had a photography company. Why, oh, why do I have to live so far away?! Beautiful pictures :)
  9. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    What a fun set of pictures! And you look fabulous! I envy that you can pull off the red lipstick. I just look like a clown in drag when I try. :P

    I think the one of you eating the cupcake is my favorite, especially knowing the story behind it and with that nose wrinkling. :)
  10. Posted by Kathryn on
    Friday, May 9th, 2014
    These are absolutely stunning photographs - you look beautiful and they've really captured your spirit.
  11. Posted by Julie @ Table for Two on
    Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Wow!! Beautiful!! I totally want to give Kita a call/email now.. :)
  12. Sunday, May 11th, 2014
    I LOVE love love Kita!!!! She is one special woman and talented as ever! You look gorgeous...what a wonderful day!