Estelle's Bakery & Patisserie recently moved from K street in downtown Sacramento to the corner of Arden and Fulton in Arden-Arcade. The gorgeous French bakery features a wide variety of vibrant and decadent pastries both savory and sweet. In addition, they offer a gorgeous coffee and tea selection. If you're in the mood for a bite more than an afternoon pastry, they serve a lunch menu as well featuring generous portions of fresh salad greens and a half dozen sandwiches.
During my recent visit, I thoroughly enjoyed the Lemon Tart which is truly TART with a splash of lemon zest folded in to the creamy lemon curd and topped with torched meringue spheres.
I highly recommend the Bacon and Cheddar Scone which is also a bakery classic and is a fan favorite to almost everyone's palette. Estelle's B&C Scone is finished with a delicately sweet glaze that ties the salty notes of the scone base together with perfection.
Estelle's is a dream and a great stop for a summer treat.
Purified Water to Go sits nestled in Federal Way, Washington, a city south of Seattle on the Puget Sound. Purified Water to Go has been in business for over 20 years, serving the Puget Sound area with fresh water purified in their fast and efficient 12 step filtration system. I had the opportunity to capture a few product images and other shots for advertisement material and the Purified Water to Go social media accounts. If you ever make it up to the Federal Way area, stop in, say hi to owner David and grab yourself a new water bottle while you're at it.
I had the immense pleasure of working with Mary from @uniquely.mary and www.uniquely-mary.com. Mary is a kind-hearted and genuine friend of mine whom I have known for a little over two years. Throughout this time, I have enjoyed watching her daughter grow alongside Mary's blogging journey. During our recent shoot in her home, we cultivated a collection of images for her blog. I had a great time capturing her “every day” moments and the smiles along the way.
Being a blogger demands constantly NEW and INTERESTING content, with unique imagery. As a collaborating photographer, I am happy to work with bloggers to create a wide array of images formatted for the different compression algorithms on all social media platforms. If you want to spend time together expressing your lifestyle in images, reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Molten Chocolate Cakery Hot Cakes began serving molten lava cakes at local Seattle farmer's markets before the buzz stirred, business boomed, and they launched their first Brick & Mortar location in Ballard, Seattle, WA. Not only does their menu include their signature Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, but it also includes a variety of other lava flavor blends, beer & wine, a small selection of savory items and a handful of concept-related desserts.
Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA) has changed a lot since I lived in the area almost 7 years ago. The neighborhood is now full of beautiful restaurant concepts, coffee shops, bars, and a myriad of other fun spots to stop for a treat. General Porpoise is one of those wonderfully delicious spots where you can stop to grab a doughnut, espresso, and a quality catch up with a friend.
General Porpoise specializes in filled sugar doughnuts with yummy flavor combinations. These flavors include creamy Lemon Curd, fluffy Chocolate Marshmallow, and a deliciously smooth Apricot Jam. If you're in the Seattle area, make the time to trek up to Capitol Hill for a bite to eat - you will not regret it!