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Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!

THE 2019 SENIOR REP SEARCH IS ON!! I am looking for fun ways to blow up my Senior Portrait sessions this season. I’ve been shooting Senior Portraits for the past 8 years in the Lehigh Valley and they are by far, my favorite portraits to shoot! So, I want you to be a representative for my company! I'm even taking on some associate photographers! As a rep you would pass out cards, show off your pictures, and spread the word through your social media outlets telling everyone how much you loved your experience with Elaine Zelker Photography. That’s it! AND YOU GET FREE STUFF! Requirements:* High School Senior Class of 2019: MALES & FEMALES* ANY Lehigh Valley H.S.* Submit application by March 10, 2018* Candidate Must Be:~ active on social media sites~ outgoing & comfy in front of a camera~ excited about spreading the word about us~ have your own style and flair!~ involved in extra curricular activities~ a positive leader in the community~ available to complete session in SPRING~ agree to promote and have senior photos taken ONLY by Elaine Zelker Photography during your senior year (aside from your school required session)~ agree to post about your experience on your IG stories, IG post, Snapchat, Twitter, FB, etc. tagging @elainezelker as well  If chosen, you will receive:1. A FREE mini 30-minute photo session with up to 2 outfit ...

Captured by Zelker Fine Portraiture
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!

"Beauty is not on the outside, it's something that shines out from inside you." Thank you for inquiring about a "Captured by Zelker" portrait session.  I invite you to a personal session with me - and promise, it will change the way you see yourself.  Here is my information magazine: CLICK HERE FOR PDF MAGAZINE or continue below  CLICK HERE FOR Booking or Information It will answer all your questions regarding a "Captured by Zelker" portrait session, including: how to prepare, what to bring, the shooting process, the packages and pricing. With your session, you will have access to my wardrobe and vintage jewelry. You can also bring your own. Sessions last approximately 3-4 hours. The session fee includes hair and makeup, pre-event consultation, wardrobe coaching, the shoot, and the photo reveal (when you come back to view your printed images!). Prints are additional and you only purchase what you love. This is not your typical photo session. This is a time where we create contemporary fashion-inspired portraits. Prepare to be "captured" CLICK HERE FOR Booking or Information 

Rocky Road Brownie Jars (with Toffee!!)
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!

Rocky Road Brownie Jars (with Toffee!) Who doesn't like Rocky Road anything!!?? I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to whip them up....they quickly became a house-favorite!! I served 6 of them at our monthly Supper Club (and the guests went nuts over them!), and froze the remainders. Pop them out of the freezer (or refrigerator) and microwave them up to slightly heat them...and YUMMILICIOUS!!!! (I got 2 packs of 12 (24 total) 4-ounce mason jars) (This recipe makes 20 jars!)PREP TIME   45 mins   COOK TIME   30 mins   TOTAL TIME   1 hour 15 minsBROWNIE BASE½ cup butter2 ounces unsweetened chocolate1 cup flour1 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla2 large eggs   FILLING6 ounces cream cheese, softened¼ cup butter, softened½ cup sugar2 tablespoons flour½ teaspoon vanilla1 large egg1 cup mini chocolate chipsTOPPING¼ cup butter¼ cup milk2 ounces unsweetened chocolate2 ounces cream cheese3 cups powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1 toffee bits, for garnishmini chocolate chips, for garnish½ 10.5-ounce bag miniature marshmallows INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Place 20 4-ounce jelly jars on sheet pan. (I use SILPLATs on my cookie sheets...this will help the jars not move around.) Jars should not touch each other. 2.  Spray ...

DIY Paper Heart Garland
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!

The world would be such a better place if people were doing more of what they love, than what they "get by" doing. I love UPCYCLING! (Using goods or used materials to produce something new....while saving the environment.)Today's DIY project was done in February, but since it's still hanging on my wall in my entranceway to my house, I figured I'd post about it on my blog. For this particular project, I found an old copy of EAT, PRAY, LOVE (my favorite book) at a local thrift shop! Materials:Sewing MachineAny old, used book (I get lots at Thrift Shops for $1 each!)Heart Paper Punch (I used large and small hearts)White ThreadScissorsTree branchRed Twine Step ONE: (140 hearts: 60 large & 80 small)Pull pages out of the book and start punching out the paper hearts. I rotated the paper so the writing on the hearts were not just horizontal on all the hearts. Look for fun words or phrases (and also beware of "bad words" as well!!) I punched out 140 hearts (5 strands total, 3 Large strands with 20 on each, and 2 small strands with 40 on each.)Step TWO:Begin sewing the hearts together. Starting at the top of each heart, sew a vertical line down the center, and adding about one inch between each large heart and about 1/4 inch between each smaller heart.  Remember to leave a long enough 'tail' before and after each strand to tie onto branch. (Paper is pretty ...

DIY How to Crochet a Heart
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Senior Rep Search for the Class of 2019!

How to Crochet a Heart (simple, easy and fun!) Ideal for home decor and gifts.Pattern written in US terms.Crochet Heart PatternMaterials Needed Size K crochet hook (use a smaller needle if your yarn is thinner) Any size yarn (the chunkier, the bigger your heart) (I used a 6-ply Bulky yarn) Scissors/NeedleAbbreviations sl st = slip stitch ch = chain sc = single crochet hdc = half double crochet dc = double crochet trc = triple (treble) crochet sk = skip sp = space st(s) = stitch(es)HeartRound 1: Chain (Ch) 4. Go back to the first chain (furthest from hook) and make the following stitches (sts) in it: 3 triple (treble) crochets (trc), 3 double crochets (dc), chain (ch) 1, 1 trc, ch1, 3 dcr, 3trc, ch 3, then slip stitch (sl st) into beginning to finish off round.Round 2: Ch 3. Sc in first trc, half double crochet (hdc) in same st. 3 hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. Sc in next four sts. Sc, ch 2, sc in trc (the bottom tip of heart). Sc in next four sts. 2 hdc in next st. 3 hdc in next st. Hdc in next, sc in same st. Ch 3, sl st in center.Round 3: Ch 3. Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Sc in next seven sts, skip (sk) next st. Sc in ch 2 sp from previous row, ch 3, sc in same sp. Sk next st, sc in next seven sts. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3 and then sl st in center of heart. Pull loop to the ...

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