A visit from my friend Ira is not complete without a photoshoot. They were able to stay a whole week but somehow it did not feel like a week was enough. We miss you guys so very much!
Family photoshoot on the beach in carlsbad with beautiful color coordinated outfits orange and blue. Carlsbad family photographer
Family photoshoot on the beach in carlsbad with beautiful color coordinated outfits orange and blue images of the parents and two small kids. Carlsbad family photographer
Family photoshoot on the beach in carlsbad with beautiful color coordinated outfits orange and blue images of the parents and two small kids.  Kids playing in the ocean.Carlsbad family photographer

  • Janis Foley - These are so beautiful… I bet they loved them! <3

  • Sophie - Gorgeous! I love the pop of color. Beautiful beach session!

  • Melanie - I absolutely love the colors they wore! Beautiful photos!

  • Melissa M - How gorgeous! What classic, beautiful beach portraits!

  • Sarah - Beautiful!

  • Tessa - These are so gorgeous. Looks like the family had a blast during their session too!

  • Laura - These are beautiful, dreamy, and FUN! I love the colors and your editing style. Wonderful work!

  • Amy Gray - LOVE the red! Pops so beautifully on the beach. What a gorgeous family and such special moments!

  • Kristen - LOVE these! They are going to love these. You captured family fun at the beach beautifully. 🙂

  • Christianne Dowd - This is such a beautiful family session. Lovely!

  • Ira - I love my photos!!!! Happy dance over here!

I photographed baby Emmet with one of my best friends Iryna Petersen who also happens to be a great photographer. It was just like the old times. We had so much fun! Emmet was a great little model, he posed for us like a pro. Congratulations to Miranda and Bryce!

Here are some of my favorites:

Carlsbad newborn photographer, photos of baby boy in blue background as well as closeup shots. North county Photographer

Newborn baby boy in cute backgrounds making cute faces, Carlsbad family and newborn photographer Artisan Photography

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  • Bryce - Thank you Artisan! These are absolutely amazing and we couldn’t be happier with them.

  • Miranda - I absolutely love these pictures! You captured my sweet boy so well! Thank you!!

These little cheese bread balls are very popular in Brazil where I grew up. I still remember coming home from school, walking into the house and smelling them fresh out of the oven. That was the moment when I knew I had to be faster than my brother and race him to the kitchen to see who could get more handfuls of “pão de queijo”. These are the perfect snack, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and cheesy in flavor, impossible to only eat one.

Pão de queijo is gluten free and incredibly delicious. In an attempt to find the very best recipe I made over 14 different recipes, some were pretty good and some did not work for me at all. After a few adjustments I ended up with two recipes: one is the classic pão de queijo and the other for the waffle iron.

Here is the classic pão de queijo recipe. You can mix everything by hand like most Brazilians do or you can use a stand up mixer with the paddle attachment to speed up the process.

Andrea’s Pão de Queijo Recipe

17.5 oz Tapioca flour
5 oz milk
6 oz butter
2.5 oz water
7.5 oz grated parmesan (Romano) cheese
3 eggs
1 tsp salt

preheat the oven to 350F. Pour the tapioca flour in a large mixing bowl. In a small sauce pan over medium heat mix butter, milk, water and salt until it starts to boil (do not let it boil completely). Remove from heat pour the hot mixture over the tapioca flour turn your mixer on low speed and mix for about 1 min or until clumps have formed. Add the three eggs, mixing on medium/low speed until fully incorporated, add the cheese and mix for another 30 seconds or the dough is smooth. Do not over mix the dough as it can become too hard once it is cooked. The dough should be a little sticky and have the consistency of cookie dough. Grease the palm of your hands and make little balls about 1 inch in diameter (the size of cake pops) placing them on a greased baking sheet. bake for 25-30 min until they are golden and lightly brown. Serve hot


If you are in a hurry and want your cheese bread right away here is a blender recipe for the waffle iron.

Andrea’s Pão de Queijo recipe for the waffle iron.

1 + 1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups tapioca flour
3/4 cup ground cheese
1/2 tsp salt

Put milk, oil, salt and eggs in the blender and blend until completely mixed, add the cheese and blend for another minute, add the tapioca and blend until fully incorporated. Pour your mixture in a hot waffle iron and when it beeps it is ready. I like mine a little more brown on the outside. Have fun!

  • Tara - Great recipe! Dough is delicious!
    When I finished mixing my dough, it was cake batter consistency. I added 2 oz. more flour to a soft “cookie dough.” My first batch of rolls were more disc shape. But, as the dough cooled, each batch got rounder and rounder. After consulting another recipe, I think all I needed to do was to let the batter/dough cool for 15-30 minutes (and keep the flour amount as listed). I will give it another try.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  • Andrea - @Tara, I am so glad you like it. We love pao de queijo. When I make it, I have to double the recipe because it goes so quickly. You can also make the little balls, freeze them individually and bake them a few at a time. No need to thaw them out just put them in the oven and enjoy!

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