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Meal of the Day: Shakshuka

The other day we made the best eggs we have ever had in our lives. Shakshuka.  It’s what everybody’s tucking into at a place called Dr. Shakshuka located in a tiny alley in old Jaffa. Shakshuka is a North African dish with many variations. Some add preserved lemon, others feta, and different herbs and spices. Ours had bay leaves, thyme, and saffron. Precious saffron.  We decided to eat this brunch dish as a dinner and let me just tell you: it was amazing. Enjoy the looking..it’s my 50mm’s first day on the field.

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography

And…I saved the best for last! Served with a nice piece of french bread with garlic spread…we ate a heavenly dinner on our front porch.

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography Maritha Mae Photography

 

Erika Faye | Lifestyle Shoot

Erika Faye, poet, purse designer and founder of the Papa Project.

The most awesome part about this shoot is that it went completely unplanned. Of course, Erika knows I always keep a camera on hand so I imagine she was minorly and subconsciously ready. Erika designs purses and was on a hunt for the perfect fabrics for her clients at the textile shop downtown in the Fashion District. As soon as inspiration hit, we decided to go for it against a rusted gray background, an aqua background and a red background and compare the three. The rustic gray was my favorite. I love this girl, and I love her free, free soul. Oh by the way, she knows how to work the camera.

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer by Maritha Mae Photography

Caitlin and Dan | Love Shoot

Nikki | Headshots

Nikki loves theatre and when she asked me to do her head shots in preparation for auditioning for an upcoming musical, I was totally honored! Here is what ensued…

Los Angles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography

Jaben, Darian and Caitlin

Who’s Teaching the Babies was a curriculum began by a mother of mine and ended up really opening up my eyes to see kids in a totally different light. Being one of my last times I’d ever walk into a classroom full of kids in Pennsylvania, we decided to do a fun photoshoot with the kids on courage. Jaben,Darian and Caitlin carry the presence of royalty and conquerors with every stride they take  in that they just know who they’ve been created to be. I dream that children around the world would be empowered like this. The fun soldier garb was on hand and they all wanted to get dressed up. Here are some of the shots that ensued. Hope you enjoy.

 Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth. 

–Psalm 127:3-4

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography
Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography

And finally my favorite shot of them all – this little badge of courage.

Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer Maritha Mae Photography