June Things 

Hello July, and goodbye, June! Yes, it is that time. Another month gone, and less of 2017 to live. I feel like I say this every month, but wow 2017 is almost over.

June has been incredibly busy.

I started the month with heading to college orientation, which was kind of intimidating. I signed up for classes, walked (a lot) through the UT campus, and learned a lot about university life. I feel like I’m not prepared at all, which, I guess, is normal. But, wow. I’m just not ready– and that’s coming from the girl who has wanted to go to college since kindergarten. I know it’s the nerves, but as a type A, intense, anxious person, I’m not the most excited. I’ll let you guys know how it goes once I begin!

I also completed the month of Ramadan and celebrated Eid! Here are some pictures:

I also got my wisdom teeth out yesterday, which was terrifying for me. The overall procedure was pretty painless, but the recovery is killing me. I love eating bread, and I can’t. I know, first world problems– I am just thankful I could afford the procedure. 🙂

I hope your June was incredible! I will be posting more soon, I promise.

❤ ,

Hira

Prom {with pictures}

Wow, wow, wow!

That’s really all I can say. This year has flown by, and I’m in shock. I graduate on Saturday, go to college orientation in June, and then I start my freshman year in August. AHH.

Anyway this weekend I went to my high school prom. At the beginning of the school year, I was one of those “anti-prom” people who thought prom was dumb, worthless, and a waste of time. After attending, I still feel like it wasn’t anything incredibly special. I mean, if I did end up staying home I would be fine. However, because I did go, I did get to see all my classmates look AMAZING– seriously everyone looked totally flawless.

I wanted to share some pictures with you guys because this is probably the only time in my life I will be so dressed. I wore a traditional South Asian outfit, which is definitely one of my favorite things to wear! 🙂

Side note: my favorite pose is the Charlie’s Angles one; it cracks me up . 😉

Thanks for stopping by, and I promise I will be posting a recipe SOON!

❤ ,

Hira

Food Photography with an iPhone

So guys I took the SAT (college admissions test) today, so I haven’t made anything! However, I will be sharing a recipe soon.

As most of you guys know I don’t own a super fancy camera. But that is okay because you can still take pretty pictures with just your phone! Today’s post is all about taking pictures with your phone. First the details: I use an iPhone 6s, however, when I first started this blog I was using and iPhone 4s (I only recently started using the 6s, so all the most current post are used with the new phone. But anything prior to that was taken with my 4s). Let’s get into it!

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Lighting: To me the perfect picture is taken when there is a lot of natural sunlight. I don’t own photography lights, so I try my best to take pictures in natural light.

Back Drop: Have fun with your backgrounds. I usually just show my granite countertops, but you can use tablecloths, wrapping paper, the possibilities are endless.

Color: It’s hard to take pictures with boring colored food. For example, oatmeal it’s a boring brown pasty color; however, add strawberries and boom the color makes the picture look appealing. Plus, who doesn’t like strawberries?

Editing: I’d be lying if  I said I don’t  edit my pictures. I don’t manipulate them to the point that they look unrealistic, but I do fix them up by adding more lighting, fixing the focus, and removing any visual imperfections (like, if there is a big dark spot on a banana) .

Any tips I left out? Comment below I’d love to hear from y’all (the Texas girl in me had to say that 🙂 ). What type of camera do you use to make your pictures awesome?