Watercolor Popsicles & Ice Cream

It’s 94ºF over here so even though school has started, I don’t think our summer weather is going anywhere just yet… which is great, because I have another ice cream story after this one to show you.
Inspired by dreamy watercolors (and doing a little of my own painting), here is the second half of our shoot.
Food Styling: Dana Bonagura
Prop Styling & Art: Brenda Barrett-Taylor

 © 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved.

Light & Fresh Desserts

Excited to share with you my most recent food shoot featuring light and fresh desserts. Dana Bonagura rocked it with her beautiful food styling, creating a Plum Almond Rustic Galette & Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. Those plums were unreal. Brenda Barrett-Taylor’s prop styling added just the right amount of deep jewel tones and a rustic woodsy theme.

Check back tomorrow for the second half of our shoot, the Watercolor Popsicle and Ice Cream story.

photos: nicole gerulat ; food styling: dana bonagura; prop styling: brenda barrett-taylor


We are putting together some really cool fashion story shoots and looking for Utah 4-8 yr old kids. More info here! Watercolor below by Brenda Barrett for a food shoot I’ll post here this week.

Ali’s Bridal Shower

I’m back! I’m back! And I have lots in store for you this week. First up:
Saturday was my baby sister Ali’s bridal shower and the details were too sweet not to share. My mom’s friends did a beautiful job with gorgeous flowers (Holly Fowler) and our favorite “shower” food: Thai Lettuce Wraps. I’m not sure how the tradition was started but if we are ever involved in giving baby or bridal showers, it’s either quiches or lettuce wraps. I made my salted caramel ice cream and Oreo sweet cream ice cream and you better believe there wasn’t any leftover to eat the rest of the weekend. (To keep my weight up, I’ll be making more.) Happy Wedding Month, Ali!


Woah –are you there?

Hey Friends!Sorry for the radio silence. I’m trying to refigure things here over at A Little Sussy. But, the Nicole’s Classes® blog is amazing and I’ve been blogging a lot over there with photo tips. Click here to visit.

I’m having a call for new teachers to teach at Nicole’s Classes®. If you think you would be a good fit (we are also interested in hearing your class ideas) click here for all submission info. Have a great weekend! photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat

Jane the Safari Queen

A year ago from the spring, Mallory and I collaborated on this Safari-inspired shoot with my sweet cousin Jane. We never posted it then, but excited to be reminded of this fun day. I love this girl and Mallory’s styling is so darling. Enjoy!

© 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved

Photo Tip & Giveaway Winner

I know I’ve said it before, but our new NC blog is so awesome. We have such great teachers sharing the coolest tutorials, tips and features from our Photography, Illustrator, Photoshop and Design online courses. The feedback from our blog has been amazing and we are so happy to continue teaching.
About every week, I also contribute a little tip, download or video. Check out today’s about Adding Contrast to Your Photo. Also, it’s the last day of our Father’s Day contest! Details here.
Congrats to our Blowfish Shoe giveaway winner is Julie who says “This Summer I’m planning a vacation to see my mom & sister.”

 © 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Let’s talk off the day and go to the pool?