Kimberly Chau Photography

This Friday we are headed out to discover new things, try new wines, spend quality time with friends and eat really good food! If you're cooking at home this weekend, check out this wonderful pasta recipe from Kimberly Chau's blog! We've featured this talented photographer before and wanted to share more of her work and allow you to get to know her even better! 


8 ounces/4 cups finely sliced chestnut/ cremini mushrooms
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Maldon/kosher salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
Small clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
4 sprigs fresh thyme stripped to give 1 teaspoon leaves
1 pound linguine
1 bunch fresh parsley, leaves chopped, to give 1/2 cup
2 to 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper


Slice the mushrooms finely, and put them into a large bowl with the oil, salt, minced garlic, lemon juice and zest, and gorgeously scented thyme leaves.

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain loosely retaining some water. Quickly put the pasta into the bowl with the mushroom mixture.

Toss everything together well, and then add the parsley, cheese and pepper before tossing again. Eat with joy in your heart.

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Heirloom: What’s one thing/event/person/place you’ve always wanted to shoot but have yet to do it? 

Kimberly: I love to travel, eat, and see the world. One of the things that I've always wanted to experience and photograph are the world's top restaurants. I wouldn't mind photographing their exquisite foods and visiting with the amazing chefs. 

Heirloom: Tell us about your journey into photography! Is there a story?

Kimberly: Growing up, I was a very creative person. My parents encouraged me to pursue the arts and in middle school, I began to keep a blog with my images. As the years passed, I delved into photojournalism, weddings, and editorial photography. Currently, I am exploring the next part of my journey in photography and I cannot wait to see what it has in store for me!

Kimberly Chau Photography

Something a little different on the blog today! Kimberly Chau, who's work we've seen before when she worked with Maxit Flower Design, is a photographer of many things including amazing food! Today we are sharing a yummy recipe from Kimberly's blog. We love the minimalist approach she takes with her clean & simple styling! Based in Houston, Kimberly has a love for succulents & a passion for detail, light & color. Look for more from her in the near future! 


6 slices day-old bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Note: Original recipe makes 1 – 8 inch square pan. Double recipe for 13 x 9 inch pan.

You can view the full recipe HERE on ALLRECIPES.COM.


Heirloom: Do you have any morning rituals or things you do to get ready for a long day of editing or shooting?

Kimberly: While I'm really not much of a morning person, I do enjoy caring for my succulents and herb garden daily. It's my latest hobby and it makes me so happy to see them grow!

Heirloom:  What intrigues you most about photography?

Kimberly: I am very attentive to detail, light, and color. I chose to pursue photography because it gave me a means of expression.