4th of July Inspired Engagement Photo Shoot + DIY Cherry Cobbler Bake from CJK Visuals
July 4, 2013
Mid Atlantic
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Happy 4th of July! Ready for a little patriotic pretty? You know we are. In celebration of this oh-so-sparkly day, we've found one of the sweetest Americana-inspired shoots around. The kind of pretty you'll love today but want to swoon ALL year long. But just wait, it gets better. On top of all their gorgeous captures, CJK Visuals is sharing an easy-peasy cherry cobbler bake that'll make the perfect addition to your fireworks festivities. So kick back and join me in the full gallery...if you can manage to squeeze a break in between bites of those grilled goodies, that is.
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From Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals...Rain or shine, there's no better way to celebrate an engagement than giving it a Fourth of July twist! Bring out your friends and soon-to-be-combined families out for some delicious and simple desserts. From the fun, firework-inspired strawberry shortcake, to the four-ingredient cherry cobbler, these treats will be sure to keep everyone around to celebrate! Our styled engagement party made use of various mason jars to hold a delicious fruit punch mixed with blueberries and a watermelon, mint and lime infused water! All of the decorations, including the burlap and lace were purchased from inexpensive retailers, including Home Goods, Joanne Fabrics, and Target. The whimsical flower head pieces were created with floral wire, floral tape, and a $6 bunch of flowers from the local grocery store. Even as the evening went on and the rain came out, our couple continued to make the most of a hot summer day and cozied up on the beautiful eastern Maryland farm land.

Cherry Cobbler Bake


1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple
1 boxed yellow cake
1 stick of butter


Step-1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step-2Combine the pineapple and cherry filling in a casserole dish by mixing the two fruits together. Do not drain the pineapple. Sprinkle almost a full box of yellow cake on top of the fruit.

Step-3Place slices of butter across the entire dish and then sprinkle some of the remaining cake mix on top.

Step-4Place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream and top with some blueberries for a patriotic red, white, and blue look!

Photography + DIY Features (cake, cobbler, drinks): Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals | Hair: Paige Clifton of Robert Andrew Salon & Spa | Makeup: Morgan McWilliams of Robert Andrew Salon & Spa | Clothing: Taylor Linderman of The Boutique at Body Wellness | Models: Tracy Deckman and Travis Proulx | Burlap + Lace Table Cover: Joanne Fabrics | Cake Plates + Various Decor: Home Goods | Mason Jars: Marshall's