Erin Brethauer

Pearl at the beach

Posted in Friends, Portraits by erinbrethauer on February 25, 2010

It was an impromptu trip to the beach in January with some lovely Omaha visitors.  The beach.  January.  Warm weather.  As a former Wisconsinite, I have to gloat just a little.

Here’s Pearl frolicking along the beach with her sweet flower cap and oranges.   An older gentleman walking along the shore stopped to watch us before exclaiming “I’ll take an 8×10 and a dozen wallet sized!”


Sweet hotel bathroom

Posted in Friends, Home sweet home, Portraits by erinbrethauer on September 22, 2009


Carly the night before her wedding at the Affinia in Chicago.

Donut Eating Contest #5

Posted in Friends, North Carolina by erinbrethauer on June 18, 2009

delaney wins

Delaney (center, in the white shirt) won the donut eating contest this year to everyone’s amazement.   My b-day and National Donut Day fall in the same week (once both were on the same day) so this is the 5th Donut Eating Contest I put on in celebration.  It was memorable, as usual, and one of the most fun because the contest was based on speed instead of quantity.  So, only a few people were nauseated instead of everyone!  More room for beer!

There were 12 people who participated.  The winner of the face-off advanced to the next round and the donuts got progressively harder to eat (and watch).  Round 1 was Krispy Kreme, Round 2 Dunkin Donuts frosted…all the way up to Jelly filled in the final round.  The cake donut round was the most disturbing to watch…so heavy.

I printed out brackets so the spectators could place bets.  There were a surprising number of brackets that had *me* as the ultimate winner which is funny because I *never* win.  You would think after all these contests I would pick up some sort of strategy.  Not the case.

Delaney dismantled everyone.  This shot is my favorite because it’s the exact moment when everyone realized she won.  The crowd went crazy!  Her reward: a stomach ache, a place in donut history, and a slow clap when she left the party.