October 6, 2018

Celebration of Life Luncheon

Hey there stranger! I can't believe it's been 3 months since I updated this ol' blog but here I am...slowly but surely eeking a post out. It seems I've been concentrating more on my Instagram page brandi_nellis_photography lately. I've had some pretty amazing photo gigs these past few weeks and this one I wanted to share. I was hired by Waterways Magazine to photograph the Celebration of Life Luncheon hosted by Kendra Scott at the Fairmont Hotel and just found the whole luncheon very inspiring. The lunch is dedicated to raise money for breast cancer research and to continue the fight to finding a cure. When I got hired for the gig the magazine just told me it was a charity luncheon. Well, it wasn't just a charity luncheon but rather a charity luncheon with the most AWESOME fashion show ever!!! As I planted myself at the end of the runway with my camera and watched these cancer survivors strut down the run way full of life, blowing kisses to the crowd, high fiving each other on the run way, punching their arms in the air to Rachel Platten's "This Is My Fight Song" that was blarring through the room and owning the runway and their time in the spot light moved me to tears behind my lens. I could feel all the way to my inner core these women (and 1 man's) fullness of life and their happiness to be alive.
I'm so appreciative and inspired by the people who orchestrate these grand events, raise money, donate their time and put blood, sweat and tears into making charity events happen and to all the people who attend the events and share their time and wealth to donate to these causes trying to help find cures for all these various diseases and essentially trying to help in the process of finding a cure! Kudos to anyone and everyone who has ever helped or donated their time to charity causes. After the cancer survivors walked the run way, "raise the paddle" happened raising thousands of dollars right then and there and beautiful live music written and performed especially for this event. Then, a part 2 fashion show happened which was put together by Julian Gold and Gatsby's and was it a fashion show or what?! I just couldn't help smiling through the whole dang thing! The colors, the drama, the loud music, the models, the attitude...the whole thing was spot on! As I share some photos from the event, I challenge you to think about making a donation or donating your time to something that tugs at your heart strings and go make a difference in this world. This is your fight song. #atxeventphotographer #waterwaysmagazine #kendrascott #fairmonthotel #juliangold #gatesbys #helpfightbreastcancer #wearpink #fightsong

July 29, 2018

The Knittles Family Reunion

I enjoyed photographing the Knittles big family get together out in Drippings Springs. They were up early on a Sunday morning, color coordinated and coffee in hand. I believe Pa-Paw turned 90 which is definitely a reason to get together and celebrate. I heard through the grapevine from some family members that Pa-Paw said he was only going to take 1 photo. I chuckled to myself when I heard this and thought 1 x 50 maybe?! :) Once it was Pa-Paw's turn to get photographed he was the star of the show and didn't complain at all (at least not to me!). I love when family's take the time to prepare to document these important gatherings together. I know that photo shoots can be very daunting to plan but the time and effort that goes into these family photographs are well worth it. Grab your cup of tea and a cookie and sit back and relax and watch how sweet the Knittle's video turned out.

July 2, 2018

Beach Shoots

I will be out of the office in Austin Tuesday, July 3rd-Sunday, July 8th. I'll be doing beach shoots in Port Aransas, TX! If you happen to be down at the beach over the 4th of July and want a beach shoot please email/message me.

June 14, 2018

Ryan Senior 2018

Check out this amazing video of Ryan's senior shoot. Nothing better than a Texas senior shoot that includes climbing trees, long hair, soccer goals & Taco Mama (Tacoma) trucks! Grab a glass of vino and kick back and enjoy the ride!

June 7, 2018

Schultz Family

Wanted to post a few shots from the Schultz family shoot. If you scroll down a few posts, you can see their entire shoot in video. Enjoy!

June 4, 2018

Bailey's New Smile!

What do we have here? Another great smile by Dr. Mai! Bailey recently got her braces off and used her gift certificate from Dr. Mai to get her new smile photographed. We had so much fun doing her shoot in a rustic setting. She looked so cute in her cowgirl boots!