January 18, 2022

Lifestyle Senior Shoot | Cassie | Austin High School

I had such a fun shoot with Cassie and her mom right after Christmas. We met downtown and bounced around to a few different spots for a little variety. Cassie loves books and is an avid reader so we wanted to incorporate part of her shoot at the library. I was super excited to shoot at the downtown library which I had never done before. They took me up to the outdoor top deck which had some great views of other nearby tall buildings with great texture and utilized some of the fun, colorful poofs and outdoor furniture out there. Cassie looked so cute and rocked her senior shoot like a natural. Kick back and take a look at her music video.
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January 10, 2022

Lifestyle Senior Guy Twins Shoot | Chase & Ethan | Hyde Park High School | Downtown Austin

Sappy video alert! I need to tell you now that you might want to get your tissue ready for this one. I photographed these twin boys a few times when they were little and ended up incorporating a few of the old photos into this video. The song that I chose just gets me every time! This one goes out to Mama because I know she's been emotional about thinking about the boys leaving the nest so sorry Kristi this video might put you over the edge. :))) Years ago, I offered a mini shoot special downtown near the rail road tracks at 3rd and Bowie. I used the City of Austin smoke stacks in the background and photographed the families next to the train tracks for an awesome urban setting. Fast forward about ten years to today, as I'm parking my car downtown on 3rd Street to photograph these boys it just hit me that we were in the same place for their senior shoot as we were for their mini shoot years ago! Only now, the smoke stacks are partly covered up by tall buildings and the train tracks are blocked off by chain link fences and there's a ton of new businesses AND a zillion people around. Needless to say, it was a bit surreal seeing how much the boys have grown as well as the location where we were shooting. Grab your vanilla latte and bagel and kick back and enjoy Chase and Ethan's video. Turn the volume up and grab your tissue because you're going to need it.
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Happy New Year! Cheers to 2022!

While there were a few good moments in 2021, there was plenty of moments that weighed me down and left me feeling heavy with the energy sucked out of me. Anyone else? I'm ready to put 2021 behind me and only look forward at this point. This year, I'm opening myself and my big ol' heart up to love, travel, success and bettering myself to be a better version of me! I'm not big into new years resolutions but I wrote a few intentions down and I will be working on bettering my body with more exercise, dancing and weight lifting. I'll be bettering my brain with setting a goal of getting my drone license and I'll be bettering my soul with taking more time for prayer, meditation and bible study. How about a HUGE toast...Let's open our hearts and minds and receive 2022 with a giant bear hug and let's celebrate that 2021 is behind us. What about you? Have you set any goals or intentions for the new year? I'd love to hear them, if so.