November 4, 2010

Look How Cute...

Some of you know that I grew up in a small town in Missouri but for those of you who don't take a look at this cute email my step mom just sent me...NOW THIS IS COUNTRY! I never posted my pics from this past summer at "the cabin" so let me pull a few pics here for you to enjoy! I've learned to appreciate my roots and upbringing and now I just sit back and laugh at my old man. :) My sister's still working on it! Ha!

Email from step mom:
Just wanted to let you know that your Dad & I are heading down to the cabin Sunday or Monday November 7/8 and will not be home until the weekend after Thanksgiving. Deer season starts on the 13th and lasts till 23rd.... Your Dad is going to collect deer hides from the guys down there for the Elks National Veterans Service Commission. The Elks pay to have them tanned and sent through-out the VA Health Care System for recreational & occupational therapy. I made up flyers to put around Cedar Creek. It's going to be interesting to see how many is donated. We are going to set up some kind of drop off box at the entrance on "OO" so the guys can just roll up & put the hides in plastic bags. Your Dad is going to check it daily & put the hides in the freezer out back of the cabin.... At least that's our plan for now.... All of our Love xxxooo Dad & Julie


You haven't experienced life until you've been "juggin'" to catch fish. My Dad loves to go out about sunset and throw 17 jugs (not 16 or 18 but 17) in different coves and then we get up at the crack of dawn the next morning and "run the jugs". That means we have to go and find them b/c some will have a big fish on them and swim half way across the lake. As you can see in the pics we caught a huge gar which had done just that. My Dad doesn't like those gars b/c they eat their weight in fish daily so when he catches one then he has to cut their beak's quite the ordeal. We ended up catching a big catfish though and had ourselves a yummy fish fry that night. In case you're wondering, yes my Dad's nickname is Boar. He's as crazy as a wild boar hence the name. :)

October 27, 2010

Need A Laugh?

My hairdresser's over at my house and he always turns me on to funny stuff on the internet...some I can pass along and some I can't. Check out this funny little video...I totally cracked up watching this! Shake it like it's hot! Ha! :)

October 21, 2010

The Busy Season Is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I photographed Bali and Dylan last Friday night in Cedar Park. We just hopped in the car and drove around until we found some interesting stuff. You'd never believe that the silver grain tower is in a small business park but it worked so cute with their outfits. Then, we picked another spot for when they wore their birthday shirts...a colorful spot. I had brought a couple of my tires along so we were on a mission for a nice bright building...and we found an awesome blue tire shop! It was such a cute shoot and I love the birthday shirts. Their mom found them on ETSY for a very reasonable price. Check it peeps!

October 20, 2010

The Sizzlin' Sandahls

I met the Sandahl family down at Landa Park in New Braunfels a few weeks ago. I can't believe I've lived in Austin for almost 15 years and had never been to this park. It's loaded with beautiful, huge trees, a pool, a lake, paddleboats, a train and lots of places to picnic, too. It made for a great setting to shoot and a great place to take your family for a day get away. They had their daughter all decked out in her too cute Christmas tutu...loved it! Check out how cute their photos are. You'll see why I named this "The Sizzlin' Sandahls." :)

October 11, 2010

Chillin' At The Park

I met this family a few weeks ago at a little pocket park in their neighborhood. It was surrounded by lots of green, foresty paths and I think poison ivy. I ended up with itchy, itchy legs after this shoot. What was I thinking sporting my shorts and flip flops to a shoot and then kneeling down with my bare legs in a forest filled with ferocious foliage? After all these'd think I'd learn.
I had a great time with this family and I love all the happy shots we got of them playing and laughing together. There was some fun with the cheerios where they were acting like pirates and the cheerio was their eye patch...can I get an Aaaaargh?!!! It was about to be little bit's birthday in a few days so we took a 1st birthday shot of her with the hat on. :)

October 5, 2010

Maria's & Margaritas!

I met the Villareals last week at one of my favorite spots to shoot...Maria's Taco Express and was happy to find that Kelli (the mom) was already inside getting herself a margarita for the shoot. I'm all for the parents relaxin' a bit before the shoot starts plus it was happy hour...the price was right! :) We had a good time working our way around the restaurant and checking out all the latest and greatest additions to the place. Families are always asking what they should wear to their shoot and to me this family is a great example of coordinating outfits but not too "matchy matchy". Take note people!