July 24, 2012

Out of The Office

One last summer trip to visit my dad in Missouri. I'll be out of the office from Tuesday, July 24-29th returning to work on MOnday, July 30th. Please leave me a message and I'll be in touch when I return. Here's just another jam session on the Nellis' roadtrips. Stay tuned maybe there'll be some new jams from this trip! I'm going back to my hillbilly roots with a little "Elvira!" Bet you all didn't know I could sing so pretty. :)

July 10, 2012


Here's a few photos of day one from our trip to the Bahamas. Once we arrived and ate breakfast (food first!), we hopped in our little boat and went to go see these swimming pigs on Big Major Cay that I'd read about. It was quite an adventure to say the least. When the piggies hear your boat pulling up close to the beach they start swimming out to your boat to see what you've got to eat. They are grunting and sniffing and making all sorts of noises. It was quite intimidating on that first day. I had to yell at LeRoy to, "Back the boat up! Back the boat up!" One piggie was trying to climb into our boat.

July 1, 2012

One Summer Day...

the "C" family played with a bundle of balloons, ran with the balloons, tangled up the balloons, fought over the balloons, looked up at the balloons and laughed about the balloons. It was another beautiful, HOT summer day in Austin and I had the cutest family who were real troopers in the heat. We met early but that just doesn't matter here. It's 95 degrees by 9am! We made the best of it and their photos turned out so cute.

The Artist Within Video

June 28, 2012

More from the "Sweet 16!"

I know I posted the awesome video of the party but here's some of the photographic shots, too. Would they not make THE cutest girl country band EVER???!!!

June 27, 2012

Sweetest Sweet 16 Party Ever!

A few weeks ago, I had the real pleasure of photographing Britley's "Sweet 16" birthday party out at Mandola's Winery. The girls looked so amazingly cute in their flowery sundresses and their Texas cowgirl boots that as a photographer I was in complete heaven! I really don't know what could be any cuter than this. This shoot got me thinking about my "Sweet 16" party that I had and how different things are now. What did you do for your 16th birthday? You've got to watch the video and see the girls in their full modeling mode. They were alot of fun to work with!

June 26, 2012

The Artist Within

I photographed this cute family before I left on vacation and just didn't have time before I left to work on the photos so I've been anxiously awaiting to see the awesomeness. When they filled out their information form, "M" had marked that they liked to paint and come to find out they are really a family of artists. The dad is an elementary art teacher and their oldest daughter is about to go to a special art school in south Texas so I knew we just had to paint! I honestly can't believe what a great work of art that they whipped out in a mere 15 minutes with 4 people painting on one canvas. They were all plugging away painting, looking out at the landscape to get inspiration...the whole thing was so cool! This was so fun for me since it's something completely different and I had never photographed before...enjoy!