September 24, 2013

The Annual Down Syndrome of Central Texas Calendar Release Gala 2013!

It IS that time of year again, when the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas rolls out their new calendar for the upcoming year!   It's time for those calendar celebrities to put their best dress on, tie that tie and polish those shoes for it is their time to walk the red carpet and feel like a star!  This year they had me work the ribbon ceremony where the calendar stars sign their John Hancock to a calendar and then get pinned with a beautiful ribbon to wear. Then they load up in their personal limosine and head over to the gala to walk the red carpet. It is such a joy to be there and experience this wonderful event.   Every year the local Down Syndrome Association here (DSACT) puts together a yearly calendar to raise revenue for their cause. They always combine a local individual with Down Syndrome with a celebrity for each month on the calendar and then they have a huge kick off party which is this gala. The individuals that star in the calendar for the year get the ultimate treatment at the gala. They arrive in limos, the crowd is screaming for them, the paparazzi is there (that's me!)photographing them as well as KVUE News. It is just the cutest thing you have ever seen! Some of the kids are very receptive to the whooping and hollering while others are quite shy by all the attention. Also, this year the photographer who volunteered ALL his time and photographed the entire calendar (which started in February!) is Bill Ledbetter from Image Eclectic Photography.  He did a great job capturing everyone's personalities and putting together another beautiful calendar.  It really is a great cause and if anyone feels moved in purchasing a calendar please click on over to DSACT and get yourself one!

The Moores 2013!

The Moore's have some really great neighbors!  Their neighbors contacted me back in the spring and wanted to purchase a photo shoot for them to give to Kelli (the mom) as a Mother's Day gift!  What amazing neighbors, huh?  Now that things have cooled off a bit...haha!...a few degrees helps anyway. We met up to do our photo shoot a few weeks ago.  They had requested colorful, bright locations which you know is my FAV!  I hadn't been down to UT campus in forever and thought it would be fun to push my creative skills in finding some new locations.  Even though they are total A&M fans, they went for it.  We just couldn't have anything UT in the photos. :)
We ended up finding this super cool coffee shop and they let us come in and take over and get some really great family shots.  Without further's the Moores!

September 20, 2013

Get It While It's Hot!

BNP is having a fall gallery wrap special until September 30, 2014!  If you've been wanting to order a gallery wrap from your photo shoot, NOW would be the perfect time!  20% off.

August 26, 2013

She's Going Places!

I photographed Katie a few weeks ago and she's yet another cool, Austinite senior who is going places!  She is wrapping up her senior year doing great things in drama, music and academics!  We had a great time working our way down South Lamar early one morning finding all sorts of our normal and funky locations in South Austin.  I love this opening shot of her in front of the painted RV b/c she looks super confident and ready to take on new advertures in her life when she graduates high school.  We later focused on her love to read and art history when we packed her a picnic and posed by Piknik cute!  I love these!  We had a bit of fun wrapping up by the South Austin Music mural and I loved her expressions she came up with while mimicking the musicians on the wall!  Without further's Katie!!!

June 19, 2013

Audi 5000!

I will be out of the office Wednesday, June 19th- Monday, July 1st sipping Rum Runners in the Florida Keys.  :)  I will be returning back to reality on Tuesday, July 2nd and will probably be crying at my office desk that day so please leave me a message or email and I will be back in touch when I return!  Thanks!

June 12, 2013

Summertime Sisters

My little gals from Fort Worth were back in town so we scheduled a fun photo shoot with the girls and their mama.  We headed down to Butler Park for an early morning Saturday shoot and the park was filled with lots of boot camps going on.  I would've felt guilty but I had my own work out going on lugging my equipment around (as always!).  The girls looked so cute and summery in their yellows and purples and I loved the way it popped off of all the fresh!  The girls are great sports and did everything I asked them and more!  At the end of the shoot, I drug them across the street b/c I had an "artistic" idea that I wanted to try and they were the best little models!  Without further ado, here's the summertime sisters!