March 7, 2014

A Texas Farewell

My friends/clients are moving back to Kansas so I wanted to make them a farewell video of the photo shoots that I've done over the years. Grab some tissue b/c it's kind of a tear jerker!

March 6, 2014

Mom's Cruise 2014

I just got back from my cruise to Cozumel with 21 other crazy and fun mama's from Austin, TX. It was so fun to get away, sleep in, be served breakfast, lunch and dinner and not have to think about doing one errand, chore or clean! The weather was a bit iffy when we left Galveston but by the time we made it to Cozumel it was hot, sunny and perfect. A group of us had booked a beach get away from the cruise ship and it was awesome! We did get a bonus day on the ship due to heavy fog once we returned to Galveston. They had closed the port so we couldn't dock so we literally got to stay an extra day/night on the ship. Here's a few pics from my trip taken with my point and shoot camera :).

The hairdryer looked like a small vacuum attached to the wall.

March 5, 2014

I'm Back!!!

I'm back from my cruise and I've hit the pavement running. I'm trying out a new lead distributor called Thumbtack: Brandi Nellis Photography, LLC. Have you heard of them?

February 19, 2014

Out of the office

I will be out of the office from Thursday, February 20th, 2014 through MOnday, February 24th, 2014. I will be returning to work on Tuesday, February 25th.

February 18, 2014

Lisa's 50th Birthday Bash!

I photographed a fun 50th birthday party last week and wanted to put a few shots up on the blog so they could see. The ladies all looked so pretty, the fire was burning in the fire place, the bartender was shaking up the cocktails and there was a lot of laughter going on!

Spring Waterways Magazine Cover

The spring issue of Waterways Magazine came out this past week so I wanted to share with you my latest cover that I photographed. Eloise DeJoria is the model and they wrote a really nice article about her and all of her work she's involved in. Unfortunately, I didn't recieve both pages to the cover story so I can't post that but feel free to go to the Waterways Magazine website and view it there. We did the shoot on her 96 acre ranch out in Dripping Springs, TX where they are raising exotic animals. The view from their home is the background you see in the cover shot. The house sits upon a huge rock cliff and has that amazing view of the Fitzhugh River...stunning! Once again, I found myself in the most precarious spot during the shoot(on the edge of giant cliff) to get that "money" shot.

Flower Power!

Every month, I compete in a print competition with my peers in the Austin Professional Photographers Association. Usually, I'm under the gun and flying by the seat of my pants so I'll just pick a photo that I've taken recently that I think might do well in the competition. WEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLL, our association keeps growing and there are quite a few people competing and the competition is tough so it's time for me to step up my game. I've decided I'm going to have to put more effort into it if I'm ever going to win again. This was my first attempt at putting together a shoot specifically for the competition. While I didn't win, I love how these photos turned out of my friend Vicki. She looks so beautiful and did an amazing job modeling for me that day!