Enjoying the wonders of the creek with a fantastic girl! The rushing water + the sunshine + the girl = perfect!
Gathering beautiful moments during the wistful spring days leading up to graduation...
Her sunshine filled the frame, and it was clear she followed her own stars.....
Wisteria, soft curls, and the golden hour... Add an infectious laugh and a head for business- this girl has a promising future stretching out before her!
Switching roles, here I am in front of the camera for once- feeling a bit goofy, maybe, but still having a great time:)
Abi is keeping the Austin Firefighter tradition alive (complete with Dalmatian)! When you're the daughter of an Austin fireman, you get to have a few senior portraits like this one:) Abi had an exciting and varied shoot that ranged from a debutante dress in the studio, to fireproof gear on South Congress - thanks for the amazing experience Abi!
I found her amongst the hummingbirds, dancing with the wind... Kelly is an actor, and I loved the way this image captured her timeless and romantic beauty - she looks like a starlet from the golden age!
She dances, and the stage appears....
All the stars aligned, and it was you.
Happy Birthday Hunter!
There’s nothing like a little hometown pride! Austin High seniors Anna and Hailey rocked the camera with their fun-loving spirit. When I envisioned the shoot, I really wanted to capture their sophisticated style - while still staying true to the funky vibe of SoCo, which is so emblematic of our beautiful city. I especially wanted to make a lovely time capsule for these good friends to look back on when they are away at school next year- because while they may not feel it yet, they’re sure to miss their hometown (and each other!).
From the mosaic peacock sculptures, to Allen Boots and antique trucks, to the San Jose, South Congress Hotel, and Hey Cupcake, we explored it all. The contrast of the girl’s high fashion outfits against the rustic feel of old South Austin were fantastic pair - and I think it’s safe to say we all had a blast!
Makeup and styling by StephanieAesthetics.
"Where is your favorite photograph from two years ago?" It's a question I'll ask my clients when they are considering which images they'd like to have me print as archival photographs. If you're like most people, it's tough to put your finger on a digital picture you loved. Is it still on your phone or ipad? Is it somewhere in the cloud? Or, maybe it's on the aging desktop computer at home. Digital photographs are enjoyed for a moment, but then are quickly buried by the onslaught of images we view and consume daily.
Whenever I deliver a canvased senior portrait, I can see how it instantly becomes a treasured possession by my client -- it's a beautiful object infused with deep emotional value that they can have and hold. In our world of quick fixes and digital everything, I am privileged to offer something that will grow in significance with the passage of time.
I recently ran across interesting article about the importance of printing photographs (not that anyone needed to convince me!).
So, when I read that 22% of all hard drives fail after four years, I was floored - flash drives and DVD's aren't much better, with a lifespan of only 1-10 years. Can you imagine losing all of the memories from your childhood or high school (especially senior year) in a flash? All it takes is a failed hard drive, power surge, or lost phone, and poof! They're gone.
This is why I think it is so important to continue to turn digital images into beautiful printed portraits you can enjoy in your home, and why I put so much care into every portrait I create.
We want to help you make a treasure from your senior year. Make it count, and make it last!
We had the best time with Anna and Hailey on South Congress yesterday!
It was a beautiful shoot, and a perfect way to capture some hometown-nostalgia before the rest of their senior year flies by.
We started with a makeup session by Stephanie at the studio, and then we all headed down to South Congress, where the real adventure began!
We wanted to give the girls a session they would both remember, and be able to look back on as a beautiful portrait of their friendship, and of their senior year. We found some unique and unexpected locations - and even a few friendly locals who helped out for a few shots (we'll show you those later!)
Because there is not a college freshman in the world that doesn't get homesick (especially for a beautiful city like ours), we thought South Congress, with it's quintessential Austin vibe and funky scenery, would be the perfect time capsule for them to remember home when they are away at school!
We are so glad to be waking up to chilly Austin mornings, after a long hot summer. One of my favorite things is to pull out my boots and sweaters and start putting together outfits for the transition into cooler days.
Here is a little behind the scenes look at one of Kennedy's outfits from her senior session yesterday.
Her wide-brimmed, Boho hat, and the fall colors in her dress blend the feeling of a crisp autumn day with a summer music festival. The combination of maroon, off-white, and slate gray made for a beautiful fall color palette. We thought it perfectly expressed her elegant and eclectic style!