Vicky Dripping Springs High School ~ Austin Senior Photographer

This girl! I’ve known Vicky and family for years now so it meant so much when she asked me to be her Austin senior photographer.

She’s the best! It has been a ton of fun to see her over the years volunteer to work at our church’s VBS or, more recently, the sound booth. She’s brilliant, of course, and is planning on majoring in engineering when she heads out to University of Colorado in the Fall. All her cats and dogs will miss her to bits (and so will mom and dad, of course)!

When she isn’t studying for chemistry, she loves to find great spots in Austin for coffee and conversation. And fun walls. In case you were wondering, Friends and Neighbors has really good coffee and all kinds of fun artisan gifts and clothing and art inside. Like embroidered unicorns. What’s not to like, really?

Here are a few of my favorites from her session…

Hey juniors! You, class of 2018 types. Don’t wait until the last minute for your senior photos. Get in touch and let’s make pretty happen!

But are you a last minute senior? Don’t fret. I’ve got you. I’ve got some space on the calendar just for you. Get in touch!

D6 Retreat Dripping Springs ~ Austin Business Branding Photographer

Austin business branding images: how will you choose to tell the story of your business?

Earlier this year, I opted in on an opportunity to do something very much outside of my comfort zone: Wedded Weekend. It was not only back-to-back themed styled shoots but also classes on everything from off-camera lighting, branding and even calligraphy. In most businesses, continuing education is¬†very important and in a creative business like photography, it’s vital. I loved the idea of pushing myself creatively (and physically too, it turns out), so I went for it. It helped that it was held at a very close venue that I’ve wanted to visit since I first heard of it: D6 Retreat in Dripping Springs.

The workshop was what I had hoped! I took away a lot of information, all of it helpful, a body of work that I was pretty proud of and, most valuable, formed and developed relationships with fellow vendors that I prefer to call friends. There was just one thing that was nagging me: I didn’t have a chance to photograph D6 Retreat before bags were unpacked and styled scenes were set up. Pity, really, not to be able to showcase the quintessential Central Texas scenery and modern but cozy cabins with their thoughtful touches.

Not a problem, though. Tara Donohue, co-owner along with her husband, gave the go-ahead to come and visit and have a bit of time at their property. Quintessential central Texas hospitality, what? Absolutely. Can I take a few business portraits for you? Yes.

Tara and property coordinator Jennifer gave me a bit of their time and all of their personality. They’re awfully fun and were pretty easy models!

The cabins were pretty fun models, too. Each one is decorated a little differently but each shares a same sense of cozy, they-thought-of-everything vibe. So many thoughtful little details! Plush pillows, fluffy towels, comfy beds, washer and dryer and even a packet of bird seed to keep the locals well-fed and happy. Outside, you can have a dip in the pool or have a fun hike down to the creek and dip your toes in there. At the end of a day of fun, the big fire pit is perfect for s’mores.

Of course, it’s impossible to miss the open-air chapel. Open air so you can accommodate a good number of guests. But also? It does a lovely job of keeping the Hill Country views available. The perfect backdrop for a perfect Hill Country wedding, don’t you think?
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Thanks, Tara and Jen, for the gift of your time in such a real, lovely place!

Are you or someone you know a Hill Country small business owner? It would be absolutely lovely to get to spend some time with you and help you tell the story of your passion and what you put your heart and soul into. Get in touch and let’s make real, lovely pictures¬†happen!

C Kids’s Itty Bitty Mini Session ~ Austin Mini Session Photographers

Austin Mini Session Outdoors For the C Family’s Kids
C family kids toes and quilt during their Itty Bitty mini session - Austin Mini Session Photographer

We’ve known this family for a long, long time, since there were only two kiddos and they were just itty bitty! So when mom and dad approached us for a session so they had photos to give as gifts for the grandparents, of course we said yes! They’re an awesome family and we—and our whole church family—have been blessed through them.

The kids are brilliant and the sweetest things. They made it easy to get these photos done in twenty minutes! To be honest we did have more but I’m sharing personal favorites with you.


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These childhood days are short and little ones grow up SO fast, it’s ridiculous! Right? Sessions like this are a way to stop time for a little bit and celebrate all the happy, silly family togetherness.

It’s spring, y’all! And Mother’s Day is coming up. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have some keepsakes to gift to mom or grandma or aunties? Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing their treasured little ones in real, lovely pictures?

Get in touch with me and schedule your own time-stopping Itty Bitty Mini session this spring!

Ok, one more, just for fun: