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?
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!