Wednesday
Nov052014

senior portraits // saint mark's senior

It's senior portrait time, folks. One of my favorite sessions from this fall would be Ms. Julie here. Her inability to hold a straight face for more than two seconds will quickly endear her to you. I wish you could hear her joyful laugh -- one of the best! Congrats, my dear. Can't wait to see what you've got planned next.

Wednesday
Nov052014

a little bit of summer // strawberry picking

These are overdue but I felt it was necessary to have at least one post from the summer before posting this fall. This was one of my favorite memories from the summer. And though I have a large archive of photos from May through August, I'm pretty busy/lazy of late and haven't posted. At all.

At any rate, it's always a fun time with the Gillz and the Sneed. We've done a lot of life and traveling together (OMG Skittles in CO for example). It's been a privilege to watch these two grow into such beautiful, strong women. They love my little family so well. So very thankful for them.

Hashtag blessed.

Tuesday
May202014

spring sprang sprung // new england happiness

Spring is here. I love when the leaves are just past the newly budding stage but aren't fully covering the dark branches of the trees yet. The contrast is so beautiful to me. I love the bare limbs of winter. So, to see them paired with the promise of new life in spring makes me feel happy.

Thursday
Mar062014

emily & jon // central texas wedding

Last weekend I flew to Austin, rented a car, and drove about an hour east to McDade, TX. I know, where? McDade. Technically in Bastrop, but still, way the heck out in Nowheresville. Pine Oaks Ranch (who's driveway is a mile and a half long) is tucked about two miles off the main (dirt) road which is about two miles from that other Farm to Market road which is another five miles or so from 290. All that to say, even with Google, I got lost. Luckily, this was Friday and the rehearsal dinner was starting late. I mention all this to say the location was the perfect setting for Emily and Jon. The wedding party stayed for 2-3 nights at the lodge and their days and nights were filled with getting all the precious details ready, icing cakes, and "blowing stuff up" in their spare time (you can guess how those duties were split between the ladies and gentlemen).

Looking at the table of newly planted succulents (which doubled as decor and gifts for the wedding guests), I was struck by how colorful, warm, and ridiculously cute these plants are. A great reflection of Jon and Em. As you'll see below, these two are full of heart, warmth, and lots and lots of laughter. There's not an ounce of pretension between them.

They're a pleasure to know and were a pleasure to shoot for. Congrats, you crazy kids! All the best and much, much love.

Wednesday
Feb192014

nola // weekend getaway (conference tag along)

Not only is this two posts in one week but this is back to back posts with photos of myself in there (you're welcome, Paige). As mentioned previously, Stephen and I went to New Orleans a couple weekends ago. Though I've got family from Louisiana, I had never been to NOLA. With the guidance of some friends we ate our way through the Garden and Arts Districts, Downtown, and the French Quarter. My pants are still fitting a little snug. Since boy Hebert was busy for most of the time at a conference for St. Mark's, I got to sleep in, explore, and do a little work (very much in that order). I would love to make it back to stay someplace off the beaten path (the conference was in the French Quarter, which was great fun but too, well, Bourbon Street-y). And, in spite of the insanity that is Bourbon Street, I can absolutely see why so many artist love being in New Orleans and why so many well known artist have second (or third) homes there.

One morning (2pm) I stumbled into a little coffee shop located in an alley to find myself coffee and a quiet place to read. I had already eaten lunch (breakfast) but was eyeing a chocolate chip cookie as big as my face. The gal behind the counter smiled at me and said, "Come on, live a little." 

While eating my cookie I decided I would need to come back. New Orleans folks know how to "live a little" and I'd like that to rub off on me a lot more.

Below are some random shots. Mainly from my phone, but a few with the Canon with the 35mm attached.