As a Christmas surprise, Chase & Jenn and Cassie & Tyler surprised their parents with their first ever family photo shoot! I set out to their new home in Texas hill country and marveled at the scenic drive - Texas is truly beautiful! Upon arrival I met the family dogs - who are all just bundles of love, by the way - and we got started. Here's a selection of my favorite images from the shoot - click to enlarge.
Mark & Hannah wanted photos to send out on their Christmas cards, but wanted to wait until spring to do a full family portrait shoot - hence the Christmas mini shoot was born. In addition to using their tree, fireplace and front door as a backdrop, we also headed to their backyard where they have some of the gorgeous cedar trees Austin is known for! Here are just a few of the shots we captured - click to enlarge.
This blog post represents a lot of firsts. Not only is it the first family shoot to be featured since I switched website hosts, but it is my first post that features my new home - Austin, TX. I could not imagine a better location or a more adorable family for all of these firsts! Click to enlarge images - enjoy this brief look at their shoot!
I met Ashley & Jessica and their kids at Roadhouse Relics to to make use of the famous "Greetings from Austin" mural. The mural was just restored a couple weeks ago - it was crumbling and cracking and underwent a $10,000 restoration to bring it back to pristine condition. The amount of textures and cool backdrops that surround Roadhouse Relics in a one-block radius is amazing - we spent some time canvassing the area before heading to our next location.
We soon headed to South Congress to capture Austin as its best. SoCo was my first introduction to Austin's quirks and has a special place in my heart as being unique to the area. Also, if you haven't noticed yet - check out Jessica' artful outfitting! She did an AMAZING job of coordinating her family's outfits and I just loved the innovative and bold color combo!
Let me start off by saying I am privileged to work with some awesome kids - Gavin and Nick were more than happy to goof off in front of my camera, smile big grins and were incredibly patient with my endless adjustments and shutter clicks. Their parents are pretty awesome too - Angela & Jeff are as much at ease taking silly pictures with the kids as they are creating romantic portraits of just the two of them. I really enjoyed my session with them - here's just a quick snapshot of the evening. Click to enlarge.