Claire & Melissa | Inn at Wild Rose Hall Wedding

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Melissa and Claire’s wedding was a beautiful celebration in the chilly outdoors of early March, with curlicues of dark greenery accenting the grounds at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall. The entire place was strewn with twinkle lights, which gave the overcast day an extra twilight glow. Though the temperatures dipped below 50 — unusual for this time of year in Texas — Claire and Melissa’s guests were warmed with homemade apple dapple cakes, by shaking their feet with Johnny Bravvo‘s tunes, and by the happy sense of community all around. This was an extraordinarily cheerful wedding, and I’m so glad it was the first one for me to shoot in 2015 — I think the year started off amazingly.

If you are a friend or family of Claire and Melissa, view their full gallery and order prints here.

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More credits: Inn at Wild Rose Hall; Royal Fig catering; DJ Johnny Bravvo

Deb & Zac | Austin Engagement Session

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We picked over puddles and bundles of weeds, Deb’s curls floating behind her. Deb and Zac exclaimed over adorable dogs splashing in the Greenbelt, and laughed about how amazing the 70-degree weather was; they’d flown in from D.C., which was currently under ice.

These two were absolutely adorable and wanted a very “Austin” engagement session. We visited the Austin mural, we hung out at the South 1st Trailer Park & Eatery with some cake balls, and hiked the Greenbelt. I’m so excited about their wedding this October. Some of my favorites from their session…

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Hello, Friday | February 8-14

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a pretty photo of Barton Springs from a recent walk

Do you ever have weeks where the weather is gorgeous but you don’t want to leave your house? I fear I stayed indoors too often this week, even though the lows during the day were in the 60s and the highest was around 80. I finally took a walk around Zilker Park near Barton Springs and ended up coughing up pollen later that night. I thought cedar season was over, y’all!

So I looked it up:



Sigh. At least I made plenty of dents in the books I’m reading. Currently:
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (book club pick)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Have you read either of these? I’m really enjoying both of them!

Around the Web

• Apparently, now you can name an “executor” of your Facebook page. Not going to lie, I’ve wondered about this for ages.

• For you Potter fans, there’s a video making the rounds of Snape’s story in chronological order. I choked up a little bit, but I still think that Snape was a bit of a jerk. He hated James’ son so much he bullied him. You’re an adult, Severus! Do you have to take out your anger for the father on a kid you don’t even know? (I’ve gotten in a few arguments with Snape sympathizers on this topic, so I’ll just stop there.)

• There’s a tongue-in-cheek new Twitter account that pokes fun at all the clichés in Dystopian Young Adult literature (@DystopianYA) If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc., go read it and laugh!

• I blogged a boudoir session!

Novel Word Count: 12,613

Yes! Trucking away!

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Walt and I are going to see Kingsman. Fun action movie for him; Colin Firth for me; it’s a win-win :) Happy weekend!