Austin Musician Photos | Sammie Zonana

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I don’t get asked to do non-wedding portraits that often, but when I do it’s always a treat — especially if your client is the incredible musician and singer Sammie Zonana. I heard her voice and knew immediately that I wanted to buy all of her records. Amazingly, this talented lady is going to be a contestant on The Voice — which means that I’m going to tune in for the first time ever on the 27th! We shot at Laguna Gloria when the lake was drained, which made for the most unique and dusty beach I’ve seen in Austin. So glad for the opportunity and I will be keeping tabs on Sammie’s undoubtedly upward career trajectory.

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Behind the Scenes in 2016

I feel like we need some levity right now. Following up on my 2016 Best Of post, we have to have a silly post of behind-the-scenes shots, right? (This post could also be called Let’s make fun of Elissa’s posture and/or You haven’t retired that working dress yet?)

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I saw this little red poolside furniture thing and had to stand on it. (Resulting photos below):


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There was another shot right before this one that had me looking like I had no neck.

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I love when the wedding party is well-behaved :) Resulting photo below:


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This light was ah-maaaa-zing

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I will live and die by these UNIQLO pants

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I’m a creeper

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Cree– wait, this isn’t so creepy.

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Fin :)

Thanks to Caitlin McWeeney, Ashley Sheridan, Diana Ascarrunz, Sherry Hammonds, and Sloan Breeden for their help and hilarious shots.

Juanita & Julie | Spicewood, TX Elopement

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Tucked away in a little corner of Spicewood, Texas, is a small retreat called Living Waters on Lake Travis. Several houses, a few bungalows, a rock garden, lake, and wilderness are all on the property, and this is where Julie and Juanita decided to get married. It was a tiny gathering — themselves, plus three friends and a hired officiant — but perfect: quiet and joyful.

These two ladies were my final couple to take me up on my donation-based elopement offer, splitting their donation between The Trevor Project and Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Venue: Living Waters on Lake Travis // Officiant: Katrina at Spoken Heart Ceremonies