A couple of weeks ago when Chelsea’s mom called me asking if I would shoot her daughters senior portraits… I got SO excited!! She was excited… I could tell from the first 3 words I was going to love them… and when I met them I was not disappointed! I mean, words can not describe how great this family is!! I arrived at Northgate… the Dixie Chicken… and her mom greeted me with a BIG hug! Chelsea’s brother and two roommates joined us for some pictures as well… We weren’t just documenting/celebrating Chelsea’s graduation… we were documenting and celebrating her LIFE! I am truly honored you guys called me! We went to dinner after the shoot and shut down Johnny Carinos! haha! We smiled and laughed so much my cheeks hurt! You guys are amazing!! Thank you for being so incredibly appreciative, making me feel like I was a part of the family… and thank you for the MANY laughs… that carried into the parking lot well after we shut the restaurant down… Thank you for being YOU! You all are wonderful!
I usually work with THE fabulous Sandee Moss of Cinderella Stories Cakes when photographing weddings… We have worked together on more occasions than I can count… and trust me when I say…. her cakes are AHHH-MAAAAAZ-ING!
Seriously- It is properly named, that is for sure. So when she asked me if I would photograph some products for a new business venture she and Marche are building I was ecstatic! Truly!
If you have followed the blog for very long… You know I LOVE details… the little things most people “miss”… I like to capture.The things that really make the BIG PICTURE come together…. And I absolutely LOVE photographing food… Two years ago I did a photo shoot for Gringo’s, a Texas based restaurant… you can view my favorite shot from that shoot here… but since then…I’ve only photographed a few things from another passion of mine… Cooking… Thanks to my Italian roots! ;) However, I’ve been so busy I’ve neglected my kitchen for a solid month. Sad… I know! Check out the Bruschetta pictures and recipe! In fact… I am making homemade spaghetti and bruschetta tonight! (None of this Ragu business!) I am forcing myself to step away from my computer and into my kitchen… and I may even have a glass of wine! (Wine of the night is Moscato D’ Asti) ;) I may even take a few pictures of the end result!
In lieu of such a busy couple of months- I encourage all of you to step away from whatever it is that is consuming you…and do SOMETHING ELSE! Anything! I dare ya!
Front Porch will be specializing in gift baskets, tea (& lots of it!), coffee, cheeses, caramel apples & more! Their website should be done in the next couple of weeks… just in time for your Christmas shopping!! ;) However… I could not wait 2 weeks to show you these…
I’ve gained 10 pounds just from licking my screen! Ha!
Heather & Dustin are getting married NEXT October… but she really wanted to shoot her engagement session at Royalty Pecan Orchard… (If you’ve never been you should really check out their storefront/restaurant!) If we were gonna do it… we were gonna have to do it STAT!… You guys are fierce!! You were so much fun to work with! Fun, Sexy, Happy, willing to hop up on a John Deer tractor when your dad is the VP of Caterpiller… You know.. the usual! ha! I’m so glad you befriended John Deer for a few minutes… Dustin, I think your dad may even like these! :) Here are a few of my favorites!