Hello All! I haven’t abadoned you, I promise. I would NEVER do that! I do have some pretty darn good excuses for my lack of blogging lately though, I really do. This mama has been a traveling girl lately which is so nice but rare for me, I think I’m making up for lost time or something…….all those years I stayed homebound raising 3 little boys. It’s odd to be able to travel as much as I am lately but I’m not questioning it at all, just enjoying it, thanking God I have a supportive husband & soaking it all in. After a crazy busy May & early/mid June I attended Paper Cowgirl because my good friend Jennifer Stewart was teaching there and I’d always wanted to go. Thankfully this year I was able to make it work so I made the trek up to Waxahachie which I promptly found out I’d been mispronouncing all these years! I’d been saying WAXahachie like you wax a car but found out that the WAX is said like the word rock…..wocks……Waxahachie. However you properly say it, it’s a quaint cute town with a darling downtown shopping area and I’d certainly love to go back someday! The event was awesome too and it was so nice to see so many Silver Bella friends there!
You just have to love a good ol’ Texas event where even pistols are blinged out in glass glitter!!!
Sweet Jennifer with her class sample for the Patriotic Banner class I took, I loved it!
July was full of visits from friends, concerts, weddings, family, senior & 50th Anniversary sessions & another trip to Dallas later in the month. If July 1 was any indication as to how the rest of the month was going to go then YOWZA. I spent the day in rainy San Antonio with my friend Jodi and we got to hang with her very favorite band, the All-American Rejects. Don’t believe me? I have proof and yea, it looks like I put the guy next to me asleep……..ah well……..
I usually don’t get all crazy fan-girly but even I must say that was on amazing crazy experience! I mean really, it’s not everyday a regular Joe mom like me gets to hang with a rock band. Heck, they even took us on a tour of their amazing tour bus. Don’t be hatin’. I was able to hang with Jodi again later in July at her beautiful wedding reception in Austin at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens which were so beautiful & amazing despite it being an ultra hot & sticky July Texas day. I loved seeing her so happy and it was wonderful seeing old friends again……
Gotta get a pretty ring shot!!
I did a military family shoot on a balmy summer evening at the lovely Japanese Tea Gardens which is always a fun but interesting experience. Going there is a total crap shoot because you never know how many people will be there or how many other photo sessions will be going on at the same time. I’ve gone there when the place was vacant & have also been there when it’s packed and at least 5 other photo sessions are being held, you just never know! This particular evening was quite crowded but we managed to find secluded spots to shoot.
Next came a shoot I was excited about since it was a bit different than most others I do. I’d been asked to shoot a 50th Anniversary party for a sweet local couple. Friends & family came in from near & far to celebrate their special day with them and their daughters hired me to preserve the day in print for them. I was quite honored to be a small part of their day. The mother was especially touched since all of the family hadn’t been together in quite some time, she was brought to tears which of COURSE made me cry too. I can’t help it.
The wedding topper off their wedding cake, 50 years ago to the day. Beautiful.
July ended with another trip north up I-35 to downtown Dallas and the next Gilded Life event at the beautiful home of Shea Fragoso but I’m going to stop here because that event deserves a blog post all it’s own! I was honored to be asked to photograph the event for Debbie & Shea and thankfully I’ll be able to share some of the images here with all of you! Check back soon & I’ll share some of their lovely eye candy with YOU!!
**I still have a couple of time slots left for the Boudior mini-shoots I’m doing at my studio in downtown New Braunfels this saturday. I have a 2:00 & 3:00pm time slot left so please reply here or contact me via the contact form above if you have questions or would like to book your own session. You can find more information here. They’re going to be SO much fun so don’t miss out!!**