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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bridal Sessions... And the lovely Jen Ancel!

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I'm blogging all things love and weddings this week to celebrate the start of my wedding season. Starting with Andrea and Jay's Savannah wedding this weekend I'll be on a whirlwind  of every other weekend weddings into July! Stay posted in the coming weeks for previews of the happy couples.

Starting off the celebration today I'm going to share a little about what bridal session are and share some pictures of a recent bridal session... Several of my brides this summer have chosen to add a bridal session to their wedding packages. I LOVE bridal sessions and I LOVE it even more when my brides add them to their package! Here's why: 

1. It's so versatile! Just the bride or bring the groom along too...Alli and Albert. Do it before the wedding after your hair/makeup test run or wait to come back from the honeymoon.
2. More pictures for your wedding collection that can feature additional locations, props and styles that you might not have had time for on the wedding day.  
3. And if not for any of the previous reasons... than just another chance for the brides to get all glammed up and wear their dresses. So much fun!

Jen Ancel, was married last summer to Matt on the sandy beaches of her home state, Florida.  This spring Jen brought out her dress for some pictures with fun accessories and a different location than her wedding. Here are some favorites from her session!


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   Doesn't she look angelic!?!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Love is in the air...

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I am gearing up for wedding season, which begins next weekend with a Savannah, GA wedding. My days have been filled meeting brides to discuss last details, ordering new camera equipment and my favorite...capturing the growing love of couples during engagement shoots.

Love is definitely in the air with these two...Christina and Tyler. I've know Christina since we were little girls, and it is so good to see her head over heals in love with Tyler. For the engagement shoot we spent the evening at Christina's family farm... a special place to her, and a photographers haven for locations!




I so enjoyed spending the evening with these two. Their love for each other is so evident and they both are extremely good looking making it really hard choosing my favorites. I am excited for Christina and Tyler's wedding this July and honored to be a part of their special day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Peacock

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So it's suppose to be Wordless Wednesday, but I just couldn't post this picture without a few words... This peacock is know in Keene, TX to freely roam the city. You will see it on roofs, crossing streets and my friend's mom even found it in her shower once!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nachos worth "flying" for!

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Meet the most amazing nachos ever! On a recent photography trip to Texas two of my clients suggested we stop so I could try their new favorite place, Yucatan Taco Stand. I am forever grateful to them... well, except for the fact they introduced me to my new favorite food that is miles away in Texas. :( They are so good I'd be tempted to hop on a plane just to get them!

For $8 you get this huge plate of nachos, covered in a garlic aioli sauce, a queso sauce, shredded veggies, cilantro, cabbage, queso fresco, and a huge serving of guacamole. Oh and to top it off... there is this sweet and spicy sauce at every table! If you are ever in the Fort Worth area you must visit, Yucatan Taco Stand!


The two fabulous girls, Cooky & Sam, who introduced me to my new favorite food!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Colored Pants: Add some fun to your wardrobe!

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I'm totally digging all the colorful pants starting to appear. They are so fun and happy! Perfect with summer right around the corner! Here are a few that I am lovin from Fossil, J.CREW and Gap.
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Bought from Gap the light pink ones I'm wearing below... I love them! They are neutral enough that I can mix them with a lot of my clothes. Another favorite way to wear them aside from the combo in the pictures is cuffed as crops with a white and black stripe shirt and black sparkled sandals.


At least one pair of colored pants is a must for this summer! If you are not sure about the bright colors, try one on the lighter side and have fun with it!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rosemary Maple Popcorn with Sea Salt

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Popcorn and movies seem to go hand and hand. I love recreating and adding to traditional food. So of course my Saturday night popcorn would also get a spin on it. I tried several different combo... but the winner:

Rosemary Maple Popcorn with Sea Salt

Rosemary Maple Popcorn

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2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon rosemary leaves
1/4-3/4 sea salt... add to taste
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

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1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place corn kernels and butter in large pot over med-high heat and cover. Once kernels pop shake frequently till slows to 3 second internal pops. Remove from heat, uncover. Transfer to large bowl.

2. Cook butter and syrup in med. saucepan over med-high heat. Stir constantly until mixture starts to turn amber.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in rosemary, salt and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture, toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet.

4. Bake about 30 mins or until dried. Allow to cool, break into chunks and enjoy with your favorite movie!

Friday, April 13, 2012


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...comes in a birthday girl clade in pearls and a tutu...






Friday, April 6, 2012

A love affair with Gelato...

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There is honestly nothing better then Gelato... well, maybe not. But I must say it is one of my favorite desserts! Last year while in Italy visiting my friend, Jess, I would daily wander the city of Florance, gelato in hand.

I've tried gelato in little shops back home in the US... but they don't quite compare. That is until...

I tried Talenti Gelato!

Talenti is right up there with the Gelatos of Italy. I stumbled upon it one day in the grocery,
and I should probably regret that day. I've tried the Salted Caramel and the Caribbean
Coconut, both are divine! Now I can have a little taste of Italy without hopping a plane.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Graduation Creations... Texas Edition!

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My dear friend, Tiffany McMearty of Tiffany Lynne Designs and I have teamed up for a special Graduation package this spring. We hosted a week in March for those in the Keene area to get graduation pictures and custom invitations done. It was such a success we are hosting another week, April 1-6. (Still a couple openings!) Here are some samples of the March week. We had so much fun with each of them!

Laura Sebastian | Southwestern Adventist University | Nursing

Samantha Garcia | Southwestern Adventist University | Nursing
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Jorge Catumbela | Texas Tech University | Law
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Cooky Clavecilla | Southwestern Adventist University | Nursing
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Priscilla Porras | Southwestern Adventist University | Elementary Education
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Along with the Senior sessions, I got to do a couple shoot with Darren and Cooky! Don't they look so good together!?! Stunning Couple!

Jorge's Grad Card by Tiffany Lynne Designs
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Samantha's Grad Card by Tiffany Lynne Designs.
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Interested in booking a session? More Texas Sessions available April 3-6!

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