Austin Family Photography: In-studio session

I bought myself a new 9’ backdrop last Friday. Now listen, I’m not the type to buy myself new things very often… especially kind of expensive new things. But after a lot of hemming and hawing on the color and texting Briley and finally making her decide for me, I settled on “Pecan” for this cute little family shoot. What a great neutral. I did manage to let it unroll itself WAY too much accidentally because I got a little arrogant and convinced myself I could set it up on my own. It ended up getting pretty wrinkled and kinked on the end. Oops. But it worked out! And I have some major heart eyes for this fam. L & T were in my class when I worked at the Montessori school (5 YEARS AGO!). They’re taller and 10000% hilarious and hate having their picture taken as much as the next person but we all had fun I think and now we have some cute photos to last them a lifetime.

Dear Universe,

More studio family shoots, please <3

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Black and White Portrait Session in Austin, TX

Sometimes a simple black and white portrait session is enough to set your heart ablaze. For a while there I was feeling burned out on black and white images. I thought that color images were really where my heart and soul were. But oh my, was I wrong. Don’t get me wrong. I love color film—it’s a big part of my creative vision, but black and white can tell a story that color cannot. It leaves so much more to the imagination— it’s more of a whisper than a shout. For this shoot, MD and I channeled our inner Jeff Goldblum and Cole Sprouse and Nico Tortorella. And let me tell you— it worked. Also, MD is a really fantastic assistant, so when I get nervous and make weird mistakes that are 100% avoidable and very DUH, they are there to make me feel competent and confident again. I have known them for more than 10 years now (which is crazy to think about). They are a really good friend and I’m grateful I get to be their go to photographer.

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