Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New and improved blog!!!!

Please check out my new blog, it is realllllly pretty and more professional in my opinion. Look out world here I come!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Erica and Steven's wedding sneek peek- YIPPEE!!

Don't they look soooo in love??? They are such awesome sweet people it was such a privillage to be able to take their wedding photos!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Women with many hats

So I wanted to share with you guys that I am currently sewing! As if I don't have enough to do already! But it is a relaxing break while Photoshop is doing it's jazz and I am sitting there watching Barnie for the 13th time sing the same song! So check out my stuff there should be more to come later. But I have got to get back to work tommorow and finish some albums and editing for you wonderful brides!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ideas ideas ideas

Ok ladies I looked through my blogs that I like to watch out for and came up with some awesome new ideas to get the creative wheel spinning! So check them out below. There are some photos that I will be posting soon so keep your eyes peeled, until then enjoy!

Brought to you by Style me pretty wedding blog can I get an AMEN!!!

Photography Tips by Karen Rusten, II
December 3rd, 2008 •

Karen Rusten of Brown Mouse Photography in San Francisco, is partnering up with some of the world’s best photographers to find out exactly what couples can do to ensure that they take the most amazing pictures on their wedding day. Let’s get right to it…here’s Karen!
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Photographers are a tight knit group –and what we love most is gabbing about getting hot, rockin’ images, and what makes or breaks a shoot. After having been through the ins and outs of countless wedding days, we photographers have so much to share with brides and grooms, not only to help them get amazing photographs, but also to fully enjoy their wedding celebration.
I asked eight of my favorite wedding photographers to spell out some of their best advice on getting the images you always dreamed of. Follow this advice, and your wedding day joy will shine in every shot:
photograph via Jose Villa
“Take some time at the first meeting with the photographer and do an engagement session so that you can all practice working together. Treat it like a trial run, and be sure to tell your photographer what you loved and didn’t love from that session. This will help to produce the best photos possible for your most important day…your wedding” -Jose Villa
photo via Karen Wise
“The pictures always look better when the couple is truly having fun! The couple should be playful with each other -tickle, hug, kiss, talk… this always looks really nice in the shots instead of a face-forward grin.” -Karen Wise karenwise.com
via Elizabeth Messina
A wedding photographer is intimately involved with most aspects of the day. It’s crucial that a couple feel at ease & trust in their photographer’s ability to capture the nuances of the day.” -Elizabeth Messina
via Tanja Lippert
“Throw out the traditions and have a celebration that is about YOU!!!! This will ensure that photos are unique, beautiful and individual.” -Tanja Lippert
The next four tips are on their way in just a bit!

Wedding chicks ROCK!! Vintage wedding dresses for less

Say “I DO” in a UNIQUE VINTAGE Gown without breaking the bank. Before noticing they had vintage gowns that would be perfect for a wedding dress, I often visited Unique-Vintage.com.

Loving all the affordable adorable items. For anyone looking for that old Hollywood glamour look for les, we for sure reccomend you visit this online store. Unique-Vintage.com items include 1920’s flapper style dresses, 1930’s inspired bias-cut red carpet dresses. They even have some one of a kind authentic vintage items for sale.(listed from left to right)

GREAT Ideas!!!

Ok this is brought to you by wedding chick's blog- SUUUUPPPER awesome!

"I read awhile back about a bride who went to etsy, sorry i can’t remember where this brilliant idea came from, but they used vintage salt and pepper shakers that they found on etsy as their cake toppers. So I just went over to etsy to see what they had in the way of vintage salt and pepper shakers, tons of awesome super cute ones… so here are my favs.
p.s. all under $20 for the pair!"

Personal wedding sites

Ok so when I was getting married they didn't have all this supppppper cool stuff they do now and it just keeps getting better! Maybe one of these days we will "renew our vows"i.e have another wedding he he he he. So anyway if I was a bride this is where I would go for my personal wedding site....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This isn't about OBAMA

Yes I stayed up alllllll night editing the final part of this amazing photo session. But it was good because I got a chance to stay up and watch the election unfold. No I didn't vote for Obama or McCain. I voted libiterian although I knew it was almost like voting for Obama by default, maybe he won't be that bad :). BUT it is pretty awesome that we finally have an African American president! What's next a woman? An Asian American woman? A Hispanic American? For that I am proud for our nation!

Ok so about the shoot, well this last part I didn't go to the typical downtown austin engagement shots. We went to Aaron's grandparent's house and they own a good chunck of land in Georgetown. Nikki had this idea of shooting with balloons it came out so super cute! Then while Nikki was changing Aaron told me about his treehouse that he built with his grandpa (his grandparents raised him) it was a pretty cool treehouse that I had to do a couple of shots with them in it. Came to find out that Nikki was the first (and last :) girl to be allowed in the "boy's only" treehouse.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nikki and Aaron engagement session part 1

This couple was soooo fun to work with! We went to a club called The Belmont in downtown Austin,TX and shot 20-40's inspired shots. Then we headed out to Georgetown,TX and shot in a feild with pink balloons so check back soon for those shots! Enjoy!