To say that 2020 has not been the year anyone planned has been an understatement! Today, I decided to recap July and look back at all the good things that I’ve had in my life. So, with that said, here is the best of July.
The Best of July
I started the month off meeting one of my 2021 couples in San Antonio for their engagement session at The McNay Art Museum. Elisabeth and Khris are incredible and sharing the evening getting to know them more was THE BEST. You can view more of their engagement session here.
Next, up I got to go see one of my former couples, Steven and Michelle, and meet their new baby boy! We did their first family session on the property of their home in Austin. I could not be happier for them! What a joy to continue to document the stages in their lives!
I got to step into my studio twice this month to meet two brand new miracles. First, was Maxwell at 7 days new! He is the third baby I’ve photographed for this family and his every bit as adorable as the other two! He was sleepy when he got to the studio and slept all the way through. He made my job EASY!
I met Reagan on Instagram! She messaged me out of the blue and asked if I could photograph an anniversary session for her and Kenneth! Heck ya!!! What fun to get to meet someone you’ve been chatting with on the internet through a little app! WE had the best time at Villa Antonia and these two are a dream together! More of their anniversary session here.
Mid-July I met my sweet client Brittany for a one-year session for Maverick! This is another family I’ve been photographing for years and haven’t seen MAverick since his newborn session. It’s always so surprising to see how much they’ve grown in a year. Look how adorable he is!!! I love those little wispy curls in the back of his hair!
The next little doll I got to snuggle in the studio was Alexander. I met this awesome family about a year ago. He was a dream for me too! I don’t know what it is about boys but they are usually a little easier to photograph (more chill) than baby girls.
On a personal note, I’ve spent more time in the kitchen baking up sweets (my waistline shows it…oops!) Anyway, I enrolled in a food photography course to learn how to photograph all the desserts I’ve been making. Photographing food is nothing like people…color story, repetition, pattern, movement, tension…who knew?! Then, there’s the added stress of baking something that looks good enough to photograph and make someone want to eat it. Here is my first assignment. I’m happy to report I got good feedback from the instructor 🙂
To make up for all the time in the kitchen I kept running despite the July heat. I’m happy to report I ran a total of 39 miles this month. Waking up at 7:00 am is the only way I was able to get it done.
Dan took a trip to Alabama to see his dad for the first time since last summer.
I read a good book called The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. It was a psychological thriller with a great twist at the end. I sometimes enjoy a quick easy read and this delivered.
And on a hight note, Tori and Noah’s Bull Creek engagement session was published on POPPED! You can see the feature here!
And finally, with all the change of plans in the wedding industry and so many couples scrambling to figure things out I’ve seen a surge in the Micro Wedding. I wrote a post about my thought on the new trend in the industry to help my couples make the best choices for them.