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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Lately, I've been spending a lot of my days with my camera in my paws. Yesterday was no exception, as I ran out into the sunshine to do another photo shoot for Velma Magazine at Austin's popular Barton Springs. You guys, it was BEAUTIFUL. The sun, the water, the subject (who looked like she came out of an Estee Lauder ad), and absolutely everything was on my side that day. Cannot wait to share the outtakes!!

In the meantime, I wanted to share some shots of two beauties that I met while walking back home. Although I was eager to get home and commence working, I couldn't resist being the strange person that I am by going off into little nooks beside the water and taking photos of leaves and various other seemingly unimportant subjects. As I was bent over taking a prized photo of a thick green striped leaf, I was approached by two friends doing research for a Buzzfeed article. They asked if I would mind having my photo taken while I worked to capture my beloved photos of Austin. Despite the sad fact that I was schlepping around in workout clothes and was not quite the lovely being I would wish to look like for photos, how could I have said no?
Of course, I couldn't resist whipping around and  asking to take their photos. After all, what are you to do when two adorable subjects are standing right in front of your camera's frame? Ones who are photo shoot ready, for that matter?
Meet Livy; she's the supportive friend who is happily willing to take time out of her day to approach strangers and gather information for articles. For some reason, she reminds me of my sister. Must be the dark hair and nose? 
And this is Kassie, the creator of fashionable and worthwhile articles such as this. Can't wait to see more of her work!

I wish you could have heard and seen the happiness that these two exude in person. I think it's a huge reason why I've grown to love photography so much--having the opportunity to experience the emotions behind the photos is completely rewarding. Do you feel the same way about similar things? 

Happy Tuesday to you all! 


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