PEOPLE | stafford woodworks

Just taking a moment to brag on my talented dad today! He's going to be a part of West Austin Studio Tours this weekend and next (May 14th-15th and 21st-22nd). As a chemical engineer turned finance guy to a gifted woodworker my dad has started embracing his inner artist lately. I'm so proud of him! I love his work and am very lucky to get to commission a few pieces for my own home every once in a while ;). 

His trunks are completely made by hand, old school style, with reclaimed wood. He creates dovetail joints using hand tools and the results are beautifully well made pieces with so much care put into each one. 

He is #284 in the tour and you can get more info in the West Austin 2016 Catalog.

Come see his work!

2405 Bluffview Dr. 

10am-3pm

May 14th-15th and May 21st-22nd

kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks
kate stafford photography | stafford woodworks

PRINT SHOP | texas series

I am excited to announce my print shop is live! I have wanted to do this for a while, but never found the right collection of photos. I finally rounded up some of my favorites from the lovely state of Texas. There are so many places dear to my heart in this state and I hope these photos reflect that. Here is a little about each of the photos in the series.

(Click on image to shop the print)

This images is from the Barton Creek Greenbelt where I literally grew up running barefoot, swimming every summer there was water, swinging from trees, saving fish, collecting rocks and so much more. I got engaged here, learned to love trail running, and it's a special spot for my mom and me :). I love when there is water but I also love the way the bleached creek bed looks even without the water. 

The next three are from Leakey, Texas. Which is an oh so quaint little town on the Frio River. I've been going there every summer for as long as I can remember and I just love the absolute simplicity of it. 

This photo was taken near the Warrenton fields where hundreds of antique vendors set up shop twice a year for a few wonderful weekends of junking, collecting and lots of kettle corn. I try to make this trip every chance I get and the spring weekend is just bursting with bluebonnets. 

This winter field is from a beautiful bed and breakfast in Roundtop. I went for a sisterhood weekend with my sister and cousin and this was the view we just couldn't get over.

This cotton field is outside of New Braunfels and a few friends and I had a dreamy shoot that we put together after a rain. The light was just amazing. 

Johnson City is on our drive on the way to the Frio River-- one of my favorite antique stores located there is a must stop. I love these string lights haphazardly strung between these gorgeous Texas oaks! 

These river rocks from the Frio River are really one of my favorite things ever. I love the worn shapes and the bleached whites and greys and how they get hot in the sun. This is probably my favorite in the series.

PORTRAIT | summer seniors

I had so much fun photographing this group of girls! We got some icecream and hung out in a near by parking lot laughing a ton... because that's what you do when you are in high school right?? My cousin Elizabeth was so sweet to get together a group of her friends for this shoot to celebrate summer and wear their converses and be all together cute. I'm posting this for back to school week and to kick off senior portraits for the fall! Happy school year y'all! 

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