My husband and I took advantage of his work trip to San Francisco by making a long weekend after to visit Big Sur. I've always been attracted to Southern California's warm weather and beaches so this part of the state had never been something I explored. I am so glad we did! It's amazing and like nothing I've ever seen before. We stayed at a great Airbnb on an organic lemon tree farm, high up on the mountain with a view of the ocean-- dream city. Here are a few shots from the trip...
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.
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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.
Even though we only got to spend about 24 hours in this beautiful place I was grateful for every minute! Love spending this time with my family every year and love the beauty of this river.
...like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in due season and its leaf does not wither... Psalm 1
I'm no gardner but I'm trying to get better at growing and caring for green things. After our hot Texas summer I'm proud that I have a few patio plants not only somewhat thriving but blooming! I also kind of like the dusty green plants turn at the end of the summer as opposed to the brilliant green of spring.
Going to the Frio every end of summer is one of my favorite things ever. My grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and my immediate family all pile into cabins and just CHILL for 4 days straight. Nothing is ever on the agenda except some rock skipping, book reading, coffee drinking and family dinners. We found a farm one night with the sweetest animals and of course I just had to get some pictures of those too!
Hello! I'm so excited to share this new website and blog in the lovely (and favorite) month of June! I've been shooting with the girls from Peacock Photography for the last 2+ years and have been so grateful for their friendship and the experience. As things change the three of us have decided to start our own businesses, but still collaborate occasionally (a new blog for the three of us coming soon!). So from now on feel free to check this site for my new work. You can also head over to the Peacock Photography blog to see some of my past work. Happy June!