Saturday, May 30, 2009

5-30-09 Lindsey's Senior Shots






So freaking cute. Lindsey is graduating from Crockett High School in Austin, Tx in just a few days. She was a little slow to get her senior shots, but I am glad she waited, cause I got to shoot her yesterday. What a doll. Super easy to work with, takes excellent direction. Love her!
Plus I can't help but be impressed, she's starting at UT in the fall to study human biology, she would like to be research scientist... somehow I don't recall having that good a head on my shoulders at 17...
Thanks for working with us Lindsey it was wonderful, good luck in college we hope to see you again sometime.
---mel

Thursday, May 21, 2009

5-21-09 Iconic




These images were all shot here in Austin, in the last year.
Please Enjoy.
---mel

5-19-09 Collection of Couples I love!






These images were all shot here in Austin and they're a collection of iconic couple images.
Please enjoy.

5-21-09 Brides and their Mom's





I have been putting a collection of work together based on the undeniable connection between brides and their mothers. All of these wedding were shot right here in Austin. Please enjoy.

5-21-09 Trip to Dallas

This weekend our family is packing it in and traveling to Dallas. My sister and I promised to swap every other month after we had our babies so our babies and we would know each others kids. It's been proving to be pretty difficult to leave on the weekends. So far this year, we were in Dallas in February and my sister's family came here in March, so we are little behind with our visits.
So we are going to Dallas to see my sister's family, my mom and my dad + step-mom, if they're around. 
Our plan was to go to Dallas this weekend anyway on Saturday and Sunday, the we discovered we could pull a 4 day weekend so we opted to go for Friday and Saturday and grab a piece of this Memorial Day. Then I got a call the other day from Zoom, Zoom Magazine in Canada and they have asked me to cover the "Mazda Miata" festival in Grapevine and Fort Worth on Sunday.  I'm strangely excited it's not really the kind of thing I'd be into but, we get to go on the race track, Texas Motor Speedway. We'll get to see some "fun races" since I'm told real races would be too much of a liability, bet I can't tell the difference ;)
That's the plan for the weekend. I'm sure we'll have a bazillion pictures to share after.
Family this time we have to let Zoom Zoom publish first. I just love saying it, like the commercial Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
until next time.
---mel

Monday, May 18, 2009

5-18-09 Trysha in town

yesterday our friend Trysha was in town from New York. She came to San Antonio for a friends wedding and we met up with her on Sunday post wedding. She was a wee under the weather but we had a great time walking the River Walk and taking in a beer here -n- there. The weather was perfect. a gloriously beautiful day. 
Sadly though, we still couldn't shoot Christina and Matt. We are synchronizing our watches, soon we should be able to find a time to reschedule.

We are gearing up for the bridal extravaganza and we are having some sample books made for our office so we picked 3 books to try out. 
For our grande collection we are considering this:

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And for our venti collection, this:

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We certainly would love to hear your opinion, what do you think, which would you rather have?

Talk to you soon.
---mel

Saturday, May 16, 2009

5-16-09 What a bummer

We were supposed to shoot Christina and Matt at Laguna Gloria today but we have been rained out. What a bummer, I have been looking forward to meeting these guys for some time.

Hopefully tomorrow.
---mel

Thursday, May 14, 2009

5-14-09 Thoughts from Jamie and Shaun

Jamie was so excited about our work that she left messages every so often and full review I can't even see on the knot. I imagine it's pretty good based on her thoughts in several emails.
Jamie and Shaun's wedding was held at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin on March 7, 2009

March 10 - "omg. We're adorable. Love them!"
March 12 - "I am so excited to see the rest of the pictures! These are wonderful."
March 23 - "Everyone loved you guys and have been so impressed!"
April 3 - "We LOVE them. You all did awesome."


March 10th and 12th were responses to our quick turnaround to the our blog and April 3rd was a week old response to them receiving their discs. We promise final files in 1 month but usually get them to our clients in 2-3 weeks. So it's fun and exciting to get pictures so quickly.

We appreciate all of our clients and with Jamie and Shaun there is no exception. They were cute as a button and comfortable.
We love you guys too. Congratulations! Best of Luck in your new life together.
---mel + steve  
---she-n-he

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5-13-09 Look Out at the Lavender Farm

Yesterday, He and I went to the Austin Wedding Guide event at the Look out at Lavender Farm. click <here> for a link to their website. They're just starting out so their prices are a steal. The owner, Ann Jones, was quite lovely and would make any wedding a comfortable and flowing event. Check them out if you haven't already.

We also ran into Linda Kelly, who we've not have the pleasure of working with yet but we love her, she is so fun and easy going. I think she'd be a great person to work with on my wedding day. She specializes in airbrushed make-up and apparently it's wave of the future. So you should look into it. You can view her website by clicking this <link

Last night we met a few photographers, who are all great. But, we fell in love with Dear Charli. She was a lot of fun and funny too boot. We would like her if we met her in a bar, a criteria I stand by when meeting new people, particularly at a dreaded networking event. She does lovely work, you can view her website by clicking <here

Besides all of that we are getting geared up for the bridal extravaganza in June, on Father's Day. Come by to see us, if you're going to be there, our booth is #830 we are in the rear on the far left. We hope to see you there.

Until next time.
---mel

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5-12-09 Marie Claire






During SXSW, I shot images for Marie Claire's Beauty Roadshow. Basically the premise of the story is woman and their style, so we figured with a crowd the likes of the SXSW crowd we're likely to come across a number of fantastic and individual styles. The story has covered all ends of the earth including most recently Spain and Iceland so it was exciting to have them here in Austin, Tx, focused on our sense of style. The story should be well published by now, so here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Monday, May 11, 2009

5-11-09 Mother's Day weekend




This was my very first Mother's Day. It was wonderful. "He" really knows how to show Bishop's appreciation. I got an all expense paid trip to the hair salon. So I had my hair cut and did some highlights. I got to go to my favorite hair salon here in Austin, Maximum FX. 
 
When I first moved to Austin from New York I was looking for new subjects to photograph and Leah answered my ad on Craig's List. She came in and she was super cute and she had the best haircut I have ever seen. So I got Maximum FX info from her and started going to the same stylist. Some time has passed and our stylist has moved on and I am working with someone new at the same salon and Leah has moved on too, she is now Whitney Lee's partner. It never ceases to amaze me how small the world it.

Friday night we got to watch the LA Lakers win against the Houston Rockets and then on Sunday our excitement faded fast as we watched the Rockets trounce the Lakers. There are still 3 games left in the series and it's still anyone's win.

On Saturday afternoon we went to Faith's first birthday party. We all had a blast including Bishop who decided it would be a perfect time for a cat nap. In the pictures are Chloe, Faiths good friend, Faith, the birthday girl, and Bishop, another of Faith's good friends.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5-5-09 Nancy + John II






Nancy and John are on a super tight deadline, trying to get their save the date cards out. They requested to see a few images of them looking at the camera to compare. So here you go guys. 
Enjoy.
---mel

Monday, May 4, 2009

5-3-09 Nancy + John Engagement






I'd really love to blog about this couple they are super interesting, they've been dating since high school, mostly long distance while Nancy took a scholarship to UCLA for volleyball, now they live here in Austin and are happily engaged until October. But I promised I'd get these up as quick as possible so they can get them for their save the dates. 
They were awesome and patient with the sun as it made it's final decent into the horizon. 
I hope you enjoy.
---mel

5-4-09 Sheryl's thoughts

Back in March we photographed Sheryl and Rob's wedding. Sheryl is "in the business" as they say. She works in advertising as an art buyer so she KNOWS photography and we were honored to be asked to photograph her wedding. Click <hereto view the post for that day.

She got her images by mail this weekend and she sent an email immediately. I just wanted to share with you, her thoughts.

"love love love the pics - they are so awesome!!!!!!   we are  THRILLED!!!"

There you have it folks, straight from a bride herself, she's thrilled! And you will be too.

---mel