October 11, 2011

Happy Anniversary: 2 Years

It's been an amazing 2 years of marriage with my husband Opie. So looking forward to many, many more years to come. We celebrated with an indoor picnic lunch (alas, it was raining) set to bluegrass music, dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date 4.5 years ago, and my introduction to Battlestar Gallactica (which I am now completely hooked on, of course). It was low-key and perfect.

Photo from our wedding day by Jenna Cole.

October 4, 2011

Jewelry: Earthbound Trading Co.

Not gonna lie. I'm pretty fond of the simple but sweet styling I did for my photos of these necklaces at my "day job." It doesn't hurt that our buyers picked some ridiculously adorable jewelry for the Fall. I love both of my jobs. And I love that I get to rock the camera at both of them! You can check out more of this shoot here.

October 3, 2011

Sneak Peek: The Patterson Family

Yesterday, I got to take photos of a family I basically grew up with. Megan and I have been friends since we were about 8, and best friends for many of those years. We've drifted some as life has happened, but she's back in town now and I hope we can find the time to pick up where we left off. Despite my best mental efforts to keep her little brother Christopher perpetually in elementary school, he's a high school senior this year and suddenly so much taller. It freaks me out, but then the fact that my siblings are both married with children (to say nothing of me being married) disturbs Megan too. Shirley was always the cool mom that insisted I call her by her first name. And Tim? Tim's a hard working electrical engineer who jumps out of airplanes on a regular basis. Yeah. 

So, this family that I love hadn't had any family portraits taken in about 10 years. We fixed that last night at Adriatica in McKinney. Enjoy a few shots from their session while I finish editing the rest! 

October 2, 2011

Hello October!

October has been my favorite month for about as long as I can remember. And no, it has nothing to do with Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks. This ex-barista isn't much of a fan (but I will take some cider or a cappuccino, thanks!). There's just something about those first brisk real Fall days that never fails to energize me. Most years even into adulthood, on the first crisp day of the year, I run out into the field nearest my house and just soak it in. I've been too busy to really embrace that random act this year, but you better believe I'm soaking it up via walks with my great danes all the same. Photo shoots this time of year are also absolutely ideal. All of my clients that have booked for this month, you're genius. I still have some availability, if you're interested - get in touch!

October 13th is my half-birthday, which was strangely exciting as a kid. Suddenly I was five-and-a-half, not just five, and don't you forget it! Don't forget to wish me a Very Merry Unbirthday.

October also means it's time for the Celtic Colours music festival based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I've had the joy to attend twice, and every year I haven't, I wish I could have. I know the leaves are turning in the most spectacular way up there right now. I'm jealous, you Maritimers. I'm jealous. I'll get back up in October some year, with husband in tow.

And of course there's always Halloween. I've always gone all out on homemade costumes, and that hasn't changed a bit with time. My husband and I usually go as a themed pair - V and Evie of 'V for Vendetta' (yes, I shaved my head), Jack and Sally of 'A Nightmare Before Christmas', the witch and Tim from 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail', and Adam and Jamie from 'MythBusters' to name a few. I was Adam, if you're wondering. Sadly we'll be apart this Halloween, and I'll be traveling on Halloween itself. How do you think the TSA would feel about me going through security in costume?

The very best part of October now is my wedding anniversary, of course. Opie and I will be celebrating 2 years of marriage this year. We got engaged in October of 2008. We got our first dog, Trajan, that month as well. October is a good month for our relationship. July is good too (we started dating and bought our house two different years during July) but October is clearly best.

Wedding photos by Jenna Cole.

Happy October! I hope October treats us as well as usual, and that it treats you well too. Now go run around outside and soak in this weather!

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