photoshoots

lunch on the square

Summur and I went to the Historic Downtown square in McKinney this afternoon. And had a lovely time! On the drive, trying to figure out where we are (121 really does just turn into 399 which really does just turn into McDonald) and blasting the 80s music and rocking the vintage shades. Walking around the square, eating delicious food, spending long amounts of time wandering around antique stores, taking photos.

We had lunch at Spoons Cafe. It was fabulous. Pink lemonade, black pepper fries, and a bacon-lettuce-avocado sandwich. Summur had Pumpkin Soup and a Mandarin Orange Salad.

We enjoyed perusing the shops, even though some of them were closed…

Just off the square and down a little side street was this staircase.

I got this skirt at the Denton Square antique store last week. Wool + plaid + pleats + 70s!

I definitely enjoyed my afternoon! Thank you dear : )

And when I got home, Mom reminded me that it’s my half birthday. So, I can convince myself that the Fiestaware teapot I got at the Antique Mall was a birthday present. And that Mantovani record. And… that’s all.

fourth of july weekend :: monday

This was actually the Fourth of July. And, we didn’t do a lot. Most of our celebrating was done earlier that weekend.

I played around with that new lens, the 24mm macro, taking pictures of our mailbox-garden zinnias.

This (below) is currently my favorite photo. I think.

I worked in the morning, so I took these pictures in the afternoon. The sidewalk was super hot. I didn’t go put shoes on, so my feet were burning off.

That evening we went to see more fireworks, the Castle Hills ones. This time we were much farther away, but some other friends ended up being there too.

heidi braids + my outfit today

second time trying these actually, but the first time for it to work. i need to figure out the best way to do the bobby pins, and make it less messy, but i really like this.

photo tutorial here: orchid grey heidi braids

video tutorial here: strawberry koi vintage heidi braids

i found this shirt in my melisssa’s drawer. she found it at a clothing exchange.

clara took our tripod with her to beach camp, so for these i just set my camera on a shelf or dresser.

senior photos:: darlene

Darlene and I explored the downtown of our city looking for places to take photos, and also utilized the awesomely colorful books at Half Price to make some great backgrounds.

^ really digging the color and the focus and the wind in this one.

^also in the antique store, with some lovely mirrors.

we included some fun props: a mustache on a stick, and a super colorful lollipop

chrissy’s baby shower

i recently photographed a friend’s baby shower for their family’s newly adopted son, rhome.  the theme was vintage school house.

decor:

^ some of the fab planners/hostesses, teressa and rachael

^ some of the little girls there amusing themselves

^ the food for this shower was a school lunch (pb&j, carrots, pretzels), complete with a note from mom.

^ gift opening

^ reading the stories people wrote

^ laughing at the stories. as i recall, they involved cheese, and aprons, and “ridiculous!” and perhaps skiing and sitting on a couch loving each other and loving God.