Sunday, December 21, 2014

11/29/14- Michael + Nina's Wedding on Huns Rugby Field

I was contacted by Nina's Sister-in-Law Karen (I know Karen and her husband Erik from my Syracuse days) about a wedding that was going to happen in a few short days out on a wide open green rugby field at sunset, I jumped on the chance to shoot it! The wedding was lovely and intimate and I am glad I got to be a witness to their love.











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06/06/14- Celtic Seafare for Austin American-Statesman

 Six months ago I photographed this neat little place run by Sebastien Caillabet called Celtic Seafare. On most days he smokes fresh Atlantic and wild caught Salmon, but on Friday he does something in addition to that. He hosts a Friday's Supper Club! This one particular friday in June I got to swing by, hang out, and take photos! Enjoy!

Fresh sprouts on the prep table at Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Sebastien Caillabet and Stephanie Caillabet of Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Sebastien Caillabet checks the orders during Supper Club at Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Amuse-bouche of smoked salmon belly with wasabi mayonnaise, cilantro and hearts on fire microgreen is passed around the table during Supper Club at the Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Sebastien Caillabet ties the strings for the main course of banana leaf grilled Scottish salmon with fresh ginger, lime and cilantro for the dinner as Victor Burks, the sous chef, prepares the kale at Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014. Seth Crumbley looks on from the dishwashing station.

 Sebastien Caillabet folds the banana leaf for the main course of banana leaf grilled Scottish salmon with fresh ginger, lime and cilantro for the dinner as it is prepared at Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Victor Burks, the sous chef, holds a tray of freshly grilled salmon as Sebastien Caillabet moves them over the be prepped for Supper Club at the Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Sebastien Caillabet looks over the menu with Victor Burks, the sous chef, as they prepare for dinner at the Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

 Chopped kale with roasted carrots, local goat feta and candied salmon with a kumquat dressing for Supper Club at Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

Stephanie Caillabet watches as Victor Burks plates the potatoes for the banana leaf grilled Scottish salmon with fresh ginger, lime and cilantro served with a Spanish potato and chorizo hash for Supper Club at the Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 6, 2014.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Risky Business Workshop

Whether it be known or not, I have been slowly trying to roll out a wedding portion of my website. Well rather an extension of it, which will include a whole new website that will link back.

It's taken me some time to focus on and really figure out what direction I want to take it. I've been shooting weddings as a second shooter with my dear friend Sasha Haagensen for some time and I also shot weddings more often when I lived in DFW, but when I moved down here years ago, I decided that I wanted to focus on the editorial side of my photography. 

Anyhow, on a last minute whim Sasha told me about a workshop that she was going to be attending and asked if I wanted in. 

What an awesome decision that was! Risky Business Workshop was exactly the kick in the butt that I needed to get me to reassess my business and move it in the direction that I want it to go. 

Bigger and better changes are coming soon!








Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

APAD- Country Road


There is a photo in here somewhere. I envision this shot as a sunrise shot, perhaps with a different lens. I shot it today during sunset and I feel like it didn't do it any justice, so you'll likely see another edition of this shot some time later.

Sweet Hazel on the porch.

Monday, August 11, 2014

APAD- Helping hands

Stephen and I stopped to help a woman who had a blow out on her front passenger tire. We passed her on the way to town and on the way back it appeared that she was still there. Good thing my 3 flat tires from college and my mechanic daddy taught me well enough that we were successful in getting her back on her way!

Also shooting your own hands is a much bigger feat than I imagined! It involved a chair, the self timer, and my head/chin for leverage! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

APAD- Open skies and tall trees

Big beautiful open skies and large trees all unobstructed by man made features. Wonderfully amazing! I wanted to try to spot the moon out there but couldn't find it behind the clouds!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

APAD- Elks



I have a handful of photos from today and I couldn't decide on which elk photo I liked so I posted two for now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

APAD- Drive into Estes Park, CO


This was an iPhone shot of the day! We are taking the drive into Estes Park for our travel day on day 3.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

APAD- Posted Signs

For the second day of our vacation we hit up Palo Duro Canyon State Park just outside of Amarillo. I have some nice canyon shots, which will be posted to the blog at the end of the trip... but for some reason I always like photos with people in it better than landscapes for the most part :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

APAD- Traveling through Texas

I decided to play with the new fisheye iPhone lens during our long commute through the flat lands of Texas.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

APAD- Rubber Chicken

Mosquito fish + water plants = The perfect water bowl for the chickens and the dog.

Friday, July 4, 2014

APAD- Buzz Buzz

I hear a commotion and head into the living to see what it Stephen was shouting about, turns out hornets have found a place between our window and our screen. I shot this with an iphone and some little lenses I bought for fun.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

APAD- Nostalgia

Just an evening of Super Mario All Stars for us today. This console was Stephen's wedding present from me :D

Because of my extended break, I've lost count of my days... so from this point on no more counting days, just hopefully more daily updates.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

APAD- Day 179- Sauerkraut

Stephen's Uncle Terry made us a few jars of homemade sauerkraut! After the end of the night, I decided it was better to do a quick photo of the contents rather than not shoot anything at all. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

APAD- Day 177- Officially a Calcote!

Miss Stella is officially a Calcote! I had a blast shooting her adoption hearing today! Such an amazing an beautiful family! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

APAD- Day 171- Signs of Love

I stumbled upon this sign during my walk with Hazel. Although it is slightly a bit of graffiti and or possibly vandalism... but they did it on saran wrap wrapped around a tree... so it is removable with a sharp blade! :) Silly sweet teenage gesture.

Friday, June 20, 2014

APAD- Day 170- Little Free Library

Hazel and I finally headed off to check out the Little Free Library in our neighborhood. Armed with a dog book, a recipe book and a healthy living book we arrived to find the cute little structure! I shot a few photos, randomly met the owner Andres as he was headed out and stumbled upon me photographing the little library and even left with a nice old book called Handmade 101 Easy to Make Things For Your Garden, Home or Farm.

What a fun experience, I would love one for our front yard!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

APAD- Day 167- Green sushi

We gave the sushi place down the road another try... it was a flip of the coin. Half hit and and misses. Oh and one of them came out super green. A little bit odd... and a miss.

Monday, June 16, 2014

APAD- Day 166- Woodworking

So my little light project got an upgrade. I got ceramic bases and decided that since I wasn't going to install wiring through the walls than I was going to need to improvise. Unfortunately my woodworking skills aren't that advance! I think these may need a bit more modification before I am completely happy with them.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

APAD- Day 165- Wee little one

I've been wanting a citrus tree forever and Stephen finally got me one for Valentine's day. My little orange tree had 5 oranges and then due to the storm, the little one fell off yesterday. We decided to slice it open and have a look inside. It is about the size of a nickel.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

APAD- Day 164- Nestled in!

We are getting our fence repaired and the hens had to stay in the coop most of the morning and afternoon. They successfully laid in the nesting area and didn't peck a hole in their eggs! :) 

APAD- Day 163- ....

Third miss out of 163... still not too bad!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

APAD- Day 162- Ball at the park

Stephen decided to take a stroll to the park by the house and shoot some bball...

Even Miss Hazel Bear came and hung out.
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