Wednesday, February 4, 2015

01/26/15- Welcome to the world Isaac Alexander Bean!

I had the honor and privilege of photographing my dear friend and talented vegan baker Kaylee Walters. Being as this was my first introduction into bringing a life into the world, it was an amazing and magical experience and I'm so glad I got to be included in this part of their lives. 

Kaylee Walters rests on the bed while her husband Alex Bean, her midwives and her mom Teresa Walters watches over her at 1:27 am on Monday morning in Austin, Texas. Her contractions started on Saturday.

 Kaylee leans on Alex's legs as he supports her, while Teresa rubs her back and they comfort her during her contractions on Monday morning.

 Kaylee tries to relax in a birthing pool as she is comforted by her husband Alex.

 Kaylee tries to relax and work through the pain with the support of her mom Teresa and husband Alex.

 At 2:48am on Monday morning, Kaylee stood by the bathroom sink to try to help with the pain.

A slew of supplies lies scattered about during the final few minutes before Isaac's arrival.

 Kaylee holds onto Isaac minutes after his arrival in the world!

Teresa holds onto her new grandson's hand moments after his arrival at 6:35 am on Monday, January 26, 2014.

 Alex Bean cradles his son hours after his birth on Monday, January 26, 2014.

 Teresa tries to get Isaac to start suckling so that he will be ready to breast feed.

 Kaylee and Alex work with Isaac to try to get him to latch on and breast feed.

 Adzuki Bean meets Isaac Alexander Bean for the first time!

 Pinto the cat sneaks into the bedroom to take a peek at the new Bean family member.

 Alex rubs Isaac's face during his newborn exam on Monday afternoon. He's a healthy 7 pound 8 oz baby!

Kaylee and Alex both admire Isaac after his long home birth at the Bean house! 
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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.











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 :)
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