I have met some amazing women doing some impressive things with their lives and time. If you are female and have not joined at least one of the many women's groups in town you are missing out. These were taken at the June BossBabesATX meet-up. They are a badass collective of women who created a platform and space, a space in which I have met some true friends. If you don't know about them, I suggest you check them out.
I am so grateful every day that I get to do what I love; taking photographs of people celebrating cherished events, showing off their styles, their talents, capturing a period of time with their families...Along my journey I stumbled upon a famous photographer's work, Sue Bryce, and something clicked. Like discovering French cheese for the first time, studying her portraiture became my new favorite thing. I have been putting together shoots in my studio, focusing on portraits of women. One of the reasons this type of portraiture spoke to me came from the idea, not a new idea, but one that Sue Bryce touched on in one of her talks, that we all have that one photo of someone we love that is so special and passed down for generations. Not "emailed to" Not tagged on Facebook, but a physical printed and framed image. I thought, YES! What a wonderful idea! So here we go. This is the beginning of something I would like to do. A project that is becoming very dear to me. I would like to bring back the portrait.
Beautiful women in beautiful colors. These ladies have a super dope style and energy that is off the charts. More Austin women just doing their thing. They are inspiring. We had a great shoot running around the 2nd Street district causing a stir and getting all sorts of positive attention. Be sure to check them out on Instagram and try to keep up with all the creative dopeness they are spreading around. I dare you. @the.dojo @dopecrochet @Sharecess_carter