Portrait of a Lady

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.  

Make up by Ashton Plummer @Ashtondoeshair; Styled by @The Dojo and of course Tierra, our beautiful model is part of a health fitness and wellness team @vtwellness

Mais Oui

Seriously, where does the time go?  Summer is over and I am in full swing getting my Women Project together.  More to come on that later.  But first, some photos of my recent trip to France. The reason for the trip was a personal one.  Some very dear friends of ours got married.  It was one of the sweetest ceremonies I have ever seen.  My heart will always be in the South of France but I decided to take a detour through Paris my last couple of days there.  I arranged a week or two prior to meet up with two Paris bloggers.   Here are some shots from my mini session with Fashion blogger, Naelle, who runs the Once-in-Paris-blog.  She was looking gorgeous in vintage items on a rainy day in what seemed to me to be a quintessentially Parisian cafe.  Enjoy and look for my upcoming post in which British Expat and Lifestyle blogger, Chloe and I, bop around Paris for two afternoons.  

The Dojo

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