Flowers, chocolate, champagne and a sparkly new left hand bling. This surprise Driskill Hotel proposal was one of my most nerve wracking to photograph but in the end, the happiest. Some of these portraits I was able to make on the balcony and in front of the hotel doors were my favorites and I was excited to capture the surprise party at Ah Sing Den after! Nico really knocked this one out of the park, planning every small detail down to the champagne and flowers. I heard multiple times that night how N was really setting a high bar. I can’t wait to see how their wedding turns out!details set up for a surprise proposal at the driskill hotel in austin texasdriskill hotel proposal austin proposal photographer surprise proposal photographer at the driskill hotel in austindriskill hotel engagement photos outside candid black and white engagement photographs in austin texas austin engagement photos on the balcony at driskill hotel austin engagement session with champagne inside a hotel lobby black and white engagement photographs inside the driskill hotel austin engagement session locations after party surprise at a cocktail bar in a austin surprise proposal after party photographs in austin texas surprise proposal after party at ah sing den



I’ve met a lot of seniors over my 6 years of photographing them and because each one has been completely different I’ve created this list of 5 tips to rock your Austin graduation pictures.

1) DO NOT GET A SPRAY TAN. Do not apply self tanner. No changes to your skin tone in any way. Do not do this unless you want to make a huge headache for your photographer! :)

2) Get a manicure the day before. We’ll be doing a few poses with your hands in the shots and you want to make sure they look their best.

3) No new skin care routines! Now is not the time to experiment with that new facial peel you heard about on some influencer’s Instagram. Stick to your normal routine and try not to aggravate your skin.

4) Have layering options for your outfit to add interest. Like your favorite jean jacket or a floral kimono robe. Also try bringing accessories like earrings and bracelets for a “new look”

Finally, my favorite tip — 5) Bring a friend who knows you and can make you laugh! They’ll also be my extra set of eyes to catch fly away hairs, lipstick on the teeth and hold your bags while we focus on the shoot!

Still booking for 2018 seniors in Austin, San Antonio, College Station and Fort Worth! All Saturday rates discounted for the month of April. Reach out and book your date ASAP!


Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio – area seniors!

It’s time to schedule graduation portraits for 2018 spring commencement.

If you wait till the last day to schedule your session you’ll be with every other graduating senior in your school. There are lots of opportunities to get unique session images that aren’t like every one else’s.

Email me and let me know what kind of look you’re going for. All sessions include a free what to wear consult!

The remaining dates are listed above and going QUICKLY so don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Text your mom and let her know you want graduation portraits like all your friends!



Have you met many 2 year olds who can talk for over an hour straight? Lila can and boy is she a pro chatter. I spent around an hour getting to know her during our Mommy and Me session at home here in Austin not long ago.

Over the winter I decided to work on more personal projects, photographing my friends I thought were the coolest and needed to be in front of my camera.

Caitlin (professional baker / owner of Wyeth Patisserie) and her daughter Lila were first on the list. How could you NOT want to photograph these two beauties? She graciously welcomed me in on a dreary, cold February morning where her and Lila baked muffins together, something so sweet and perfectly, honestly, truly them.

It was really nice to hang out for just a few hours in Caitlin’s home, no fuss, no pressure or stress to pick a perfect location. I think Miss Lila liked having another person with a camera to ham it up.

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