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On today’s Just For Fun Fridays: my good friend Katie and I hang out at a local green space near my house. Katie is a seriously talented dancer and  a very accomplished videographer. This girl is a complete goofball and sometimes she has too much energy for me to handle! We went over to the greenbelt a couple blocks from my house and I just let the open space inspire the both of us.  Look at that form!

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austin ballet dancer portraits, austin dance photographer

To describe Sarah I would have to use that age-old cliché often used to describe girls (and lord knows I hate to use a cliché) but she truly is sugar and spice and everything nice. After having to re-schedule our session due to a bout of yucky Texas winter weather, we were fortunate enough to have the sun peek out just in time for her graduation portraits around San Marcos. This girl was FABULOUS and a real trooper for putting up with my crazy locations in the near freezing temperatures. You can’t tell though, because Sarah was practically a professional at not showing how utterly frozen she was!

Miss Sarah is graduating in 4 days from Texas State University (my alma mater! Eat ‘Em Up Cats!) with a bright future ahead of her thanks to her Mass Communications degree and being involved in the Delta Zeta sorority on campus. We started at the beautiful DZ house and worked our way around San Marcos utilizing some of my most favorite locations to date.

 

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It’s been a long and hot summer and now that fall is somewhat here in Austin, it’s time to show off some more wedding work that I’ve been sitting on. I have been incredibly lucky enough to second shoot for some fantastic people this past year. So I decided to share with you all just a few of my favorites rather than making full blog posts out of them. Major props go to Elissa (elissarphotography.com) for being my number 1 go-to gal when it comes to second shooting. Thank you to everyone who has trusted me thus far. I look forward to 2012! The photographers in this post who were gracious enough to allow me to second shoot are:

 

1.) Sam at Sunny 16 Photography (https://www.sunny16photos.com/)

I was completely honored to shoot with Sam at this wedding. It was awesome to see how someone who produces such amazing photos actually works at a wedding. Sam is true talent and skill and the couple from this Inn at Wild Rose Hall wedding were so lucky to have him.

 

 

2.) Brittany Dawson Photography

My first time visiting LaGrange was seconding for Ms. Dawson (now Mrs. Kerr!). Super sweet down-home wedding with lots of fun people.

 

3.) My number one gal.. Elissa. This was from a crazy fun Hallowedding up in Plano on Halloween weekend! (Thus the Hallowedding.. get it??) This was the first time I had the opportunity to test out my posing of large bridal party groups since most of the weddings I second shoot are smaller with maybe 3 groomsmen and 4 bridesmaids. And of course, a Halloween wedding wouldn’t be complete without the B&G and the whole bridal party changing into zombie attire for a fully choreographed Thriller dance!

elissa r halloween wedding in plano

 

zombie thriller wedding dance practice

wedding party dances to thriller in zombie attire

And this is why I love being a second shooter. I went outside and found Jesus, a slice of pizza, and a Dallas Cowboy all hanging out together.

 

Of course, I will have more to show you guys in a month or so. Stay tuned for more wedding goodness!

 

xoxo