One of my best friends, Kelsey, visited me so we could attend The Good Fest in Austin together (which by the way was INCREDIBLE! Check out her recap of our experience here). Kels started a blog called The Intuitive Swan a few months ago to share her journey with lyme disease. Her daily life with a chronic illness often feels so foreign to me, but her vulnerability to share her own experience and what she’s learned is a true inspiration and makes me so proud to be her friend. Kels has taken her diagnoses as something that has shaped her, but does not define her. A few of my favorite shots from her visit below!Read More
A few months ago I shot with Shannon of Shannon Dolan Fitness. I first met her in the fall through a women’s group here in Austin. Shannon is such a bright light and full of positive energy—I instantly gravitated towards her! I love her 360° approach to holistic health through being a personal trainer, health coach, pilates instructor, and holding a degree in nutrition. If you’re not local to Austin, she has a free meditation, mindfulness & gratitude guide (I’m all about this!!) as well as an 8-week guide to strengthen your mind & body.Read More
I was introduced to MaryKate of @froyotofitness through one of my friends a few years ago, and she has continued to be such an inspiration for living a fitness-forward life. After documenting her own fitness journey on instagram, she launched a 12-week guide and later a 6-week challenge full of workouts, nutrition tips, and more. Her story is truly amazing and she’s created an amazing community empowering women to live their best & most fit lives (her client transformations are incredible, too).Read More
When David & I first moved down to Austin, we were thrilled to hear an old high school friend of ours relocated here with her boyfriend a few years prior. Naturally, Ellen & Scott were our first double date once we got to town and we’ve had so much fun together since!
Ellen has always been super creative and entrepreneurial—I even bought one of her purses she made out of vintage fabrics from a boutique in our hometown, years ago. Now, Ellen runs a year-round resort wear label called Elliette.Read More
I just came up on the anniversary of my first real photo shoot ever (ya know, one of people you don’t know!), Beth & Matt in Lincoln Park 4 years ago. They wanted some photos in Chicago before they moved to Austin (small world, right?). When their photos came up on her facebook timeline a few weeks ago, they coincidentally popped up on her mom’s timeline, too. Enter the amazing power of facebook.Read More