Anna and Clara
This is the garage door of one of our neighbors.
I wish I had a yellow garage door.
I’m secretly in love with this picture of Clara.
It’s not a secret anymore.
Last week I took Kristin’s senior photos in Historic Downtown Grapevine. See more photos here.
We stepped into an art gallery and took photos with their beautiful piano.
Kristin has her own jewelry business (I think she has to be the prettiest entrepreneur around). Check it out at www.kristinvictoria.com
And Kristin loves penguins, so when we saw these as part of the Christmas decor, we couldn’t resist :)
While we were camping! My family and I spent our weekend at Cooper Lake State Park, and had a lovely lake view from our campsite. The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed the fall colors, the stars, and time as a family.
Armadillos are so cute. When they’re not roadkill.
We forgot to bring a broom, so Clara made one.
Photoshoot with Clara – waking up in the woods
The lake view from our campsite
Potatoes for breakfast burritos
Delicious hot chocolate and marshmallows
We can never see this many stars in the city. God is amazing.
Summur and I went to the Historic Downtown square in McKinney this afternoon. And had a lovely time! On the drive, trying to figure out where we are (121 really does just turn into 399 which really does just turn into McDonald) and blasting the 80s music and rocking the vintage shades. Walking around the square, eating delicious food, spending long amounts of time wandering around antique stores, taking photos.
We had lunch at Spoons Cafe. It was fabulous. Pink lemonade, black pepper fries, and a bacon-lettuce-avocado sandwich. Summur had Pumpkin Soup and a Mandarin Orange Salad.
We enjoyed perusing the shops, even though some of them were closed…
Just off the square and down a little side street was this staircase.
I got this skirt at the Denton Square antique store last week. Wool + plaid + pleats + 70s!
I definitely enjoyed my afternoon! Thank you dear : )
And when I got home, Mom reminded me that it’s my half birthday. So, I can convince myself that the Fiestaware teapot I got at the Antique Mall was a birthday present. And that Mantovani record. And… that’s all.
This was actually the Fourth of July. And, we didn’t do a lot. Most of our celebrating was done earlier that weekend.
I played around with that new lens, the 24mm macro, taking pictures of our mailbox-garden zinnias.
This (below) is currently my favorite photo. I think.
I worked in the morning, so I took these pictures in the afternoon. The sidewalk was super hot. I didn’t go put shoes on, so my feet were burning off.
That evening we went to see more fireworks, the Castle Hills ones. This time we were much farther away, but some other friends ended up being there too.
second time trying these actually, but the first time for it to work. i need to figure out the best way to do the bobby pins, and make it less messy, but i really like this.
photo tutorial here: orchid grey heidi braids
video tutorial here: strawberry koi vintage heidi braids
i found this shirt in my melisssa’s drawer. she found it at a clothing exchange.
clara took our tripod with her to beach camp, so for these i just set my camera on a shelf or dresser.
Darlene and I explored the downtown of our city looking for places to take photos, and also utilized the awesomely colorful books at Half Price to make some great backgrounds.
^ really digging the color and the focus and the wind in this one.
^also in the antique store, with some lovely mirrors.
we included some fun props: a mustache on a stick, and a super colorful lollipop