Fall is one of my favorite times of year and here in East Texas we are having a beautiful fall! Dad and I thought we ought to go out and take advantage of the beauty while its here. So we grabbed our camera’s headed out to Tyler State Park this morning and just enjoyed the beautiful colors and weather. Here are some of my favorite shots from this morning.
This picture cracks me up! I barely got any of Dad’s face and I’m making a goofy face. But I love it!
This semester I enrolled in Painting 1 for fun and have decided to change my major to art (after falling in love with it through art appreciation and drawing 1)! One of my favorite projects I’ve been working on during this class has been my door paintings. My professor told us we didn’t have to only paint on canvas, so I put some thought into how creative I wanted be. I remembered a door that was propped up against a wall in my church and the gears in my brain started to turn. After I got the ok to take the door, I just had to figure out what I was going to do with it. I’ve found when it comes to portrait taking, prom season is my favorite because girls in dresses are so much fun to photograph! So I figured if I enjoy photographing them, I’d probably enjoy painting them just as much, and I was right!
My first model was my good friend Madalaine Lane. I always love taking pictures of Maddy! She is so photogenic and just tons of fun! We met up at our church and had to start the pictures in the sanctuary because of rain. After we got the shot I wanted the rain had stop and we headed outside and took some twirly pictures in her beautiful Anthropology dress for fun. I began the painting as soon as I could and spent a lot of happy and angry moments with it. I was planning on leaving the background white, but my professor prompted me not to and I am so glad I took his advice! This one took me about three and a half weeks to finish.
After I finished the first door it was a little sad because I enjoyed it so much. But a few days later I got lucky at the highway 80 sale. I found a 2 small cabinet doors (which I’ll be using later) and a long cabinet door all for $2 each! I got with my friend Hope Hughes the next day and got some photos done out at the dam on Lake Hawkins. She’s just so darn cute and such a goober, so of course it was a good time. I started painting the next day after I sanded the glossy finish on the cabinet. I cranked this one out really quickly and I loved the results!
I was given another full size door which was super exciting! I set up a time with a girl, but we could just never get the time to work out and I was dying to get started so I got with my beautiful friend Katie (who I would have painted eventually anyway) and we took pictures about an hour later. We danced around rain, which stop just long enough for us to take pictures, and went down to a dock out at lake Hawkins. I got the door painted and done in about three weeks. I think the wash on this one is my favorite.
I got the joy of taking Christmas family portraits of my Aunt, Uncle and two cousins. We met at the Children’s Park in Tyler and worked around the other five or six families taking family portraits there as well. It’s always a blessing getting to photograph family, and they are such a cute family! Here are a few of my favorite shots of the day.
I was asked to take pictures of these two lovely ladies a few weeks ago in the new dresses they got. How could I say no to that? Dress pictures are my favorite! So we loaded up and headed out to lake Hawkins. The trees are finally starting to turn beautiful colors and the girls looked so pretty! Here are a few of my favorite shots of from todays shot.
I took pictures today of this beautiful little one. Kimberly just turned 3 months old and is as cute as can be! Here are a few of my favorite shots from today.
So Monday me and my friend Katie decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Dallas to visit The Dallas Museum of Art. Turns out the DMA is closed on Mondays which we learned at the door of the museum. We ended up at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science which was equally as cool! Here are a few of my favorite shots and moments of the day.
We started off at Ascension, a cool coffee shop in the middle of Dallas. We both got Lavender cappuccinos, which were nothing short of amazing! We also had breakfast here, which was very good, and then just enjoyed the environment of the coffee shop. I will definitely be going back.
After that we headed over to the DMA and had our discovery so we enjoyed downtown Dallas for a while. including Thanksgiving square, this cool underground food court, and this amazing fountain area under one of my favorite skyscrapers in Dallas.
We were both itching to see a museum, so from here we headed over to Perot. The Museum is definitely a mush see!
(I stole the frog picture from Katie)
We then enjoyed a late lunch at Cafe Brazil. We had their chicken crepes which were amazing and did there endless coffee, which was a cool experience. We also got to experience a guy trying to skip out on his meal ticket. They chased him down and cornered him. We didn’t hear if they got money out of him but he did leave a dollar for tip on the table, so that was kind of funny.
After a few more stops, such as Asel Art shop, trader Joes, this kind of strange record shop and some more exploring downtown we finally headed home. We had our final meal at the Waffle house in Terrell where we enjoyed our fifth or six cup of coffee for the day! We love our coffee.
My little sister Jordan is moving to California for College on Friday, so we did a goodbye session. We renacted photos that I took of her as a freshman in high school, now she is a freshman in college! It’s crazy how fast time flies! Jordan I’m gonna miss you so much!!!!!
I had the huge blessing of getting to be the photographer for my brothers wedding this weekend! My new sister looked absolutely beautiful!!!! I love them so much!