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Engagements at the Natural Gardener in Austin, TX Lindsay & Marshall

Right away at our initial meeting when I heard that Lindsay and Marshall met through their love of gardening, I immediately felt like we should incorporate that in to their engagement sessions. Before I knew it, we were meeting up at The Natural Gardener in South Austin. I literally had no idea what to expect, having never ever gardened myself and therefore, having never been to a huge gardening supply store.

It was beautiful. There were plants everywhere, colors everywhere, a random goat house, tree swing, beautiful pots.. I could go on. I felt inspired right away by the location and lucky to have clients who love to try places that mean something special. We had a lovely afternoon exploring the grounds and I’m more than excited to do part two of their engagements at their comfy home in just a few weeks:)

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[...] After our first engagement session together, Marshall and Lindsay knew that they wanted to do a part two at their home. I absolutely love photographing portraits in home.. they tell so much more of a story about who you are and how you live as a couple and offer a comfort level that’s pretty unmatched. I also love the idea of looking back on portraits in 50 years and seeing your first home as the background to such important pictures, making them even more perfect. [...]

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Julie Cope - July 5, 2011 - 9:47 am

What an adorable couple! This session is gorgeous!

River - June 25, 2011 - 1:56 pm

The best thing about these phots for me is the way that some of them look candid, like we are almost spying on a couple in the garden. There are some shots that capture the freedom in their faces, as if they don’t realize someone is watching. I really like that a lot. Great work.

Heather - June 21, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I adore that last shot of them on the swing! They are so cute!

Jared Tseng - June 1, 2011 - 9:31 am

Love your compositions! And what an amazing location. Wonderful session.

Laura Burlton - June 1, 2011 - 9:19 am

These are so sweet! I can’t wait to see this wedding :)

Kristi Wright - June 1, 2011 - 8:30 am

What a fun session! You really captured their personalities!!

Jen Smith - June 1, 2011 - 6:57 am

Cute and fun! Love the lush greens, the happy couple and of course, a good swing. And I wish my little picket fence were as rustic as the one in the top image. Cool!

Shyann - May 31, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Super cute session! You did such an awesome job! :)

sam hurd - May 31, 2011 - 6:43 pm

i LOVE this whole set. these seriously resonate with me. not sure why. but they do!

Caroline Ghetes - May 31, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I love how much fun and quirky this couple is. Nice set! I’ll bet they’re blown away by these : )

michele bowman - May 31, 2011 - 2:32 pm

how adorable are these two? seriously cute couple and beautiful photos! great job.

Declan - May 31, 2011 - 2:25 pm

There’s such a clear connection between all the images with the colour palette – I’ve totally got to nick the buried i na bush idea sometime :)

RufflesDebs - May 31, 2011 - 1:42 pm

In the best possible way this reminds me of one of my favourite films – Eagle vs Shark. I’m not generally a big fan of engagement shoots but you just chalked one up for WIN!
Lovely, keep ‘em coming!
x

coler - May 31, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Boatloads of natural elements here and the post just screams greeeeen! Diggin’ it!

Mercedes - May 31, 2011 - 10:54 am

<3 that place. These shots are gorgeous, well done! They look like a fun couple and very much in love.

Sometimes I do This | Personal Project

A sneak peek into a personal project of mine, Sometimes I do This. It’s not wedding related, no, but it’s been consuming my life for the past few months so I wanted to share.:)
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Julie Cope - July 5, 2011 - 9:49 am

Great job, Lindsey! I love your work! Love the exploration of color and body language. So so good.

Heather - June 20, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Ooh, i like that last one!

Tenielle - June 2, 2011 - 8:32 pm

SO REFRESHING to see this…. your personal work, your personal project brought a huge smile to my face. It must be refreshing to your own soul, it certainly has been to mine.

PhotoAlbert - May 30, 2011 - 11:22 am

Very inspiring project. I like your work

Leo Druker - May 29, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Wow – Brilliant idea and execution :)

Jenny Meng - May 28, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Hooray for personal projects! These are great. I’d love to see more. :)

Alen Abdula - May 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Great concept and execution. -aa

Saskia - May 28, 2011 - 11:02 am

This is awesome. Totally made me smile.

Paul Nguyen - May 28, 2011 - 9:54 am

Great photos! Awesome use of colours and angles!

Kat Braman - May 28, 2011 - 9:23 am

This is so cool and completely fascinating. I need to make more time for personal projects.

Lisa Novakowski - May 28, 2011 - 12:40 am

FUN!!! I love them all, but especially the red umbrella and the head in the tree. Fab. I also agree that they’d make a great, intriguing exhibition.

Laura Murray - May 27, 2011 - 9:35 pm

LOVE this! interesting and quirky! in all the best ways…. you have a creative eye!

luis godinez - May 27, 2011 - 8:55 pm

I’m intrigued. I want to see more :)

Caroline Ghetes - May 27, 2011 - 7:28 pm

Love this! You and I have very similar taste in personal work style. God I need to get back to it. Nice work!

Anton Chia - May 27, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Fun and this is creative exercises for the brain don’t you agree?

Elissa - May 27, 2011 - 4:57 pm

I’m totally in love with all of these.

Salwa - May 27, 2011 - 4:47 pm

I love this SO, SO much. I’m going to have to take a look through the rest of your blog!!

Kristi Wright - May 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

These are so much fun! I love the one w/ the red umbrella.

Nessa K - May 27, 2011 - 9:26 am

I can’t tell you how awesome I think these are. There aren’t words, Lindsey!!

Leah Muse - May 27, 2011 - 9:22 am

I’m officially obsessed with the yellow dress in the yellow flowers. I want a print!

Tall - May 27, 2011 - 9:04 am

Cool! Even before the Mondrian wall I was going to say they had a very Mondrian-esque feel! Great eye.

Megan Marr - May 27, 2011 - 8:27 am

I agree with Jennifer, a show would be excellent and well received. Great images!

jennifer nichols - May 27, 2011 - 7:36 am

Good stuff!! You should have an exhibition somewhere around town. These are great!

Hollie’s Maternity Portraits at Zilker Park

I was at my dear friends Todd and Hollie’s home on Monday evening for their son’s first birthday. I loved being able to celebrate Micah. While I was there, I was so happy to see photos of their cute little family on the wall that I had taken. It made me think back to all of the sessions that I’ve been so lucky to document for the Meador family; maternity, newborn, and family with more to come. Then it made me think to my blog and… wait a second.. I haven’t posted any of them?! So, we’re back tracking so that we can get current with this lovely family.

Hollie is amazing. She is beautiful and KIND (so kind) and easy to talk to and glowing, at all times. She’s just the type of person that you are so happy to know, that makes your life that much better. Back when these photos were taken, she was SO pregnant and SO excited to meet her baby, Micah. I could already tell that she was going to be one of the greatest mothers.

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fun fun fun photos!

Victoria - September 6, 2011 - 5:36 am

Wow! Amazing photos! I wonder if i could be as gorgeous as you are when i get pregnant…

Kursha - August 7, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Wow, what beautiful photos. I wish I had my pregnancies photographed now.

Heather - June 20, 2011 - 11:18 am

That last one is perfection!! Awesome session!

Kristi Wright - May 27, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Love love the ones of her laying down in the grass. Pretty, pretty.

Joshua Gull - May 26, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Beautiful work Leah. She’s gorgeous and glowing.

Jim Murphy - May 26, 2011 - 8:27 am

She seems very happy and excited, great job capturing that. Nice work.

Razvan - May 26, 2011 - 7:38 am

The mood in the last photos of the set is great! Such awesome lighting!

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - May 26, 2011 - 7:24 am

She is one gorgeous Mom! Those three last shots are my faves. Well done!

Laurie Peacock - May 25, 2011 - 10:04 pm

I love the photos where she’s sitting on the grass. Lovely.

Teresa K - May 25, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Gorgeous mommy to be….I LOVE your approach to the session…WONDERFUL!!

Daniel Krieger - May 25, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Such vivid colors and she looks beautiful and really happy..nice job!

Kelsey - May 25, 2011 - 6:05 pm

These are so light hearted, pretty and fun. I Love it!

Kim - May 25, 2011 - 4:24 pm

These photos are incredible!!! She’s absolutely gorgeous. This makes me look forward to pregnancy even more.

Laura Burlton - May 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

I LOVE the ones where she is laying in the grass :)

Shyann - May 25, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Great session!! I love the lighting in those last ones! :)

Portraits of a Julie in Austin, TX

Last Sunday, my friend Julie asked me if I wanted to take some pictures for fun later in the evening. FOR FUN!? Heck yes. It’s really awesome being friends with people who share your same passion and who understand that driving around until you find the right side road is a very important task. And that finding that golden light is like finding a pot of gold.

Julie is gorgeous and I was so inspired by her colors, her love for life, and the trees that we were surrounded by. We found this road down the street from my house and although there MIGHT have been a no trespassing sign.. we had to.

The first picture on the right is one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. So the rash I’ve had for the past week on my neck, arms, and face from the trees we played in.. worth it.

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Vanessa - June 21, 2011 - 5:51 pm

I think this may be my favorite series of yours, ever!

Heather - June 20, 2011 - 8:28 am

I adore that first shot of her lying in the grass. The atmosphere in the photograph is so… oh, I can’t put my finger on it! Something about it is just… right. Wonderful work!!

Julie Cope - May 26, 2011 - 4:28 pm

You are awesome. Thank you for these beautiful portraits and for your beautiful friendship! xo

Dean Govier - May 25, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Woah, Julie looks hot in these. I love your use of natural light. Also, i dont want to get to teccie on your lovely blog but your processing is spot on. Such a good session.

joanna - May 24, 2011 - 12:59 pm

i am fighting just saying “preeeeeeeeeeeeetty” over and over again while looking at these! they are so beautiful. i love the second to last shot, it is such a unique perspective. also love the humor in the dancing/shaking head shots! so awesome.

Rima - May 24, 2011 - 10:21 am

Love love these! There is a certain rich quality to your work!

Caroline Ghetes - May 24, 2011 - 7:57 am

What a beautiful girl! Love the colors in these! I really like that second image for some reason. Nice work!

Mark Kalkwarf - May 24, 2011 - 6:24 am

So striking yet not over done! Brilliant! The colors and tones work together so well. Very good job.

Brad Ross - May 24, 2011 - 5:36 am

Wonderful portrait session with amazing use of the light.

Nora - May 23, 2011 - 11:07 pm

Just lovely. I really love all the warm tones.

Rhys - May 23, 2011 - 10:57 pm

This is super cute Leah, and your colors are perfect. Well done!

Paul Nguyen - May 23, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Great portraits! Gorgeous!

sam hurd - May 23, 2011 - 10:00 pm

daaaaamn.

Jason - May 23, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Gorgeous! Beautiful colours, great use of light. Bravo!

Alicia Adamopoulos - May 23, 2011 - 7:57 pm

We all need friends like this! I love them all but particularly love the shots of her laying down.

Sarah-Rose - May 23, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Oh gosh – the first on the right IS amazing.

Sarah Culver - May 23, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Wow, these are stunning photos and girl!

ANTON CHIA - May 23, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Nice selection of clothes and the color scheme works very well. Great photos!

Heather Nan - May 23, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Oooooohhhhh, the colors are so delicious. So lovely!

Louie Abellera - May 23, 2011 - 12:08 pm

This is bananas. That last frame (along with the rest) is killer

Rick Cortez - May 23, 2011 - 11:42 am

what a great portrait session, I love the shots of her laying down and the hair shots.

Drew - May 23, 2011 - 11:32 am

That first image on the right is beautiful!!! Great session!

Nessa K - May 23, 2011 - 11:20 am

Wow and wow and wowwww. These are beautiful, she’s gorgeous, and there’s nothing I don’t absolutely love about each photo.

robin - May 23, 2011 - 11:19 am

Love these. And Julie is so pretty…

Tyler Branch - May 23, 2011 - 11:10 am

wow. this whole set is so on point. you are kinda ridiculously talented.

Brandi - May 23, 2011 - 8:56 am

beautiful. gorgeous light!

Tali - May 23, 2011 - 8:54 am

GORGEOUS!!!!

lindsey - May 23, 2011 - 8:48 am

soooooo pretty!

jennifer nichols - May 23, 2011 - 8:25 am

Love, love, love these!!

Sam - May 23, 2011 - 8:25 am

I love this so so so so so much. Such a beautiful girl. You made this shoot so interesting, LOVE IT!

Kristi Wright - May 23, 2011 - 8:11 am

Beautiful. I love the first hair swing one!

Jenni - May 23, 2011 - 7:54 am

These are gorgeous! What a great setting. Also, are you sure you did not photograph actress Amy Smart by mistake?! Julie looks so much like her!

April & Tanner: A wedding at Vista on Seward Hill

April and Tanner are freaking cute. They giggle together constantly and smiles do not leave their faces for hours on end. Literally, April is one of the happiest looking people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. I had so much fun with them at their engagements, which made me even more excited to be a part of their wedding day. They are so kind and full of love that I never once saw anything phase them in the whole planning process and through the craziness of the day. They were so excited to see each other before the ceremony, and then they were just happy to be together.

Their day definitely did not feel like a job. It felt like I was just celebrating two friends who are SO right for each other, while holding a camera the whole time.

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Ceremony: Vista on Seward Hill
Flowers: Breathtaking Blooms
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Emily Huff - August 23, 2011 - 6:02 am

i really like the pictures! the bride’s gown fits perfectly on her body.

Heather - June 13, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Fabulous!! I adore the tones here. That last shot is killer!

Laura Burlton - May 22, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Awwww, this is a totally cute wedding! I love red headed brides :)
You did a wonderful job capturing the heart and soul of their big day!

Jared Tseng - May 19, 2011 - 4:15 am

Super cute couple and beautiful photos! Really well done!

Kellee - May 18, 2011 - 9:19 pm

Love these! Her smile is infectious, that pre-bouquet shot is just adorable. Looks like a hugely fun wedding. Brilliant :)

Shell Bailey - May 18, 2011 - 4:58 pm

That is a seriously good-looking couple. And from the start to the end of the day, your execution of the images is simply flawless. I have so many favorites even out of these few that you’ve shown- I’m sure the rest of the wedding is just as beautiful!

Caroline Ghetes - May 18, 2011 - 4:21 pm

What an amazing set! This is a great-looking bunch too : ) I love that last shot. So editorial! Nice work!

Kristi Wright - May 18, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Those last two shots are so good!!

john p - May 18, 2011 - 3:32 pm

Nothing but awesomeness going on up in here! You rocked it again …

Megan Marr - May 18, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Great work as always girls! I think I remember seeing the sneak peek of these images. It’s always a thrill to see the moments you’ve captured, looks like this was a passionate ceremony & emotional reception.

Mark Quade - May 18, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Wow!! This is such an amazing body of work. It is hard to believe that this was all in the one day and not a portfolio from years of work. Simply stunning!!

Laszlo Bodnar - Elevenphoto - May 18, 2011 - 2:33 pm

very intimacy photos. i like. and the bouquet shot…. :)

Luis Godinez - May 18, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Love the B&G portraits. Very beautiful and lovely. Great wedding. :)

Lana - May 18, 2011 - 1:48 pm

I LOVE the shot of the groomsmen sitting in the chairs and the one of the bride laughing with her brides maids behind her! So creative!

Jon Rouston - May 18, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Beautiful set, the fun in the formal pictures shines through and that bouquet toss picture is superb!

Lianna - May 18, 2011 - 12:57 pm

I love how the bridesmaids wore different dresses. And I love the picture of the groom behind the silhouette of her bodice. LOVE.

Ryan Brenizer - May 18, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Plus I adore the anticipation of the bouquet toss.

Ryan Brenizer - May 18, 2011 - 12:49 pm

You can see how comfortable you were together from their beautiful, natural expressions. Fantastic set and I feel the fun just from looking at the photos.

adam houseman - May 18, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Fantastic, just fantastic. April and Tanner, you two look amazing!

Nessa K - May 18, 2011 - 12:10 pm

I’m dying over here! That bouquet shot, the dress shot, the bride’s hair color (seriously, awesome), the adorable groom… this wedding is perfect. PERFECT!

Victor Saidov - May 18, 2011 - 11:52 am

What a beautiful wedding! You captured their wedding story in such a classy way. Love your processing too! Amazing work!