Plano West Senior - Grayson || Frisco & Legacy West

You guys!!! Hello! Hi! Hola! How are you? Thanks for sticking around if you’re still here. I’ll have to do a personal blog post soon on where I've been, but for now, I’m dying to share this session I did with Grayson from Plano West High School. Grayson is a natural in front of the camera and having been away my photography for surgery and recovery, this was the PERFECT shoot to help motivate and bring back my excitement in photography again. We took these one early September morning and it was glorious. We originally had Downtown McKinney on the list, but the business woman in me forgot to ensure it wouldn’t be in use for a weekend festival, since that place is always hopping. Well, of course with my luck, it was literally fenced in. I believe it was October-fest. After discussing with mom, dad, and Grayson, we decided to head to Frisco, but we for sure always had Legacy West on the list and I LOVED how this session turned out. 

I got so many compliments from friends and photog friends who saw the final product. Some thought we were at a styled condo, or downtown Dallas. Nope, this was just taken on a store patio, Frontgate. They were new in town and were excited to let us snap a few pics. We were there for about 5 mins because I didn’t want to interrupt their shoppers, so I made it count! I LOVE these photos. Grayson, can we do another shoot, just cause? 😎

Starbuck at Legacy West Plano

I had a photo shoot at the end of September and one of our locations was Legacy West. It was my first time to shoot here and I LOVED IT! When I arrived from traveling from our first location, I took a mini break and I stopped into this Starbucks, and WOW! I haven't seen this style of setup by Starbucks, but I loved it. Check it out. 

Also, loved that they use the Chemex. If you follow me on Instagram, I finally purchased one just over a year ago and it's my favorite weekend treat. Slow drop coffee is another level of goodness. It takes a little longer to make because of the hands on approach needed, so I continue to save it for weekend delight. If you haven't tried it, you should!

Monthly Roundup! - October 2017

And just like that, we are at the end of October. We FINALLY received cooler temperatures here in Dallas and I'm so happy for it. Much has happened to me in the last month, and especially since my last update. I figured I'd write a little post to freshen up my blog. :)

  1. Seniorolgie's Conference 12 in Denver, Colorado ended on the 2nd and I was flying back to Dallas with so much excitement and motivation to get back on track with my photography, aka "side hustle."
  2. On Instagram I started and completed a "One Paris photo a day in October." So happy to have challenged myself and completed it!
  3. Product Photography shoot with Mindful Minerals North Texas - If you haven't checked out this amazing brand, you should! Plus, my friend Stephanie is a true example of 
  4. Attended Sigel's 8th Annual Cabernet wine tasting with my wine-snob friend. The location was amazing, complete with the Dallas skyline
  5. Josh and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary!!
  6. We welcomed a new baby Cave to the family! My Sister-In-Law & Brother-In-Law had the cutest little girl and her big brothers were so proud. I cannot wait to watch them grow. 
  7. Surprised JRCP past clients with a mini-sessions special, and all slots were booked in 24 hours!!! Talk about a boost in confidence. I love my clients! Later had to cancel due to injury. :(
  8. Hosted a joint Pampered Chef party with my friend, Michelle. It was so great to see so many friends I haven't seen in months, and some in years!! Thank you all for coming, I hope you had a great time. I just love hosting and hope to do more next year!
  9. Enjoyed a night out with my friend at Sharla's boutique in McKinney. You guys, please check this place out. Her shop is amazingly beautiful, and she has some incredible products! Also, the owner is just fabulous!
  10. Had a slip in fall at a grocery store, which I find out later, I broke my right foot. *cringe* Wanting to be brave and strong, I seriously thought I just bruised my foot, but the pain was too intense. Plus, I have a change of roles happening at work, so this is no time to be out! Went to doctor about my foot, found out I actually broke my fifth metatarsal bone in a "butterfly" or what I saw was a "y." Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow 11/1.

It was a busy, eventful, and crazy month! While I'm not happy about having to go through another surgery in less than a year, and on the opposite foot, I am looking forward to getting well and just getting my life back on track.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

 I added the text, but if you know who I can credit for this stock image, let me know!

I added the text, but if you know who I can credit for this stock image, let me know!