In November, I flew to Austin, drove to Dallas the same day to photograph a couple, drove back to Austin the next day, photographed another couple and then flew home. It was an exhausting three days but totally worth it. I drove with my  highschool best friend back and forth between the two cities and we hit all the chick fil a’s along the way. All of them. I introduced her to my favorite drink at Sonic- a cherry vanilla cream coke, which she is now addicted to- and we watched a deer get absolutely obliterated by a Range Rover in an act of violence I’m still trying to unsee. We also went to some sort of weird outdoor ice sculpture, lighting -factory- rave -dance -party thing where the pants were really high like the people. We were in bed by 11.  All in all, Austin is getting closer to Portland and did not disappoint in sights or cuisine.

Myriah and Charlie were the first of the weekend and their place is so much better than mine. Their water facets are all in working order and they have trim on their walls and windows (husband, if you’re reading this, its been three years, put my friggen house back together). They have actual style and taste and the kind of stuff that wasn’t included in my DNA. Myriah is a beautiful pixie tater tot human and Charlie is her handsome devoted dude.  She is five whole feet of fiery unicorn beauty and I, in all my Shrekness, wanted to carry her around on my back all day. She is the designer of Opal Milk jewelry and also made the robe she is wearing in this set. Style for days and days.  Their Mexican wedding in San Miguel is going to be one of the highlights of my year and I am so excited to do this thing with them.

This is going to be one of my longest photo sets to date on this blog because I literally spent four hours with them. I could have hung out with them all day. We did the whole in-home thing that has my heart and then hit their two favorite places in a walk around Dallas. One being a moody coffee shop and the other being an awesome hang out with food trucks. I ate and ate and ate on this trip. This year Im hoping to be able to practice willpower (my word for the year) and not hit every single restaurant I come across while traveling. I am a sugar addict and get dessert with every meal no matter how full I am, so trying to break that habit while my travel schedule for the year looms ahead will be a monumental feat. Also, emotional eating but I digress.

Side note: we did make a love film, but I’m waiting on a new computer to edit it, so that will be added to blog post in the near future. Cant wait to get to work on that. Anyway, without further adieu, take a gander at Rye and Charlie’s beautiful loft and love.



Look how vain I am:


On with it:




I love how natural and easy-looking these shots look. You have a great talent to put people at ease while you photograph them.

Gorgeous shots! Love your work!