Why are you still here?? Go!
Why are you still here?? Go!
Aggies have the best receptions! There’s a spirit and camaraderie that is unmatched, especially when accompanied by the Aggie War Hymn during the reception! (And yes, this is one of the very rare times that I make an appearance in the pictures!)
There’s so much anticipation leading up to a wedding, but then it doubles when it’s on New Year’s Eve! There’s something about having a wedding at Ashton Gardens during the holidays – people are ready to party! Kendall and Grant are such a sweet couple that met at the Texas Hall of Fame in College Station, which is where we shot part of their engagement session. I was excited to finally see the shoes that Kendall had been talking about and they were gorgeous!
Kendall and Grant opted to have a First Look so that they could share a special moment before the ceremony. We decided to have it in the main room at Ashton Gardens which is surrounded by windows so it’s a beautiful place for a private moment.
When the ceremony started, it was candlelit and intimate. Afterwards we spent some time doing beautiful portraits for Kendall and Grant.
Thanks to Kasey for her help and Shannon for assisting!
As part of the experimental photo shoot with Monique of Perspectives Photography we experimented with some lighting and Robert was our model in the morning.
I met up with Monique of Perspectives Photography for an experimental shoot and our beautiful model, Maria, did a wonderful job for us! This is the first part from her session and if you missed the sneak peek, here it is.
Even if you haven’t already set up your account, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest. It swept the virtual world and can be held responsible for an overabundance of craftiness and cuteness.
But I’d like to ask you a question: have you yet made that recipe for an amazing cookie, or crafted the vintage wall arrangement, or braided your hair in some beautiful new way? I’m guilty of pinning, and pinning, and pinning, and pinning……and pinning……………and pinning……ok, you get the idea.
I felt that it was time to actually make something that I had been wanting to make that was also pinned to one of my board. For a while now my jewelry has been a source of frustration because it’s chaos and disorganized so I knew the only solution was to create a board – Pinterest to the rescue!!
Soon, I was finding new and crafty ways to organize my jewelry, and I almost found too many options. But it was time to put the plan into action.
So this is the idea I started with but I modified my jewelry holder based on what I found (the size of the corkboard, pins, etc.)
I had to use two boards and this is what mine now looks like.
This is what I was using before and these stands work well for just a few items but I soon outgrew them.
I started at Loews and found the pins that I would use.
Secretly I’ve always wanted a reason to use paint samples for a project so I decided to pick a few colors to better organize my boards.
At Wal-Mart I purchased the corkboards and the fabric that slightly resembles burlap. Using a stapler I covered the boards on the front side and stapled them on the back.
Success! The first board holds the red, yellow, green, blue/turquoise, pink, and purple necklaces.
The second board holds the black, charcoal, pearl, silver, gold, and brown necklaces.
The former jewelry holders now hold the bracelets!
A few things I would have done differently:
I would have liked to have found larger metal pins so that I could more easily hung the large bead necklaces. And I may have used a larger board or an extra board.
The next project? Figuring out what to do about the earrings!!
If you’re on Pinterest, here’s my page: http://pinterest.com/diannamontoya/
By the way, all the pictures were taken with my iPhone!
One of the most important parts of a senior session actually happens before the session even takes place. It’s the meeting we have where we talk a little bit about the senior and what they like, what their hobbies are, and how we can make their session unique. We had a great meeting with Ashlyn, her mom and her best friend and I felt like I really knew Ashlyn’s personality so I was more and more excited for her photography session!
Who knew that when I met my friend as freshmen in college that I would someday be shooting his little sister’s wedding? This little sister has now grown up and has set the date with her future husband and I’m excited to be a part of it! I met up with Lindsay and Chad for their engagement photography session in Tomball and then headed to two other spots in the Spring area. We have to thank Lindsay’s mom for the cute “save the date” banner she made and the wonderful picnic basket she put together for the later part of the shoot!