Archive for November, 2009

Austin Portrait Session :: Beth and Patrick

November 17th, 2009  |  Posted in engagement, portrait

I have a soft spot for the state of Kentucky and every year with the first tease of cool weather in Texas I especially miss those crisp KY mornings when the Sugar Maple trees are ablaze with fall color.

A beautiful afternoon in Austin with Beth and Patrick, both KY natives, was the perfect dose of Kentucky for me. Beth, your accent makes me smile!

My favorite. I love the sun peeking in.

Another great one from the fields.


Fun Food Friday :: Il Sogno

November 6th, 2009  |  Posted in fun food friday, published work

Andrew Weissman you have out done yourself again. I am in love with your new restaurant, Il Sogno, located in San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery complex. The food is heavenly and the service can’t be beat. I shot the images below for San Antonio Magazine and was so impressed with the food I went back the next day for lunch. I can’t wait to go for dinner.

Let’s start with dessert first because that’s what we all should do. The canolli were amazing. There’s a little goat cheese in the filling which gives it a perfect touch of sharpness.

…the most perfect poached eggs

Who can resist chicken and fries? Not me!

And, now back to dessert. The chef made a special batch of canolli just for me while I was working so I just couldn’t so no!

When I returned for lunch I had the gnocchi with bologonese and it was out of this world. If you’re not yet convinced to give Il Sogno a try then the bestest Tiramisu should. Go! Now!


Austin Engagement Session :: Karen and Wade

November 4th, 2009  |  Posted in engagement, portrait

I’m always a little nervous when the first time I meet a couple in person is at a portrait session. Building a rapport before a session helps me learn about the couple and helps them have a comfort level with me and the camera. My worries were quickly put to rest when I met Karen and Wade on a gorgeous fall day in Austin, TX. I could not have asked for a more relaxed, laid-back couple. Although Karen admits to not being very into the wedding planning these two are so personable and easy going I’m certain their Charleston, SC wedding will be fabulous.

My favorite! I love the texture of the door especially in b&w.

I really like the graffiti on the lower right corner.

I think they were hoping I was joking when I asked them to sit inside a large concrete culvert that we stumbled upon. This was shot through a hole in the side of the culvert.

Same set of doors from the first photo but in color. Still just as awesome.