Thursday, July 28, 2016

Working In Our Casita Camper

Last year Brian and I were able to combine the enjoyment of traveling in our Casita camper trailer with working on an editorial photography assignment. The shoot was for Better Homes and Gardens and it was located near Round Top, southeast of Austin. The little town of Round Top doesn't have many hotels so this was the perfect opportunity for us to see if we could make the combo of photo shoots and Casita traveling happen. We found a cute RV park in the town of Round Top called Orchid Tree RV Park owned by Mike Koenig and his wife Debbie. It was perfect. Small, private, perfectly maintained, and convenient. In addition to the RV park, they have a beautiful art gallery with a huge space dedicated for art workshops. It was a very cool setup and Mike & Debbie were very friendly and full of great location suggestions. We were there for work with no time to play but I would love to visit them someday and take a fun art class.

We did have a few hiccups along the way.... getting caught in a well known small town speed trap (really Rosebud, Texas?... we were pulling a trailer!!), blinding downpours of rain, the little refrigerator in our Casita died the first night, and an unexpected blowout on the trailer... but that didn't keep us from getting some awesome shots. We also had the chance to work with the talented and funny Lacey Howard, met some nice homeowners and their pups, had the famous photographer Laura Wilson visit our shoot, and enjoyed the beautiful Texas landscapes.

Check out Brian McWeeney's photography in the latest edition of Country Home out this month.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Only Wanna Be With You

Paige & Connor

I think, the BEST compliment EVER is when you are invited back to photograph another event with the same family. So, on my second visit to North Carolina, I photographed the daughter's wedding of a bride I photographed a few years ago. It was truly another actioned packed weekend with a great group of people. The backyard became the perfect setting for a beautiful ceremony & reception. Oh, and let's not forget to mention that it rained again (just like my first visit to NC) but that didn't stop the fun. The wet dance floor created a few serious slip and slides, but honestly those are the stories people will always remember the most.

Congratulations to Paige and Connor. I have titled this post in honor of your first dance. You two look so happy. Thank you for including me on your very special day. xxoCarolyn

More images on my Facebook page.