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Austin, TX Wedding | Alison + Minh

When you’re in school, elementary/middle/high school, it’s difficult to imagine who you’ll still be in touch with after so many years of growing up. You never really know where people are going to end up. I say this because Alison & I go as far back as being in middle school choir together, I still remember Silent Night in German. It’s always a comforting blast from the past to be contacted by people you knew in what feels like a past life. Alison & Minh have since had a son, named Theo, who proved to be an adorable addition to their engagement & wedding day photos at the Barr Mansion. You wouldn’t know it from how warm & happy they look but this Saturday in February was indeed the coldest day of winter, not to mention wet! They were in great spirits though only focusing on what was most important on this day, their marriage & commitment to each other.

~Caroline

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stylish bride and groom at barr mansion

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wedding ceremony inside barr mansion

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barr mansion first dance at night

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night portraits at barr mansion

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sparkler exit at barr mansion

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Cuzco, Peru

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My first time to South America. I arrived in Lima at 1am on a Saturday night delirious from travel albeit excited about future adventures. I did not stay in a great part of town but for a private room and bathroom for $15 a night where I only needed to rest my head for 12 hours, it was plenty suitable. My time in Lima was brief but impactful as I was definitely the only ‘gringo’ walking around these parts. The next afternoon I made my way to Cusco the city with a population of 500,000 and an elevation of 11,150ft. Having recently visited Crested Butte, with an elevation of almost 9,000ft, I assumed that I would not have much of a problem adjusting. I drank plenty of water but still found myself feeling horribly sick the second night. I had started my volunteer program this day so it was a full day of orientation and learning how to teach a class of locals how to speak English. I got half way through the class before I needed to go to bed, luckily I was co-teaching at this point and no one was depending on me. Altitude sickness, for me, I can only describe as a general terrible feeling, everything hurts and feels awful. My best piece of advice is to drink a ton of water, sleep a lot, and give yourself a few days before planning anything.

The people here are kind and small and the city itself is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. With churches dating back to the 1600s, plazas filled with flowers, more alpaca than anyone could ever need in a lifetime, & all of it surrounded by mountains covered in little homes that twinkle at night.

I took my two weeks here fairly easy, focusing most of my efforts on teaching and enjoying what Cusco has to offer. I went up to Cristo Blanco twice, explored caves, ate a lot of really good food, and drank some really delicious meracuya (passion fruit) sours made with local pisco. One Saturday was spent doing an ATV tour around the sacred valley to the salinas de maras and the other was the day of celebration for my birthday before I headed to the jungle the following Monday. I was invited to bungee jump with six others from my homestay and I couldn’t help but think ‘what better way to bring in a birthday?’ Bungee jumping was not exactly on my to do list but I do like to try almost everything at least once. It ended up causing me a lot of pain in the end due to almost flipping as I fell but I’m glad to say I have done it and will likely not do it again :) On Sunday my new friend from Belgium bought me cake and they sang me ‘Happy Birthday’ in 3 different languages. My birthday week was off to an amazing start then I left for the jungle…

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Red Corral Ranch Bridal | Morgan

Morgan and I had a great time working at Red Corral Ranch for her bridal session. As always the venue was amazing and the spring flowers were in full bloom thanks to some timely rain. Morgan rocked the session and we ended up with some really great and varied work.


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Banff, British Columbia

I’m sitting here on a cold night in Cuzco, Peru hanging out with a Canadian when I realized that I never actually posted any of the beautiful photos we took while visiting our amazingly talented photographer friends Sam & Brittany in Canmore Canada last December. Before this trip, I had barely set foot in snow- does 1 inch of snow in Austin that melts the next day count? I stocked up on gear, plenty of smart wool and a large jacket to keep me warm. While my mother may be from Minnesota, I am certainly a Texan when it comes to cold weather. Luckily for me, it was unseasonably warm in December, reaching up to 40 degrees one of the days I was there! Canadians were just about wearing shorts while I was still in full gear. I was clearly from out of town. Our wonderful tour guides took us to do all of the typical Canadian things, snow tubing, dog sledding, poutine, & even curling. I can’t wait to visit in the summer some time.

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