Monday, August 1, 2016

It's Finally Out! Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse

Some of you know my other half, Jayme, has been working on a book for several years now. What started as a project we thought would take 6 months quickly turned into 6 years.

But years of research and then years of trying to find a publisher have finally paid off. Today is the official release date of Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse.

It's been a lot of work. Work that I helped out with when I could. We made several stops at the old brothel, which is where I captured these images as well as countless more.

We also made a trip out to Phoenix to spend a day with the former madam, Edna Milton -- the one portrayed by Dolly Parton in the movie. That trip seems like ages ago! We were so fortunate to know her and befriend her. She passed away shortly after that trip and never got to see the book published. Jayme dedicated the book to her and all of the ladies who went through the Chicken Ranch.

The book has already earned some positive reviews and is on track to be one of the best sellers from History Press this year. If you haven't already. grab a copy!

Lisa On Location Photography

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Strawberry Pines Offers a Peaceful Wedding Retreat {San Antonio Wedding Photography}

I was able to travel to Strawberry Pines in Poteet for a beautiful wedding recently and was pleasantly surprised to find this little gem.

Because I grew up in Bastrop, home of the Lost Pines, I'm always at home under pine trees. The trees provided cover from the brutal sun during the ceremony, and offered a lovely backdrop for portraits.

It was hot. So hot, in fact that the cake collapsed before the reception started. But that didn't spoil the festivities for this family.

They partied late into the night and had an amazing time.

It's a little bit of a drive from San Antonio, and an even further drive from New Braunfels. But the road trip was nice and this little piece of land and the sweet owners I met were worth it.

Lisa On Location Photography