Tuesday, June 12, 2018

San Antonio Weddings Magazine Features Gorgeous Bouquets at the Perfect McNay {San Antonio Wedding Photography}

San Antonio Weddings Magazine recently asked me help them with a spread in their magazine featuring this season's favorite bridal bouquets. The locale they chose was the gorgeous McNay Art Museum, which I love to photograph every chance I can.

The bouquets were gorgeous and so was Taylor, the model who helped showcase the flowers.

An image from the shoot will be featured on the next cover of the magazine and the florists featured will be able to showcase their work from this shoot throughout the year.

I'll share an image of the magazine as soon as it comes out next month, but until then, here's a little sneak peek at some of the images you may see.

Lisa On Location Photography

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Old Mill is a Brand New Venue in Gruene {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

When I heard about this new venue opening up just a few minutes from my home and studio I got a little giddy. I think I've told you before how much I love to shoot weddings close to home.

I love leaving a wedding after the send off and only having to drive a few minutes to collapse into my bed. I'm just lazy that way! And weddings are hard work!

But I was absolutely over the moon when I visited the venue and saw how gorgeous it is. I met with the new owners, who'd just stepped off a plane for New York. Their moving van hadn't even arrived yet. They were brand new to the area and excited about buying this venue and opening up show in New Braunfels.

They were friendly and outgoing and enjoyed giving me a tour of their new place.

I could see the potential as they told me about their plans for landscaping and decorating. I snapped a few photographs here and there.

What's exciting about this venue, other than the amazing location, is that it also has condos available for rent by the bridal party, family and guests. As short a ride as I have to get home after the reception, they can literally walk a few few and stumble into bed. Into really nice beds. With kitchens and living spaces as well.

I asked a couple of brides to meet me at the new venue so I could showcase the gorgeous photo-worthy areas of the place. I'm excited to imagine all the weddings I'll be shooting here in the coming years. I'm looking forward to watching it grow and prosper.

Lisa On Location Photography

Monday, June 4, 2018

Welcome the Newest Member of the Family {New Braunfels Pet Photographer}

When my son called me from the nurse's office at school a month ago to ask if he could have a new kitten, the answer was no. We already had six indoor cats and one outdoor running around our house.

I love cats. I always have. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for homeless kittens who need love. That's why I have so many. Most of my cats started out lonely, skinny, scared, alone, hungry.

So then the Boy threw in those words that sealed the deal. "He doesn't have a mommy and he's really tiny and hungry and shivering." Okay that did it. I agreed to take him in on the condition that he was in charge of feeding and caring for him when he was home. I would only care for him while he was in school. The mother was nowhere to be found and it was obvious these kittens hadn't eating in a while.

Here's the sweet thing now.

But he wasn't always so bright-eyed and frisky. When he came to us he was barely a week old. There were four altogether and one had already died. The school nurse was feeding them kitten replacement milk in her office all day while kids and teachers came in and out to check on them. My son spent a lot time dropping into the office that day to cuddle and feed this little guy. At the end of the day each surviving kitten went home with a different child or parent.

The Boy called him Frost because he was shivering so hard when he held him. We call him Frost or Winter or Baby or Tuxedo Mask. Whatever comes to mind.

Before long I'd end up with his sister for a while. She was cared for by a series of foster moms who care for her for a few days at a time while we tried to find a home for her.

The first few days were rough. He wouldn't take the bottle. We had to drop the kitten milk into his mouth drop by drop. He wasn't gaining weight. We took him to the vet for advice. He was otherwise healthy. Just very underweight.

Here are a few early images of how he looked back then:

We managed to get him through those early first weeks with round the clock feedings, lots of time on the heating pad and lots of love.

We're fully invested now. He's finally eating soft food from a bowl, his sister is with a loving family and she's scheduled to get her first round of vaccinations.

Welcome home little Frost. And bon voyage little Kiara (his sister's new name).

Lisa On Location Photography