Saturday, August 27, 2016

Another Castle Avalon Wedding -- My Other Home {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

Right about now Erika and Vince are saying their I Dos in style at Castle Avalon.

This couple has such a sweet love story. He's a pilot for Southwest Airlines and she's a flight attendant. I actually ran into her in St. Louis where I was stuck on a layover recently. And it's entirely possible that he's piloted some of my flights since I'm a Southwest frequent flyer.

They're incredibly hard to get hold of because they're always either in the air or in some city around the country.

But it all came together for this wedding today. I'll share some photos of it next week. But for now take a look at Erica's bridal photos that we made time for a few weeks ago.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

We Were a Part of it -- New York, New York -- But Just for a Week

I've been to almost every state in the U.S. I pride myself for being so well traveled around our country. But one area I've always been sorely lacking in my travels has been the upper northeast. So when my dear friend from high school suggested we meet in New York for a fun girls vacation, I jumped on board.

My girls were excited to come too and since I'm such a nice mom, I said "okay."

The things that struck me the most about New York City were the crowds and the smell. At any given moment you could smell garbage, urine, cigarettes (or weed), body odor, car exhaust and poop.

It was also smaller -- mileagewise -- than I imagined. We could walk across Manhattan with no problem. We're accustomed to large, sprawling cities like Houston and Dallas. Cities that go on and on. But what they lacked in miles they made up for in population. New York goes up into the sky to fit all it's people in.

I also have to say that I loved the subway system. You hear some horror stories from the subway but what I saw were all walks of life using the mass transit. I saw business people, families, teenagers, and some scary people as well. But I was so impressed with the way we could get anywhere without fighting traffic and dealing with parking. I loved that part of it.

We didn't have much time in the city so we tried to see as much as possible. We even fit in a trip to Coney Island.

Here are a few images from our trip I wanted to share:

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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!

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