Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Client Spotlight--Emily + Brandon's Wedding- Austin, TX

Emily and Brandon are friends from back home. We all played on a summer kickball league before E+B were engaged, and I was so thrilled when Emily asked me to do their wedding photography. I featured one of their wedding photos in a Wednesday WOW post a couple of weeks ago. 

After a couple of revisions to their wedding planning, they decided on an intimate wedding at The Hills of Lakeway Country Club. Emily loved their beautiful landscaping, and it proved to make for some amazing photos of their bridal party. This particular wedding venue gave their indoor ceremony the perks of an outdoors one; with large glass windows letting in a ton of light and the view of the scenery that Emily loved. As the day continued into the reception portion, one thing was apparent: both families knew how to get down! I'm not sure if I've ever seen a reception this lively before; it was obvious that everyone was having a great time.

I loved seeing Emily and Brandon's love for each other shine throughout the night. It's clear you two have something very special, and I wish you all the best!

Please enjoy the sneak peak below with photos by myself and my second shooter, Shannon.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Inspiration

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."



So perfect for a Monday.... is your glass full?.. or half cat? ;)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

Happy Friday, I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I'm headed to Dallas to do Bridals! Woo hoo!


Here's your Instagram photo dump:

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Themed Thursday--Butterflies

I'm always playing with my camera, and when I'm not doing portraits or weddings, I am clicking away at the world around us. Animals and nature are some of my favorite photography subjects! This Thursday I'm showcasing some of my favorite butterfly shots, and next Thursday, I'll be selling some of my framed work at the San Antonio RAW Artist Mixology Event. Tickets are only $10, so come out and mingle with some of San Antonio's up and coming artists! I'll also be offering discounted portrait sessions for anyone who signs up at the show. I'd love to see you there. 

Now.... on to today's photos:

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Red Admiral Butterfly- Enchanted Rock State Park

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday WOW!

Last month my nephew from Arizona, Cam Sedlick, came to stay with us for a week. Cam is almost thirteen and a skateboard super star. He's been featured in a ton of videos on YouTube, and is an X-Games 2013 hopeful. Needless to say while he was in town, we hit up a few skate parks! In San Antonio we checked out the skate park at Lady Bird Johnson Park. It happened to be overflowing with people that day because Fast Forward reps were there for Go Skate Day.. giving out a ton of free swag! During the weekend we drove out to Corpus and tried the skate parks in Corpus and Port Aransas. Both were on the small side, but it was awesome to see Cam get the other kids' attention and respect with his advanced skills!  We saved the best skate park for last, and ended his trip at Boerne Skate Park. He really tore it up on the street section! Today's Wednesday WOW is one of my favorite action shots from that night. Enjoy!!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Client Spotlight--Alivia turns TWO!

I know people often say two is the "terrible" stage for toddlers, but I had such a fun time with Miss Alivia this past weekend!! This little girl has so much spunk and charisma; we had a blast. Alivia's mom contacted me a couple weeks ago to start planning for her daughter's birthday session. After some consideration about location choices, we decided to meet at Courtney's mom's house in Boerne. Not only would Alivia be more relaxed in this familiar environment, it also turned out that they have a beautifully landscaped backyard. Big trees, the greenest grass, colorful flowers, and the perfect amount of sunlight. Thanks so much to Courtney and her super sweet family for choosing Kelly Portmann Photography! Enjoy the sneak peek below:

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