AVATAR exists

for our first anniversary Tee and i decided to drive to Austin, the city where we had met for the very first time. we actually went back to the same spot where he and i decided to meet after months of chatting on Facebook. life is indeed a box of chocolate as forrest gump's mother used to tell him because you really don't know what's inside or what to expect next. i am pretty sure that if anyone had told us back then that we both would be married and living in Houston three years later we would have just laughed and shaken our heads in disbelief since Tee is originally from Montreal and i was working in northern california at that time.

fast forward. we are working together as photographer and stylist side by side in H-town indeed and enjoying every minute of it. i am not gonna lie: we are beyond busy but we always try to find some time to experiment with photography by searching new locations to capture images from different kind of angles. by doing so  we learn new things and incorporate these new elements and techniques into our work with clients to turn a usual family portrait into something unusual. 

Hamilton Pool preserve near Austin was introduced by some friends and when we saw their pictures on Facebook we just knew that we had to see it for ourselves and let our vision and imagination do their thing. the first impression when i was walkingthrough to the woods and saw small river banks among lush growing trees was AVATAR exists! i fell in love with the movie because of this fantasy world and its landscape that seemed so dreamy, so beautifully surreal that i believed only hollywood studios would be able to create. THIS is the closest you can get to Avatar and we will definitely be back. not necessarily to take pictures but to just sit there and get lost in our own thought as we both had just experienced.

under californian sun

on our last trip to northern california my husband and i decided to take a day trip to Carmel and Monterey and to do a photoshoot while being down there. we left San Jose pretty late which ultimately made us choose one location for the photoshoot only. we picked Monterey because we knew that that beach offered lots of rocky parts  high enough for me to climb and get those fantastic dramatic shots. for this photoshoot i picked my orange-red chiffon BoAime dress simply because i wanted a color that sticked out with all the grey-brownish coloured rocks in the background and lightweight enough so i could play around with the fabric and get the effect as if the fabric was flying in the wind. here are the best shots from the day. 

our second wedding reception in Montreal

our actual wedding in Austria was everything i had dreamed of. church, castle, intimate, romantic. when Tee and i planned for our second wedding reception in Montreal we just knew that we wanted the theme to be different, because our venue, the Loft Hotel, was obviously very modern and chic.  we decided to keep it fun and elegant. here are the pictures that were taken on that day and that i would like to share with you as well.