after getting settled in at the house on thursday night, we walked to a nearby restaurant called z tejas for a delicious dinner outside under tree-strung lights…
the guacamole was amazing.
i woke up friday morning to the soft strumming of guitar and came downstairs to find our hair and makeup artists dennis and deanna, who got in late the night before. not a bad way to wake up!
coffee on the front porch as the sun comes up…i could do this every day.
models ashley smith and anastasia khodkina arrive for the first day of shooting!
while waiting for shooting to get started ashley picked up one of the guitars at the house and started playing…it was such a beautiful moment.
we’re working with austin-based photographer alexandra valenti – i am such a huge fan of her work, so it was really exciting to meet her. she has amazing style, too!
we went to this rad venue called mohawk, located on red river street.
anastasia gets touched up before shooting.
two members of local band the happen-ins, who are friends with alexandra valenti. i can’t get over that california raisins tank!
the band introduced us to the michelada, a concoction of tecate beer, bloody mary mix and lime – apparently you can’t come to austin and not try one! it’s interesting, that’s for sure :)
that’s all for now! today i am breaking away from the crew to go exploring…stay tuned!