Sometimes the stars align and shit just works out.
The day before I was set to fly to Austin to photograph Lisa and Michael’s Mercury Hall wedding an old friend and former co-worker reached out to me on facebook, asking when the next time I was coming to town was going to be. They wanted family portraits while their youngest, Ranger, was still a roly-poly mess of adorable babyness. Conveniently, I was basically en route and we scrambled together to find a time to meet while I was there. When the world feels totally random and chaotic, there’s a sort of beautiful poetry in everything coming together just like that. I guess that’s fate. I am so thrilled I was able to see Stephen after so many years (10?!?) and meet his amazing rockstar wife and accommodate their request some awesome Austin family portraits for their family. I had a blast! Their eldest son, Maverick, is a spitfire of spunk, sass and hilarity. He was pure entertainment the entire morning: hooting like an owl, spraying like a skunk, and generally just strutting his stuff. When the internet has me feeling dismayed and sorrowful, all it takes is a few glances at the photos of this family to make me smile.