A week ago, Ariston Ellis Golden was born, and it was awesome. This little man kept us all on our toes anticipating his arrival; he was predicted to come early but instead arrived a day after his original due date. How eerily accurate! I was so honored to be there and to document this most important day, and everyone sure made it really easy on me! Nichole, Ariston’s bad ass momma, was so calm and collected the whole time and new Poppa Will was solid as a rock by Nichole’s side. It was also a beautiful, unseasonably warm January day in Austin. Ariston came into the world at 2:01 pm on January 15 at St. David’s hospital after a very brief and graceful labor and he could not be more loved by his new parents.
As a birth photographer, I’ve been present for a number of births but now that I am expecting (and soon), I was absolutely overwhelmed with how amazing life is. This came in the form of big, sloppy, blur your viewfinder tears.
Congratulations, Nichole & Will and welcome to the world, baby Ariston!!
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I was so excited to photograph Diana, Michael and baby Eli this (h u m i d ) morning! The last time I photographed these guys, Diana was only a few weeks from having Eli, their first born, and we all couldn’t wait to meet him. Three months later, he’s all anyone could hope for and more- a healthy, happy, beautiful baby boy and with Father’s Day tomorrow, I couldn’t be more honored to be the first to photograph this new family all together. Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there- from first timers to Great Grand Dads!
Here’s a few of my favorites from today. More to come soon.
I had the pleasure of photographing the gentlemen of Austin Beerworks yesterday, the Austin, TX based craft brewery in its second year of kicking ass and taking names. In their short year and a half of operation, these guys have blown up in the dense and discerning craft beer market that is Austin and really made a name for themselves as “Local Brewers Hell Bent on Excellence”, exceeding their first years impressive sales by 400%, being ranked as one of America’s top 10 craft breweries by Men’s Fitness and above all, being stand up guys. Here are some of my favorites from yesterday’s Super Awesome shoot.
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