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Eamon Mac Mahon

Canadian photographer Eamon Mac Mahon captures my beautiful land so so well. And as I sit here in Austin – grey, and raining, and reminding me a little of winters on the Pacific West Coast – I relish in Mr. Mac Mahon’s abililty to capture the simple beauty that abounds up north. There’s something about the subdued tones that really remind me of those winters [and makes me want to snuggle up with some tea and a book]. Must be that time of year!

Arial view of wet Canadian landscape

Nahanni Butte

Cracked frozen river running through green land

[ Top // Canadian Shield, Middle // West From Nahanni Butte, Bottom // Cut Lines ]

 

Late Fall Florals

I had big plans to slide this little ditty full of late fall florals in before it officially hit December 1st – but, as usual. Not quite. Of course “late fall” and “early winter” here in Texas, look mightily similar. You know, passion vine is still blooming, as are our neighbors garden roses, and some wildflowers from the rain we’ve finally received. So. There you go. Welcome to Texas …

Late Fall Florals // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Late Fall Florals // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Late Fall Florals // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Late Fall Florals // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Late Fall Florals // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Winter is actually a spectacular season for flowers–namely as the peonies [like these burgundy specimens] come back in season, as do local ranunculus. In this batch there was also some passion vine [from the garden], scabiosa, white astrantia, begonia, astilbe, and some seasonal grasses and foliage picked from random trees.

And with that, I officially open the holiday season ….

Pssst: we’re over at Oh Joy! today with our latest column with some most spectacular of floral specimens :: TREE PEONIES ::

Local Folks // Paige Newton Photography

I had the delightful task of meeting up with Paige Newton a couple of weeks back to let her camera into the studio.  Her Local Folks series spotlights local makers and the spaces in which they create and work. They are always fascinating to me — how and where people work, their aesthetics as it translates to space, et al. Long story short, the profile is already up on her blog! Here’s a snippet, with the full post over here. [Also! Gus Gus, the unofficial-official-lady-loving canine mascot. He’s mesmerized by an oversized tennis ball in most shots. Hence, well behaved.]

Local Folks // Photography by Paige Newton // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Local Folks // Photography by Paige Newton // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Local Folks // Photography by Paige Newton // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Local Folks // Photography by Paige Newton // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Local Folks // Photography by Paige Newton // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Also – did you see the little interview over on Lotte & Bloom on me and my super secret powers?

Beyonce / Intention

Never did I think that Beyonce would grace the contents of this blog. But this video. Watch.

I’ve been thinking a lot about passion. Intention. Actively engaging in life through both this business [and making it flourish] and everything else that makes me happy. My family. My relationships. Balance.

Intention is a big one.

[More on my SF trip, meeting Jill from Studio Choo, beautiful outtakes from an Oh Joy column and reviews of some of my recent work. I’m jazzed that as the season slows down I can catch up on a lot of back end business. See you soon!]

video via There Comes a Yes