Monday, April 14, 2014

photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.

photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.

Swank hotel stay in Austin...wait...don't ya'll live in Austin?! Like a boss @jin_chu!! lol - Jerome via Instagram.

That's right, old friend, that's right. Jincent don't mess around when it comes to staycationing! 'Cause ya know, that's what ya do when traveling ain't your full-time job anymore. Le sigh. So why spend $$$ on a hotel room just 10 minutes away from Condo de Ferrer? Hotel Saint Cecilia happens to be one of a few legendary hotels in Central Texas famed for it's quintessential Austin vibe. And have you seen photos of this place? An absolute dream retreat for any creative. Crazy good artsiness echoing the experimental inspiration of yesteryear's musicians and artists. 1 part unconventional mixed with 2 parts modern minimalism. Yes, please.

So yah, we barely left our bungalow. (Again, have you seen photos of this place??) The experience left us rejuvenated and undoubtedly inspired. So inspired I took tons of pix to remember that fuel for inspiration, the fodder for creative spark, the re-ignited memory of the dream. Thanks for letting us pretend we live off SoCo (and for not charging us $1,000 for the trigger happiness ... yet), Hotel Saint Cecilia. Even if for one night.

besos ... jin.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

high school senior portraits. part one. // teresa.

high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.

Some additional faves from Teresa's Senior Portrait session awhile back at Macaron by Patisse. I had taken some photos there when they first opened a year ago and instantly fell in love with the natural lighting, white palette, minimalist decor with a touch of River Oaks class and pops of color. The perfect backup spot after getting rained out on on the first choice venue that same morning. Throw in Teresa's conversational ease, laid-back manner and fun-loving persona - def one of the 'funnest' photoshoot sessions I've had as of recent! 

And to show just how small this world really is, Teresa happens to be the niece of one of my long-time best girlfriends, Kat, who is from a family of 13 very close sibs. Which means Teresa is just 1 of nearly 20 nieces and nephews. I can honestly say that when I'm in their tight-knit sibling bonding presence, they make me feel like one of their own. So it's truly an absolute pleasure and honor to do this photoshoot. Kat - you and your sisters did good with this one! Teresa is a very humble, independent young lady!

besos ... jin.
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