Anne Lorys Photography: Blog http://annelorysphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Anne Lorys Photography annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:18:00 GMT Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:18:00 GMT http://annelorysphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1055035229-o114832360-50.jpg Anne Lorys Photography: Blog http://annelorysphotography.com/blog 93 120 Summer-Fall 2016: Room No. 5, Carol Hicks Bolton http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/9/summer-fall-2016-room-no-5-carol-hicks_27
 
Bonjour!
 
As promised, here are more of the photos 
from our recent photo shoot at Carol Hicks Bolton's 
glorious shop, Room No. 5. 
Delights from their most recent shipment from France 
are the order of the day for this visit into Carol's world. 
 
This is only Part One, many more to come 
in the days ahead. 
 
Enjoy! 
And please pay a visit to Carol's 
beautifully revamped website to see 
more from our 4 years of collaborations. 
 
Click HERE to see all three of Carol Hicks Bolton's shops! 
 
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Thank you for the visit to see what 
this very infrequent blogger has been up to!

Again, to see more, please visit Carol at 
 
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Room No. 5, Carol Hicks Bolton, Summer 2016 Sneak Peek http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/8/room-no-5-carol-hicks-bolton-summer
 
This lady. 
Her shops. 
Which is lovelier? Hard to say. 
Nope, strike that. 
Carol Hicks Bolton, divine though her shops may be, 
is far and away the lovelier of the two. 
 
But the very essence of Carol is made manifest 
in each lovingly crafted vignette, every carefully curated treasure. 
 
I've been most fortunate to be able to collaborate 
with Carol on multiple website, advertising, and magazine 
photo shoots over the past 5 or so years. 
If you want a master class in all things ethereal, 
look no further than Mrs. Bolton.
 
 
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We collaborated again this Summer 
on a big photo shoot / ad campaign for her shop Room No. 5.
The photo above was from that very shoot, 
an out-take, actually. I caught Carol unawares as she was 
styling this cabinet, and as it turns out, 
it's probably our favorite photo from the whole shoot. 
 
Art is funny like that...oftentimes it is created 
as a result of happy accidents. 
 
Anyway. 
 
I look back and see that I haven't blogged since April. 
I've been active on Facebook and Instagram, 
but the blog? Well, if you want the unadulterated truth, 
my heart just wasn't in it much anymore. 
I thought I wanted to close the door completely, 
but maybe I might just leave the door cracked open, ever so slightly. 
You know, for stuff like this. 
The good stuff, sharing what I want, when I want, 
with no apologies or explanations offered 
for the infrequency of my posts. 
 
I've had some friends lament that I had shut the blog down completely, 
making it impossible to access old posts, many of which featured 
photos from their own projects or shoots. 
So here it is, unlocked and sorta open for business. 
If I'm not manning the store, feel free to wander and browse. 
 
I'll be headed back soon to post the rest of our photos 
from Carol's Room No. 5 shoot. 
Because her stuff is so beyond perfection, that I want to see 
her shop(s) plastered all over Pinterest and the like.  
 
Thanks for the visit. 
It's nice to be back.
 
 
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Published, Spring Where Women Create Business http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/4/published-spring-where-women-create

Every once in a rare while, 
you meet someone who is a 
true force of nature. 
A dynamic, innovative, inspired, genuine, 
ebullient, indomitable, 
bona-fide force of Mother Nature Almighty. 

For me, that someone was Bex Hale

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 { Bex and Facebook sensation, Baby Lulu *grin* }

Last year, my buddy Bex agreed to
go on this crazy adventure with me,
and I photographed the photos which accompany her story
in the Spring issue
of Where Women Create Business.

With a background in industrial technology and engineering,  
Bex parlayed these strengths into her true passions... 
interior design and decor. 

And quite the pedigree she possesses 
in the design realm, mmm hmm.
Having collaborated with the likes of Robert Redford, 
The Sundance Channel, Lexus, The Fairmont Hotel, 
and oh, just a little old thang like being 
featured on  HGTV's DESIGN STAR (!!!!! ),
Bex was a natural to share her story, 
her life, her business acumen, 
and her joie de vivre with all the readers of 
Where Women Create Business Magazine

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In the Spring 2016 issue, 
Bex shares her design business 
in Wimberley, TX,  Relics Home
her luxury vacation rental  Relics Ranch
and not only the tale of how she and 
hubby David met, but also shares 
a great big old chunk of her heart with us.... 
Baby Lulu.

But first, the design studio.

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The collaborative process where dreams come to life 
and decors become seriously awesome.

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The design studio.

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Bex herself. 
'Tis a shame she's not the least bit photogenic. 
{ cough, cough, beauty queen, cough, cough }

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Relics Ranch, designed from stem to stern by Bex. 

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Texas meets art deco meets "why the heck not?"

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 Nobody but nobody rocks a victory roll like this gal!

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And then her heart... 

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I've heard moms describe their children as 
"my heart that walks around outside my body."

That. That right there tells you all you need to know 
about the bond between this red-headed dynamo 
and her towheaded angel baby.

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Yep, that's Lulu. 

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As in THE Lulu, 
the cute little tushie revealed in my 
previously shared ( months ago ) 
photo titled "Cowgirl Up." 
Now you've got a face to go with the 
checkered, bloomered tookus!

And I owe a huge debt of thanks to my friend 
and photographer Dixie Sims Dobbins 
Check Dixie out HERE!
for sharing these photos of Bex 
as she was one of the VIP's 
attending the recent Where Women Create 
 TRIBE event at Zapp Hall in Warrenton.

It was a collective celebration of women creatives, 
with a special focus on gals highlighted in all 
the current issues of the "Where Women" family of magazines.

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As always, I thank my friends and family 
at Where Women Create. 
Jo, Brandy, Amber....you make each project 
a magical experience from start to finish. 

And Bex, to you... 
I think you know. 
I adore you, I idolize you, 
I know that I know that I know 
that I am a much better person 
having you in my orbit. 

Go on, you unstoppable force of nature...
conquer the world now!


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HGTV's Bex Hale Means BUSINESS! http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/4/hgtvs-bex-hale-means-business

Where Women Create Business, that is! 

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I was crazy lucky enough to shoot her feature 
in the current issue, 
and lots and lots more images are on the way.

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HGTV Design Star Bex Hale,
cuteness personified!
This was such a fun issue,
I hope y'all grab a copy soon! 

More to follow...and no,I won't stay true to form 
and make you guys wait 
a month before I post again!


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The Shift http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/2/the-shift
 
 
Defying conventional wisdom. 
Not every blog post is required to boast a pretty picture. 
Or any picture at all, for that matter. 
 
When I entered blogging in 2009, 
I came in as a writer, and somehow ended up a photographer. 
I was winging it, as I was still seeking to find my blogging voice. 
Seven years later, I'm having a full-circle moment 
as once again, I'm in search of my voice. 
Not with regards to blogging, but as part of the bigger picture:
 
Purpose. 
Priorities. 
Peace. 
 
What mattered and who I was seven years ago 
have undergone a dramatic shift. 
Such is the case with late bloomers, I suppose. 
And the questions need answering and addressing, 
as much as I try and avoid them. 
 
My purpose:
What am I supposed to do? 
Big question, one I've been avoiding for ages. 
Just when I think I've got it figured out, 
I have a great big "nope" moment, re-calibrate, 
and set my course down another path. 
 
My priorities:
What comes first? 
What should be held onto and what must be sacrificed? 
Another question I had hoped would answer itself. 
The signs have always been there, plain as day, 
faith and family. Why then have I chosen to ignore them? 
 
My peace:
Where do I derive this from? 
Is what I'm doing fostering a sense of peace? 
And if I have to even ask this question, 
don't I already know the answer? 
 
And here's where I either cut my own creative throat, 
or feel a sense of liberation so exhilarating 
that I honestly don't give a flip about the fall-out. 
 
I no longer sense that I'm on the right path. 
That my primary expression of the heart, 
creatively or otherwise, is meant to be manifested 
via my photography. 
 
The shift has occurred. 
 
My priority, my purpose, and my peace 
are conveniently located in the same place, 
and via the same means....
my faith.
 
I've neglected to the point of rejection 
this basic truth, that only via my faith 
and only through Christ will I receive the answers 
and the peace that I've been lacking.   
 
In the wake of losing my mom in 2011, 
I climbed on the treadmill and haven't 
jumped off since. Burying myself in more work 
than I could realistically handle. 
It was a means of avoidance, 
and if I'm being truthful, there was a lot of ego involved. 
 
I always felt that if I could reach a certain level of "success",
if I could see my work in print "X" number of times, 
that I'd feel satiated. And to some extent, it worked, 
but only for a little while. 
With each project, I felt an internal sense 
of unrest building inside me. 
What once gave me a sense of worth 
now gave me the sense of being enslaved. 
 
Keep churning out content, 
stay in the public eye,
stay relevant,
stay "out there" lest you be forgotten.
 
What a load of misguided crap. 
 
I've felt it coming for a really long time now, 
the shift. 
The moving away from the superficial 
and the superfluous, and towards the only source 
of true purpose and peace. 
 
To most, it's been an imperceptible shift. 
People have noticed that I'm accepting less photography gigs. 
I've taken on quite a few rather reluctantly, recognizing that 
although I never gave less than 100%, 
that I was sacrificing something far more valuable 
than another byline or the money. 
 
I'm finding my way largely in the dark most days... 
knowing the source of the light, 
but traveling a maze-like path to get there. 
Oh, I'll get there, don't you worry. 
The sign-posts are there, I just have to 
break through the haze to find them. 
A clear mind and a pure heart 
are the surest ways I know to lift the fog. 
 
Time to stop talking and start doing. 
 
 
 
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Published, Spring 2016 Where Women Create http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/2/published-spring-2016-where-women-create
 
My favorite magazine, 
Where Women Create, 
has a wonderfully inspiring column called 
"The Art of Organization". 
It's where artists share their tips and tricks 
for storing and organizing all of those 
tantalizing bits and baubles 
that fuel their creativity.
 
It was my privilege to photograph 
the studio of my wildly talented friend 
 
 Chris Berger in the new Spring issue!
 
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Chris works in so many mediums, 
making her a natural for sharing her
uncanny gift of keeping all her pretties 
stored and at the ready. 
 
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Her collection of vintage hatboxes 
house delicate millinery flowers...

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  And embellished cards of 
every shape and size.
 
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A sweet array of vintage bottles  
provide not only easy access, but allow Chris 
to visualize just the perfect touch for one of 
her stunning altered lingerie creations.

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Corsets, bras, undergarments have never 
looked so sublime. 
Victoria's Secret's got nuthin' on Chris.
 
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Need storage for your art papers?
Not a problem, howzabout a vintage dish rack?
 
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Clever gal, my friend Chris. 
And truly one of the most gifted, generous-hearted 
people I know. 
 
Only a couple of weeks after shooting this feature, 
Chris's sweet husband and our good friend Keith 
passed away suddenly. 
He was smart as a whip, hilarious,
and missed by all who were fortunate enough 
to know and love him.  
 
Keith, this one was for you.
 
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Sneak Peek...Where Women Create http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/2/sneak-peekwhere-women-create
 
 
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That's just a teensy corner of my friend 
Chris Berger's studio in the Spring 2016 issue of 
Where Women Create Magazine.
 
I was blessed to be given the opportunity 
to shoot her studio for the WWC column,
"The Art of Organization", 
and it will be my pleasure to 
share more of Chris's studio later this week. 
 
Yeppers, my monthly blog post, 
how the time flies, eh? ;-)
 
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New Year, New Focus http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2016/1/new-year-new-focus
 
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Everything you see in the above photo? 
 
Smile Bigger. 
Love Longer. 
Hug Harder. 
Laugh Louder. 
 
That's it for me, my goals for 2016.
Nothing terribly specific as far as 
New Year's resolutions go, 
but a very specific path 
has been chosen to achive this. 
 
It's called slowing down and refocusing. 
Taking a deep breath and recognizing 
that family and faith take a front seat, 
and all that other stuff is just that.... 
stuff. 
 
I'm pretty excited to be taking 
the first few months of 2016 
off from all my 
photography related work. 
Emphasis on WORK. 
I'm not putting down my camera, 
just putting the biz on the back burner for now. 
 
Heck, it might even feel so good 
that I won't resume until Summer. 
I mean, if something comes along 
that absolutely rocks my world 
and is life-changing, then I reserve the right 
to accept the occasional photo shoot.
 
I still have a couple of fun shoots completed  
last year for the Where Women Create 
family of magazines to share soon, 
so you will be hearing from me as I 
happily share my photos of these 
utterly amazing women. 
 
And maybe I'll share some "just for fun, just for me" 
photos. The kind of stuff I used to get really 
jazzed about doing before I went pro 
with my photography. 
 
But for now? 
It's all about smiling, loving, hugging and laughing. 
 
See you soon? 
Maybe.....
 
 
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Vintage Rescue Squad 2016 Dreaming of Junking Calendars are HERE! http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/12/vintage-rescue-squad-2016-dreaming-of
 
It's that time again, 
when Sue of Vintage Rescue Squad
rolls out her yearly, must-have, 
DREAMING OF JUNKING 
calendars.
 
Why the name? 
Well, not only do you get 12 months worth 
of terrific junking photos, 
Sue also includes the dates of pretty much 
every major US flea market and junk show 
in the country! 
Warrenton-Round Top, Brimfield, 
Country Living Fair... 
they're all here. And then some!

It's an indispensable resource for all you
hardcore Flea Market-eers. 
The 2016 calendar features images from Sue herself, 
Chartreuse and Co., 
and three from your truly. 
Here's one of mine.... 
 
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That's the counter space 
at Carol Hicks Bolton's latest 
show-stopper of a shop, 
Gus Antiques & Wonders

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Hurry and order yours quick though, 
as this edition has a limited run of 150. 
These babies go FAST!
 
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Order yours HERE!
 
And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 
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Christmas in 'da Burg http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-in-da-burg-2
 
Happy Holidays!
I'm sharing a Christmas post from 2014. 
Enjoy the festive sights from my sweet hometown!
 
Christmas in Fredericksburg 
is completely magical.
There's just no other word for it.
 
The sights, the sounds, the good cheer
which permeates every nook of our
sweet little 'burg....it's infectious.
 
Doing a little editorial shooting 
for my friend Sarah Batch, 
CEO of Pretty Smart-ish Media,
 I hit the streets yesterday and headed for the 
heart of our darling city.... 
Marktplatz. 
 Here are a handful to share with you.
 
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 And the reason for the Season....
 
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See all of this and SO much more 
by paying us a holiday visit here in Fred. 
We would love to have you!
 
Merry Christmas!
 
 
 
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Christmas Past http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-past_3
 
I just wanted to share a handful of 
my favorite images from my commercial 
and editorial photo shoots these past few years. 
 
From the shops of Binky la Faye, 
to Timeless Menagerie, 
to Country Garden Antiques, 
and one from my first Christmas 
with a big girl camera! 
 
To you and yours.... 
Wishing you every blessing this Christmas! 
 
 
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And from way back when, 
2009 to be exact, one of my very first 
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Be blessed, be safe, be happy. 
And never forget the miraculous 
reason for the season!

 
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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-past_3 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15:25:00 GMT
Published in Where Women Create http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/11/published-in-where-women-create
 
The Winter issue of 
Where Women Create Magazine 
is on newsstands now,and how lucky am I?

I was asked to photograph 
the completely charming 
studio of Austin based scrapbooking queen, 
Carol Darilek
 
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Carol has converted her cozy laundry room 
into the most darling of studios!
 

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Carol's organizational skills 
in this small space are off-the-charts impressive. 

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A beautifully creative space 
for a truly lovely woman. 

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Tools of the trade.
 
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Bits and beautiful pieces of this-n-that 
and all the little touches that make
each project uniquely her own.

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See that photo above?
THAT is what WWC stands for. 
Women celebrating women. 
Building one another up, cheering each other on. 
That's what it's all about. 
And why I am a proud contributor. 
 
You can pick up the issue everywhere,
and if it's not easy to locate in your area, 
you can order it HERE.

Thank you Carol Darilek, Jo Packham and Brandy Shay!

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Room No 5 http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/11/room-no-5
 
Once upon a time, 
on Main Street Fredericksburg, Texas, 
there were a handful of enchanting shops. 
 
Homestead. 
Idle Hours. 
American Higgledy Piggledy. 
And to my mind, the crown jewel... 
Room No 5. 
 
All birthed by the Bolton's, Carol and Tim, 
all pure magic. 
But there was always something 
extra special about Room No 5. 
Awash in white, it was the stuff of dreams. 
But several years back, the Bolton's left Main St 
and reinvented themselves on Warehouse Row. 
 
First with Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites, 
then with Gus Antiques & Wonders, 
and now....finally....surely an answer to my prayers....
Room No 5 has returned.
 
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Since doing this photo shoot several weeks ago, 
Room No 5 is even more of a white wonderland. 
You simply must come wonder, come wander, 
come seek, come find. 
 
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and on Facebook 
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301 South Lincoln Street
Fredericksburg, TX  78624
830-997-5551
store@carolhicksbolton.com

 
 
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Gus 'n Stuff! http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/gus-n-stuff
 
Can we all say a collective 
WOW 
at the counter space at the new and improved 
Gus Antiques & Wonders? 
 
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From the magical brain of Carol Hicks Bolton, 
Gus has moved just a few feet to the right 
into the historic Woerner Feed Store. 
Such a perfect fit!
 
And what's in the former Gus space?
The gloriously lovely return of Room No. 5!
More photos ahead from both the new Gus 
and Room No. 5.
 
 
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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/gus-n-stuff Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:28:00 GMT
"Cowgirl Up" http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/cowgirl-up


A little sumpin' from an upcoming magazine feature. 
This darling cowgirl isn't the subject of the story, 
but she sure oughta be. 

Magazine out in the Spring. 

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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/cowgirl-up Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:17:00 GMT
Back At It http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/back-at-it


After taking the better part of the Summer off 
from doing photo shoots, 
I'm back at it again with gusto.

I've completed two commercial shoots 
for local clients this past week, and I have two 
more shoots lined up for next week, 
PLUS another shoot for the 
Where Women Create family 
of magazines scheduled for early next week. 
Whew. 
Glad to know I've been missed! 

Here's a peek at the two Fredericksburg, TX 
guest houses I shot last week. 
Many more photos of these darling properties 
very soon.

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The first three photos are from 
Cotton Tail Guest House, 
one of the 7 B&B properties 
owned by my friend Melissa Mabery. 
I've been lucky enough to shoot all of 
these properties, and I must admit that 
Cotton Tail is my fave!

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Cotton Tail is a two-story guest house, 
has a full kitchen, three roomy bedrooms 
and bathrooms, and sleeps EIGHT! 

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Melissa's decorating choices are 
always spot-on. 
Even though it's new construction, 
vintage touches are found throughout. 
Old tin ceiling added, antique pocket doors, 
and vintage doors as headboards. 
Lots of reclaimed wood for the floors and beams. 
Sigh....

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So what lies beyond the second floor landing 
at Finch Feather Guest House ? 
Check back next week to see more. :-)


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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/10/back-at-it Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:47:00 GMT
Published in Where Women Cook http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/9/published-in-where-women-cook
 
Not much scares me at this stage in my life.
But food photography?
THAT scared me.
 
Still. 
I put on my big-girl panties 
and marched right over 
to Boerne, Texas, to photograph 
the culinary delights 
and wizardry of my friend, 
mixed media artist extraordinaire, 
Laura Roberts, aka Hasty Pearl.
 
Fast forward several months, 
and I am so happy to share mine and Laura's 
contribution to the Autumn issue of 
Where Women Cook magazine.
 
 
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As an artist, Laura sees food as an expression 
and extension of her creative muscles....
And her artistry is showcased to perfection 
the minute she steps into the kitchen. 
 
For her feature, Laura chose to share her passion 
for Mexican food, a South Texas staple. 
Down yonder in these parts, 
we use crushed red pepper 
the way some of y'all Yanks use salt. 
 
I'm just sayin'.
 
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The keys to any South of the border inspired feast? 
For starters:
Avocados,
Cilantro, 
Tomatoes, 
Onions, 
and let's see...
I know I'm forgetting something here.... 
 
Oh! 
Peppers! 
How the bejebbers could I forget??? 
Serrano, Jalapeno, Poblano. 
Even the names sound festive.


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Any self-respecting Texas cook 
knows how to whip up a mean batch of Salsa. 
Laura happily shares her recipe with you 
in the pages of the Fall issue.
 
 
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Now tell me....does that photo above resemble 
not only a cutting board, but a painter's palette as well?
The beauty of food, indeed.
 
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And the Pico. Never, ever forget the Pico de Gallo. 
This stuff goes on EVERYTHING. 
Chips, Tortillas, Enchiladas, or as a meal 
all by itself. 
Just pass me the bowl and prepare 
to get it back empty. 
Yep, it's that good.

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And I don't know about you, 
but here in Texas, we love, love, love to add 
a Tex-Mex twist to just about everything, 
especially any and every type of seafood.
 
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Grilled Shrimp on skewers, 
marinated in a savory green verde sauce. 
Edible art.

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 I want to thank my sweet friend Laura Roberts 
for going along on this ride with me, 
along with everyone at Where Women Cook.  
Jo, Brandy, Amber.... always a pleasure! 
If you can't locate this magazine 
or any of the "Where Women" publications, 
click HERE and they'll hook you up.
 
I hope you'll visit Laura at her blog
Hasty Pearl Blog
and her Etsy shop.
Hasty Pearl Etsy Shop
If you think she's a fab chef, 
just wait until you feast your eyes 
on what she can whip up in her studio.
 
To see more of Laura's feature, 
visit me at my website, 
Anne Lorys Photography
 
 
Gracias!
 
 
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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/9/published-in-where-women-cook Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:25:29 GMT
Rediscovering "Us" http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/8/rediscovering-us

It was one of those weird things... 
I had taken my laptop in to be repaired, 
and I just picked it up this afternoon. 

I don't know what sort of hoodoo voodoo 
the computer tech did, but he located a folder of photos 
that I haven't seen in almost 5 years. 

They are the story of us. 
Me and my husband. 
From our very first date, 
until our honeymoon, and a few stops in between. 

We've been married 8 years this Summer, 
and it hasn't been the easiest of paths. 
We've butted heads our fair share and then some, 
but rediscovering these photos reminds me 
of the really, honest-to-goodness, important stuff. 

I'm sharing these with you here... 
none of them are edited, in fact they all pre-date 
my career as a photographer, which didn't 
happen until late 2009. 

So here we are.The story of Anne and James. 
For better, for worse, 
in sickness and in health,
and you know the rest. 
:-)

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The first date....St. Patrick's Day 2006. 
Dolores del Rio on The Riverwalk. 

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Still the first date. Cheesy photo from Dave and Buster's.

From my trips to see him in the Rio Grande Valley....


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And from his treks to see me 
in the Texas Hill Country....

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Meeting the San Antonio contingent 
of the Lorys clan, pre-engagement. 

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Because really,who doesn't want a sister-in-law 
who can lift a watermelon over her head???


Meeting his oldest friends from The Valley. 

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And at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville...

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THE PROPOSAL!!!
All captured by his younger brother Andrew, 
who was in on the stealth plan.

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And a post-proposal, celebratory dinner
with my husband's brother Andrew, ( my now brother-in-law ), 
and his lovely girlfriend Mary who became 
his bride 2 years later.

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The bridal shower.
I don't think I've ever been this thin since!

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Bridal shower loot and swag!

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Hooray, I got the entire 
Antique White Mikasa china set!


And then the day arrived.
July 21, 2007.
Mr. and Mrs.

He put a ring on it.

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Off to Hawaii for the honeymoon...

The one thing I most wanted to do, 
fly over an active volcano!
Bucket list...check!

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Swing from inside a Banyan tree, 
just because I could.

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Go native at a Luau...

{ please note: that armband "tat" was a pre-tat tat. It washed right off }

A view like no other,
Waikiki Beach.

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And to just take a minute to realize... 
"holy cow, I'm married!!!"


And then below, a photo of us just a couple
of weeks back with me, my bro-in-law,
and the husband at the Houston House of Blues....


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me + three dirty martinis later = not even recalling this photo. ;-)


The laughs, the fights, the tears, the unspeakable joy 
of finding your other half. 
Our faces pretty much say it all.

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Thank you for sharing in 
our memories. 
Thank you for rediscovering us.

XOXO


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Latin for "all for the glory of God."


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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/8/rediscovering-us Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:12:00 GMT
New from Carol Hicks Bolton.... http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/8/new-from-carol-hicks-bolton-1
 
I've been busy shooting the latest 
swoony goings-on at Gus Antiques & Wonders. 
I mean, how could it not be swoony? 
It's Carol Hicks Bolton, fer crying loud!!! 
 
So when I say busy, I mean "happily keeping myself 
occupied and out of trouble doing what I love busy." 
Which makes for a lousy blogger, but we've already 
established that I'm sort of a "blog only when you feel like it" blogger. 
 
Which isn't a bad thing. 
:-)
 
Here's the smallest of sneak peeks 
at what you can find at Gus...
 
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And I will certainly be posting more soon! 
I did want the Bolton's to have a chance 
to get these photos up and running 
on their website before I shared them here. 
 
I'll also be sharing two photo shoots I did earlier this Spring and Summer. 
All I can say about those two is 
"Thank you Where Women Create and Where Women Cook!" 
 
Now....back to editing!
 
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites and Gus Antiques
 
 
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Latin for "all for the glory of God."
 
 
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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/8/new-from-carol-hicks-bolton-1 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 06:13:00 GMT
Thank You, Romantic Country Magazine! http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/7/thanks-you-romantic-country-magazine
 
I always love working with Fifi O' Neill 
at Romantic Country Magazine
And I love photographing all my good friends 
at Fredericksburg Trade Days
 
So it was a perfect marriage of beautiful creativity 
when Fifi wanted to publish a photo of Trade Days 
in RC's "Best of The Fleas" feature 
in the Fall issue!
 
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Above is the photo that made the magazine, 
from Lori Allen of Lori Allen Designs. 
Her space is a complete oasis of beauty.

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A few more photos from Lori's Trade Days space....

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Although the top photo from Lori's space was the one
chosen for the issue, I wanted to include
others from the same shoot.
Below is my sweet friend Hollie.
 
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Hollie Fairchild just opened a FAB shop  
here in Fredericksburg  called Farm Haus. 
It's the stuff vintage dreams are made of.
 
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And below are the sweet sisters from ReDid.... 
 
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 All these gals are located in Barn 0 at 
Fredericksburg Trade Days, 
and no matter the distance, you owe it 
to yourself to visit only one of the best 
little fleas anywhere!
 
Next few show dates:
August 14-16
September 18-20
October 16-18
 
355 Sunday Farms Road
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
 
And if you're in the area, 
give me a shout! I'd love to leet up 
with my blogger and Facebook buddies.

 
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annelorys@yahoo.com (Anne Lorys Photography) http://annelorysphotography.com/blog/2015/7/thanks-you-romantic-country-magazine Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:35:00 GMT