A morning session last year, escaping the August heat at the Blanton Art Museum, chatting and being silly with Jon, a Austin photographer and improv instructor now living in Mexico.
My close friend Casey has been a designer for Laura Burton Interiors for years, and when they hired Annie she told me they had gotten a real gem. Not only are these two ladies badass designers, they are both women who believe in making a positive impact on the people in their lives, their community and the wider world. Good people who make beautiful things. It's my favorite combination.
For the past 2 years, I've had the pleasure of providing a mini studio session to each of the top 3 in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, hosted by Cap City Comedy.
There's nothing like photographing funny people. It's how I got into professional photography. The comedy scene in Austin gives you a chance to watch creative people put themselves out there night after night, working their craft, experimenting and having side projects. It's a community that creates room to play with ideas and make fun things.
Check out each of the finalists and find out where they are performing next. Please, just go to live comedy, it's worth it. This city is packed with talent.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from our sessions back in June.