Sunday, October 09, 2011

Oasis Photo Shoot and Morning Date

Brando and I went on a date morning this morning instead of a date night last night, as we went out with family and the kids last night. I love that Brando knew I was a little upset about not having a date night so before we even left for dinner last night, he scheduled on the calendar a date morning and emailed me a reminder that said, "Date morning - Be happy". He knows me so well.

We have a shopping and restaurant mecca near us called the Oasis. It's a mecca for our area, any way. The Oasis has been there for over five years, but the other restaurants and stores were built in the last year. It's situated right on Lake Travis with the most stunning view around. The sun sets just over the lake and makes for the perfect romantic evening eating at any of their now many restuarants: Oasis, Soleil, Austin Java of which this location has coffee only, Austin Chill which has self-serve yogurt, and another seafood restaurant that I don't remember the name and can't find anywhere - perhaps they are not open yet. Brando knows I LOVE going there to watch the sunsets or just see the gorgeous lake and explore especially since it's only a mile from our home, so that's where we headed to.

Our date started off with coffee at Austin Java and then we walked around and had fun exploring the decks before the crowds of people came. We had a huge storm last night so all the patio chairs were wet, which made it even more intriguing.
Besides the view, the architecture, design, and pure color of the place is SO MUCH fun it's the perfect place to have a little fun with the camera. Brando and I took turns, like usual, with the fun colors, architecture, and angles. He did quite a bit more than I, though, as I was mostly obsessed with the busy, colorful backgrounds and he did more inventive things with less of a main focus backgrounds.

There's so many photos, actually, that this is just a small portion and I'm saving the rest for later when I get to it. As you can see in the above photo, I've gotten a little bored of standing still for photos, so the majority of the rest of the photos I have are goofy and fun as can be. Which was perfect, because it made for a perfect, silly date morning.
My handsome hottie of a hubby. He shaved his hot as hell scruff, so now he looks like a baby, but still hot as hell.
These windows reminded me of doors. Gorgeous, either way, and I had Brando snag a photo for me because it would take too long for me to figure out how to change the settings for the perfect picture in a second.

Earrings and Bracelet ~ Bunny's Too, Plaid Shirt ~ Rip Curl, 
Lace Shirt Macy's, Belt and Jeans ~ Forever 21,
 Boots ~ Seychelles from Bunny's Shoes

Love Brando's eye with photography and am trying to accept how different his style is than mine, thanks to the encouragement of GFF. He creates gorgeous images, magazine, high-quality, sharp as a tack images versus my love of vintage or blown out images. He blows me away with his knowledge of all the ins and outs of the camera and how they work together. I swear, he should teach photography classes, as he's taught me all I know and I know more about cameras than some photographers I have met. Now if only I could utilize that knowledge with my camera as well as those photographers utilize their knowledge with their cameras.


Ashley said...

You guys are too cute - date nights/days are the best! :) Love the beautiful pictures and girl, I love your outfit!! You always look so cute! I'm super jealous!

And I think Brando should teach a photography class as well - there are so many people that would love to learn his secrets! I would love to learn and hang out with you guys (do a double date) but am so sad that I live so far away! Anyways babe, hope you have a great day!

P.S. I'll email you back - I have been crazy busy this week and keep forgetting that I need to write you back.

<3 Ash

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

What a great idea having a 'morning date' I love it.
Your shirt is very cool and the feather earrings are great. Love the last pose of you looking up from the stairs.

Ballet News said...

you've got some beautiful, happy - looking photos here. Loved reading your post too. thank you !

A Fabulous Life said...

I love morning dates!!!
beautiful pictures!! xo :)

Bonnie said...

I actually love date mornings. Ours usually turn into a full-day thing just because we don't feel like coming home!

What a beautiful location. :)
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kira said...

great outfit! love the styling. nice photos

Janette said...

I loooove those earrings! And not just because they'd match my hair perfectly...

Janette the Jongleur

Greetings from Texas! said...

I just came across your blog - the "Austin" in the title caught my eye! I love The Oasis - had my rehearsal dinner there. Great pics!



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