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Friday, January 30, 2015

There Was a Little Farmhouse....

Back in December of 2014, I received an inquiry from
my sweet Facebook friend Joey "Dixie" Dylla:

" Hi Anne. I really want to talk to you 
about photographing the Dylla Farmhouse....
probably after the first of the year 
when the Christmas decor is put away....
I can't wait to see the farmhouse through your eyes! "

I had been seeing the photos she'd been posting
on her Facebook wall of the progress they'd been making
in renovating her husband Richard's sweet childhood home,
the Dylla Farmhouse, and I was thoroughly charmed.
Of course I wanted to shoot it!

The plan upon completion was to turn the home into
a cozy country guest house, and succeed they did!
It is completely charming, lovely, and you can't help 
but feel the love of the generations
of Dylla's who called this place home in years past.

Located in St. Hedwig, Texas
{ the far East side of San Antonio/Bexar County }
it is a true farmhouse in every sense of the word.
Rolling green fields, a chicken house, 
and my fave, the heifers. More on them later!

Anyway, here are the photos from our shoot.

I'm in love with this sweet little farmhouse,
and the Dylla's as well.
If you'd like to book a stay, click here:

Click to Book a Stay at Dylla Farmhouse!

Now it's back to work for me,
hard at it editing a brand new home shoot!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thank you, Romantic Homes Magazine...Published!

True story.
I can be a horrible nag. 
Especially when it's a project I'm passionate about. 

Just ask my friend Chris Berger
I harangued her for the better part of a year 
to get her to agree to let me photograph her 
1920s era Fredericksburg, TX Craftsman Bungalow. 

I told her the magazines would love it. 
I told her readers would love it. 
Shoot, I'm crazy about it! 

And now, at long last, I can say it to Chris... 
" neener, neener, I told ya so!! " 

Not only did Romantic Homes Magazine 
and Editor Jacqueline deMontravel love the house, 
they featured it in the current issue { March 2015 }, 
and at 8 pages, marks my largest RH feature ever! 

It is now my joy to share this fabulous home
with all of you!

Thank you, Chris and Keith Berger! 
Thank you Romantic Homes and Jacqueline deMontravel! 
And thanks to all of you for looking! 
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to see the full gallery...

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Published in Cottages & Bungalows...Sugarberry Inn

A great big thank you
to Cottages & Bungalows Magazine
and editor Jickie Torres
for publishing my photo feature on
in the current issue!

{ styling above by the one and only Carol Hicks Bolton }

It was a blast photographing
this beautiful boutique inn right here
in Fredericksburg, Texas last year.
And becoming friends with the owners,
Joe and Susan Giardina,
was the best part!

{ February-March 2015 issue }

Head on over to my photography website
to get a look at the full shoot...

Stay warm!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dreaming of Junking Calendar, 2015

If it's the dawn of a new year,
that pretty much means one things to us
 junkers, pickers, and hearty flea market-eers....

It's time for a brand new

VRS guru Sue LaLumia has asked me
to contribute photos for pretty much every year
she's been curating this little gem,
and I'm so proud and honored that Sue
chose 4 of my photos for the 2015 edition!

She is also featuring the stellar photography
ot Chartreuse & Co, Attic Antics, and herself!
It's a beautiful addition to any room in your home or office.

We hang ours every year on the old vintage dining cabinet
by the back door.

And one of my 4 months included is February....
I shot this image in the totally amazeballs vintage glamper
belonging to my good friend Theresa Cano

To quote Sue:

"If you dream of "junking", prowling antique stores, 
and trawling flea markets, this is your calendar!

For when you can't be out junking, 
this Dreaming of Junking Calendar
—VRS' new 2015 calendar (6th year in a row!)—
will slake your junking jones while you're trapped at your desk, 
but wish you were at an antique show or flea market.
This Antiques Calendar features gorgeous photos
of the vintage treasures and displays we all love, 
featuring the photography of some of the best junkers (and me). 
Each month has a gorgeous color photo that should have you drooling.

I've included dates of most major US flea markets 
and antique shows nationwide—from Warrenton/Round Top and Brimfield, 
to smaller local and regional shows! 
Plan those junk jaunts and girlfriend getaway weekends in advance. 
Don't let those dates sneak up on you. 
But remember: if you see me at a flea market, 
I've got dibs on that vintage typewriter!

These are standard 11" x 8.5" calendars and are spiral bound, 
on satin paper (semi-gloss). These are wall calendars to hang in your office or home."

Thank you once again, Sue!

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Haberdashery Boutique...Adorning the Fanciful Soul!

So I trust that Saint Nick made all
your Christmas wishes come true?
Well then, might I suggest a little excursion to
the Texas Hill Country and a visit to the exquisite

Owner Jill Elliott has created a shop which,
to quote her very own tagline,
"adorns the fanciful soul."

Gorgeous ladies and men's clothing,
the best selection of Magnolia Pearl artisan wear
to be found....exquisite jewelry, must-have shoes, boots...
you'll want one of everything, trust me.

Here are some images from my recent
photo shoot at Jill's tantalizing boutique!

Beautiful owner Jill Elliott!

Haberdashery recently moved!
Just a few doors down, same side of the street.
More space, more of everything divine!

And as always, lots and lots
of lovely Magnolia Pearl clothing.

Loving the bird cages.

These purses....oh my.

And the most beautiful earrings anywhere.

The new Haberdashery men's merchandise 
is a huge hit!

That's sweet Sandy who works
at the shop!

Get a load of the dressing rooms...

Is she not the cutest thing ever?
I'm pretty sure she is.

Give Jill and the gals a visit here
or call for merchandise inquiries...they ship everywhere!

Haberdashery Boutique
221 E Main St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

And just because....

Happy New Year!

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