I love November light!

It's November!

November means turns back the clocks an hour (and if you're a parent, dealing with your kids getting up at an ungodly hour until they're little bodies adjust), night coming very early, Thanksgiving, the months of giving thanks, and most importantly of all, November light!!

I'm sure there is a very specific explanation that involves the earth's rotation, star alignment, the moon's rotation, and a bunch of over astronomical data that causes the light to be some of the most beautiful of the year.  Regardless, November light is gorgeous!!

Golden hour sunset photos cannot be beat for light.  Every photographer I know, professional and hobbyist, love shooting in November.  It goes beyond it being our busy season and the annual holiday cards.  Seriously, it's the light!

Not sure why I'm going googly-eyed over the sun and light?  Well, first of all, I'm a photographer so I live by how light looks and how I can shape it.  Second of all, I'm a dork.  And lastly, I love beautiful photos with beautiful light.

I took these of my son in my driveway during golden hour (the hour before the sunsets).  The photos are warm and inviting and draw in the viewer.  It's all about creating a warm, welcoming, and inviting environment so the viewer wants to stay and look around the entire photograph.

November light even makes the mundane, like mowing the lawn, look more attractive :)

Weekend Getaway: Fredericksburg, TX

Last month, my husband, Andrew, and I celebrated out 10 year anniversary.  10 year!  I must be a saint (just joking!).  Anyway, we got away for a short weekend and went out to Fredericksburg, TX.  We stayed at a cute little B&B called the Chuckwagon Inn

During out getaway, we tasted wine at the local Hill Country Wineries.  And I definitely want to go back because we were not able to hit a lot of them!

We took an entire morning to go over to Enchanted Rock and hike in the state park.  Albeit a hot morning, it was still gorgeous!  If you've never been out the hike the area, you should definitely go.  Andrew and I had a great time!  Just remember to bring plenty of water!  We could have used another bottle or two.

Even though it was way too short, we had an amazing weekend!  Check it out!

10 Year Anniversary!

We still got it! :)

And we can still laugh about at ourselves!

Chuckwagon Inn

Larry Bill's room

Cantina outside our room

Sunset on our first night.

Climbing Enchanted Rock

Top of Enchanted Rock

We made it to the top!

A flowering plant at the top of Enchanted Rock

Hiking path/stream

Hiking path/stream

Hiking path

Lake we hiked around

Another view of the lake with Little Rock in the background

Sunset on our last night

Sunset on our last night