Guess What? It’s time for the holidays and one of my favorite holiday events of the year: The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar! In it’s 36th year, the Armadillo has become an Austin tradition for young and old, as well as a celebration of our local artists and musicians. Starting in 2 weeks (opening day is Wednesday, December14th, at 11am) the Armadillo will be featuring some of Austin’s most amazing art and talented musicians. And Austin Americana Photography will be on hand again this year to capture some of the fun and festivities from behind the camera lens. More links and information below…
General Links and Information:
- Website: http://www.armadillobazaar.com/
- Music Schedule and special events: http://www.armadillobazaar.com/calendar/
WHEN: December 14th – 24th, 11am to 11pm daily. Food and drink from open to close.
WHERE: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704, virtually across the street from the site of the show’s birthplace, the Armadillo World Headquarters. Parking is available in the Palmer Events Center/Long Center garage.
Armadillo on Facebook! : “Like” or “share”: https://www.facebook.com/armadillobazaar
- Invite Friends to the FB Event or create your own: https://www.facebook.com/events/303299519680225/
- Twitter: @armadillobazaar or https://twitter.com/#!/armadillobazaar
- Use hashtag #bazaaratx
Austin Americana’s latest engagement session took place around the Long Center, just south of downtown Austin. Our featured couple was Kristina and Gabriel, who proved to be fun and easy to photograph (which makes our job fun and easy!). Check out some of the great shots from their photo session, which was also photographed in Butler District Park (famous for it’s colorful fountains and hill view of downtown) and near Palmer Auditorium.
One of Austin Americana’s latest engagement photo sessions took place at a non-profit educational farm center in Manor, Texas called The Crowe’s Nest Farm. Although I didn’t get an opportunity to experience things first hand (since I was photographing), I can see that it is a great place to bring your children to learn about life on the farm and appreciation of animals. They have many animals, including but not limited to goats, sheep, ostrich, owls and many others. There is a huge red barn, a garden and pumpkin patch (which includes many theme gardens), tractors as far as the eye can see and around 100 acres of space. Here’s what the website says:
“Crowe’s Nest Farm Animal Life Center
is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit educational organization dedicated to fostering public appreciation, knowledge, and wise stewardship of both the agricultural and wildlife resources of Texas.
We strive to cultivate a conservation ethic in students, teachers, and the general public through hands-on interaction with the wildlife and habitats found on our 100-acre working farm.
We are licensed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
We are located in Manor, just a short country drive east of Austin, Texas (see map)
Tours for the fall season of 2011 are filling up fast and are by appointment only so please be sure to call and make a reservation so you get the date and time you prefer.”
I can’t wait to come back and visit with my family. It is a wonderful place and all for a good cause! Check out a few of the great engagement photos from my session with newly engaged Natalie and Bryan!
Austin Americana has gone “baby crazy” lately, photographing our favorite little burgeoning baby model, Sophia. Here are some more great photos from her last session. So cute! See more at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/austin.texas.weddings