No. 9 makes a great gift!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Number 9 gift certificates are now in! Still looking for that perfect gift? How about a photo shoot? Each photo shoot includes up to a 2 hour shoot, photo disc, copyright release, and print options of 8X10, 5X7, or 4X6 prints. Portrait shoots make great gifts for family, friends, loved ones, and even pets. Ask about our portrait options through our contact section. Happy Holidays!

Engagements: Virginia + Jason

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

After getting rained out of two previous attempts at engagement photos, the weather gave Kim a beautiful cloudless day to photograph Virginia and Jason. They wanted to incorporate some of Austin's landmarks locations namely the 360 bridge, specifically because as a teacher, Virginia can see the bridge from her classroom. Also Jason, a baseball coach, chose to have some photos taken in Red Socks jerseys. But the highlight is their husky Nyla, she did such a good job. Virginia and Jason will tie the knot on June 11, 2010.









Chrissy + Chris inspire Number 9's Best of 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

On October 25, 2009, Christina English said 'I do' to Chris Bevill with personal, heartfelt vows. Chris was so overcome with the event of the day that he fumbled over his vows, then asked 'Can I just say ' I do'? . It was one of the funniest wedding moments that we've seen at Number 9. So funny, that it's inspired us to do our own list of 'best of' moments from weddings we've covered this year.

The Number 9: Best of 2009 is our own way of thanking all the couples we've met in 2009 and giving the brides of 2010 inspiration and ideas. In our list we will include nods to vendors, venues, decorations and personal touches. We will also not leave out the couple and their guests by recognizing all the creativeness that makes great photos. Here's a preview of the wedding at the Winfield Inn that inspired us to appreciate all that goes into a wedding day, but reminding everyone that the most important part of the day is saying 'I do'.

Full slideshow to come. Our 'Best of' list will post in the 'This Month' website section for December.









Engagements: Wendy + Chase

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! While Kim's still hanging out with her family in New Mexico, we wanted to post her engagement session with Wendy & Chase. Wendy wanted their pictures to explore their fun, Austin lifestyle. She told us that her and Chase frequented Book People and the Drafthouse in their spare time, so Kim made sure those influences showed up in their photos. Here's a preview of how the session went. Kim will shoot the Hoffman Wedding in March 2010. View the full session with the password or on our facebook site. Lots more photos to post in the next week.

Password: Hoffman Engage







Number 9 joins Project Santa Gift Card Drive

Monday, November 16, 2009

To kick off the holiday season, Number 9 will join other Austin event vendors to benefit the Austin Children's Shelter in their Project Santa Gift Card Drive. Please join us Thursday, December 3rd, from 6-9pm at the Waterford House as we donate our services for a good cause. Entry, entertainment, libations and food are all free! All we ask is for you to bring a gift card that will be given directly to the Austin Children's Shelter for distribution. See below for participating vendors and suggested store card denominations.

Hosted by: Embellish Events & Arthouse Designs

Participating Vendors:

FILO Designs
Get Flipped
Number 9 Photography
Pink Tulip Invitations
Premiere Party Central
Southern's Fine Dining
Texas Pro DJ, Barrington Miles
Waterford House
XPRESD Coffee
Silpada Jewelry

Stores & Card Denominations

$5-$10 -$15-$20

I-Tunes
McDonald's
Blockbuster
Amy's Ice Cream
Chick-Fil-A
Burger King
Bath & Body Works
Barnes & Nobel
Claire's
TCBY
Tiff's Treats
Starbucks
P-Terry's
Pizza Hut

$25-$50-$75-$100

Westgate Lanes
Ceramics Bayou
Best Buy
Toys R Us
Peter Pan Golf
Payless Shoes
Kohl's
IMAX Theatre
Regal Cinema
Cinemark
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Target
Old Navy
Playland Skating
Austin Parks & Pizza
Chaparral Ice
Footlocker
Main Event
Simon (VISA) Card
Bob Bullock History Museum

Bridals: Shelley Lovell

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laguna Gloria is becoming one of our favorite places to shoot. Since this a popular venue, the trick is making the setting unique to each bride's photo shoot. Shelley Lovell was married back in October to Mathew Pridgen, but we didn't have a chance to display her bridals. Shelley showed up to the grounds during the late afternoon sunlight. While shooting, we stressed the chandeliers, gates and floors. The checkered floor always gives off this Alice in Wonderland-type of vibe. Plus, Shelley loves the nature-setting, so we took advantage of the unique statues and water view. Shelley and Mathew were married on October 18 at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX.








Number 9 sponsors Dobie Theatre's Twilight contest!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Exciting news for Twilight fans! Number 9 has been asked to sponsor a Twilight 'Brooding' Contest prior to midnight showing of New Moon on Nov.19. The contest judging will start at 10:30pm and conclude just prior to seating. Come try out your best Edward or Bella pout, and win a free photo session with Number 9. If you're not into pouting, then come out and support the Dobie and Number 9 anyway. Members of Number 9 will assist with the judging. The contest is part of the Dobie Theatre's efforts to rejuvenate Austin support for independent movie houses.

American Motorcyclists Association Shoot

Monday, November 9, 2009

The production designer of American Motorcyclist Association magazine contacted Number 9 to do a portrait shoot for one of their articles. The AMA is running a story on Austin activist, Mark Bloschock and his fight against the dangers of highway cable wires. Bloschock states that the cables are more likely to cause serious injury to a rider than to stop motion in the event of an accident. Before all the rain and in the middle of dense fog, Adrian met up with Mark on Sunday morning for the shoot. It was a tight turnaround, but he managed to pull it off. The magazine will come out in January, so we will post images then.

Number 9 joins Rare Weddings

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Number 9 crew will be one of the vendor booths at the Rare Weddings event on November 15th at Laguna Gloria. For those of you unfamiliar with Rare Magazine, it's one of my favorite publications that promotes local art and businesses. The Rare event is designed for the creative bride that's looking for something beyond the traditional wedding. We're looking forward to meeting new vendors and the out-of-the-ordinary fashion show that showcases all types of bridal fashions. Plus, there is a vendor booth competition for the most creative booth. Wish us luck and expect to have fun. Tickets are $25. Check out the website for more info.

Lissa + Cade: Engagements

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thank you to Lissa and Cade for a great engagement session. Lissa brought a style like no other that combined modern pieces with antique hats borrowed from the women in her family. Cade brought his modeling skills from his Abercrombie days. This was my first time shooting a former model. They are truly a gorgeous couple. Here is a preview from their session. The couple will wed in January 2010.






Jennifer Loucks + Brian Payne: Wedding

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jennifer and Brian's wedding had a little bit of everything that one would want on their wedding day: loving family, wildflowers, a congo line, beautiful sunset, and a classic cadillac for the getaway car. Held at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, the theme was geared towards hollywood glamour meets traditional Mexican, Jennifer being the glamour and the Payne family being the Mexican influence. The bridesmaids wore smokey J Crew, jersey dresses and carried orange bouquets while the groomsmen doned pale gray suits.

Hats off to Jennifer who did most of the planning online. The couple lived in Las Vegas during most of their engagement period and moved to Texas prior to their wedding. I should also note that Jennifer's Florida Gator roots competed with Brian's love for the Longhorns all night long. When Texas won their game against Texas Tech that night. Brian and friends chanted the 'Eyes of Texas'. All in all, everyone had a great night.

Password: Payne Wedding


















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