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Lighting Practice | Photog Girls

My photog girls and I get together monthly for brunch and chat about business, personal life and all kinds of fun things. But this month, we decided to be more productive and hold a lighting practice. Oh wow, it was so hilarious!! We had music blasting, girls dancing, bright lights…and our cameras to capture it all. These are only a few photos of the shenanigans that took place that evening. I laugh to myself just thinking about it.  I think it’s so important, no matter what your interests are, to find a group of friends who share your goals and encourage you along the way!

I’m still laughing!


Ashley Swallow - Looks like so much fun!

Thursday Therapy Austin | Austin Event Photographer

I’m a part of a networking group here in Dallas called “Thursday Therapy“, which is a fun, casual networking event for wedding professionals. We get together monthly for happy hour to talk shop, collaborate, meet new colleagues and see old friends. It’s a blast! I was so excited when the girls at Sweet Pea Events told me they were taking Thursday Therapy to Austin (my old home!) and knew I wanted to be a part of the launch. I had so much fun meeting the local wedding pros! It was held at La Sombra–  a quaint,  modern restaurant in North Central Austin. Here are a few photos to share…

Photography: Kelly Rucker
Event Planning: Sweet Pea Events
Print & Design: Doodle Dog


Elizabeth - These are wonderful! What a great evening.

Kelly Simants - Kelly! Thank you SO much for these amazing images! You are so talented and we are so grateful you joined us in Austin. Thanks for being a Thursday Therapy “groupie”! :) xo

Nycia Emerson - These are amazing Kelly! Thursday Therapy was a blast! I’m looking
forward to the next one!


Lyndsay Nix - This was such a fun night! Great food, delicious drinks and warm company! Can’t wait for the next one!

Kristen - Great photos, Kelly! It looks like Thursday Therapy in Austin will be a hit!