Don’t Mess With Texas: A Tribute

Having spent a lot of time in America over the last five years, it holds a very special place in my heart.

Many of my friends celebrate the 4th of July and I know, I know, I’m not American… but as I have celebrated at least three Independence Days over there I thought it only right to have my own little celebration on Wednesday by filling a whole post with some firework bokeh from last summer’s firework display so check it out if you missed it. I love love LOVE bokeh!

So today I thought I’d continue the love for the land of the free and share some photos with you to pay homage to Texas. Last August/September Eoghan & I visited my friend Rebecca in Austin, Texas as our last port of call before coming back home.

We didn’t want to leave Texas, or America at the end of our travels. We really were overwhelmed by the hospitality of my dear friend Rebecca who apart from being amazing in general, cooked us a Mexican feast, hand drew us a map, made sure we had water bottles and sun cream as well as a whole list of potential activities to keep us busy during our stay. We were well and truly looked after -thank you so much!!

welcome pack Austin

I talked about one of our experiences in The Portrait Diaries Day 16: “When in Rome” so if you missed that definitely have a read to find out more about the amazing dance hall in Austin called Broken Spoke. We were completely out of our comfort zone trying to two step and honky tonk but it was also the greatest feeling to be a part of the atmosphere there. Thanks to both Rebecca and Sarah for taking us and showing us a great time!!
two stepping brokenspoke austin

When I wasn’t standing on Eoghan’s feet I was capturing everyone in all their gracefulness from the sidelines! Real characters, friends and strangers, people of all ages dancing the night away together. Why doesn’t a place like this exist in England?

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Two-stepping at Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea PhotographyTwo-stepping at Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea PhotographyTwo-stepping at Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea Photography

Two-stepping at Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea PhotographyTwo-stepping at Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea Photography Broken Spoke, Austin, TexasBroken Spoke, Austin, Texas, Laurenbythesea Photography

Hope you enjoyed the photos and if you ever go to Texas, make sure you go try two-stepping!

Lauren xxx

2 thoughts on “Don’t Mess With Texas: A Tribute

    1. Thanks so much Jenny….these photos are nearly a year old so I know I’ve learnt a lot since then but find that sense of place is always a part of what creates memories. I loved Austin and these photos are really special to me. xx

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