Indulging in its ambiance – La Carafe

Believed to be the oldest bar in Houston and considered haunted as well, La Carafe Wine Bar is one of the places I absolutely LOVE. Of course, I’ve never had the privilege to experience the haunted side of this mesmerizing place. Hopefully one day that will change.

With its candle lit tables draped with red vinyl tablecloth, accompanied by the miraculous tunes of the jukebox that play selections from Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Bob Marley, Peggy Lee, and many more; it’s almost as if you could travel back in time! There is so much history here. You can see it, feel it, and its inside appeal gives off a cozy and intimate ambiance that is alluring in every way.

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Midday capture. Be sure to come at nightfall and capture the magic!

La Carafe is reasonably priced with a cheering selection of wines and assorted domestic and imported beers. There is a lovely view from their 2nd floor balcony, however, the upstairs does not open until after 9pm but do not, I repeat, do not forget to venture up there when the time comes.

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2nd Floor, midday capture.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary or just something new to experience… this is an amazing place I’m sure your date or significant other will not only approve of, but enjoy as well. Ahem, you’re definitely getting brownie points for this one! 😉

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As if it were the light of a million flames…

I recently had the privilege of being apart of something so spectacular! Something that only comes along once in a life time. A baby’s FIRST birthday. Coming from a mother’s perspective and a first time mother at that, just getting our beloveds through the 1st year IN ONE PIECE is a celebration in itself.

What they say is true. Time really does pass you by in the blink of an eye. So cherish your loved ones and savor every moment. Every laugh. Every cry. Every fall, scrape or bump. Every interaction through every new milestone and adventure. Because in what may seem like a blink of an eye, they will have grown from 1 year, to 3… 5… 10… 16… and before you know it, they’ll be off making new adventures of their very own.

As if it were the light of a million flames, let your innocent smile shine and brighten up the lives of all who surround you!

Happy 1st Birthday baby boy.

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Introducing Me

My name is Ashley (AJ) Chavez and I am the owner-operator of Shortys Shots photography located in Houston, Texas. I am a wife, a mother, an animal lover.  I love to look back and smile at the good times, to live in the moment, to laugh and have a good time. And I’m always down for experiencing new things and places.

I’ve always had an interest in a number of things. Always being pulled into every direction, never to keen on dabbling in the same ole same ole. But photography has always been my passion. Still I feel pulled in so many directions but all within the photography realm! There are so many options and opportunities. A bit of it all is what I live for. To experience all of it. From portraits to sporting events, birthday parties (of all ages), corporate events. The list can go on! I want to dabble in it ALL… and go wherever my passion & creativity takes me!

Let me tell your story, capture your moments and provide you with unfading memoriesimg_2250 that will last you a lifetime.

I credit my success to the faith that my amazing clients have put into me from the start, along with the never-ending support of my family and friends. Thank you so much for checking out my work and coming to see what Shortys Shots is all about!

XOXO,
Ashley, but you can just call me AJ.