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.


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.


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! 😉


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.


If you have the power to make someone happy, do it.

Anabelle Drake, face painter and artist.

We hired Anabelle for my daughter’s 1 year birthday party. It was so cute; she turned my JoJo into Hello Kitty, hahaha! She’s so brilliant with children from ages young to old. So talented and artistic, even the adults got in on it! Well, this Saturday my daughter turns 3 years and we’ve hired her again. I can’t wait, it’s going to be awesome! So, if you have an event or party coming up and you are looking for a face painter who is both artistic and great with people of ALL ages, I’d strongly suggest Anabelle.

Actually, I feel so strongly about her that I asked if I could shoot some photos of her to which she happily obliged!

Anabelle Drake guys!!! Visit her page at:


If The Train Doesn’t Stop At Your Station, Then Its Not Your Train.

I had actually forgotten all about this railroad location until I was on the way to the initial area I had in mind and accidentally took the wrong exit. I guess it was meant to be because as soon as I got to the light I was like “Auh, heo yeah!”.

Here’s the sneakiest little peek to Lali’s Halloween Themed Boudoir Photoshoot. Yes, we shot outdoors… in broad daylight. She’s so brave!


If the train doesn’t stop at your station, then its not your train.

Get Shorty!


Make no little plans but of big ones. Though the hours may seem to grow slow and obstacles will be sure to arise; you may change direction but never change your decision to get there. Aim high with hope, work diligently and advance confidently.

To Jose Chavez, congratulations!



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