Tuesday Tell All 3-21-17 Let's talk Joy!

Here's a little dose of SUNSHINE today! Are you thinking about having professional photos taken but not sure if they'll capture YOUR or your family's personality? I get it! I've got some fun samples and I'm going to talk about JOY and these wonderful hybrid videos on my Tuesday Tell All today at 12N! Tune into TODAY 3-20-17 Carmen Buck Photography 12N CST

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Tuesday Tell All-3-14-17 David and Joan

Living well when someone we love has dementia:  David and Joan contributed their story about living well with dementia to my book Love Still Lives Here about a year ago.  Yesterday, nearly one year after my original blog about them (3/14/17!) I spent the afternoon visiting with Joan and their son Kristan who had very interesting insight from the adult child's perspective.  Enjoy!

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What is Beauty?

Tuesday Tell All with Carmen Buck Photography:  The Beauty of a Woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is a doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.  
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.

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Texas Frog Fest 2016

I have a son, who is my heart.  He is a wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.  he is a loving husband-a loving man who wants to be his best.  He is an Iraq War Veteran of the US Army Infantry.  He has been home nearly 10 years and continues to heal.  The Lone Survivor Foundation has been a HUGE help.  He had the opportunity to spent time at the retreat center with his friends and also with his wife.  We are all eternally grateful.

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Pedernales Falls State Park- a BLOG Post for FUN!

Pedernales Falls State Park- Hill Country Texas-Video

My husband and I headed to Pedernales Falls State Park and it was beautiful!  We've had some rainy weather so the water was flowing.  We climbed rocks, enjoyed some wild flowers and my husband enjoyed his Personal Portrait Assistive Device (AKA-Selfie Stick).   

It's important to capture some memories and find a good way to save them.  Taking pics on your phone is not a bad thing and there are some nifty lenses you can get to add to your smart phone.  Be sure and keep them in a safe manner.   It would be a shame to lose those happy memories.

Kendra Scott Gives Back to Bliss Kid Yoga

I was so honored to attend a wonderful fund raiser for Bliss Kid Yoga last night!  

20% of the sales from Kendra Scott Jewelry on South Congress St. in Austin, TX were donated to Bliss Kid Yoga and they had a wonderful turnout.

 LOVE LOVE LOVE everywhere!  

This is what makes LIFE so FULL- giving and receiving.  Be sure and read on to learn more about both these organizations.  

Carmen Buck Photography (that's me!) donated my time and talent and learned about the wonderful things Kendra Scott Jewelry does.  It was an honor to be there!  Bliss Kid Yoga is a favorite non-profit organization of mine and I look forward to photographing the cool stuff they do and watching them GROW!  You can read more about this HERE on a previous blog post on CarmenBuckPhotography.com.  



Bliss Kid Yoga

Bliss Kid Yoga is a nonprofit dedicated to providing yoga programs for children, families and educators in order to help nurture physical and emotional health within the community. To discover more about their programs click here.

Bliss Kid Yoga is a 501(c)3 approved public charity.



 Big THANKS to Kendra Scott who is CEO and founder of Kendra Scott Design, Inc.   We spent the evening at their South Congress Location in Austin, TX. This happens to be their flagship store!  How cool is that!  Kendra Scott lives in Austin and is well known for her philanthropy and support of non-profit organizations.  

According to Kendra Scott Jewelry website, the company continues to design and operate out of Austin, TX with a focus on Family, Fashion & Philanthropy. In the past 12 months, the company donated $1M and 50,000 pieces of jewelry while working with over 1,000 local and national organizations.

I (Carmen with Carmen Buck Photography) LOVE THIS!   Congrats to Bliss Kid Yoga and Big Thanks to Kendra Scott Jewelry!  

Show your love by leaving a comment for me and these lovely organizations.


Earth Day Festival in Austin TX 2016

Earth Day ATX Video

My husband and I attended Earth Day Festival in Austin, TX 2016.  Mueller Park is beautiful and a perfect place for this celebration.  I had never been to the park and was just amazed at the oasis so close to home.  

Did you know that the community is a redevelopment of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a mixed-use urban village in the heart of the city.   It is a sustainable community that is meeting extensive goals in housing and economic development. 

Mueller’s parks, trails and open space weave through the community, establishing a native, local ecosystem and bringing outdoor recreation and education options to Mueller residents, employees and neighbors. Twenty percent of the neighborhood is dedicated to parkland and open space.  Isn't that cool?  Austin IS a cool place to live!!  

Earth Day Festival was at Lake Park within the Mueller Community.  

How Mueller = Sustainability

Click on this link to learn just how 'GREEN' the Mueller community is.  It is amazing!  

  • Open air amphitheater and stage
  • Interactive playscape
  • Picnic peninsula
  • Loop trail
  • Jogger stretching area
  • Public art


Here's something else I didn't know about the area: The Thinkery!  That'll be a whole new post though. Very cool!  Who doesn't love a place that has big pigs to welcome you?  

Having Fun with Balloons

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
— Dalai Lama

And Happy we were!  We planned a photo shoot to honor mothers and daughters.  We gathered a wonderful team.  We got some balloons for a beautiful little girl to run around with.  We let life unfold and had a blast.

Special thanks to Vanessa for her assistance.  Makeup and hair by Duane Sevelin with Sevelin Global.   Models- Marcy, Sandy and Taylor