February 16-17th, 2013

Every year I struggle to come up with a birthday activity that is unique and enjoyable for all involved. This year, it just so happened that a band I LOVE (The Burning Hotels) was playing a rare show the weekend right before my birthday. The only problem is that the band and show were Fort Worth. Solution? Birthday road trip with a handful of my closest friends! I decided to take my camera along (of course) for some freestyle, candid shots with a documentary flavor. P.S. My camera was occasionally commandeered by my sister Kathryn, and who knows who else.

Only one photo of the actual show is included, as The Wild Rooster was very dark, but we had a great time hanging out and listening!

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We had no idea who this guy was.

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At our “super-high-end motel” later that night and the next morning…

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Out to brunch (the most important meal of the day) at The Bottom.

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Nice day to climb in a tree. With a sign posted right next to it that clearly read, “For your safety, do not climb in tree.” But what do they know.

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Then a few of us continued on to the Stockyards and caught the… cattle run?

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Exploring afterwards.

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Sizing up the competition.

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This year on Thanksgiving, I decided to capture the day with a retro, documentary style. Very candid and unposed. An exact representation of the way this day passes every year at the Lee house, with all of our family who still live in driving distance. Homemade food, football on TV, and three little nephews with more energy than everyone else combined (after Thanksgiving lunch) playing in the leaves.




















Kathryn in her natural habitat: