Although an Abilene girl originally, Marlene moved to Austin from Washington DC after finishing law school earlier this year!
Since she’s entering a new time in her professional life and hadn’t taken graduation portraits, we did a small mini session to commemorate both.
Pretty sure Marlene picked me as her portrait photographer because my first name is Tara and she’s a huge Tara Lipinski fan!
Marlene ice skates as well if you can’t tell by those rocking stems she’s sporting!
We had a great time quoting lines from “The Cutting Edge” during our shoot…..”toepick”!
I also totally think Marlene looks like Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries, anyone else?
How lucky is that?
I wouldn’t say this is groundbreaking portraiture, but I adore Marlene’s confident pose in the image below on the left.
If I was an employer going thru potential job applicants, this photo would scream, “Yes, it’s me, the one that can turn this trainwreck of a company around”.
Hey, my tree is still up, so we can post Christmas light images still!
Marlene also just bought a brand spanking new Mustang convertible!
There’s something about the second car you own.
It’s usually more “you” and not a parental hand me down.
Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with convertibles and weekly lament selling mine years ago…..sigh.
Many congrats to you and your awesome life, Marlene!
Austin Graduation Headshots