Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet Liz & Dave

I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding in October, and since I've been antsy to show some of the photos, allow yourself the viewing pleasure of this wonderful couple: Liz Roark & Dave Fisher

Sunday, November 15, 2009

East Austin Studio Tour at Space12

SavannahRed photography is currently exhibiting during the East Austin Studio Tour at Space12. Space12 is located at 3121 E. 12th St. near Airport Blvd. The tour is going on this weekend and next weekend, Nov. 21 - 22, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. You can also stop by Space12 during their operating hours Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. There are over 10 local artists in Space12, so there is a lot to feast your eyes upon! There are some refreshments, too, so stop on by.

"Death to All Ice Cream Trucks: A Fashion Revolt Against All Things Irritating" is happening Wed., Nov. 18, at 7:30 pm at Space12. The show is featuring the environmentally-conscious designs by Melissa Taylor and SavannahRed was asked to join as well. Come check it out! There will be some music, food, and vino in addition to the runway funzies, so be sure to bring your peoples out for a rockin' good time.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wow. More to share!

So, not only will SavannahRed be exhibiting photography during the East Austin Studio Tour in November, but there will be another fashion show! Yep - anoooooother fashion show! It will feature mostly the same outfits, but perhaps some new ones.

Mark your calendars! Nov. 18th. Stay tuned for more details.
Send me some inspiration! :)


Monday, October 12, 2009

Web Domain | Anne Marie Beard is wonderful!

Well, I've got news! There's now a web domain for this gal and her business, and that is pretty exciting stuff, I must say. So, let me give you a preview of what is yet to come...

+Website (!!!!!)
+Facebook Page
+Etsy Store
+East Austin Studio Tour (Nov. 14 - 15, 21 - 22) at Space12
+Holiday Bazaar (Dec. 5th) at Space12, too

There is a lot going on right now, so it's a pretty busy time, but I will make sure and give an update whenever possible. Watch out for some emails if you're on the mailing list, too!

Also, check out the blog from awesome Austin designer Anne Marie Beard where she talks about wearing one of the dresses I made for the fashion show! It's pretty fun to read. Thank you, Miss Beard. You are so wonderful to me!

Is it unprofessional to say that I am REALLY FREAKIN' EXCITED?! If so, ooooh well!

Be inspired today. Do something really cool and strange. You can tell them I told you to do it. I don't mind.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SavannahRed Photography | Starbucks!

Hey there!

Just wanted to let you know that you can certainly check out SavannahRed Photography at 2 Starbucks locations in the Greater Austin area: Bee Caves & 71 and Brodie Oaks off South Lamar.

Go see it! What are you waiting on?! GO!!! :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fashion Show Breakdown | Peter Pan Dress

This dress gets its name from the mock Peter Pan collar applique. It was one of the first dresses I have ever made from when I was taking classes at First Samples last year, and the material is a light blue/teal sateen. I felt that it needed a lot of modification to make it more interesting, so I added the mock collar, sleeves, covered buttons, and a belt. The material for the additions came from some fabric scraps my grandmother gave me. As with many of my grandmother's pieces I have become the humble recipient of, it was apparent that this material was supposed to be a shirt of some sort. I rather like the new use of the fabric instead, don't you?

Miss Erin worked the runway with a lollipop in hand. The shoes are vintage heels that were picked up some time ago at a Goodwill.

This ensemble was purchased at the fashion show. I am so thrilled that it went to a good home!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Down to the wire!

In 24+ hours, it will be time for the show! I am so excited, but I gotta admit, not everything is ready. I work pretty well under pressure, though, so I know it will all work out.

Last night, the models had a fitting, and I almost cried about 5 times. They were so excited about the show, about being apart of it, and most of all, about the clothes! The level of squealing went to an all-time high once there were outfits being tried on, and I couldn't help but be so thankful for my talent and my vision at that time. It was such an honor to have these ladies feel so great in what was made for them. I know tomorrow night is going to be absolutely magical. I simply cannot wait.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The fashion show has been blogged!

You know, there are so many wonderful people who are in my life already, and there seems to be this incredible influx of new ones these days that I am so thrilled about.

I cannot even describe how happy this made me when I read it tonight, holding my friend Heather's hand between her and her mother. I read it aloud, naturally. I'm just so touched right now I can't articulate it. - Check it out. Let me know what you think! And again, thank you, Ms. Anne Marie Beard. This is such a sweet moment for me to read your post.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fashion Show | Details

a full-figured fashion show featuring SavannahRed
Wednesday, September 16 at Space12
3121 E. 12th st., Austin, TX

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
$7 at the door {cash preferred, cards accepted}.

Free root beer floats and free drinks!
Stay for the afterparty with DJ Seth Horton.
For more information, call 512.745.7076 or email

This show will be streamed live at

RetroCurves is the debut fashion show of SavannahRed that is 50's themed and specifically designed for curvy ladies. Please bring your friends and come out in support of designer Anslee Connell in her latest endeavor.

Poster designed by MadRooster:

Excited?! If only there were words to say. . .

Monday, August 31, 2009

Roadhouse Rags

It also seems that SavannahRed will be doing a test run at Roadhouse Rags on Ben White off of Manchaca. Stay tuned for more details, but let's just say it's got something do with some super cute poodle-esque skirts!

Yay for SavannahRed!

Reid & Natalie

I had the ultimate privilege of photographing my brother and his fiancee's engagement session while I was in Memphis. This is only one of the photos, but the rest of them are so much fun and they definitely represent the kind of love and relationship these people have with each other. I cannot wait until September 26th! It's going to be so much fun.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maybe I should tell you some things. . .

Since I can remember, I have always viewed fashion as a form of self-expression. My mother asked me to put on my clothes for school in the mornings, and I would usually pick out some insane outfit that I absolutely adored. She would be horrified by my selection and tell me to put on something completely different. Every day, she would pick me up from school in a different outfit than what she sent me there wearing until she realized I was putting her clothes on over my clothes. I think she knew that this was going to be an ongoing trend, but I'm not sure she knew how far I would take it.

In fact, when I was in middle school, I went to some strange convention for middle school politics (that's what I referred to it as, anyway), and I really could not care less about the whole thing. I was there to see people. I didn't pay attention to anything that was going on except for the dances because I loved to get out there and show my stuff. (I won competitions. It was a big deal.) There was one particular moment, however, where I did care. They were talking about wearing uniforms in schools and many students argued that uniforms were, in fact, a good idea. I was outraged, and I decided that I would have my voice heard. So, I walked up to the podium with my folder, wearing a stretchy black skirt and something else over it with some super cute heels. I was confident but nervous as some people cheered me on. "Clothing is one of the most noticeable forms of self-expression. Each person has the right to wear what they would like how they see fit. If we limit what someone is able to wear, even at school, he or she may lose a very important voice for who they are. I believe that dress codes should not be so strictly enforced, that uniforms are limiting our freedom to self-expression, and that we should be allowed to represent who we are in a school setting. Thank you." I felt really good about myself then as if I were making progress, but I later realized my efforts were futile.

Middle school was horrible on the self-esteem, and even though I naively kept hoping the upcoming years were going to be different, high school failed me as well. While this was true, I chose to make bold statements with my clothing. I had "Weird Pants Week," consisting of pants made with shiny, colored plastic and leopard prints, and I rocked it. I also had a big, blue fake fur jacket that I would wear with my pants. I had a voice and I wanted to scream with it in every way that I could. I chose fashion every now and then. Sometimes, I felt that fashion chose me because of the lack of artistic outlets in the area where I was from that led me to focus mainly on my garb to be creative and vocal with. Unfortunately, the only plus size options I really had were Lane Bryant and department stores, but I worked with what I could and still managed to feel more like myself in my artistic fibrous creations. I cannot say this is true for other girls in the same situation, and I always had this urge to change that.

I've been larger than the average girl for most of my life. As one could imagine, I was teased for it ruthlessly, and it wasn't until I was in college that I started to accept the way that I look. Looking back at photos from high school, I think to myself, "Why did I hate my appearance so much? I was gorgeous!" This self-loathing was mainly due to comparing myself to the tiny, bone-thin-obsessed girls I went to school with and the attention they received from the opposite sex. Nevermind the fact that the college guys would beg me to call them the minute I turned 18 (I got names and numbers for years down the road - this is not a joke) and gave no thought to my peers' scrawny, frail figures. (Men like curves! Who knew?) This didn't matter to me at that time. The place where I am now is that I realize I am just as gorgeous now as I was then. Sure, a few things have changed, but I can look at myself no matter what and say, "This is who I am, and I love myself for it."

Whenever I started to value who I was, that was when I started making something of myself. I birthed a philosophy that believes that we should focus on our strengths, while minding our weaknesses, because if we see the good in ourselves and foster those things, then we can put them forth in the world to make a difference. If we stop comparing who we are to others and focus on our own positive attributes, we can be able to conquer insecurities and instead begin to help others see that in themselves. Simply put: Love yourself in order to love others. My whole outlook changed and I wanted to inspire other women to be empowered from within. I woke up one day knowing that I could do this by opening the door for self-expression in the form I knew best long ago: fashion.

This is behind the fashion part of SavannahRed. Stay tuned for the vision, but enjoy the journey.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Have fun with your head AND savannared!

Oh, catchy titles. . . how I adore thee!

Lately, I've been playing a bit with fun things like feathers and flowers and vintage brooches and the sort. They're a lot of fun, actually, and I should be selling them very soon at a wonderful place where I get my hair cut by the fabulous Heather Davis at Salon Sovay. Not only will you see original photographs by yours truly (which have been pimped all around town, but are now making their way to South 1st), you will find these fun, feathery creations as well. Prices range from about 7.50 - 49.50, so there has to be something for every taste and budget!

There has been some talk about an opening reception, so stay tuned for that little soiree which I'm sure will be fun and engaging.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Etsy | Bananarchy | Fashion Show!

So, I just posted some photo prints for sale on Etsy. Ch-ch-check 'em out here!

Also, yours truly is responsible for the highly commented upon photo of the Bananarchy girls for Austin's Decider website. I won't lie, I'm proud to call this photo my own, even if the banana on the left looks like. . . well, I'm sure you know by now. Check out the article, and while you're at it, check out how my photo is now on Videogum and Entertainment Weekly blogs. Yep, I'm proud - but I would enjoy my credit. Oh, and these are only the ones that have been discovered. If you know of anymore links, please send them my way!

Decider | Videogum | Entertainment Weekly

And for the grand finale of this post, I'm hosting a fashion show at the end of August. Stay tuned for details, but if you would like to help in any sort of way (and I will need much, much help), please let me know!

SavannahRed loves you. Just remember that!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Well, Moxie on South Lamar is closing at the end of the month, but you can check out SavannahRed on the walls until the doors are forever locked.

Sad, but come see my stuff if you haven't already!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Holy Cacao! The Onion

I'm not sure if you've gotten a chance to grab a copy of The Onion this week, but SavannahRed Photography covered another awesome food feature on Holy Cacao! Let me know what you think. Many thank you's to The Onion for being so awesome.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Flightpath Coffee House

As of last night, SavannahRed Photography is now displayed throughout Flightpath Coffee House at 51st and Duval. It will remain up until May 3rd.

Hope you get a chance to see it if you haven't before! As always, feedback is more than welcome.

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

SavannahRed|The Onion

Well, Miss Amy Ramm of NadaMoo! was featured in this week's Onion in the food section. My friend Gina wrote the article, and she was kind enough to ask me to photograph this sweet, inspirational lady of love and goodness.

The article containing SavannahRed Photography may be found at this link:,25945/

I am so honored.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sewing for Cloe

Well, I have my first fitting with Cloe tomorrow at noon. I have only one dress that could be almost done, and the other is in the works. The skirt will come later as it is definitely going to be a challenge.

I'm up for it. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Round|Space12

We are launching The Round in Austin! It's going to be a beautiful intimate evening of musicians sharing the stage with slam poets and live painters. For this special premiere during SXSW we'll have two different sets comprised of 3 singers on stage together. Please join us at Space12 March 20th from 8-10:30pm at Space12 (3121 E. 12th St.)...

THE ROUND & how it works:
3 songwriters sit on stage together
often collaborating loosely for a unique performance
sometimes with backing musicians

joined by slam poets and live painters
a relaxed & intimate evening of collaboration
audience sits in rapt attention

$5-$10 cover and donations accepted

Featured Lineup:

Laura Gibson (Hush Records, toured with Colin Meloy of Decemberists, from Portland, OR)
Loch Lomond (Portland, OR)
Whiskey Priest (Austin, TX)
Kate Tucker (Seattle, WA)
Matt Bishop (Hey Marseilles, Seattle, WA)

Slam Poets from Austin Slam:
Andy Buck
Justin Time

Visual Artists:
Melinda Carter
Karen Tsang

SavannahRed Photography will be featured on the walls of this event along with the paintings of Visual Artist Melinda Carter.

Come and check it out!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Photography Breakdown!

I'm SavannahRed
I take some awesome photos
I'll do it for you
As long as you're not getting married
But if you just got the ring
Let's kick it
Put on a pretty little dress
Lie in the grass on a sunny day
Let's play in the leaves
I'll be there with my lens
And we'll skip off happily

photojournalism | fashion | engagement | music | portrait | nature | travel | gatherings | art

Gimme a ring-a-ling!
I'll be waiting.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

.a thousand fibers.

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
Herman Melville

At the Gallery at 5619 (Mosaic, 5619 Airport Blvd.), savannahred design will be featured along with 9 other textile artists in a show entitled "A Thousand Fibers." Two dresses are displayed among many beautifully and intricately woven scarves, handbags, dolls, stuffed animals, blankets, and various other accessories.

Please come to Gallery at 5619 tonight (Friday) from 7 pm - 9 pm and share with us in our celebration of our talents together!

For more information on this gallery, please visit
Some items will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Clothing Remix|Space12

Saturday, Feb. 21st
3121 E. 12th St. (near Airport)
12pm - 4pm
Clothing swap and redo!
Bring clothes and notions and machines and whatever.

It's gonna be a bitchin' good time, so rip up those clothes and make something new!

(I refashioned that dress from a mumu! Hehe)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Project: Recycle. Reuse. Refashion!

Lately, I've been challenging myself to refashion things instead of buying new things (or new to me, as the case may seem), and not just create something from scratch. That way, I can still have an appreciation for the things I already have and save some of the fabric I have for other purposes.

Not only have I been doing this with my clothing, I've been doing this with other things such as shelf/dashboard mini shrines! Below you will see the Sacred Heart symbol, and these are made out of cardboard and magazine cut outs. They make me so happy!

I feel accomplished. What can I say?

Oh, and there will be a clothing swap on Saturday, Feb. 21st, for those who are interested. It will be at Space12 on E. 12th near Airport. Come! It will be fun.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Genuine Joe's Coffee House: Jan. 20 - Feb. 20

Sooo, if you missed the East Austin Studio Tour, you can see the same photos! Hooray!

Genuine Joe's Coffee House
2001 W. Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78757
Now until Feb. 20th

If you respond to this blog post, you can get 20% off! Isn't that amazing? It sure is, Bob.

Oh, and I still have the shoe photos at Montage, so check those out if you haven't already!
(53rd and Duval, for inquiring minds)