CampLEAD 2014

At the end of July, our office at Texas Tech University put on a leadership and development camp called CampLEAD. This was my second year attending this camp and this year I brought my camera to document. Last year, we had about 45 students attend. The camp was so successful and amazing that this year we had about 170 kids attend! The students were all rising seniors from their area. We had almost 800 applications for this camp, and it was fun being apart of the decision process. These kids will be leaders one day. They are smart, hardworking, achievers who are at the top of their class. We had students from all over Texas and a few from New Mexico. Our regional center in Austin took about 34 students from Austin, and San Antonio and the students from the Valley flew with one of our excellent admissions counselors, Maryellen. We spent 4 days and three nights on campus doing different leadership activities. We stayed on campus in residence halls, toured the campus, swam in our leisure pool and even made a trip out to Spirit Ranch for some leadership and team exercises. I photographed a lot of the activities and hope you guys see the teamwork they built throughout this experience.

Driving up to Lubbock, the students were very quiet, mainly watched the movies we played or listened to their iPod. But on the way back, they were louudddddddddddd! They became a family. They were sad that they were leaving campus, but most importantly, they were sad to leave their new friends they met at camp. It’s so awesome to watch students who barely know each other build lasting friendships whom they didn’t even know four days prior.  I hope that they choose Texas Tech as their school of choice, but wherever they go, they’ll be an asset to that institution. Below are some photos I grabbed from CampLEAD. Hope you guys enjoy them!



Wreck Em!

~ Jalys.

Three Guitaristas at Graham Central Station

Last Thursday night the Guitaristas tour featuring William Clark Green (Guns Up), Sean McConnell and Randy Rogers made an appearance at Graham Central Station in Pflugerville. It was an awesome night full of amazing singer songwriters! Including special appearances by Brian Keane and Josh Abbott. My goal for this set of photos is to show how much fun artists have together. This scene is such a great scene to be a part of and I love the “bromances” involved! It was such a fun time and I hope the photos show that!

I hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Remember to stop by and hopefully see my year in photos! 🙂

Rock On.

~ Jalys.

Sneak Peek: Texas Tech vs Baylor.

Happy Monday!

I had the amazing experience of photographing the Texas Tech vs Baylor game at AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) I want to show y’all a couple of sneaks and really expand on my experience as my first time at Jerry’s World! Hope you enjoy these and check back for the full album!


Entrance to the field. Austin’s own Kerry Hyder.


Touchdown # 1 for Texas Tech. Jace Amaro!


Go Cowboys!

Rock On.

~ Jalys.

Texas Tech Visit

Last week I spent some time in Lubbock for work. I love going back to Lubbock and Texas Tech to relive my college memories. Most of y’all know I work for Texas Tech University in Austin. I love my job, I get to live in the greatest city and work for the best college in America. 🙂

Texas Tech was recently named the #6 Most UNDERRATED college in the country. I’m glad people are seeing the amazing education opportunities Texas Tech is providing for not only our students and alumni but also our faculty. I feel blessed to be at the position I’m at within Texas Tech University. Texas Tech recently hired a new president, Dr. Nellis, he’s coming from the University of Idaho and we had the opportunity to sit and discuss goals and plans for Texas Tech. Even better things to come! haha. Below are some photos I took on my iPhone from our time in LBK!

Only a few more weeks and I’ll be down in New Braunfels photographing Greenfest! Get your tickets and come say hello!

Rock On.

~ Jalys

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