Reese’s Headshots

I met Reese¬† (Reese’s Pieces) when I started working for the company I work for now. She is part of the college team division of the company, while I’m in operations. Both of our areas shared our Austin campus location. I was immediately drawn to her because we share similar interests and we make each other laugh. Over the past year and a half, we have developed a pretty fun friendship, and I think the world of her. She just got engaged on NYE and has started the fun process of planning her wedding! Super excited for her and her future husband. Below are some headshots from our session. She totally needs to model as a side gig, she’s fierce y’all!

 

I’m almost done editing photos from Tagger’s 4th birthday party last week! Look for those on the blog next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

~JCARO

 

 

Reese Headshot Sneak Peek!

I was asked to photograph a couple of coworkers as they needed updated headshots. Here is a sneak peek of Reese’s session. I will update next week with the full session and a get to know Reese post! ūüôā

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Have a great weekend, everyone! Luis and I are traveling to Abilene to hang out with family and celebrate Tagger turning 4! I’ll be sure to take photos to share!

 

~JCaro.

2018… Get the Frigggg Outta Here!

So it’s been a year… it feels like 2018 lasted 5 years. I’m ready for it to go. 2018 wasn’t 100% terrible, but it wasn’t that awesome either. From company layoffs to illness to missing key family moments, I would rate this year about a 3.5 out of 10. I’m ready for a fresh start and ready to start the new year on a positive note!

This past year, I’ve neglected to put time and effort into seeing my family. Luis and I have both been so bogged down with work, that we’ve missed birthdays, vacations, holiday functions and just visiting and spending time with our family. That is something I’m not proud of. I love both of our families. I love our friends as well. We have built a pretty awesome home away from home family here in the Austin area, and even those were sacrificed. I feel pretty upset that I let what was going on around us get the best of me and not focus on what matters the most to me, friends and family.

As we close 2018 and head into 2019, below are some things I’m looking forward to.

  1. Making memories with Luis. I want to focus less on collecting things and more about making memories. I hope to take some time to explore the world around us and create memories of us spending time together.
  2. Growing closer to our families and friends. I want to dedicate more time with the people in our lives. More happy hours, get-togethers, getaways, adventures, movie nights… anything! I love surrounding myself with good people.
  3. Work on me. Always room for improvement! There’s always a better Jalys to be created.
  4. Attending our friends and families weddings! We have two already slated for 2019, and we are honored to be invited and to get to celebrate! Team Caro Que Si is ready!
  5. Photograph. I’ll admit it, it is tough to lug a camera around with you nowadays thanks to iPhones, but I want to photograph more. I want to document the daily and unexpected. I think the dogs will carry the brunt of this as they are my favorite subjects. 2019 will for sure have more photos of the Caro tribe.
  6. Embrace the unexpected. Let’s see what 2019 has in store for us! I don’t want to plan our year in too much detail.
  7. Branding the brand. I will be making some changes to this website/blog. I’m still available for photography sessions, but I want this blog to be more than just a photo blog. I want to share family recipes, products I like, photos, adventures, etc. I don’t want to put my blog in a niche. I’m anti niche! Hahaha. I’ll be updating and rebranding soon. I have ideas in my head, but I need to spend some time creating those ideas.

I hope everyone has a wonderful NYE and would love to hear some of your 2018 highlights moving into 2019. We did have some fun in 2018, below is a photo from our trip to Jamaica. Ya man!

 

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See you in 2019!

~ Jalys

 

Sneakfest.

Hey friends! So I have been so busy lately and I feel bad for neglecting my blog and not uploading some updates. I have some awesome photos to show you from a few projects that I’ve been working on and other downtime photos. I promise to upload the photos I took from Greenfest and below are some other sneaks that I’ll show you guys to tide you over. Bear with me and enjoy the sneakfest for now!

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I hosted a BBQ a couple of weeks ago. Here is a photo of Philip (#pqm)

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My buddy Justin Van Sant and his band FINALLY played in Austin!

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Guess who my next magazine cover subject is?

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I had to take a new photo for work. Blah.

Check back for new FULL blog posts of photos soon!

Rock On.

~ Jalys.

Hoots and Hollars!

Hello friends! I hope this fine Tuesday is treating you well! I thought I’d blog out some hoots and hollars for you guys and let you in on some of the things I’m hooting and hollaring about! ūüôā

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Insanity. I love to hate insanity and hate to love it. This program is the hardest but most rewarding workout I’ve ever done. I have yet to go all the way through the program but I’m so dang determined to get through it. I think I finally found my recipe for success. Insanity, I will take you down! I want to get through this program so then I can buy the T25 program. I refuse to buy a new workout program until I defeat Insanity! haha.

Slow Work Weeks. I love being busy, tired, exhausted, and drained. To me it’s showing myself that I’m working hard and doing my job. I am used to working long days/nights and sometimes working weekends for Tech. However,¬†during the summer it has a been a little slow with schools not in session. Which equals to me climbing up the walls trying to find something to do. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cleaned our office,¬†organized and thrown away boxes,¬†and how many times I have made sure every Tech promotional item is turned correctly and centered on the shelf. I think my poor coworkers are getting tired of me cleaning their offices and trying to find busy work to do. We were given a project right before I left for 4th of July vacation, with the timeline of the whole month to complete it. I was finished in 4 days. hahaha and now I’m back to cleaning our office again. ūüôā

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The Dirty Guv’nahs. I love these guys but have yet to see them live. Boooooo! I will soon though, mark my words! hahaha. They have a BRAND new album out today called “Live from Knoxville.” If you’re a good music fan then this band should be in your library. Just saying.

Paleo. I’ve spent the last 3 or 4 months researching Paleolithic dieting. It is quite interesting to¬† read about and get a grasp as to why our society is sick with so many diseases and health problems. I’ve vowed to follow the Paleo program and it has been a battle. I’m basically breaking the habits I’ve been creating since I was born. I am positive my research and new knowledge will help me fully commit and lead a healthy lifestyle. I think with all the research I’ve done on Paleo, it has given me the tools to cut out the toxins and harmful foods out from my diet. If only I could drink Lonestar¬†beer and it be Paleo friendly. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Positivity. For me, being negative and having a sarcastic attitude has always been easier than being¬† a positive and an encouraging person. Sometimes the negativity is infectious and you end up just being Miserable Molly all the time, I don’t like that side of me. I decided to actively change that and become more of a positive, encouraging, kind-hearted person. I’ve never really liked or gravitated towards people who constantly have the victim, poor me attitude. I believe everyone goes through hardships and the strongest people are the ones who take from it a positive spin instead of being¬†Victim Vikki¬†fishing for compliments because their life isn’t diamonds and roses. I have friends that have this negative attitude and it saddens me. Thank God for what you have, not what you want to have. Put your big girl panties on and deal with it. So from now on I will be a little sassy but I want to evoke more positivity and spirit in my life. It might be harder to smile sometimes but the outcome of being positive and not letting the negative effect you will be worth the extra effort!

Summer. This summer I have made a pact to myself to spend more time outdoors. I’m not a camping person, I am more of a glamping kind of girl but I really wanted to spend more time outside soaking in some Vitamin D. I take Rocker and Ryder on hikes, walks, runs, anything to get some more fresh air. I’ve also spent time laying out by the pool and reading my Paleo¬†book. It’s been nice. I’ve even have a little tan going on! Loves it. I plan on having a couple of get togethers at my pool so my friends can join me in my new pastime. ¬†I also bought a cool new toy that I get to use in the water, which I’ll explain next!

Kayaking. That’s right, your glamping girl bought a kayak! I have always wanted to try it out, but¬†my own insecurities held me back. Well that changed this summer! I rented a kayak from Rowing Dock on Town Lake and it was a euphoric experience. It is so therapeutic and relaxing. I decided I needed to go ahead and buy my own that I could take out anywhere I wanted to, so I bought one! Yay! Of course it’s red and it has a place for my “water bottle”. My coworker thinks I should bring Rocker and Ryder but I don’t think Rocky would enjoy it. Poor pup is so timid. But we can always try!

 

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Here is my new favorite view. Love being on the water!

Rock On.

~ Jalys.

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