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Let's Go Fly a Kite: Austin Kite Festival

3.05.2013

This past weekend Drew and I went to the Kite Festival in Zilker Park. Ever since we moved to this city almost four years ago, I've been itching to go to this festival. I would hear about it from friends, I'd see the kites in the distance from downtown, co-workers would come into work sunburned and raving about how wonderful their weekend was, and of course, my Facebook feed would be drowned in beautiful pictures of blue skies and kites everywhere! I told Drew last year, "WE ARE GOING NEXT YEAR WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!" :) Well, we decided to go before my bridal session later that afternoon and it was SO much fun! :) We had bought a transformer kite about three years ago when we had planned on going to fly a kite one afternoon, but it ended up raining, and we have had it in our hall closet this whole time. Finally, Optimus Prime got to come out and play! We also met up with my friend/blogger Nikol, her boyfriend Robbie, and their friend Ryan. It was such a fun, relaxing and much needed day in the sunshine! :)

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  1. That B&W photo of you with your hat on is beautiful Shay, you look gorgeous! Looks like so much fun, glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. SO FUN!!! Your photos are always gorgeous! Your style inspires me :)

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    1. Lindsay you are always the sweetest. You and your kindness inspire me, always! :) XOXOXO!

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  3. I have a feeling I would get my kite tangled up in all sorts of trouble, or I would lose it in the wind haha... but it still looks SO fun!! And you look too cute in your black sun hat :)

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    1. Omgoodness, kites were getting tangled and hitting everyone in the face! It was hilarious! :) & Thank you!!! :)

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  4. This looks like so much fun! I love random festivals like this to try out!

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  5. your pictures are beautiful! i can stare at them all day!

    you are stunning!

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  6. Can I be you when I grow up! you look beautiful in those black and white pics in the hat. LOVE. IT!

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  7. So fun! We were vendors this year and the last two years...such a neat tradition for Austin! :) Was the weather not perfect? Seems interesting to me the weather is every year; Perhaps they have a good relationship with the Man upstairs.

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  8. Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time.

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    Sofia

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  9. This looks like a blast! I want to fly a kite, it's been years.

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    Chelsea & The City
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  10. i love your kite flying ootd, too cute.

    and as always, beautiful pictures. :)

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  11. All of these pictures are absolutely beautiful! BUT the pup in the doggles? Hands down favorite, by far ;)
    I'm pretty sure if I did that to my dog, she'd choose a vagabond lifestyle and never return!

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  12. How fun! So glad you finally got to go! :)

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  13. You are so adorable! That outfit looks perfect on you. So glad to hear you guys had a blast :)

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  14. How cute are you in that hat?! Looks like a perfect afternoon!

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  15. Oh my word! I bet that was so much fun, what a unique experience. I love your hat and I am your newest follower. xx

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  16. You are so cute! I love doing fun things like this that aren't everywhere. Love!!

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  17. that's so fun!!! i've never flown a kite for the longest time!! OMG!! amazing photos!!

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  18. this is my absolute favorite festival in austin! and, of course, there are so many to choose from. your pictures are gorgeous! it looks like such a beautiful day!

    jorie

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  19. Just curious, do you shoot raw for personal purposes as well? Or are these in jpeg? Thanks, from a fellow photog ;)

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  20. Seriously, could you look any more adorable in that hat?! Looks like fun! :)

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  21. LOOOOVE these pictures! I heard that kite festival was nuts with like 40,000 people!!

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  22. i found your blog off meg's (across the pond), a very longtime childhood friend of mine. :) go figure, she would have awesome friends. i'm going to be moving to austin in mid-sept, and i've been doing tons of research... but it's always nice to be reassured by pictures like this. there's just something about the city that i'm drawn to. i'm a little unsure what area to move to, probably central or south, but time will tell. anyway, enough about me. just wanted to say thanks for the austin posts- they make me glad to be leaving LA :)

    gyspythatiam.blogspot.com -britt

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