An Update :: Construction + Photography

Happy Monday Lovelies! I thought I would start the week off by giving an update on construction and showing off a sneak peek into our first photoshoot in our space! Things are in full swing at 612 Brazos with secret build outs under the building coming to life, the juice and coffee bar underway and The Refinery getting cleaned up and ready for HCAV and MEP to be installed. For you construction acronym newbies (no shame - I literally learned these terms about 3 months ago), HVAC means "heating, ventilation and air conditioning" and MEP is "mechanical, engineering and plumbing." Before things really got rolling we wanted to get into the space and have a little photoshoot while it was still beautifully naked.

We paired up with Taylor Prinsen Photography and Mandi Summers to bring a small corner of the upstairs area to life, and boy oh boy did we love the results!

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A little background on our photographer :: Taylor Prinsen

Taylor Prinsen is a lifestyle and wedding photographer, a native Austinite, and a nonprofit professional. Her degree was in Community and Nonprofit Leadership from The University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she also studied photography and graphic design. Her background in photography has primarily been weddings and families, but has recently enjoyed working with more local brands and bloggers. She loves live music, anything creative, good wine, her crazy puppy, being silly with friends, the show Friends, and traveling.

Website: | Social Media: @TaylorPrinsenPhotography

A little background of our stylist :: Mandi Summers

Mandi Summers is an Austin, Texas, based wardrobe stylist originally from Montana. She has a background in retail fashion buying + management, and has experience styling for commercial, editorial, + still life photography; live shows; advertisements; and music videos. You can find her work in shoots from Austin Monthly, Lux Apothetique, Matrix MX4 and Broke Philosopher Vintage, to name a few!

Website: | Social Media: @MandiSummers

Without Taylor and Mandi this shoot would not have been possible. We also want to give a huge thanks to the rest of our team who got up well before the sun came to knock this shoot out of the park: @Sarahussey_ @ccmoonshine @realaustin @leybach @madifinley

PS The furniture from this shoot (carefully curated by our interior designer, @clairezinnecker) is some of the actual furniture that will be at The Refinery - BEYOND excited to show y'all more!

More updates soon!!