Photographer John Leach took our portrait for the front of The Chronicle this fall for the “Best Of Austin” edition. The out takes from the photoshoot at the historic Driskill Hotel downtown were just too good not to share!
Here’s our cover, and our award, “Best Reason to Learn the Charleston” took us by surprise! The Austin Chronicle is very secretive about covers… we were both under the impression that we were doing a shoot for John’s portfolio for a photo contest. Imagine my surprise when I went to get coffee on Thursday morning and saw us grinning from the cover!
The Driskill Hotel was built in 1886 and is one of the most gorgeous places in Austin. Marble floors, elegant antique furniture, and a glass domed ceiling create a perfect backdrop for a vintage photoshoot.
The Driskill is rumored to be haunted, and a naughty ghost paid us a visit during the shoot. While we were posing at this window, a glass flew off an antique wooden hutch and loudly smashed into a million pieces on the floor. Spooky!
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