I FINALLY got a place that wasn't outrageous to take my bridal portraits. Looks like we will be taking them next Tuesday. I kept trying to think of places around Austin or Dripping Springs (where I grew up) that would either reflect growing up in the country or now living in Austin. The place in Dripping couldn't make up their mind if they wanted to offer opening their venue for portraits only and several in Austin wanted to charge around $200 for the session. Then, it came to me...The Mansion on Judges Hill. Duh! I don't know why I didn't think of this one first. Its been in Austin for exactly 100 years. In those 100 yrs, it has been a personal residence, a drug treatment center, student housing, and then was converted into a hotel in 2003. It oozes southern charm. I can't wait to see the pictures! The possibilities are endless at this place.