Event Recaps

What Spending 2 Days With Dozens of Doulas Looks Like by Tess Cagle

In July, I spent an amazing two days in the presence of doulas from across the country, as the event photographer for Doula Training International’s inaugural Born Into This conference.

The conference encouraged attendees to ponder what they’ve been born into—whether it be privilege, marginalization or somewhere in-between—and what they can do as doula’s to help others overcome oppression in the birthing room.

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Highlights from BossBabesATX's DJ Residency at Native Hostels by Tess Cagle

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed in the past six months that my account is 50% content created at Native Hostels. That’s because I have had one of the most fun gigs of my year, as the resident photographer for BossBabesATX’s DJ residency at the venue.

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Warren's One-derful First Birthday Party by Tess Cagle

At the end of June, I flew to Los Angeles to celebrate my nephew Warren's first official trip around the sun! If there's one thing I've learned I really enjoy to do as an aunt, it's taking portraits of my sister with the loves of her life. Last summer, I documented her first few days with Warren, and it seems crazy that lil alien I met last July is the same little boy who just learned how to walk. I envision that Warren will always know me as his tía who loves to take pictures and will know the second I walk through the door that it's photoshoot time. 

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5 Things I Learned at Ladies Music Club's First Panel by Tess Cagle

Our panel featured Maressa Munoz of Ameritax Austin (my accountant!); Nathalie Phan, founder of On Vinyl Media; and Lauren Trahan, founder of Paper Moon Entertainment. We also had amazing vendors—Silk Club, The Audacity, and Women of Venus. If you wanted to attend but missed it, here's my five biggest takeaways from the panel. (Full disclosure: I didn't take notes since I was moderating, so these were the ideas that were ingrained in my brain!)

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