Life in The Fairmount – Our Porchtrait Project – Meet the Buchanan’s over in the 1700 block of Lipscomb St.

Life in The Fairmount – Our Porchtrait Project

Meet the Patry’s over in the 2200 block of Hurley Ave. 

It was great to meet Kelly and Preston and compare notes on mine and Preston’s passion for cooking steaks in a cast iron skillet. I was very impressed to learn that Preston’s father, who moved to the US from France many years ago, was the chef at The Old Warsaw in Dallas. Fun Fact. 

When I asked Kelly my Porchtrait Project question’s about life during Shelter In Place, here is what she had to say….

What’s been the most difficult thing for you about shelter in place/social distancing? 

Due to the pending arrival of our son this fall, we have had to be extra cautious and more strict about social distancing because it isn’t just us that could be at risk. We also had a planned kitchen renovation this spring and although our contractors were able to safely continue working, we moved in with Preston’s parents because sheltering in place without a kitchen was not an idea situation. This unique time has brought it’s curveballs, but I know we will be grateful for the extra time we got to spend together before the baby arrives.

What do you look forward to the most? 

We can’t wait to see friends and family again! Preston is a great cook so we loved getting to host dinner parties at our house. Now we have this beautiful kitchen to entertain in, but we can’t have anyone over right now. 

We have lived in Fairmount for almost 3 years now. Preston is a history buff so we were first attracted to the historic homes, but quickly fell in love with the community here. You can catch us on our front porch several nights a week!

What is your favorite business in the Fairmount?

As self-proclaimed foodies, we love all of the restaurant businesses in Fairmount. The one that always holds a special place for us is Benito’s. We had one of our first dates here back when we were both students at TCU. The wonderful staff and amazing food keeps us coming back on a regular basis.

What kind of work do you do? 

We both work as residential real estate agents with 6th Ave Homes. Preston also works as a landman in the oil and gas industry, but it is fun getting to work together to help our clients buy and sell their homes.

What are you thankful for?

Health and safety for ourselves and our baby. The ability to shelter in place and stay healthy during this time is something we do not take for granted. I know we will be so glad we had the ability to take it slow and get the house ready for the all the changes coming this fall.

To meet all your neighbors who have participated in the Fairmount Porchtrait Project go to

Shot on a Leica Q2

Message me if you’d like to be included in the Fairmount Porchrait Project before it comes to  close the end of June.

This is a love gift from my heart to this amazing community that we live in. For those who can, you can make a donation to the non profit that I donate my time too, Capturing Grace. 

You can learn more about my work at

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I will provide you with a link to your full resolution photographs within a week of our shoot.


About the Photographer – I’m Ronnie Mosley, my wife Carol and I have lived in the Fairmount almost three years in the 1500 block of College Ave. My wife is the best neighbor anyone could hope for; I love people through the lens of my camera and Carol loves them with acts of kindness.

I have photographed in over 40 countries during the last five years, telling the stories of people who are making a difference in the lives of orphans, vulnerable children and people in poverty. 

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