Saturday, August 30, 2008

Go.. Way...

I have come to realize that I will never have a blonde hair blue eyed munchkin. We just can't help it, Chad and I both have dark hair and eyes...well mine are practically black and his are green. Most I can hope for is the eyeball color of green. So, since I can't have a little blondie of my own, I find it so much fun when those special mommy's like Alexis allow me to spend some time with their angels. This little guy did not care to have his picture taken. It became a game of cat and mouse. I was the cat. He is super fast and fiesty. Every couple of steps he would say,"Go...way" (I am thinking that he wanted me to "Go AWAY". hehe.

Alexis your family was so much fun and so very nice. I was a beautiful day and the joy of having your family come together in San Antonio, just for portraits, was my joy. My best to you all, and thank you for sharing some family fun with me.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Each day we can't wait to turn on the tube and see an Olympic event. It is amazing the determination and perseverance of so many athletes from around the world. I have to admit though, that I am probably like the rest of the nation and am a cheerleader for Michael Phelps. He is amazing and our household is in awe with this kid. His sleek nature and the way he glides through the water like a dolphin has us in awe. Alyssa has even vowed to pick up swimming lessons next week so that she can be just like him.

It was perfect timing that a Churchill High School mom asked me to do a photoshoot of her son while he was swimming. This kiddo is a Charger swim team member who allowed me for a short moment, to pretend to be an Olympic photographer. Haha! Have fun this school year Ian and I hope you like your swim pictures for the sports magazine at your high school! You were super sweet and quite a swimmer!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Family Love

Okay, so I am turning into a terrible blogger. Yes, I know. However, thank you to all my internet buddies who emailed me a hello and where in the h-e-double hockey sticks are you. Yes, sometimes I need a prod or two. I have been swamped with photoshoots and editing. It has been crazy good. I'm lovin' life meeting so many great people. When I started my business I honestly felt like my life became better because of my new found friends whom most call my clients. :)

Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up in our jobs, hobbies, and personal enjoyment that we seem to forget about our extended families. No doubt it is so easy to get busy and forget to give a hug or an "I love you, dad". When I left this photoshoot with Gwen's family, I immediately got on the phone to give my mom a call and just see what she is doing. We ended up going to dinner with her that night and I made it a point to give a hug and an I love you.

Gwen's family is growing up and soon she will have no more children at home, but one thing is for sure, they absolutely love and respect their parents and the relationships between them. Thank you Gwen for letting me capture a few memories for you as your family came together from their many adventures called life.

Brothers and Sisters Make Life Grand

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where is that Wedding Dress? Humm....

So what is it with brides? Why do they always look so dang gorgeous! It does not matter what they are doing, they just look fantabulous. It almost makes me want to pull my dress out of that preservation box and just walk it. haha. That would be funny, considering it would probably be able to go up maybe one leg. haha! Um yeah, it is that baby-fat from 6 years ago, uh huh...that's it.

My new found client and friend braced the South Texas heat in her beautiful gown. I know she must have been super hot, because I was in shorts and a T-shirt and felt like I lost a few pounds from just being in that sauna we call San Antonio. But, when I downloaded her pictures from my camera, she looks like life is good, weather is good, and yep, she looks good. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding Cindy. You are a beautiful bride and I can't wait to capture the details of your wedding day!

Here are a few favorites from the day. Happy Day to You!

Friday, August 1, 2008 (hand-slap)

So many of you have been so nice sending me an email about where have I been. I finally have my life somewhat together today. I swear it is busy crazy. I would probably be in a looney-bin if I did not constantly have my "to-do" list by my side.

Today I did accomplish a lot! Yep, paid all the monthly bills, Lissy's tuition, bought some school clothes and supplies, edited a ton of pictures (of course this still is not done....Gwen...they are coming soon :), ordered a ton of prints for clients, went to a fantabulous photography workshop in Austin on Wednesday night...woohoo for my new found friends Ashley, Steve, Thao, Huyen, David Jay, and Jasmine. The workshop night was filled with several "OMAGOSH's" I know that is not a word, but my friends know I sometimes make up weird words. hehe.

So where am I today.... um.... I got a really cool lens to try out. Once I take some shots, I will post to see what you guys think. I am in the process of trying to work on "details" templates for an upcoming wedding I am doing. I found a great tutorial for it. It is super easy and captures lots of images in one location. If you go here... make something and share what you created, I would love to see it!

This is one I did:

Have a wonderful weekend! I will post more soon!