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Sue + James | Wedding

I had the honor of shooting my Sister’s wedding over this past weekend. It was a really small backyard wedding with only the immediate family attending. James and his children(think Brady Bunch) are a welcomed addition to our family! The ceremony took place in my Mother’s beautiful garden and the reception was at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in downtown Austin. Mariachi Bands + wedding receptions = awesome! I highly recommend hiring one. The final song they played was the very song that made my Parents elope, which ultimately led to the conception of my sister, Sue…..funny how things work out like that. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

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Streetness: Part II
March 12, 2009, 12:32 pm
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This lovely weather is just too conducive for this type of shooting that I could not resist the urge to hit the streets again. This time, though, it didn’t start off as smoothly as last week. You’ll see what I mean with the first image. But I think I’ve been down there enough with my camera, laying down in suspicious and awkward positions on the sidewalks and streets, that the folks are getting used to me. They have grown numb to my intentions. In general, people are inherently nice….even if they don’t have a job or a home. I’m very fortunate to be allowed the opportunity to document a small portion of their lives. Like my last street posting, I was only armed with my camera and one single 35mm lens. I like to shoot wide and get close to my subjects, while incorporating the surroundings at the same time. I hope you enjoy this series!

Been a while since someone gave me the bird!
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Gee, I wonder what he’s staring at…..

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These gals were pretty cool. I asked if I could take their picture and they sorta hesitated but agreed to. I went inside the shop and got some coffee, when I came out, they ended up inviting me to sit down with them – interesting conversations ensued! Really nice and eclectic gals. I love the people in this town.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Feel free to let me know what you think of them.



Bowling!
March 8, 2009, 9:53 am
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Is it just me, or is bowling making a come back?? I think this is the 3rd time I’ve bowled in the last year. I like sports where you can enjoy a beer or two. But last night, the real PRO was Sophie. Check out her from!

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Streetness
March 5, 2009, 12:14 am
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Ahhh street photography…….how I love thee. There’s just something so organic about it. So raw. So visceral. It’s just me trying to show you what I see, how I see them and the things I notice as I walk the streets. It’s been a while since I’ve shot some candid street shots. In fact, it’s been too long. But it’s March now and the Spring-like weather is here! Even if it only lasts for 3 weeks before the stifling heat smothers us like a thick, dense wool blanket. I was lucky today. Everyone seemed in good spirits. I never once got yelled at for taking someone’s picture. The Greenpeace canvassers were even singing to me. What nice people they were! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope it shows in the images. As always, thank you for taking the time!

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I busted someone else doing a bit of street photography! And in turn, I captured myself in the reflection. I didn’t realize this till I uploaded the images. True story!

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