my pictures. my life

June 22, 2009, 6:04 pm
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Shot at another gorgeous venue, The Villa Antonio for Christina & Kyle’s wedding this past weekend. I’ll be swamped for a bit with editing so I thought I’d put up a couple of teasers to keep you all at bay. Hope you like them. Also, I am in the process of improving the look of this here blog of mine, so keep an eye out for the face lift! Should be a vast improvement.




Marci + Joe | Wedding
June 10, 2009, 10:15 am
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Shot another fantastic wedding with Arol at AJH Photography this past weekend. The celebration took place at the gorgeous Plantation House in Pflugerville. I was really blown away by this venue. The attention to detail inside and out was absolutely amazing. The folks that run it are some great people! Easily one of the best venues that I have shot at. Add a great looking couple who, are utterly in love with each other, to that equation as well as one of the more stunning dresses I’ve seen and you’ve got a wedding that is really easy to photograph! Made me forget that it was 95 degrees out that day, even if more a moment. Hope you enjoy the pics!





























Canvas On Demand
June 3, 2009, 11:07 am
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Writing to report about another great experience from Canvas On Demand, my favorite vendor to order gallery wraps from! Not only do they do a supreme job, but they have some of the best customer service I have ever experienced. There’s no waiting on hold for eternity. They reply to your emails with lightning speed. And the pump out some really nice products. I could not be happier. Well, ok…I might be happier if I was at the beach, sipping a margarita. Maybe!



Christina :: Bridal

Howdy Y’all! Shot a bridal session couple weeks ago with Christina at the LOVELY Villa Antonia. What a beautiful venue this is! Out in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by the lush hill country. Let me start by saying thank you to Ed Lehman, a colleague of mine, for coming out to assist me with this shoot! And it should also be known that Christina was such a trooper that day! It ain’t easy trudging up and down stairs of a hilly venue in a wedding dress in 90 degree weather. But, she did it, with no problem or complaints and a constant smile on her face. I’ll be shooting her and Kyle’s wedding on June 21st, so keep an eye out for those pictures! Here are two of my personal favorites from the day.



Food P0rn

Like icing on the cake. That cigarette after a good meal. The cherry that sits on top of your sundae. The finale to Lisa’s Birthday celebration was all those things wrapped up in one. Rather, I should say, wrapped up in rice. It’s not everyday that you get to eat some of the finest sushi your city has to offer. Well, at least not for a mere peasant such as myself. You wouldn’t typically find me in a place like Uchi. A reservations-only kind of place. A dark, swanky and expensive establishment. But hey, it’s my Darling’s birthday and we were going to go all out!

Now Lisa and Sophie aren’t all that comfortable eating raw things that look otherworldly and decorative. But much to my surprise, and theirs as well I’m sure, they somehow conjured up their adventurous spirits and actually ate everything I ordered! Sushi ain’t so bad, people! I used to think it was. Even before I tried it. I automatically thought that raw fish is going to taste like, well, just that…..raw. I feared that it would taste as bad as my memory recalls it smelling. But it isn’t like that at all. It’s quite the contrary and it’s quite delicious. And once you’ve tried it and realized that it wasn’t anything like you expected, you kind of develop a liking for it, a taste for it, and even a craving. See….once your little tastebuds report to your brain that this whole sushi thing isn’t so bad, it becomes more and more enjoyable. Anyways, I’m really proud of the girls for trying and enjoying. It was just as much a treat to watch that as it was to indulge in the consumption of eating one of the worlds finest cuisines. So for all you naysayers out there, I highly suggest you going out to try sushi once again, or for the first time, with an open mind and an open mouth. IT’S SO GOOD. Now….on with the food porn. Enjoy 🙂

Very swanky and dark. Loved that wall paper, though!



Look! I even have my own brand of soy sauce!



April 4, 2009, 8:23 pm
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For those of you who don’t know what SXSW is —>

For the past 12 or so years, I’ve had the GREAT pleasure of attending this magnificent festival of sorts, right here in my beautiful city, Austin. This year, I decided to experience the festival from a different perspective….as part of the SXSW photography crew. The only part of it I didn’t like was being stuck at a heavy metal showcase for a whole evening. Nothing against all you metal heads out there, but it’s just not my thing. I’m kind of over the whole mosh pit thing as well. Other than that, it was a cool experience. I’d love to show you ALL the pictures I took, but SXSW has the rights to those for the next 6 months. However, I did keep a few to myself. Nothing stellar, really….but a little slice of what I got to capture. Enjoy!












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!