Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beautiful Light

I saw some beautiful light tonight walking back to my car after the football game so of course I had to stop a take a photo...
or two :)
Isn't that rim light just gorgeous?

Family Portraits Sneak Peek

I spent the morning photographing two beautiful families so I wanted to share just one photo from each session with you before I run off to take photos at the TCU football game.

Here's your sneak peek of the pictures we took...


I'll post more as I get them edited :)

Football and Volleyball

The last two days I've been to 3 football games and a volleyball game. Busy, busy, but I love that. Making pretty pictures makes me happy! So here are a few nice ones.

Football first...The quarterback throws a pass over the bigger defender and offensive lineman in the 7th grade game.
The quarterback gets sacked in the varsity game.
Screaming fans always make for great tight face photos.
Now for the volleyball...I happened to be shooting horizontal when these two players dove for a short serve...usually I'm shooting vertical and I cut off half the action :) not this time!
Love everything about this photo...the expressions on the kid hitting and the player in the background are great.
I like it when I can get faces of both teams in volleyball...not always an easy task.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Today I got to take a few more photo of sweet Lawrence Cayden. It's his first Halloween and he is going as a baby giraffe. SO cute! The photos turned out adorable and I made a few keepsakes for his family.
Isn't he so adorable?
A scrapbook page made with several different papers and a photo where I changed the color of the background to match...a new trick I'm using to really make my pages look coordinated.
I love this photo. It makes me smile :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wedding Details

Here are a few of the beautiful details from the last wedding I photographed.

Her gorgeous bouquet!
His cufflinks and a pair of the cufflinks he gave his groomsmen.
They got ready at the Magnolia and their reception was there as well so I like the rings on the hotel stationery.
They had some gorgeous pink uplighting and simple lilies in vases as centerpieces. So pretty!

Volleyball Photos

I took some volleyball photos last night. Boy's volleyball! It was fun. Here are a few of my favorites.
So this guy is intense!
The same player but a jump and a bump :)
A nice expression as he saves it from hitting just inside the line.
A straight on shot of the ribero. Why do they wear a different color jersey?
If you want me to come take photos of your team contact me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More from New York

Here are a few photos I took last night with the point-and-shoot. Not a "real" camera by any stretch of the imagination but a step up from my cell phone.

Here's the Empire State Building as seen from the backseat of the car.
This is the same photo of the skyline reflection from yesterday but this time taken with a better camera and a little zoom. It reminds me of a fun house mirror...that's kind of how I see NYC a little fun and a little scary at the same time.
One of the book vendors I am considering has these tiny duplicate books available. They are the same as the larger version but only 5x5 inches or 4x6 inches. So cute! And I love the leather cover colors.
It was misty raining after the conference and I took this photo through the mist covered window of the car.
Here we are in the mirror in the parking garage after dinner.
What a fun day! Photo Expo, Carmine's for dinner and a rainy car tour of the city. Maybe next time I'll actually have the time to get out and walk around New York.

NYC by Cellphone.

I forgot my camera when I ran for the train Thursday so I took all my photos on Thursday with my cell phone camera. Fun! It was a challenge and I love a challenge. I challenged myself to take interesting photos of the NY skyline, something not typical. So here they are...

Here is the reflection of the NY skyline in the Javits Center
This is the NY skyline from inside the Javits Center.
Riding back to the island on the train I took this photo of the sunset behind the New York skyline
Tomorrow I will bring my camera and take some more photos.


I saw the new Canon cameras at photo expo. Oh so nice! I got to put my hands on the 7D and the new EOS 1D Mark IV. I actually got a little private meeting with one of the Canon reps. I can't decide which one I want! The Mark IV has such a fast motor drive and the focus is amazing. The 7D has the ability to shoot video and still at the same time...with auto focus in the video which is a fabulous upgrade from the 5D. It also has a faster motor drive than the 5D but it doesn't have a full frame sensor. Now always a bad thing...the 1.6 sensor and the faster motor drive are great for sports. I do like the full frame sensor for weddings though. So...such decisions.
Lissette shows me the Mark IV. So shiny and new!
Me with the 2 new cameras.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More engagement photos

Here are a few more engagement photos from Leslie and Andrew's fabulous session.

A little silhoutte while they nuzzle each other. :)Look at that gorgeous ring!A romantic kiss under the arch.
To see more photos of Leslie and Andrew visit the engagement photos gallery on my facebook fan page.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Engagement Photos

I got the opportunity to hang out with Leslie and Andrew this evening and take some fun engagement portraits. I haven't even begun to look through all the amazing photos we took but I picked a few out to share. These were all from the very end of our session and I love them all.

It was a little windy today but we made it work for us. Look at that awesome movie star hair blowing back. So cool!

They were so fun and easy to work with. I think this is so cute.

This one is just so sweet.

And this one...a little sexy.

The staircase rocks. And so do Leslie and Andrew! Thanks for letting me capture some fabulous photos. You guys were awesome!

Team Portraits

I took the team photo for the Boys Basketball team today and I like how it came out. I know a few of the kids on the team and they were really great about showing a little personality to make the photo work.
We also did a few inside and a full team photo for the programs but this one makes me smile. Thanks guys for being great models today!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Recipe Cards

I've finally finished making all the recipe cards I have recipes for from the Soda Pop Supper Club. Here are the last two.

Obviously the drink is tasty but don't turn your nose up at the Diet Coke Nachos until you try them. They are actually fabulous. The soda makes the chicken sweet and the peppers are spicy so you you get this sweet-spicy flavor that is fantastic. Thanks Stacy for introducing us to the joy of chicken cooked in Diet Coke!
buy the Diet Coke Nachos here.
buy the Cranberry Raspberry Spritzer here.

Political Fundraiser

I spent the afternoon photographing a political fundraiser for Todd Smith Representative for District 92. It was a packed house of constituents and other State Representatives and it was actually a lot of fun. The Speaker of the house was there to meet and greet and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.

Representative Todd Smith (R) and Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R) laugh with some of their supporters.
Straus and Smith make a little speech at the event. I love the inlaid wooden seal Representative Smith has in his office. It makes the photo!


So we used to live across the street from this man we called "Walter". We don't know what his real name was, but "Walter" was always putting things out but the curb for people to take. Not so interesting...we all do that, but "Walter" always had multiples. Like 3 washing machines or 5 lawn mowers. There was never just one of anything on "Walter's" curb.

Today I was driving down a street and saw this house that had 3 vacuum cleaners lined up on the curb. It reminded me or "Walter" and what Gregg called his "Lawn Mower Museum" so I had to roll down the window and take a picture. Too funny.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

TCU football

I took some photos at the TCU vs Colorado State football game this afternoon. What a great day for a game. It was sunny and 75-degrees - perfect weather! I absolutely love shooting football and here are a few of my favorites from the afternoon.

Waiting for the game to start. Isn't this kid perfect!?
Some dedicated fans with Horned Frogs painted on their chests cheer as the game kicks off.
Love all the legs sticking out of this tackle.
Nice catch.
The fans were so excited when a few of the players ran by at the end of the game.