Kissing in New York City

There are always onlookers when you’re shooting in public areas.  But I love the way this photo demonstrates it so well.    I took it while shooting Erin and Seth’s engagement portrait a few weeks ago.  Thanks for showing me your neighborhood!

Happy Humpday everyone,

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Read more.. Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Goodbye Summer.

Until next time…..

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Read more.. Monday, September 28th, 2009

Holga – Chicago, love

Say yes to Love.

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Read more.. Thursday, September 24th, 2009

2nd Place in AGWPJA photo contest

I’m excited that this image won 2nd place in the “Kids being kids” category of the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists Association!

Of the image, the judge said:

“Another fantastic image. The expression on the girl on the right and extended leg on the girl on the left really make this image sing. The colors and lighting all work and again the choice of lens and framing bring the elements together.”

I shot it during Dixie and George’s wedding back in April.

I hope you re all having a great Tuesday. It’s raining in Austin, which is such a great relief!

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Read more.. Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Yellow dress, black patent leather heels, one heck of a snazzy couple and love.

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Read more.. Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Adorable wedding dress for sale!

Check it out, brides!

This lovely wedding dress has never been worn. I must say, I adore it. It’s great for a garden wedding or a reception dress. It’s in the Amsale “little white dress” collection. Size 8 – street size 4-6. Never been altered.

Bid on it on ebay, the listing is 330355676785. If bidding is no longer going on, contact: for details.

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Read more.. Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Baby Quentin (I love your sweet face)

I finally got to meet my friends Nick and Kelly’s new guy, Quentin while I was in Chicago. I must say he is quite the flirt!

Of course, we all have our limits….

I know buddy, I know.

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Read more.. Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

To hire a wedding photographer or have your friend shoot it?

One of the writers for Seattle Bride Magazine, Cody Ellerd, writes an article about her experience photographing a wedding among the pro wedding photographers. She’s had some experience taking pics from the magazine, but not a full time wedding photographer:

“I now disagree more than ever with the digital-age adage that “now everyone is a photographer.” Tens of thousands of dollars in education, equipment and experience separate me from the pros. Professional photographers, like any other artists or business owners, need to spend money to make money. When you hire them, you’re helping them pay for their investments.

“Photography is a very equipment-intensive business, and the equipment is expensive,” says Scott Squire of NonFiction Weddings, a Seattle-based photography team with 10 years of experience. To each wedding, he and his partner bring six or seven top-drawer lenses, a handful of strobes, three camera bodies, one backup and innumerable accessories. (In contrast, if my equipment had failed, my backup would have been my camera phone.) “


(via Liana)

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Read more.. Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Festival Fashion, Lollapalooza 2009

Ahhh the music festival….

Some folks show up to see music. Some folks show up to be seen. Then there are folks who show up for both. I ran into several people worthy of documentation. These few depicted here were kind enough to oblige me some photos. While I was taking them, they excitedly talked about the music they were going to see or had just seen.

We’ll start with this guy. I’ll call him Anthony. Just because I didn’t ever catch his name but for some reason he seems like an Anthony to me. We were too busy talking about his pretty radical outfit and music. For those of you who remember the 80’s, yes, that’s neon you’re seeing and his shorts are splatter painted. He’s also holding his wrist band in his hand because he had just walked through the gates and I was like “Stop!! I MUST TAKE YOUR PICTURE AND TALK TO YOU!!” I know he looks a little annoyed. But it turns out, that’s just his look.
Fanny Pack and knee socks! Yes please, and thank you.

Red mohawk, red pants. Chinese kitty luck charm tshirt…oh c’mon!
Essential for festival kids, ear protection. Don’t be foolish. Even though there’s no hope for our ears, give the young ones a shot at long range hearing. You don’t have to lose your hearing to love music. What’s that? Huh?
Kiddie Rain, hula hoop. Friday’s misery.
We will now pause for a little festival loooooove…….

This is well thought out, a bit much, but legit all the same. You go on then with your bunny ears, fairy wings, heart sunglasses and pretty little tattoo.
This is all about preparation! I judge thee not….
I love Starbright here. She looked marvelous but was mostly SUPER excited about seeing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Tht’s what’s important, really. I commend her bright and shiny self.

Look it’s Anthony again! The only thing that remains from his outfit the first day is the vest and glasses (which I’m assuming he needs).

More to come…

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Read more.. Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
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