Holga – Sarah and Chris

It is a rare but welcome occasion when a client requests that I shoot some portraits with my Holga.  Sarah and Chris were such clients, even making sure we started earlier enough so we could have the right kind of light.  The outcome, while always unpredictable can often produce at least one image I am pleased with.  There are actually several images that came out from the Holga.  But this one is my favorite.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


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Read more.. Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

English countryside wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings!

We were thrilled to have Lucy and Robie’s wedding featured on Martha Stewart’s Weddings!!  This wedding took place in Wiltshire, England and is packed full of goodness.  Although I encourage you to go over to Martha’s website for all the details, I also wanted to share the photographs, in all their glory, on photosmashing too.



Lucy drew a map of the town for the guest to use as a guide while visiting for the wedding.  Lucy and Robie created the save-the-date, rehearsal dinner and wedding invitations…among other things!  The hot air balloon on the invitations and map were inspired by drawings hanging in Guyers House, where the reception was held.

Guyers House….Over one hundred laser-cut birds hung from the ceiling.  The day after the wedding, these birds were cut down and given to the guests.  Julio Reyes, friend and partner with the bride & groom in the design company, BBITT, designed the birds.  Note:  You’ll be hearing more about this company in the future! ;-) The seating chart was drawn by the bride’s father:The American friends and the British friends were each given the task of writing a song for the occasion.  The (American) song being sung in this picture was written by Sam Douglas, who got help singing from the British kiddos.  This song was called “Lucy and Robie in Outer Space.”

It was stuck in my head for weeks!

Again, please go over to Martha Stewart Weddings to read more about the details of this wedding.


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Read more.. Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Night Light.

Chandeliers provided an interesting obstacle/addition for shooting portraits at night!  But I love this photo taken by my second shooter, Kim Maguire.

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Read more.. Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Aspen Mountain wedding featured on Style Me Pretty today!

I’m so excited that Lauren & Scott’s Aspen Mountain wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book today.  I’ve been dying to share theses with you but needed to wait until they were published online.  Please head over there and let us know what you think.

Have a great day!


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Read more.. Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Wedding at Fun Fun Fun Fest!

This weekend, the clever folks at Transmission Entertainment are throwing the 6th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, an independent genre based music festival.  I look forward to FFF Fest every year with great excitement.  Not only because they bring excellent music to Austin for us to hear, there are always interesting twists.  For instance, on the bill this year is the internet sensation, Sexy Sax Man.  Why?  Because it’s funny.  The main music draws this year are Spoon, Public Enemy and SLAYER.  Hipsters at one end of the fest, Metal at the other…and everyone else in between.  Oh yeah, there is also a skate ramp built by Project LOOP, wrestling and comedians.

So when a couple contacted Transmission Entertainment wanting to get married at the festival, of course they said yes.  And in true Fun Fun Fun Fest form, they took it to the next level.

Page and Stephen will be getting married on the Yellow Stage at 3:35pm on Sunday.  Sexy Sax Man will be playing his irresistable George Michael jams and there is a very special guest officiating the wedding ceremony.  Everyone is invited.  And trust me, if you are a fan of the fest, of music etc, you will not want to miss it. Yours truly been happily recruited to photograph this blessed event. I cannot WAIT to see Page and Stephen’s face when they see their officiant.  No pressure to capture these moments, right?

If you cannot attend (I’m already sad for you), Pitchfork is streaming it live all weekend.

If you need me, I’ll be at the fest.  But don’t call me, because I can’t hear you.


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Read more.. Friday, November 4th, 2011
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