Thursday, June 26, 2008

Crusita's 9 month old photos

I've been photographing Crusita since the day she was born. She came in today for her 9 month photos. She's finally standing some, but not quite walking.

She can be a bit cranky if she doesn't have a sucker in her mouth---the child has a sweet tooth!

I love this one, with the rollers (which she hated!) and the little cap over it!

If you like this too cute hearts bow, check out Sweet Pickles, formerly Shaybug's Bowtique. Tons of cute bows and tutus on there.

The one below has a vintage filter. I love it on the strong background colors.
Another vintage one. Love the monkey look! I keep tons of cute dress up stuff like this in the studio. Including a zebra one, that I LOVE!
I don't know what it is about a crying baby, but the photos always make me laugh!
She did not like this vintage hat! Every time she went for the netting I flinched!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alicia & Pete's Big Day!

You might remember this bride and groom from their crazy trash the dress session about 2 months ago--they went all out mudding!

They used those photos at the reception and in their sign in book. Here are a couple of my favorites from their actual wedding held near the airport.

These two little cousins were inseperable the whole night!
Alicia and Pete had everyone throw rose petals at them as they walked back down the aisle.

The brides bouquet with their rings.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Marquita & David wash it up!

It's late, but I figured I should post a couple of my favorites from Marquita and David's trash the dress session. In all actuality though, beach trashings are more like washings, as I have yet to have them ruin a dress!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 1st-7th

The first part of June was especially hectic for me. I had a wedding Saturday, May 31st I had to shoot and then then I flew out the next day for the DC area to do a magazine shoot. I flew back in late that Friday night and then had another wedding the following day to shoot.

I do a lot of work for police magazines, my father and my uncle are both police officers and I got into it before Sept. 11. Most all types of professions have their own magazines that talk about new technology, etc. Police have several magazines devoted to this and I write and photograph for about 8 of them.

Because many of the photos I take of cops involve training, formations, etc. I really can't disclose them to the public. I haven't finished editing the pics to send out, but I found two that I kinda like that I'll post here and seem pretty safe to post. (While this should be obvious, it is AGAINST the law to take a photograph without permission and use it. And you may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.)

A Police K9. I have some other ones that have beautiful faces of German shepherds, but I'll save those for the mags.

I love the one below, just for the teeth! Look at how ferocious! Let me put it this way, when a cop says, "puts your hands in the air or we'll send a police dog," do it! Otherwise you might have teeth like the ones below dragging you back to the cops!


Thursday the 5th, before doing some more magazine shooting I managed to score a ride on a helicopter. While news helicopters are limited to where they can go in the DC area, because I was photographing cops, and had asked enough people, I got the "river tour" on a police helicopter.

Please note, that I am scared of heights. But I have never had problems with helicopters. I did one magazine assignment where they had me strapped into a helicopter with no doors, a couple of years ago, photographing the action and I didn't flinch. Once I get behind the lense, I guess I just don't think about it!

Thursday was a hazy day for a helictopter ride with a view like this, but with a once in a lifetime chance, I wasn't turning it down!

My flight left Friday afternoon, so I spent the morning exploring downtown DC. I don't know about other people, but I would hope that I am remembered long after I am gone, and for that reason, I also want to learn about my heritage and the family members that have come before me. How can you really know who you are, if you don't know anything about your roots?
One thing I've known since I was rather young is that I am related to Abraham Lincoln. Actually, from what I understand, my father would be his sixth cousin. One of my great aunts was a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln. So, yeah, my parents were cousins, removed by many generations! LOL.
As a kid, I always loved Lincoln. And his monument holds a special place in my heart, obviously.
Inside Lincoln Monument. A side view.
The man himself. My father and uncle are both very tall and kind of lanky like him.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jessica & Stephen's Engagement

Jessica is one of my September brides and she had her engagement photos done this past weekend at Treaty Oak (massive Oak tree over 200 years old, near San Marco). She asked if her soon to be step daugther, Amber, could come as well for pictures, and I saw now problem in that!

I love it when a client's personality shows through in photos!
Aren't they cute! This one below has a glow filter to it, to soften it a bit.
I love this, I love it when clients are having a good time and their pictures show their affection for each other!
A family portrait.
Group hug.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Marquita and David's Big Day!

You might remember Marquita and David from an earlier post showing their engagement photos.

Well they are now officially husband and wife!

It was a crazy, crazy week. I photographed them on May 31st, left the next day for Washington DC to do a magazine shoot and then came back for a wedding the next day. More on those to come!

So here's some of my faves from Marquita's wedding. BTW, her Trash the dress pics will be up shortly!

Cute couple, beautiful cake!

I LOVE this one--look at thos smirks!
Aren't they cute!

Dancing together.
Love the details on the flowers. Gorgeous colors.
The cute couple!