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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 30 Images of 2015 {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

I decided to sit down and try to pick my favorite images that I created in 2015.
This was a tough project, because I put my heart into every session I do and 
I always have several images from each session that I just love.

I am absolutely sure that I am forgetting images that should be in this group, but at this point I started with my Top 10 but couldn't decide, so I made it Top 25 and now have ended up with Top 30.

My wish for all my friends, family and clients is for 2016 to be filled with JOY. 
To CHERISH the little things, the big things and all the in between things.
May your 2016 be richly blessed!

I hope to see you all in front of my camera next year to create some beautiful images!

Here are my TOP 30 IMAGES OF 2015
(in no particular order)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

2016 Amateur Photo Class Dates Announced! {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

So....if you want the photos you are taking to look great, take this 2.5 hour class!

This class is NOT for anyone who already understands photography and wants to turn it into a business. For that, you should take my class at the Texas School of Professional Photography.
This IS for moms,dads, teens and adults who want better photos of their kids, vacations, pets or whatever you like to take photos of!

Register Today as there are only 20 spots available!

If you have already taken PART ONE of this class when I have offered it in the past, then this next class is for you! We will discuss how art influences photography, different lighting styles and patterns, composition and MORE!

The classes are a minimum donation of $45 that will be going to This organization is the foundation for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, the genetic disorder that affects my son, Jacob. Your donation will be going COMPLETELY towards research for this very rare disorder that affects 
roughly 800 people in the WORLD.
So, this is a WIN-WIN situation! Give money for a great cause and receive information that will help you capture memories for your family for YEARS to come!
HURRY....there are only 20 spots in each class!
I wish I was able to accomodate more, 
but there just isn't enough space!
Thursday, November 5, 2015

You can never be too early for Christmas Portraits, but you can be TOO LATE!

If you are like me, your life is busy.
So busy that things just sneak up on you.
Like the whole month of November.
How did that get here so fast?

If November got here so fast then how quickly will Christmas arrive?
For me, the months of November and December are just a big, giant blur.
If you took a look at my calendar for the week of Thanksgiving, you would see that I currently have 17 portrait sessions and 1 wedding booked within a 7 day period.
That's just crazy! CRAZY!!

I have included the list of openings that we have for portrait sessions 
(themed and non-themed) AS OF TODAY!
CALL NOW if you want one.
Deadlines are fast approaching and will be here before you know it.
If you are thinking about having a portrait session done where you want a finished product in time for Christmas, the deadline to have your portrait made is DECEMBER 5th
If you are wanting Christmas Cards ready by December 23rd, 
the deadline is December 16th
Obviously, the sooner you order, the sooner you will receive them.

Below are some samples of our Christmas cards AND our all new Envelope Imprinting. Did you know for a small fee that we will even ADDRESS your Christmas Cards 
for you if you provide us with an Excel file? 
And as always, we will add your return address and stuff your cards for you at no additional charge.

Our last event of the Holiday Season is your excuse to DRESS UP your family.
Think black, white, gold and silver with a touch of RED (if you wish).
We will have props to add to your simple, fancy portrait to give it a Holiday feel 
OR you can keep it simple like the sample shown.
Either way, this date is the LAST CHANCE to have portraits taken where we 
can get you prints and products before Christmas.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Finding My Focus...A Week in Yellowstone National Park {San Antonio Photographer}

About a month ago I attended a wonderful landscape photography workshop in Yellowstone National Park, led by my friends Cris and Deanna Duncan of Lubbock, Texas.
I have been "meaning" to go to this workshop for the past few years, always finding a reason why I couldn't go. Afterall, this was "JUST for ME" and I never make time to do that. While this workshop was still photography related, never do I get the chance to just photograph for myself.

 I know you are thinking "Wouldn't you rather go to a spa or wine tasting? Something NOT related to your work?" The answer is no. I LOVE my job. I am so fortunate to do what I love every single day. Now sometimes, I do admit that I get a little burned out working with people, dealing with their drama (God knows I have enough of my own) and working to please everyone. But that is very rare and usually only occurs when I am so busy that I haven't had a day off in weeks (PS: I am NOT talking about YOU).

So, where was I?

Oh, yes, I was looking forward to a week of being alone. A week of pointing my camera at whatever I wanted to. A week of not pleasing anyone but me. And...wait for it....a week of waking up at 4:30am??? What???

Yep. Every morning. And there was hiking. Lots of hiking. With camera gear in a backpack. And a tripod (doubling as a walking stick). And some of this hiking was not Fat*ss friendly (this is actually a book that rates the hikes as fat*ss friendly or not). And it was cold, rainy at at times, snowy.

And let's not forget about the Bison,Wolf, Bear, Elk and birds we saw. A little too close for comfort at times.

But it was wonderful! A fabulous experience that I hope to do again! are some of the images that I created while I was in Yellowstone. I hope you enjoy.

If you ever want to go and experience a fabulous adventure, here is the link:
Be forewarned....Start training now....

Here I am, photographing in Yellowstone

Thanks to my friends Belinda and Randy for joining me in an impromptu portrait session on the cliff in the middle of the MOST difficult hike of the whole trip. It is amazing I am alive to tell about it. Here, I am smiling. That is because I hadn't realized that I had to go UP the mountain for 2 miles yet.