Monday, June 29, 2009

Psychic Gets Busted

I've seen this nut on talk shows through the years. Watch this awkward clip from Montel.



360 with Anderson Cooper.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

Unless you live in a cave I'm sure you know that 50 year old music legend Michael Jackson died yesterday. Fans have gathered at Jackson's star on the Walk of Fame to honor the former child prodigy who became one of the best-selling pop artists of all time.

His music was the soundtrack of my childhood as I think back to the 80's. I'm now 31 years old, and he is to my generation what Elvis was to my parent's. Those who are in their early 20's and younger don't know the Michael Jackson I know. They just saw tabloid headlines that painted him as a strange looking has-been that descended into a strange and reclusive lifestyle with accusations of child molestation. Jackson's reputation as a singer and dancer was overshadowed in recent years by his increasingly abnormal appearance and bizarre lifestyle.

Jackson dominated the charts in the 1980s and was one of the most successful entertainers of all time, with a lifetime sales tally estimated at 750 million records, 13 Grammy Awards and several theatrical music videos.

"Michael was and will remain one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived," said Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jackson's first label boss. "He was exceptional, artistic and original. He gave the world his heart and soul through his music."

Enough said!

Here is a popular video of Michael singing Billie Jean for the first time in public. It was also the first time the showed us is signature dance move......the moonwalk.


A few years later Jackson released the album Bad.
Dirty Diana had more of a rock edge compared to his previous releases.


In the early 90's Black or White was released from the Dangerous album.

I remember vividly how we huddled around the TV in my grandmothers kitchen watching this video on MTV at Christmas. The way they morphed into different people in the end was awesome. It was also obvious that this 1992 Michael was looked quite different than the 1984 Michael in the Thriller video. Talk about morphing.....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Did You Know.........Celebrity Tid-Bits

  • Early in her career, Whitney Houston sang the jingle used in commercials for Bounce fabric sheets.
  • Matthew Perry is missing part of his middle finger on his right hand due to a door-shutting accident.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal got his first driving lesson from family friend Paul Newman.
  • Mariah Carey was nicknamed "Mirage" in high school because she never showed up for class.
  • Paris Hilton has size 11 feet! "All those super cute shoes like Guccis and Monolos look like clown shoes on me"
  • Madonna is related to both Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. Gwen's great aunt's mother-in-law shares the same last name as Madonna Ciccone and an ancestor of Madonna's mother was married to a distant relative of Celine's dad.
  • Both Olsen twins had to wear fake teeth during the later years of Full House because their smiles began to look different.
  • In 1985, a four year old Alicia Keys appeared on The Cosby Show as one of the guests at Rudy's slumber party.

These facts were found on the site: http://www.linkydinky.com/50celebfacts.shtml

The Focus Of The Story

Scout

Scout at the depot. We added dad's fire helmet and family pet in a few of his shots. This little guy did great especially in this heat.
Scout is a cool name isn't it?

Model Bites The Dust

Live news bloopers are the best. More to come.......

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kara & Josh

Kara & Josh got married on May 30, 2009 at the Texas Star Ranch in Peaster.


















Payton

This was Payton's 4 year shoot at Chandor Gardens. Mom & Dad brought along an old antique chair that has been in the family for many years.

Jacey & Ryan

Jacey & Ryan were married in August '08 at the A&M gardens in Azle.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

But Don't Get Crazy

Have you ever seen a store clerk act like it was such a bother to do their job? This is one of my favorite MadTV skits.



I found this Bon Qui Qui Parody.

Father's Day


Today I had a great Father's Day complete with burgers, homemade ice cream, swimming & best of all family. I'm so blessed to have such a great family to spend Father's Day with. This morning while on my way to pickup some last minute items at the store I passed by the cemetery. I noticed many people out visiting & putting out fresh flowers for I assume their deceased fathers. It made me feel so lucky to still have our father. For those who visit our website, you may have heard a song on there by Keith Urban. The song is called "Song For Dad" which was on an older album of his. I like this song so much because it talks about how when we get older we start to become just like our parents. How everything he does is for us even though we didn't think so at the time. The older I get I realize this & how our dads can be taken from us in a blink of an eye.
Here's the song I found on YouTube.

We Got Video

I finally figured out how to post videos in our blog. I enjoy surfing through YouTube trying to find funny, interesting & informative videos. I will try to post videos between my picture posts. Check back often to see what I can dig up.

Charlie Bit Me

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chloe

Chloe's 3 year photo shoot was done at the old train depot in Weatherford.


We Went Back To The Future



Last night we took the kids to Weatherford's "movie in the park" at Cherry Park. It was a great way to spend the evening with the kids under the stars. The weather was good & we had a little breeze. The movie featured last night was the 1985 comedy "Back To The Future". The feeling you get when you see a movie from your childhood is great. It's a good movie but I didn't remember how much bad language it had in to. I cringed every time that SOB... sh** etc. was said in front of our kids. I'm all about random fact these days so I thought it would be fun to share some about the movie.

  • Was the top grossing release of 1985.
  • The device originally considered for use as the time travel machine was a refrigerator. Director Robert Zemeckis said in an interview that the idea was scrapped because he and Steven Spielberg did not want children to start climbing into refrigerators and getting trapped inside.
  • Michael J. Fox was allowed by the producer of "Family Ties" (1982) to film this movie on the condition that he kept his full schedule on the TV show - meaning no write-outs or missing episodes - and filmed the (majority) of the movie at night.
  • C. Thomas Howell was considered to play the role of Marty McFly.
  • In the French version, when Marty wakes up in 1955 in his young mother's bed, she calls him Pierre Cardin instead of Calvin Klein. In the Spanish and Italian versions, she calls him Levi Strauss.
  • John Lithgow and Jeff Goldblum were considered for the role of Doc Brown.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Katie

This was a senior/family session I did in the spring. Katie's sisters joined her in a few shots as we made our way around the garden. This was the 2nd & last senior session we have done for this family. Each time I've photographed the siblings they have been so pleasant & easy to work with.

Dillon

I've been doing this little guy's photos since he was a newborn. This was Dillon's 4 year old shoot at Chandor Gardens.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Did You Know.....The Body

  • On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day.
  • It is impossible to sneeze and keep one's eyes open at the same time.
  • Your middle fingernail grows the fastest.
  • On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute. The world record is 15 minutes 2 seconds, by Tom Sietas.
  • A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Illusions

The Color Quiz
Look at the chart and say the color, not the word.
Your right brain tried to say the color,
but your left brain was reading the word.

Realistic Dice Illusion

As you look at these dice, try to determine if they are standing up, or laying flat.


Albert Einstein Marilyn Monroe Illusion
When you look at this picture close range you see Albert Einstein.

Now stand up and take several steps back, roughly 15 feet away,
It will become... Marilyn Monroe.

(You can also squint so that you can barely see & it looks like Marilyn)

Dan & Brooklyn

These engagement photos were done at Brooklyn's family ranch south of Weatherford. The couple will tie the knot August 29th at Chandor Gardens.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

John Lenon Illusion

If you think that this image is nothing then you are wrong,because this image contains a photo of John Lenon who was a 20th-century English songwriter, singer and instrumentalist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of the Beatles.

If you want to see him just close your eyes slowly (not fully) or go a bit far from your monitor and you will see him getting appeared.

Did You Know.......

  • The CD was developed by Philips and Sony in 1980.
  • The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • The music industry generates about $4 billion in online music but loose about $40 billion to illegal downloads.
  • A house fly lives only 14 days.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 50cm (20 in) tongue.
  • The only guy without a beard in ZZTOP surname (last name) is Beard.

Tywanna & Mark

I met Tywanna in 1993 when I was only 16 years old. We both sacked groceries at Winn Dixie. We have kept in contact through the years & we've used her father Jeff Brazell as our DJ at several family events through the years. Mark & Tywanna were married on May 23rd, our little girls 4th birthday. I'm sure I will always remember their anniversary. It was great to work with The Jones' & I'm was glad they allowed me to document their special day.












Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jawnee


These were shot at Chandor Gardens in the spring.

Did You Know.....

  • An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
  • Men get hiccups more often than women.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • In 1994, there were four murders and eight attempted murders of abortion providers in the United States. In 2004, there were zero.
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Where Do We Rank?

Top 10 Tornado Prone Cities
(Ranked by tornadoes per 1,000 miles)

1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. Tulsa, Oklahoma
3. Dallas - Ft. Worth, Texas
4. Wichita, Kansas
5. Springfield, Missouri
6. Kansas City, Kansas / Missouri
7. Ft. Smith, Arkansas
8. Little Rock, Arkansas
9. Jackson, Mississippi
10. Birmingham, Alabama

See this YouTube video of a tornado. Crazy storm chasers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNL7ASvl4k4


10 Most Uncomfortable Cities
(Average combination of summer heat and humidity)

1. Phoenix, Arizona
2. Corpus Christi, Texas
3. San Antonio, Texas
4. Dallas, Texas
5. West Palm Beach, Florida
6. Miami, Florida
7. Waco, Texas
8. Houston, Texas
9. Montgomery, Alabama
10. New Orleans, Louisiana

See other cool stats on the site:
http://web2.airmail.net/danb1/usrecords.htm

After The Storm

After the storms swept through Weatherford this evening I shot a few various cloud formations while the sun set.







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