Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Week 3

Once again Casey didn't disappoint with last nights performance. This weeks R&B song choice was another toe tapper with his cover of the 1966 hit 'Hold On, I Comin' by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam & Dave.
It's looking good for this Parker County native as he seems to still be in the zone. If you remember a few weeks back, Casey said if he makes it to the top 10 he would disclose what was in the secret box. Well....I guess to be continued.
After 3 up-tempo performances James said he may slow things down again for next weeks show (if he makes it through). This morning I was listening to the Kidd Kraddick In The Morning radio show & they all seem to be all on Team Casey except for the host Kidd. It's cool to hear all the positive feedback Casey is getting for his efforts.


In case you missed it.


Check out this video of Casey's first run-in with the paparazzi. If you ever watch TMZ you will see how the camera men & women try to say something outrageous just to get a reaction from the stars.








Monday, March 29, 2010

Haley & Matthew

This engagement session of Haley & Matthew was taken at Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Movie Mistakes

How well do you really pay attention to details when watching a movie? Here are a few video collections from some popular movies where mistakes were made in filming. Some of the small details that were overlooked by the directors & editors were found by some viewers. Maybe the next time you watch your favorite move, pay close attention to everything in the scene & see if you can spot a movie mistake.







Various Sessions




Kelly's Bridals

Kelly originally wanted to have her bridals taken in a garden setting but our crazy Texas weather forced us to change our plans. Since the wedding was to take place at the Ft. Worth City Club, we shot everything there. I'm really glad we had to change plans because this style really fit the theme of the wedding. Some "city streets" shots would have been cool, but it was just too cold & windy that afternoon. I couldn't wait for Kelly & Ryan to get married last night so I could post her bridal photos. The wedding went great & I will post some of the wedding shots in a few weeks.



















Friday, March 26, 2010

Cloudy With A Chance Of CRAZY!

Check out this REAL weatherman. Only on FOX you will find real professionals!






On YouTube type in Mark Mathis & you will see tons of craziness.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

April & Matt


Baby Boom

It seems lately we have seen several expecting mothers in our studio. Before that it had been several months since we had any belly pics. Here are a few of Stephanie I thought I would share.



Week 2


Casey took us back to the future last night on AI with his version of Huey Lewis' 1985 hit 'Power Of Love'. The song is featured in the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future. It gave the band their first number-one hit on the U.S.Billboard Hot 100,[2



I've got to admit when I heard "Hannah Montana" was the mentor on this weeks show, I was a little surprised. After watching last night, I did realize how successful Miley really has been in the industry. Like her or not, there's no denying the fact she has been a top selling artists & sold out venues everywhere.

I think this high energy performance was his best to date, even if the judges didn't understand the song choice. It really fit this voice & he was still able to show off his playin' mixed in with the hornes in the band. No doubt Casey will sail through into the top 10 especially after those first two less than perfect performances the started the show last night.

Does Simon need to get some rest or what? It seems he doesn't have many good comments for anyone these days. I get that he wants to give an honest critique, but geez...maybe a little positive feedback would be great. However I do have to agree that some of the song choices were surprising. I think it may be a better decision to select more current songs that a lot of the younger voters would recognize. Even Casey's performance had all us 80's kids groovin' but may not translate over as well with pre-teens who have never heard 'Power Of Love' or seen the 1985 movie.


In case you missed it.

Notice how Casey's brother BC gets his Boo on when Simon lashes out.... Like my funny friend Tina suggested, BC sat close enough to the judges so next week have spit wads ready when Simon will surly continue with his negative remarks! LOL

Check out iTunes on Friday if you want to purchase the studio recording of 'Power Of Love'

Videos

Going from small gigs with 100's to being watched on national TV by millions.

Satisfied by: Ian Moore


Shape I'm In by: Arch Angels


Thanks to Casey James News for the links.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tagen & Molly

Meet Tagen & Molly. These awesome kiddos belong to our good friends Devin & Misty who paid us a visit over Spring break for their latest photo session. Devin & I were assigned as house mates along with 2 others when we attended TSTC in Waco. After all these years Cari & I have stayed in contact with the Barringtons & we're proud to still call them our friends. If all goes well Tagen & our daughter Jenna will be married in about 20 years. Arranged marriage.....


The Edits #32

Continuing with my "The Edits" posts. See the different techniques that can be applied to the same image.

I took out much of the color in the image to give it a low contrast effect. I then added an aged edge overlay.

Added alot of contrast then diffused glow.

Took out much of the color except leaving the key colors in the outfit. Added a yellow hue & scratched overlay to edge.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What?!?!?!?

These are just some random funny things I found on the net.

Strange that the supervising adult made sure to snap a quick photo before saving the baby from suffocating.

Maybe mom needs to start her off with ABC's & 123's!!

Where is thumbkin........




A few funny headlines.


The editor never heard the song
.....crooked letter, crooked letter I.


Bet it was a little tough!




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