Tuesday, July 31, 2018
This year we decided to hit the beach after a 3 year hiatus. From the time Cari and I started our family, the beach has always been our favorite family retreat. In the early years we spent many summer vacations on Galveston Island. Yes the water is murky, the sand is brown and it smells like fish... but we loved it. In the early 2000's we decided to go to visit Destin, FL. Wow, what a difference that was from our coast. It was very reminiscent of the Caribbean, where you have white sands and clear waters. This year we decided to see how similar Gulf Shores, AL was to that of Destin. We were very impressed as it was vey close to how Destin looked. We highly recommend visiting this location. Here are a few images I captured during our stay in Gulf Shores.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Two years ago I was looking through all of the amazing old photos taken around Weatherford. It was awesome to see horse drawn carriages traveling through our town square, early model cars and what the buildings looked like in those early days. Many of the original structures were ravaged by fire but some still stand tall today in original form. I felt inspired to recreate some of these old photos and give a 'Then & Now' comparison. It is surreal to stand in exactly in the same location that the original photo was taken. Here's a look back into the past of historic downtown Weatherford, Texas. The fourth video in the 'Then & Now' series will give you a small sample of what Weatherford was like in the early & mid 1900's.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017
A couple of months ago we had Kat's bridal session scheduled at Willow Lake Gardens. There's a lot of planning involved with a bridal session like dress fitting, ordering flowers, hair & makeup etc. Minutes before the session was set to begin, it started to pour rain. Of course we knew there was a threat of rain in the forecast but because of all the details I mentioned, we really had to shoot whatever we could. Kat's mother had also traveled in from Houston, so re-scheduling wasn't really an option. When I pulled up, they were standing underneath the covered porch of the log cabin near the barn on the property. As beautiful as she looked, I could see the disappointment on her face, but we decided to make the most of the situation and begin the session. Every bride has a vision for their portraits. We were planning a sunset bridal with fields and trees in the distance, but had to improvise. My creativity was really put to test as I was forced to do an entire bridal session in a 10x20 space. Keep in mind that I also was barely able to step outside the area so I wouldn't get my equipment wet. Despite the obstacles, I was pleased with the images we were able to record. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.