Tuesday, July 31, 2007
OKAY OKAY i HAVE HEARD YOU!
I get a lot of emails from photographers who want me to do a seminar. I am currently planning one to be held in Italy, but it will be for amatuers next Fall.
But for you pros, Ive heard your cries and I will hold one on US Soil soon! (after Christmas)
As you may or may not know, I did a traveling program about 3 years ago, went to 8 cities in a few weeks. It was so popular (Dallas was standing room only!)
The Art of Seeing"Ive got the location, but working on the dates.
I'm also excited to let you know, i will have 2 other photographers teaching along with me! It will be a 3 day workshop in a great location. Im also thinking of limiting it to Women only. (So we can talk about girl stuff and not gross out or scare the guys! LOL!)
Just send me an email at email@example.com and Ill put you on the list! This workshop will cover topics such as "Weddings, DIXIE STYLE", technical techniques such as white balance, shooting raw and large jpg, Photoshop techniques, marketing , business and my favorite topic, Studio Design.
We will have a lot of fun and it will be in a great location too! I'll announce the other 2 photographers soon, so stay tuned in and get on the list!
Lets see... Beautiful location
3 awesome Instructors (all 3 Master Photographers)
Dixies Maragarita machine!
3 days without husbands and kids...
equals.... Great experience and value!
They have 4 locations already in West Texas ( I ate there on Saturday... DELISH!)
I told them there wernt any good places like that here (excpet for GENES) and they have spent the last 8 months doing Market Research, checking out locations and meeting with a construction company.
I cant reveal too much, but it will be located North of Town near Cracker Barell and should open in about 9-10 months! They also have the best HOT WINGS even better than Hooters wings.
(Which will be close to their location too.)
Everything they make is homemade and all their burgers are made by hand, and is ANGUS beef!
CANT WAIT! Just to let you know, stay tuned for more info. Meanwhile, I am thinking of having Doug and his wife Fed Ex me one of their Giant CHEESEBURGERS!
Here is a review from a food critic that writes for Texas monthly.
"Between the Oooze flowing all over the place and the sheer size of the burger, I had a hard time handling this thing. Its a monster that requires the help of a friend to shove it into your face. Juicy and Delicious, with good lettuce (not iceberg, but the dark green stuff!) Purple onions and a special flavor to the black Angus meat. DEFINETLY A 10 rating!"
Monday, July 30, 2007
Well I finally got to see my new grandson. The first time since he was born 2 months ago!
He has grown so much. Since my daughter lives 6 hours away and I work 6 days a week (and sometimes 7 days a week.) I havent been able to see him.
I cannot believe how much he grew in only 8 weeks!
Here are 3 pictures of him I took today.
The last one is him with his big brother, my other grandson Tristan Liam.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Hey Gang, Im really sorry Im behind on posting images on my blog, I dont usually put everyones, but Ive had several emails with people asking me to put theirs up, so Ill take care of that tonight.
Thanks for bearing with me, this is our busiest time of the year.
Me and my family so appreciate all our terrific clients!
Thank you for your patience.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Yes, you Do have to go to the Boring School photographer for your yearbook picture, but you can go anyplace else for all the others!
This is our 11th year in business here in the FALLS, and we are the #1 Choice for Senior Portraits!
Dont miss out, there are just a very few spots open!
Call 761-5111 and get on the list!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
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Saturday, July 14, 2007
Well, I am still reeling over the fact that an adroable couple like the Davis's were selected to photograph Eva Longorias wedding.
The pictures are great! They are in OK magazine.
I tell you what, I just shot my 500th wedding May 20th and they are a lot of work! I cant believe i've shot 500 weddings in 23 years. Thats a lot! I should have arthirits by now. haha
And when I think of all the cake I've eaten, Brides always want me to sample their cake and I politely oblige. :D)
When I think of those first weddings I shot (23 years ago) (I was only 21 then and had a Mintola K 1000 with 2 lenses and no back up camera!) and when I think about how inexperienced I was....
It makes a tingle run up my spine! So many things could of gone wrong.
I guess the only good part, is that I had been trained by another photographer and assisted him many times before i went out on my own.
Im proud to say Ive shot weddings In Japan (the language barrier was hard to handle. I just bowed a lot to the brides dad and that made him happy.!) LOL!
Ive been flown to Florida, Arizona and done many many in Dallas.
I even shot one in Holland (In "THE Hague" its a city.) The funny thing is the Bride and Groom left in an old American car! From the 60s!
The cute thing about Weddings in Holland is that the groom sometimes rides a bicycle with a big basket on the front and the bride in it, for miles and miles and miles.
They have very unusual weddings there. Another wedding I was set to do, but Sept. 11th messed it up, was also in Holland (near Amsterdam). I was so looking forward to it. The bride was going to wear her mothers wooden shoes.
It would of been great. But Sept. 11th happened and the Grooms parents decided to change and hire a Dutch photographer at the last minute.
Destination weddings are all the rage now. Cabo San Lucas is a popular spot.
Anyway... I believe in Love and Marriage!!! and have been married 15 years. Sure We've had our ups and downs, but we are still going strong.
Friday I sat next to my husband and held his hand, while he watched his grandmother be buried at her funeral. Things like that make your bond even stronger.
Ive been there now for the passing of two of his grandmothers and one grandpa. Thats what love is all about. Being there for the other. He was there for my grandmothers funeral too.
As the vows say "In good times and in Bad."
Here is a photo of the Castle, where Eva and Tonys wedding Reception was held.
This was taken a few days before the wedding by Bob. (They spent 10 days in Paris.)
Heres to love..
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I knew they were there for a wedding but didnt know whose it was?!
It was Eva Longoria and Tony Parkers wedding!
She said the Paparazzi was incredible! That they were everywhere!
A National Magazine will be running the photos her husband took. (ITs alright to tell you which magazine, it will be OK MAGAZINE)
She said it was a fairy tale wedding.
Illl post some of the images as soon as she sends them. She took thousands of pictures she said!
She said the photos will come out this Thursday in the magazines in US Europe and Australia!
They didnt sleep for 24 hours.
Also she said the reception was at a 16th Century Chateau! Too cool
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit MapQuest, you will get amap to the person's house. Everyone should be aware of this! It's a nationwide reverse telephone book.
If a child gives out his/her phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming.
Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my number and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to our house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same. Quite scary.
Please look up your own number.
In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: www.google.com
Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212) and hit enter. If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours.
Check your own number and although this may not apply to you if you have an unlisted number or cell phone as primary contact, but you may know someone who needs to know this.
Recently I had the privledge of photographing a wonderful Family. One of the family members is KAUZs Lindsay Hunt.
Not only is Lindsay lovely, shes also very kind. And she is even prettier in person than she is on television
Her family are also great people. Very down to earth and they treated me very well.Thanks Lindsay and Landon, I enjoyed getting to know you guys!
Link to KAUZ http://www.kauz.com/
Its really beautiful. -Dixie
A Photographer’s Prayer
I have been given the gift of SIGHT, the gift to truly see a feeling, a personality.
I have been given the art of CARING. To know each one is special…exactly as they are.
I have been given a very special TALENT. To take the magic of an individual smile and capture it forever.
I have been given the ABILITY to hold memories for others, in turn to hold dear.
I have been given the PRIVILEGE to share in the more precious times of another’s life, in laughter, joy and tears.
Please give me the RESPECT for others at all times ,to let them know how truly special they are.
Please give me the KNOWLEDGE to not only grow in technical expertise, but also in character.
Please give me the STRENGTH not to let life’s problems overwhelm me and become larger than they are.
And above all, let me keep a LOVE of life, more than my heart can hold; so that by sharing what has been given me, I will be the BEST I CAN BE!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Do something that thrills you at least once a day.
Make a list of what you need to do. Then promptly throw it away.
Always say "Please" and "Thank You" -Always.
Sometimes, bite off more than you can chew.
Love is always worth the risk.
Don't be afraid to leap before you look.
Go... See...and then Go... and see more! (Just dont sit at home, Theres a whole big world out there!)
tell the people you love, that you love them. Tomorrow they might not be here anymore.
Live like you were dying.
If someone betrays you, then they were never supposed to be in your life in the first place.
Hold on loosely, but dont let go.
We make a living by what we get, BUT we make a life from what we GIVE.
(to be continued...)