Right now many photographers are offering wedding coverage and only providing a DVD of the images. I too have done this maybe 3 times, but I really prefer to provide a complete wedding album. In the 15 years we've been in business in Wichita Falls, I have photographed just close to 500 weddings. I am very proud of our wedding albums. They are lifetime guaranteed, and gorgeous! You can have leather covers, lucite, metal, or a custom photograph. You can have panorama pages or matted pages. There are so many choices! This is one that arrived here Thursday that I just had to show you. Charity and Ryan were married in Denton and had a beautiful wedding. Charitys tatse is very classic and understated elegance. Her album is black leather with silver embossing. Rounded corners and 10x10 panorama metalic pages. Her album had 52 pages. Just breathtaking. Her mother has an exact duplicate 8x8 mothers album. Our packages begin at only $1,399.!Including an album, Give us a call and lets talk about your upcoming wedding! (940) 761-5111. I am Wichita Falls only Certified, Master Craftsman photographer and look forward to meeting you!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Devin is a Senior at Burkburnett High School. Hes a friend of ours and our sons. Hes a great student, and even better ATHLETE. Hes already verbally comitted to going to BAYLOR to play football for them! We think hes a terrific kid and was so excited when his mom called and set up his Sr. portraits. This young man is going to go far. Just you guys watch! Thank you DEVIN! More pics to come of him next week!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
These precious little girls belong to a young lady that used to work for me! Keisha! Keisha first came to us for her Senior portraits and what a beautiful young lady she is. Of course her daughters are beautiful too, and they really rock these cute outfits. Keisha has the best taste in clothing that I know , so it didnt surprise me.
Ive been photographing the older sister, Raylee since she was an infant, I have her photos all over our studio including a beautiful baby album devoted completely to her! We had a great day, we started really early while it was still cool outside and the kids were happy. Thank you Keisha and Jake, I enjoyed playing with them!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Here is something I made in my spare time for our home. If you know me, you know i love the beach (I have since i was 2 and we lived in Oregon and we went to the beach often!) anything to do with the beach I love. Our home is very decorated beach like the past several years.
This is a fun project and easy to do. Just get yourself a 16 inch or smaller foam core wreath base, from Michaels, a hot glue gun, some raffia, a bunch of shells and some newspapers. Simply hot glue the shells to the form (I bought 6 bags of shells and used a few i had found while in Jacksonville, Florida. After you've hot glued them on, take some 24 guage wire and wrap it around the top to make a hanger for it. Then cut raffia and tie a bow. hang from the wire and raffia. (the wire just makes it that much stronger.) VIOLA! Coastal cuteness!
It took me a couple of days, and a few burned finger tips from the hot glue gun, but it turned out fun. I love to make wreaths for various times of the year. Its a little hobby of mine. Enjoy!
Step one get wreath and Shells
and start hot gluing like a maniac for several hours, being careful not to burn your fingertips!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I recently entered prints into a Texas Print Competition where I received 2 trophies and 2 Judges Choice ribbons!
Ive been entering print competiti
ons for 15 years and literally (ok not bragging but just sharing here.) a Storage building full of trophies and ribbons. I absolutely love entering. Its expensive, and time consuming, but it is so much fun. Im sort of strange in the aspect that I dont mind being torn apart verbally by judges. I thrive on critisism, , I learn that way, but many I know enter once, get their work ripped apart and then never enter again. Also you never know what judges you are going to get and what their taste is. I am a big gambler and I love to take risks and gambles, so I pony up the money, put my heart and soul into several images and risk it. Then I sit and listen and bite my tongue. I couldnt believe the wonderful comments I got this year. (and some negative ones too, from a judge who is my friend none the less! haha. But One judge brought the score from an 85 (which is really really good!) up to a 96 and another judge wanted it to go to a 100! They discussed and challenged each other for a full 8 minutes before finally settling and all agreeing on the score of 96. I was one point shy of winning two more awards, but a friend of mine got a 97 for a wonderful image she did of 4 women.
I did receive the trophy for "Best Electronic Imaging by a Master Photographer." and "Best Illustrated image by a Master". and two judges awarded me their coveted Judges Choice Ribbons. I was so honored! The competition was fierce and amazing! These two images titled "the Masquerade" and "Trick or Treat" were the winning images. I entered 4, another one was awarded a merit and the 4th did not score well, a 77 which is not great. :-)
It was a great time and I love streching myself in this way. its taken me 16 years to accumulate the skills and knowledge as to where now I know what will usually wow the judges. There are 12 elements. You cannot ask another photographer what to do with your images. They ahve to be your ideas, executed by you, or you could be disqualified. Im proud that I can create images to wow the judges. Its fun to hear their thoughts and feelings on my work! and I think it improves my day to day work for my clients. Im always streching myself, like a good actor does to be the best. It benefits not only me, but ultimately you, My treasured Client.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
I shot these images with the amazing Dave Miymoto in Oahu last year for a magazine in hawaii. It was the creations of Debbie Heming! She is incredible! I had told our son I was going to take him to either Hawaii or California this summer before classes being in the Fall at TEXAS A&M in College Station. I bought him a surfboard recently and am leaning more towards OAHU! Mostly so he can meet Dave and his wife Michelle and also because Hawaii is just calling me. I love California and I know he and I will have a lot of fun there too, but Hawaii is just so much more beautiful.
They have a wonderful hotel there for Military personell which is so affordable and right on WAIKII BEACH, that we stayed at before. and my husband is a Pilot with UNITED AIRLINES so we can fly free! (space A)
So.... He told me to choose so Im going to flip a coin with him today after we both get off work and see which one it will be. He made mostly As his whole school career, was in AP Classes and never once got into any kind of trouble, so he def deserves a great trip! Heads California and Tails- OAHU. We will see.... (Secretly crossing fingers for OAHU) lol!