Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Blog Page

We are moving our blog to a new site, OURS!!! I am very excited, but still working out some kinks. Here is the new page

Please check it out and let me know what you think. I am curious about how long it takes to load the slideshows, if you like the format/theme, any ideas, etc.

Thanks for the input!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A recent wedding....

Here is a preview of a recent wedding we shot. The ceremony was in Pearland and the reception was at The Rice.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Busy Booking weddings....

Wow! We have been busy. We have met with some amazing folks and are so excited about this year!!! Lucia and Duy are going to be soooo much fun. I can't wait to do the engagement session:) Shanna is going to have an amazing wedding. Mario and Victoria are on the ball- Victoria is already talking about doing her bridal session. Timothy and LaQuita win the prize for the most laid back- and she gets the prize for living in the cold (Michigan!!!- Stay warm girl:) And our last meeting was with Angela and Jason. Their wedding is going to be at the Centurion Palace as well. They are so sweet- and he does an amazing job of keeping with a budget, but still getting everything they want!!! Can't wait for their wedding- they are going to have a great time I can tell!!!

We also have several things working- Janice, Katy, and Stefani- Going to be an AMAZING YEAR!!!! I am so excited:)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Open House at Centurion Palace

I went to the Centurion Palace's open house and met a lot of great folks, some of them we are already doing weddings for, and some, we will hopefully do their wedding. Maria, Michelle, and Amy are great. They are the coordinators (and Maria is the owner) of the Centurion Palace and Ella's Garden. They did an amazing job today- they explained to all of the brides and grooms (about 75-100 folks were there today) how everything worked. DJ Pat played some music, made some announcements, and everyone had a good time. The bakery was there- Cakes by Jula (in League City)- and there was food that had been catered. They even had a dove release!!!! We had a lot of fun.

I got a new Flip Camera (yeah, I know what you are thinking- A FLIP CAMERA????). Yep! I don't like the picture quality by any means, but the video part of it is really cool. Liz (our daughter) took some video clips with it and it was REALLY COOL!!! I think I can post some of it here, so, you will be seeing some of that soon- just for fun, nothing professional:)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A 30's wedding reception

We photographed a wedding reception for Chris and Holly. Their reception had a 1930s feel to it. It was very cool!!! There pictures aren't posted yet, but here are a few of my favorites....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions...

Well, every year, if you are like me, you make a New Year's Resolution, and then proceed to break it almost immediately. Every year I say I am going to loose weight and exercise, and I never follow through. This year is different though. Not that I am going to start exercising, which I might do, but I am making a different resolution. I am going to make a resolution based on something I want to do, not something I need to do. So here it is....

This year I am going to combine two of my favorite things... taking pictures of great people and kids with autism (which are great people). I am going to take pictures of kids with autism doing things they love. I am going to start a website that has information about autism just for knowledge, and yes, I know there are already a lot of websites out there. Mine, I hope will be different. I am not going to focus on a cure or what you can do to change behavior. I am going to focus on the really cool things about autism. Yes, I will give the facts, as I know them, about what autism is and is not, but then I want the website to show all the AMAZING things that people with autism can do and like to do.

There will be no charge for taking the pictures (unless you want me to travel around the world, and then I will need help with the travel expense) and the parents can have a DVD of all the pictures. I don't want any money from it, I just want to have fun doing it and I want the kids and parents to enjoy having the pictures. If you feel the need to pay someone, make a donation to something or set up a trust fund for a someone, but don't pay me.

However, what I do need are the kids and parents who are willing to let me take the pictures. I want to post some of the pictures to the website once I get it up and running, but if they don't want their child posted, I will honor that request. I also need some ideas for the website name. My current thoughts are "The many faces of autism," but any ideas would be greatly appreciated. So, if you know any kids or have any ideas, post a comment or email me. Again, this is completely free of charge:)

Happy New Year and Thanks!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish Steve a Happy Birthday- he's not an old man yet according to our daughter he has another year! LOL!!!! Also wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope your year is AMAZING!!!! Hope to see you for wedding pictures, family pictures, senior pictures, baby pictures, or just for fun pictures- or let's go to dinner and just have fun. Thank you to everyone who made this year one of the best so far!