Thursday, October 30, 2008
While in Texas during our shoot we went to dinner at a place called Andy's. While there were many choices available, we decided to choose a restaurant we thought would truly exemplify the Texas experience. Neither Cameron or I are seafood fans...so we thought a great Texas steak would really hit the spot. We walked into the restaurant and were greeted by a very nice server who told us to sit anywhere. When she came to take our drink order I asked for a Diet Coke and a Dr. Pepper for Cameron. She leaned over and with the thickest Texan accent said, "You have to pay $1.99 for each drink....." I said, "That's fine." She leaned over even more and said, "Are you sure....the iced tea has free refills....." While I appreciated her concern for my finances I found this pretty funny. I told her she was very sweet but that we would have no problem ordering refills if necessary.
We then moved on to the food order....we were prepared for a steak when the server insisted on their famous fried chicken steak. She said it was famous across the US. After some deliberation we went with her recommendation. The first picture below is just before Cameron and I dove into the steak...the last picture below is how much we finished of the steak...or didn't finish of the steak. I believe the steak is famous....but not necessarily because it tastes good...We filled up on the salad bar and decided we would have to get a bite to eat a little bit later to make up for the meal. I gladly paid the bill because of the kindness of the server and because we ordered the food....we just didn't like it. The food wasn't worth the money....but the experience sure was.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Congratulations to David and Erin Cobb on their wedding in September! I had the awesome opportunity to shoot their wedding and I have to thank Kricia Morris for coming to the wedding to help me. The wedding was beautiful and a huge blast. We did some shooting before the ceremony and we were so fortunate to get this shot of the flowergirl kissing the ringbearer...the timing was perfect.
If there is one thing I can really, passionately recommend to all future wedding couples, please make sure to save time for the pictures at your wedding!!! I had the chance to take David and Erin down to the shoreline where we got the water and train shoots which turned out great. I always tell all my clients you leave your wedding with two things.....your spouse and your pictures. Make sure you get the most out of your wedding day photography. Thanks to David and Erin for the great time and the opportunity to share your wonderful day with you!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I was in Texas this last weekend shooting a race for Ragnar Relay. The race was from San Antonio to Austin and had some terrific scenery. After the race I had the opportunity to visit the Alamo with Cameron which was amazing. I decided to shoot the entire location with my infrared camera which gives it the very sharp contrast and highlights that you see in the pictures below.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Below are shots taken from a bridal portrait session I did with a beautiful bride named Cassandra. I will be shooting Steve and Cassandra's wedding next weekend....and it's my last wedding of the year! I met Cassandra for the shoot in Valencia, CA near Magic Mountain. We found a great location and Cassandra did the rest.
I feel so lucky to have worked with so many beautiful brides over the span of my career. All the shots taken were without a tripod using a video light...and I also can't write this without thanking Cassandra's friend Jasmine for becoming a junior photographer and holding the light for me as the shoot went on. It was a great shoot and I can't wait for the wedding!!