It was a hot summer day in central Texas on the June 25th, 2016 for Amanda & Travis Wedding. The wedding was held in Waco Texas at the St Paul Lutheran Church. were tears and laughter during the ceremony and we were all worried that Amanda wasn’t going to stop crying until the Pastor started in with the wedding vows rhyming like Dr Suess! It was then that the entire church was filled with laughter. It was the most entertaining Wedding ceremonies I had ever attended. After the church ceremony close to the reception hall was this very rustic building that we used as a backdrop for some very unique photos. Best of luck to Amanda and Travis as they are quite a beautiful couple. though i am a born and raised Buckeye, I will say this in their honor…. “GIG ‘EM!!!”
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It was a chilly morning when we shot Amanda and Travis’s engagement photos. Good thing I had brought a jacket as Amanda had chill bumps all over her arms. We got an early start for the best light and a cool front had moved in the day before. We shot these photos in Old Settlers park in Round Rock Texas. Amanda and Travis are both graduates of Texas A&M and the wedding was scheduled for June 25th, 2016 In Waco Texas.
We had went to SXSW 2016 and one of the things I wanted to see was the AMC Preacher display of the upside down church. We found out that there was a twitter contest for a meet and greet with the creators and cast. This would include show creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (executive producers and directors), and Sam Catlin (writer, also wrote Breaking Bad) and cast members Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun and Ruth Negga. I tweeted a photo from my wife’s phone with a photo of the both of us in front of the church and hoped for the best. I got up Monday morning and noticed I had missed direct message from AMC Preacher that I had 2 hours to reply to win a pass for the meet and greet with the cast and crew! Well it was 6:30 in the morning so I replied back thinking I had missed my chance. About 8:30 am I received a reply that I had until 10am to get to the #welcometoannville display downtown next to the Austin Convention Center. After a long talk with my wife and arguing with myself I decided to take the chance and head on downtown, this was a once in a lifetime chance! I finally made it downtown through all the traffic and found roof top parking. It was just before 10am when I made it to Annville and there was no one on site and the gate was closed. I kept waiting until a couple of other people showed up and then a line begin to form. Once they opened the gate there Preacher crew checked the twitter message and verified that I had actually won! After standing around and waiting in line…
I hope you enjoy the photos of my meet and greet! Cant wait until May 22 for the premiere of Preacher on AMC.
We were invited to attend Alfredo & Caro’s wedding in El Paso, Texas. It was small ceremony on June 13, 2015 at the Beth El Bible Church located off of Montana Avenue. It was a beautiful ceremony with Pastor Eric Paul performing the services. After the reception at the church we then drove out to the east side of El Paso for the party. It was held at Caro’s relatives house and it was spectacular. this occasion was truly a family affair as everyone pitched in to help provide food and drinks. The cake was as good tasting as it was beautifully decorated. The west Texas sunset provided a spectacular orange glow to completed the wonderful occasion! Best of luck to the newlyweds and Congratulations on the new house!
Every year I get the privilege of attending and shooting photos for the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam. The softball game starts at 1:00pm every year at the Dell Diamond home of the Round Rock Express in Round Rock Texas and right after this hilarious fun game the concerts begin on two stages at about 3:00pm. Led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, the band wanted to create a signature event with friends from the worlds of music and sports combining America’s pastime and music to benefit Austin’s youth. In eight years, the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam has raised over $300,000 for area youth leagues (South Austin Little League, Balcones Little League, Montopolis Little League, Del Valley Little League, The Miracle League at Town & Country, The Miracle League of San Antonio, Greater East Austin Youth Association and RBI Austin) including a $150,000 renovation of Mabson Field in East Austin. (from the RKCSJ web page)
Come on out this year on May 15, 2016 for a fun filled day of celebrities pretending to be athletes, a silent auction of too many items to list here (1 year was a red rocking chair autographed by Sammy Hagar) and a years worth of Texas Country Music in an afternoon and don’t forget to stay for the FIREWORKS!!
We had a great time shooting photos for the Miller & Neilson wedding at Antebellum Oaks Venue in Austin. The venue is located on the west side of Austin and had some very large oak trees where the ceremony was held. A small stream runs down the front of the property providing a variety of back drops. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather and astonishing location. Michelle looked absolutely stunning in her long white gown and the antique hair comb that was once time her grandmothers. Tyler was as calm and cool as the back side of a pillow. Neither one of them was nervous or anxious as they helped prepare the venue for this special day. This wonderous occasion was truly a lot of hard work by both families and numerous friends.
We think we did a great job of capturing the wonderful occasion. They were both so easy to work with, Michelle was worried about the timeline and I had to remind her, “It is your day and you can have it anyway you want, as long as we are out of here by midnight!” Best Wishes and Good Luck to this very happy couple! We look forward to shooting photoz for Anniversaries!
We had the opportunity to go to San Antonio Texas and see the Dr. Oz presentation at the Health & Wellness Expo on May 24, 2014. It was held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. There was a huge crowd and the entrance line was like a maze back through the building. There was a very large audience present and although all the seating was completely filled we found a good place to stand around the roped off area of the stage. He was very informative and educational not to mention very entertaining.
Dr. Oz has earned a reputation as “America’s Doctor” through regular appearances as the health expert for The Oprah Winfrey Show and is the nation’s preeminent and trusted expert on health and wellness.
He is professor and vice-chairman of surgery at Columbia University as well as medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.
The following photos were shot with a Canon 5D with a 1.4x and a f/2.8 70-200mm lens .