Archive for July, 2008


July 18th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

This is something I shot this week that just makes me smile. I spent the day photographing a family for a local water park and the boy was slightly difficult throughout the day. Then right before they left we got them some roasted corn to get some food shots and he turned into a total ham for the camera. So, my daily lesson was, if you have trouble photographing boys get them food and all will be good. I hope this makes other people smile the way it does for me.


Austin Wedding :: Allison and Neal

July 8th, 2008  |  Posted in weddings

Wow. That is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this couple. They are both truly amazing people and I feel blessed to know them and honored to have photographed their wedding. I knew they were great the first time I met Allison. And then it was confirmed during the rehearsal dinner, when my second shooter Miriam and I found ourselves wiping tears off with everyone else that night. We had such a fun time photographing their wedding that it didn’t really feel like work. The ceremony at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church was one of the most intimate I have ever witnessed. Neal got light headed and needed to sit so the entire wedding party sat and the ministers continued the ceremony sitting. It was beautiful. Then the reception at the Austin Country Club was an all out party. Awesome. That said I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos.

Don’t you just love iphones. I want one!

Allison watching her brother Andrew as she waits for him to walk her down the aisle.

First dance fun.

Allison’s Grandmother really knows how to boogie.

I don’t know if you know, but I love photo booths.

Now, the next two photos are from the best second shooter ever, Miriam Craft. I am trying to convince her to move to Texas so we can work together more often and just hangout together more. She is awesome.

I also wanted to share something that made my day, week, and year. This is an excerpt from an email Allison sent me.

“I LOVE THEM!! They are so great!! You guys did such a phenomenal job, you told our story with such amazing detail. I appreciate your being there so much, you made us feel so comfortable and natural, and it was so easy having you there.” Allison said.

If that wasn’t enough to make me feel great she also attached an e-mail that her brother Andrew sent her. This is what hit me from left field. I was not expecting it and it really touched me.

“THOSE ARE THE BEST WEDDING PICTURES I’VE EVER SEEN!!!! Do you know if Thompson Poole has a time machine so I can have them do my wedding five years ago???” Andrew said.

In response, if I had a time machine your wedding would be my first stop.
I loved this wedding and everyone I met during the couple of days we photographed it. Congratulations Allison and Neal.

To end this long post I thought I’d share this fun random photo from the wedding. It just makes me smile.