Archive for April, 2009

Girlstart

April 19th, 2009  |  Posted in uncategorized

Last month I had the privilege (and fun!) of covering Girlstart’s 2009 Epanding Your Horizon’s conference. Girlstart is a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel in math, science, and technology. Founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas, Girlstart has quickly established itself as a best-case practices leader in empowering, educating, and motivating girls to enjoy and become more proficient in math, science and technology. Girlstart’s Expand Your Horizons conference gives girls an opportunity to sample exciting careers — from crime scene investigation to dissecting fish and everything in between. Over 300 girls learned about a new math, science, engineering or technology career with the help of some amazing professional presenters and great volunteers.

I love this group and what they are doing. I encourage you to volunteer, make a donation or take one of their Girl Start for Grown Ups workshops.

Dissecting fish. Smelly!

Extracting DNA. CSI is one of my favorite shows so this one was cool to me.

Playing “Cheese or Disease” during the general session.

Learning how to fuse pipe with the gas company.

Learning how to take some one’s blood pressure. I always lose count.

Slap games! Remember these? Takes me back to recess.

Wendi

Pensacola Wedding :: Caroline + Tyler

April 5th, 2009  |  Posted in weddings

Last month I had the joy of attending Tyler & Caroline’s wedding in Pensacola. Caroline is the sister of my good friend Suzie. We all grew-up in church together and I remember teaching Caroline in Vacation Bible school; now she is teaching math with my mom at my old high school. Go Aggies! Well I had a blast at Caroline’s wedding and even though I was supposed to be “just a guest” I couldn’t resist shooting some fun shots. The ceremony was at First United Methodist in downtown Pensacola, Florida and the reception was at a really cool venue called My Spayce. I also have to put a plug in for the awesome florist, Wendy Childress of Distinctive Blooms and Botanicals, who did some beautiful work and helped Caroline create her dream wedding. The reception was themed A Night at the Movies and it was beautiful.

Such a cute flower girl and I love the head piece.

Caroline looked liked a classic movie star in her dress. The black and white gives an old Hollywood feel.

I love this one because we got mom and grandmom sitting and Caroline’s two sisters standing in the background watching the formal photos being taken. Great example of the advantage of having a second photographer.

I love Caroline’s dad and this was just too fun. He was very proud.

If you follow this blog you know I love transportation photos and here’s a fun shot of Caroline and Tyler on the trolley going to the reception.

One of the cool floral arrangements.

During the toasts.

Caroline’s sister Ali and her fiance Will. They are getting married in June and I can’t wait for that one too.

You gotta love feather boas.

Congrats you two!

While in Pensacola I also had the pleasure of meeting Lara Casey, of Southern Weddings Magazine at a Social Media workshop hosted by the magazine. Great workshop and not something I expected to see happening in my little hometown of Pensacola. It is getting bigger and better every day.

Wendi

Fun Food Friday :: San Antonio Magazine

April 3rd, 2009  |  Posted in fun food friday, published work

To celebrate my love of food I’m introducing Fun Food Friday. The first Friday of every month I’ll be bringing you all things food. For our debut, I’m thrilled to share my cover (yeah!) on the April addition of San Antonio Magazine. I regularly shoot the dining section for the magazine and this month I was asked to shoot a feature and the Top 10 New Restaurants. Very excited that one of my favorite restaurants, Tre Trattoria made the list.

This is the cover with my photo from Luca. It’s downtown at the Fairmont Hotel. Cool restaurant and the hotel has a dog as concierge.

This is inside Luca. Love the light. Luca would make a great place for a rehearsal dinner or bridesmaid luncheon.

I am not a fried fish fan but this dish from Tre Trattoria was very intriguing with a yummy aroma. This didn’t run in the magazine but I love the natural light from the sky light.

Gnocchi from Tre and it is awesome. If you go, don’t forget the heavenly Almond Italian Soda. Great patio for enjoying this fabulous Spring weather.

Last but not least a dish from Oloroso. How cute is that little quail egg on top?

Bon Appetit!

Wendi