Archive for July, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me!

July 25th, 2009  |  Posted in personal

Seven years ago today I married the best guy in the world, yayness! Here are a couple photos I dug up from our honeymoon. Ahh, the days of film mean it’s hard to easily find the images you want.

My huband Rick near Spiddal, excited that it is not raining. If you are a Waterboys fan it’s close to the house where they recorded Fisherman’s Blues.

Dromoland Castle in County Clare. Wow, this place was awesome and a must stay if you’re in Ireland. They offer a variety of activities including weddings (hint, hint) and the whiskey in the rooms is divine — smooth and yummy.

And who can forget the cute doors and vibrant colors?

We really need to get back there soon. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband.

San Antonio Wedding :: Ashley + Daniel

July 20th, 2009  |  Posted in weddings

It’s been a long time since I’ve made a 2:30am Whataburger run. Well I have to say after Daniel and Ashley amazing wedding all I wanted on the way home was some Whataburger fries. This was a wonderfully long, hot and unbelievably fun wedding. The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Marriott Plaza Hotel in downtown San Antonio. We all braved the 103 plus degree weather for the gorgeous courtyard ceremony. They rocked it despite the heat and still looked amazing. Then came the fun. This was one big party of a reception. I have to say Ashley rarely if ever left the dance floor. She was having so much fun and it showed. I also wanted to mention that I learned quite a few new dance moves thanks to Daniel’s groomsmen — bowling & double dutch to name a couple. Without further ado check out the awesomeness yourselves.

I just love the shot of Ashley getting ready.

Can we say excited!

And there were tears.

I think we were all happy to step inside to do some portraits.

Let’s hear it for the Aggies!

Let’s dance. I have to hand it to the DJ, Steve Castaneda from DJ Holtz Entertainment, he was great too.

And dad can dance.

OK, photographer moment, I so love this light it’s not funny.

The flower girl found to place to nap around 11. Too cute.


Ashley and Daniel, you two are amazing and I feel honored to have been a part of your wedding. And next time you’re throwing a party let me know and I’ll bring my dancing shoes.

I also wanted to send a shout out to Edward Gallardo, the onsite coordinator at the Marriott Plaza. He is amazing.


San Antonio Bridal Portraits :: Southwest School of Art and Craft

July 16th, 2009  |  Posted in bridal, portrait

Ashley is a trooper! Braving 95+ degrees for her bridal portraits is my idea of determination. And she looked fabulous the whole time. Our photo shoot was at the at the beautiful and very welcoming Southwest School of Art and Craft in downtown San Antonio. Ashley and her mom were just as much fun as they were at our first meeting. I knew the wedding would be a blast and it was, but more about that in another post. So, wWithout further ado here are some of my favorites from the day.

Mom fixing Ashley’s veil. Such fun personalities.

I love this black and white. In technical photography jargon — it’s just kinda cool.

Love the glow of the sun in this photo.

This is really my favorite — the blue chairs peeking out and that fabulous smile.

Fun photos from Ashley and Daniel’s wedding coming soon.



Fun Food Friday :: Sandwiches

July 2nd, 2009  |  Posted in fun food friday, published work

It’s summer and really hot in Texas. What better meal than a sandwich? I thought I’d share some of the out-takes from my shoot for San Antonio Magazine’s dining feature on the top sandwiches in San Antonio.

The Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini from Texas Farm to Table at the Pearl Brewery. I have to say this one was tasty.

This is the Spinach Chicken Salad at W. D. Deli on Broadway. If you know me at all you know I loathe mayo. The sight and smell of it make me nauseous so this wasn’t the easiest thing to shoot. That said, the deli is great. Reminds me of someone’s hip grandmother’s house. I would definitely stop in for lunch, just not this sandwich.

Shrimp Poboy at Podna’s Catfish and Poboy’s on Austin Highway. This place was fun. I walked in and the cooks were ragging on each other and I was hit with the wonderful smell of fried food. This sandwich was huge, but because of the presence of that offensive condiment, mayo, I only ate a couple shrimpies. They were very, very tasty. Two, maybe three people could share one sandwich.

Have fun and enjoy your sandwiches. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of San Antonio Magazine. There are a lot of cool things in this issue.