Archive for August, 2010

Houston Wedding :: Shannon and Brian

August 31st, 2010  |  Posted in weddings

Lucky me!  I had the opportunity to do a little “second shooting” with the awesome Kelly Hornberger at this super cool 40′s themed wedding in Houston. The reception was at the  Majestic Metro in Houston, Texas.  Second shooting is a nice diversion from being the main shooter and a great way to stay fresh.  You can see more of this vintage themed celebration here.

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Houston wedding photography

Fun Food Friday :: Central Texas BBQ

August 6th, 2010  |  Posted in fun food friday

I think all photographers love food! They will drive long distances in the search of food. And when those photographers live in Texas,  BBQ is the perfect food search. Recently during an ASMP board meeting we discussed the ultimate food/photo trip. What better way to hang out with other photographers than in search of the best Central Texas BBQ?
This month’s Fun Food Friday features the first ASMP BBQ Roadtrip. We did the Luling – Lockhart circuit. It included 4 different BBQ restaurants. I share photos from each and a little report card for the food.

Sausage of the Gods!

#1. Luling City Market. This has always been my favorite BBQ ever and it continued to live up to my expectations. The Sausage here is top notch. It is mixed so nicely and fresh. The brisket here was also the best this trip. Moist with a great crust and good smoke color. Also a great sauce here. I want take a gallon of it home. This is a must stop for anyone remotely near Austin, San Antonio, or Houston.

I just love this shot. I think it sums up Black’s.

#2. Black’s in Lockhart. I was still full from Luling and I have not ever been a fan of Black’s and it too lived up to my previous opinion. The meat here is just ok. They do have a large selection of sides including the deviled eggs and pie. I got the pecan Pie and it was great and a nice break from meat. I loved the people here; they were so friendly and the interior was so cool and nostalgic.

What happens at lunch with a bunch of photographers?  Food photography of course!

Our one sausage on the left.

#3. Kreuz’s in Lockhart. Still full, two other photographers and I decided to be big spenders and split one link of Jalapeno Cheese Sausage. We still didn’t finish it. It was great and spicy but I still liked Luling’s sausage better.

Dave Einsel makes a meat tower. And yes he had a cooler and didn’t eat all this BBQ. Also notice the size of the pork chops.

#4. Smitty’s in Lockhart. This place had to be the second best in my opinion and if you’re longing for pig, the Pork Chops were amazing. I would drive there just for the pork chop.

And last but not least the motley crew from ASMP Austin and Houston. And thanks Todd for the bunny ears. I owe you one. And yes we all smelled of yummy smokey BBQ all the way home.

San Antonio Wedding :: film vs digital part 2

August 2nd, 2010  |  Posted in weddings

As promised in our last post today we are featuring a wedding shot on film with my Hasselblad 500c. I recently had the joy of attending a  friend’s wedding in San Antonio, Texas as a guest.  I took advantage of my rare “guest” status as an opportunity to bring along the Hasselblad and play. A little film magic for you…

San Antonio wedding photography

San Antonio wedding photography

San Antonio wedding photography

San Antonio wedding photography

San Antonio wedding photography

San Antonio wedding photography