Archive for April, 2011

Wedding Photography’s Perfect Complement :: Cypress Handmade Albums

April 28th, 2011  |  Posted in products, uncategorized, weddings

From the very first moment I considered focusing my photojournalism skills and experience on weddings I immediately knew I would offer Cypress Albums to my clients and I’ve never regretted that decision.  Every delivery from Cypress is a moment of celebration for me.  It begins the moment I rip open the delivery box, peel back the protective packaging and BAM! there it is — a beautifully packaged album begging me to open it, but very, very carefully because I can’t bear to disturb the perfectly tied ribbon and personalized tag.   It feels good in my hands, weighty but not cumbersome and my fingers explore the rich texture of the Japanese fabric and the silky Swiss ribbon.

Cypress describes their albums as “simple, unique and elegantly designed to highlight your images.”  I couldn’t agree more!

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Happy Easter! Merry Spring!

April 22nd, 2011  |  Posted in personal, uncategorized

I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  This year Easter and my birthday coincide for the first time I can remember.  That’s all kinds of awesomeness because Easter is my all time favorite holiday.  One of my favorite traditions growing up (and still is today!) is the Easter egg hunt.  Hope you enjoy this little blast from my past!

And, yes I had a perm.  It was the eighties!

Fun Food Friday :: Smitty’s BBQ Lockhart Texas

April 15th, 2011  |  Posted in fun food friday

I know I have spoken a lot about Luling and Lockhart BBQ but I couldn’t help but have another post devoted to this wonderful BBQ. This will be a short post. I had one of the best BBQ experiences last time I went to Smitty’s in Lockhart. I love the pork chops here. The best pork chops I have ever eaten. One of the best things is the crispy edges of the chops that taste like bacon!!! So yummy. So I waited in the pit room at Smitty’s to order a pork chop. I noticed the guy in front of me ordered the last one on the block.  Fine, I thought, they’ll just   pull another one out of the smoker.  When I ordered they did just that.  This also meant they would cut a new chop off the rack. I was giddy! I would get an end chop! Instead of just crispy edges it meant that I would get a whole crispy side too! It was BBQ Heaven! SO take a look at the joy that is an end chop. Hopefully next time you make it out there you will be blessed with such a wonder.

Houston Engagement Portraits :: Karen & Chris

April 11th, 2011  |  Posted in engagement, portrait, uncategorized

After living here for 9 years I finally feel like a true Texan.  I have navigated that Spring time rite of passage of taking portraits in a field of Bluebonnets!  Here in the Lone Star State we eagerly await the annual arrival of the state wildflower and in a good year we are treated to roadsides and fields covered in a sea of bluebonnets.

The bluebonnets are no stranger to my lens but this was my first official engagement session among the blooms.  The lovely Karen gets all the credit.   She emailed me asking if we could include bluebonnets in her engagement session.  We decided to do a quick shoot weeks before our full engagement session to make sure the flowers were still in bloom.  No arm twisting necessary to spend time with these two!  They are so adorable together!

houston engagement portraits

houston engagement portraits

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding :: Amanda & Zan

April 5th, 2011  |  Posted in weddings

A big happy Congratulations! to Amanda and Zan who were married this past weekend at  Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas this weekend.   Lots more loveliness coming soon!

Riven Rock Ranch wedding