While down in Austin I also did some work with Gaby's younger sister Denisse and greatness must run in their bloodline! Just like Gaby, Denisse is sweet, extremely nice and a complete pleasure to work with. We had a fun time running around The Domain at night playing with the different lighting in that environment.Read More
fort worth glamour photography
I really don't know where to begin with Gaby, she's absolutely incredible. Not only is she completely stunning, but she's also one of the nicest and sweetest girls in the world. I've had the pleasure of doing a handful of shoots with her now, and I've had an amazing time on everyone of them. She's the perfect example of what every photographer dreams of working with. Thank you Gaby for being totally awesome, and I can't wait to do more work with you!Read More
Earlier this year I headed down south with my fantastic hair and makeup artist Christina to set up camp and have a little fun around a new area around Austin called the Domain. The idea was to do a little experimenting while doing some punk rock glamour style shoots. Courtney was the first of four on our long day of shooting and she was absolutely awesome. Wouldn't you agree that she crushed it?Read More
About 3 years ago after an Eye Was Once Eaten practice, Matt Stubbs threw out the idea of starting a podcast. Now there are a lot of ideas (some of them rather insane) thrown around during a band practice, but this one actually stuck with me. I have been an avid listener to podcasts for several years now, mostly tech and political conspiracy style shows, but doing one our self seemed like a fun idea. Unfortunately between my family, photography, and being in a band there wasn't much time to try and fit a podcast in.Read More
On the west side of downtown Austin, nestled in the Castle Hill neighborhood lies an abandoned lot that I never knew existed until our trip down for SXSW this year. Locals have called it the Castle Hill Graffiti Park, or the Austin Graffiti Park, but it's official name is the The Hope Outdoor Gallery Project. And unlike your typical city park, it's a rough and hectic series of abandoned walls that serve as a 3 story canvas and playground for graf-artists from all over the world.Read More
So North Texas has a new rock band that is pretty much just that, a pure rock band, and their name is the Confounded.Read More
So two of my good friends decided to see if they could do their part in populating the planet and extending the future of the human race. And to all of our amazement they succeeded! Yay! And what do you do when one of your good friends suddenly has a humanoid expanding her waist line? You photograph her, and then come up with crazy uncomfortable photoshoot ideas that most normal people would find bizarre and fill your email box up with borderline angry comments. But for right now, let's stick with the normal photos.Read More
Our final morning in the Mara, our final morning in Kenya, and what would be the longest travel day(s) of my life.
The morning began with the tent zipper being opened by our butler bringing us tea and biscuits for our morning wake up call, this had become a ritual for us. But this was our last day, and I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to leave the Mara and I knew that once I was up and going the day would be a whirlwind, and it would be 40+ hours before I'd get decent sleep again.Read More
After getting ready at the hotel and doing some quick studio shooting (see yesterday's post) we headed off to the restaurant in a stretched Hummer Limo in what I can only describe as the most out of control 10 miles I've ever traveled! When we arrived at the restaurant it was bursting at the seams.Read More
Once again, it's that time of year. The days get longer, the temperature gets hotter, and the bikini's come out. Yep, It's full on bikini season and what a better way to kick it off then with the annual Twin Peaks Bikini Contest!
This year we did something a little different for the girls at the Round Rock Twin Peaks restaurant; we all met up at the Hilton Garden Suites and set up shop. The girls got their hair and make-up done by Christina Shepek, Stacy Shepek, and Andrea Fernandez, and then got a quick little photo shoot by Eric Garcia and myself.Read More
So our 12 hour day of fun and laughter came to a close with RaChelle. I had drawn up a makeup idea a few weeks earlier after I had purchased a few sets of crazy costume eyelashes, and I wasn't sure who to use it on. I knew Christina could easily pull the idea off, but it wasn't until RaChelle said that she was 'in' that I knew who to use it for. Her blonde hair and bright eyes helped the turquoise blue of the makeup almost leap off of her skin. The final outcome was electric!Read More
So now we come to Monica, who showed up ready to party with her 1920's style Flapper dress and long filtered fake cigarette. Her hair was an idea that Christina was dying to do, a nice simple teased up bun. The makeup came from a mixture ofRead More
Continuing with the theme of the last couple of posts, it's Jennifer's time to shine. I honestly don't remember where the concept of her makeup and hair came from, you tend to forget things when you put off your blog, ha. Although I do remember seeing lips made up like this on some models during Colorado Fashion Week, the rest I'm going to say was all Christina.Read More
So I haven't kept up with what I set out to do this year; This photo blog. It's like I've been ignoring my little spot of real estate on the web, but the truth is, I haven't had the time to spend updating it. Thanks to a whole army of you out there that I call clients, you've kept me extremely busy. And I've been enjoying every minute of it.Read More
So here we go again, another year where the entire music industry takes over downtown Austin for 6 days of absolute chaos. At any given time through out the year there are more music venues in Austin then any other city in North America, during South By Southwest that number triples, with any open area becoming a stage or a spot for bands to play. Bands from all over the planet make their way to Austin in hopes of making an impression and changing their careers; their lives, forever.....Read More
Well little did I know that doing a shoot with Taylor would lead me to also doing a shoot with Jonna; Taylor's BFF, sister from another mother, eternal life mate. These two are chaos on their own, but get them together and it's a category 5 non-stop laugh riot ripping through the Texas panhandle. Saying this shoot was fun is a complete understatement.
Like Taylor, Jonna got the full treatment from Natalie Alana for hair and makeup before we headed out. And as usual, Natalie did a fantastic job!
From the Old Public Market to Sundance Square, Jonna kept me on my toes. But one of my favorite stops was the Fort Worth Public Library where Jonna's passion of books came into play. More then once did I loose her to the books she had in hand, having to shake her back to reality!
The shoot culminated with the unveiling of the new Northwest High School band uniforms in Sundance Square. Jonna, thank you for allowing me to be the first person to shoot you in your new uniform and your sacred Shako! Thanks for an amazing shoot, and for you and Taylor keeping a smile on my face the whole time. I wish you the best for your senior year, and hope you enjoy every second of it!
Cheers Jonna, Northwest class of 2013!
The 12th annual North Texas VW show rolled into the Lockheed Martin Recreational Area today with more then 300 Volkswagens entering the show, and a few hundred more spotted through out the parking lot. Each car required a $10 entry, with all the proceeds going to the Hope Center for Autism in Fort Worth.
Just outside of Granbury, Texas, on a winding road through the countryside, lies North Texas' newest provider of adult spirits, Revolver Brewing. Quickly becoming one of my "go to" beers while bar hoping around West Fort Worth, I just had to make the trip down for their grand opening.