Irvin and Andrea are friends. My friends. We’ve shared meals, laughs, long talks, and most recently: a wedding day. This day had been a long time in the making, and when it finally came it was so great. Irvin and Andrea had their wedding at 550 Trackside a wonderful location in Lawerenceville, it had a wonderful warm rustic look and was a spacious place to celebrate. Ravi Zacharias performed the most moving ceremony I’ve ever witnessed. He leads an international organization so he is usually too busy to do many weddings, so I consider myself lucky to have been there to experience his moving message.
Guys, I loved shooting your wedding and I know that it is just the beginning of a wonderful life for both of you.
So when do we shoot baby pictures?
Last Saturday was Diana’s 15th birthday. Now, if you’re not familiar with latin culture you might not know that this a day of major importance for hispanic girls. A “Quince” marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood. In order to commemorate this wonderful event, we me Diana and her family for a session in the park. Before we get to the images, I’d like to categorically state that Diana is a wonderful young woman with a warm smile and joyous disposition.
Diana, happy Quince! We cherished spending the afternoon with you and your family.
Now, to the images.
They look at each other and smile, they laugh, they joke, they love. That’s who they are, a couple madly in love. I had only just met them for a few minutes but right there and then I was sure it’s probably been the same way for the past 3 years and will continue for countless more. We got together last Saturday in order to create something special to mark their third anniversary I just wasn’t prepared for the level of fun we’d be having.
Cool facts: Malena’s sister is married to Joshio’s brother. They are both musically gifted. They love to travel. Also, they love dogs (for this I envy them, since I could not keep a puppy for more than 1 month).
Guys, Happy Anniversary.
I’ve know Marce for a few years now, and through each of those years she’s grown and matured into a wonderful young lady. I’ve watched her go from picking up the guitar for the first time, to leading worship at church. Everything that she devotes herself to do, turns out great. I was glad to have the opportunity to attend her Quinceañera and witness another milestone in her life. Here are some images from that night.
I’ve been holding on to these two images for some time now. My sister-in-law has been working on her debut album (see here) and I took some pictures for the CD. I was waiting for the project to be complete before posting anything but the cat is out of the bag now, so here they are. I’ll be posting more from this shoot later so stay tuned! Angie looked great for the shoot partially thanks to Sarai Trammell a fantastic makeup artist. If you need a make up artist, she would clearly be a fantastic choice.
Two weeks ago I met Sandra for the first time, one week later I met Alberto. Today everyone gets to see what I saw that day: an awesome couple on the verge of becoming awesome parents. We had a fantastic time during the shoot even though we had to brave some major weather. Here are a few images from that day.
Sandra and Alberto, thanks for letting me share that day with you. Come August when Aiden makes his world debut, my camera and I will be ready to capture his entrance!
I have two sisters. I recommend everyone out there get a least one. This is Ana, she’s mad cool. She’s an awesome artist and an “Pretty Good” Super Mario Galaxy 2 gamer. Essentially she’s super awesome.
It was HOT, but it was awesome. The temperature in the facility where my man Diego was having his graduation recital was off-the-scales hot. About 30 minutes before the show a power outage hit the building and everything was just a bit off, including the AC. It didn’t matter though, because once Diego started playing everyone was just enjoying themselves.
Congratulations Diego. You did it. Fantastic performance.
It was cloudy and windy that Sunday afternoon. The light was slowly fading and the park where we met was nearly empty. It was the perfect setting for Chris and Tim to spend a leisurely time in each other’s company reflecting on their recent engagement.
I want to thank them for letting me stand by and capture this moment. Photographing you guys was too much fun! I can wait for the wedding day!
PS: Chris, I learned this long ago, but I thought I’d remind you: teeth are not for biting people. Just an FYI.
A couple of weeks ago, late in the evening, I checked my Facebook page and noticed a little red message in the corner. I clicked on it and it was from Jessica, she’d seen some of our work and was interested in a maternity shoot. My wife and I jumped at the opportunity to work with this wonderful expecting couple. We scheduled something for the very next day. Jessica and Francisco came ready to knock it out of the park and we had a blast! Here are a few images from that day.
Santiago, you got some awesome parents waiting for you!
Last week was Spring Break here in Georgia, taking advantage of my daughter being home from school I took a couple of days off from work in order to spend some family time together. On one of those days I thought it’d be fun to go looking for dinosaurs at the Natural History museum. We had a blast checking out fossils and an IMAX movie as well. This little guy was hanging out outside the museum catching some rays.
I’ve been looking forward to this a long time. I’ve read about it, I’ve seen it in stores, I’ve seen countless images online taken with it. The D700 is finally in my bag! I’ve been wanting to shoot with an FX camera for a long time. This was one of the first few images I took with it. Now, one of the benefits of a full frame camera is that you can get a shallower depth of field that with a DX camera, so I wanted to go for all the marbles.
A windy day, a perfect day for kite flying. After work my wife and I took our daughters to the park for a picnic and some kite flying. We had a great time. While my oldest was running after the kite, my youngest was walking around some tall grass. I liked the environment, so I reached for my camera.
I just recently got my 35mm f/1.8 lens back from Nikon and was eager to give it a try. This Saturday we had nice weather and we went out on the balcony where I captured this shot. Both my daughters have really long lashes, here’s one example.
Took this at church this Sunday. I was there doing my usual media work and saw this scene and wanted to capture it. It was a very low light environment, but the Sigma handled it really well. Have I said how much I like this lens?! A lot.
My Sister in Law is working on her first CD and recently opened a facebook page for her music project. She asked me if I could take some pictures for her profile. Here is one of my favorites.
Took this at Sarai and Christopher’s wedding. I was there taking video mostly (coming soon), however, I did stray from my mission. Enjoy!
My oldest daughter has been waiting eagerly for her first tooth to fall out. Saturday morning her wish finally came true. As soon as I heard her laughing and giggling I went to get my camera.