Monday, July 29, 2013

Bearkat Dynasty {Illustration}

Another fun project for the SHSU Department of Student Activities! This year's Homecoming theme as voted on by the student body is "Bearkat Dynasty" - a takeoff on the popular TV show "Duck Dynasty!"

Kudos once again on the university and the Department of Student Activities for being willing to have a little fun with an event!

And speaking of fun, this illustration was quite a bit of fun to work on. I've never drawn Sammy with a beard before (I've drawn his with a mustache, but not a beard) and I've never tried to draw him this rough looking, either. It was quite a challenge!

Here's to a great Homecoming! It's on like Donkey Kong!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Josh and Amanda {Married}

When we showed up in Crosby on the morning of Amanda and Josh's wedding I had no idea how much fun we were going to have. Almost as soon as we walked into the house where the bridesmaids were getting ready everyone made us feel just like a part of the family - and it only got better as the day went on. The wedding party were fun, the reception was fun (so much, in fact that I forgot to take a break to eat) and the people there were so much fun to be around and to photograph! Everything about Amanda and Josh's wedding was a celebration of family and of their love. It was awesome! Thank you so much, Amanda and Josh, for allowing me to capture your special day. Congratulations!!!

See more photos from this wedding on my Facebook page.
Wedding date: June 15, 2013. Ceremony: Crosby United Methodist Church Reception: Crosby Knights of Columbus Hall

Second Shooter: Stacy Anderson

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Great and Powerful Bearkats (Illustration)

I love working on projects for Sam Houston State, and I love it even more when they have a theme idea for an event that lends itself to having a little bit of fun in the process.

This is an illustration for Welcome Week 2013. The theme is The Great and Powerful Bearkats, which is based on the recent movie "Oz, the Great and Powerful." But when the Wizard of Oz is involved, there's nothing more iconic or instantly recognizable (which is what you want out of a logo illustration, right?) than Dorothy and her friends skipping down the yellow (orange in this case) brick road to the Emerald City. Only in this case, the Emerald City is Emerald Austin Hall and Sammy is the Wizard of Oz, appearing larger than life in a cloud of smoke over Austin Hall.

This was a fun illustration to work on because I got to mix photography with illustration and work with a bright, fun color palette.

If you're an incoming student at Sam Houston State, I hope you have a Great and Powerful Welcome Week!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quintero Family {Portraits}

I'm really excited about being able to post these this week. These are some family portraits that I shot of the Quinteros one beautiful evening last month. 

Last November I had the honor of photographing their wedding. Michael's daughter, Emileigh, wasn't able to make the wedding and they wanted some photos of the three of them together. 

Michael deployed again overseas today, so I am especially proud to be able to share these photos of his beautiful family as he travels overseas to once again serve our nation. Carla and Michael met while both were deployed in Iraq. Thank you, Quinteros, for your service and thank you for allowing me to me to capture these images of your (growing) family.