Monday, September 30, 2013

St. Thomas High School Basketball {Portraits}

Yesterday, in the process of posting portraits of St. Thomas wrestling I realized I hadn't actually posted the portraits of their basketball team - only the preview image that I processed to put in the fair.

So here are some of my favorite shots from the St. Thomas High School basketball portrait shoot. In addition to having them just stand for a portrait, I asked each of them to do an action shot, as well. I think that's going to be a standard request now, because I really like how some of those action shots came out.

Thanks again to St. Thomas High School athletics for giving me the opportunity to work with this great group of guys! We had a lot of fun shooting these - so much so, in fact, that it was hard to get them to do their "serious" poses.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

St. Thomas HS Wrestling {Portraits}

A few weeks ago, I got the honor of shooting portraits for three mens' sports at St. Thomas High School in Houston - basketball, wrestling and soccer. As you might recall, we had previously done a promotional shoot for the football team and they wanted more in the same style. Yesterday I got to deliver the second batch - wrestling.

I've never shot wrestling before, but it was quite a lot of fun, especially when we asked the guys to get into their stance. It was fascinating to see how each wrestler had their own very unique style and stance.

I'm looking forward to doing a lot more of this kind of session in the future!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this session:

To order prints from this session, please visit my website.

Friday, September 27, 2013

REstyleSOURCE {Published}

Holly Mathis Interiors asked me recently if I had any images from Round Top for a story she was working on for REstyleSOURCE. I only had one - a shot of the Texas sign at Marburger Farm I shot with some really cool storm clouds behind it before sunrise last fall. So I sent it to her.

Imagine my surprise when I pulled up this link and saw my photo at the top of the page!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Galveston Engagement Shoot - Sneak Peek {Engaged}

A sneak peek (and the final shot of the night) from my engagement shoot for Charlie and Elizabeth yesterday in Galveston, Texas.

That's the Galveston Pleasure pier behind them. I can't wait to share more!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Washington County Fair

I won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion (Adult Semi-pro Color Division) at the Washington County Fair!

The Grand Champion image was a shot I just a few days ago of a player from St. Thomas High School in Houston.  I knew as soon as I saw that shot on the back of the camera that it was something special.

The Reserve Champion shot is a light painting I shot of Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos. This is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. I shot it earlier this year on Texas Independence Day - 177 years to the day at that very spot.

I just wanna burst. 

Friday, September 13, 2013


I'm entering this image in a photo challenge on The theme of the contest is "shadows." Most of the entries I saw on the site deal with physical shadows - you know, those things that follow you around all the time that no one ever really pays any attention to. But I wanted to focus on one shadow in particular that, sadly, is often treated the same way - our kids.

Kids are our shadows. The mimic what we do, exactly - often not until years later. It's important to remember that we're their heroes - their sunshine. They want to be just like us. They look up to us. They are what we make them.

The light you shine creates a shadow. Let's always strive to create shadows that bring light to the world, not darkness.  There's already enough darkness in the world. Always remember your shadow.

Photo Challenge Submission 

Monday, September 9, 2013

St. Thomas Basketball Preview {Portraits}

Yesterday I got the honor of again shooting some photos for St. Thomas High School athletics. I shot wrestling, basketball and soccer.  This was one shot, however that I knew as soon as I shot it would be among my favorites.  This is a preview of the shoot from yesterday.

More to come...