Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Wedding

I photographed a wedding yesterday. A friend's brother got married, and they needed an extra photographer to work with one they were already using (the bride-to-be's niece). The ceremony was at a beautiful cathedral in uptown Dallas.

I first met the "wedding men" at the groom-to-be's house at noon, and photographed them getting ready. They were having such a good time.

The GTB wasn't even nervous; he couldn't wait to get to the church and get married! He's shown here with a photograph of his mother and father at their wedding. Although his father passed away several years ago, you could tell that he was still very much with him during this important day of his life.

The first glimpse I had of the bride was through a beveled diamond-shaped piece of glass in the door of the cathedral's "getting ready" room. She looked like a fairy tale princess.

Her attendants were glowing, as well, and the entire room seemed filled with light.

The ceremony went on without a hitch, and in no time at all, they were man and wife.

There was a reception afterwards at the Museum of Biblical Art, which was a very cool venue.

Friends and family celebrated the event; the groom's sister sang "At Last," and the groom sang "The Way You Look Tonight" to his bride. I'm a sucker for that last's my favorite.

Cheers to the bride and groom!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Palo Pinto, Texas

Yesterday, I journeyed to Palo Pinto, which is about two hours east of Dallas. The purpose of the trip was to attend an aunt's memorial service. Her husband passed away many years ago, and was laid to rest in this little country cemetery in the town where he grew up. Aunt Alyce joined him yesterday. It was a windy, crisp March day, and a small crowd of family and friends celebrated her life, as her ashes were buried next to her husband. Afterwards, in true Texas fashion, the ladies of the First Baptist Church of Palo Pinto hosted a lunch for all of us.

I also drove through nearby Mineral Wells, and took a few photographs of the old Baker Hotel. The hotel was built in the 1920's, and drew quite the Hollywood crowd, who came for the "healing" waters and the spas. It's been empty a long time, but you can still see the fine bones and elegant lady that she once was. I read where the hotel was the first "skyscraper" to be built outside a major metropolitan area in the United States. It's hard to believe that this building had 450 guest rooms, a bowling alley, and a beauty shop way back when!

Texas has such an amazing history. I enjoy taking the opportunity to check out as much as I can. Thanks for following along!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Santa Fe

I've just returned from a four-day trip to Santa Fe, the city that is every photographer's dream. Each time I go there, I feel as though I'm returning home. I love the Southwest, having lived in Arizona for many years, and will probably move back one of these days.

I went to Santa Fe to see Annie Leibovitz accept an award from the Georgia O'Keeffe musuem. Her lecture, complete with photographs from her most recent book, "Annie Leibovitz at Work," was incredible.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few photographs I took while there. The weather was perfect for walking around, and it seemed as though around every corner there was a new photo opportunity!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What I Do

I capture moments in time. My photography business is growing, and I'm so happy you stopped by to check out my brand new website and this blog. It's my intent to post weekly here, perhaps share a few comments and photographs from a recent shoot, or something from one of my trips.

I appreciate all the support my friends and family has given me, and I'm looking forward to putting the focus on what I love the most. Please feel free to leave comments; I look forward to hearing from y'all.