We spent 4 days in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Garner State Park is one of Texas' most popular state parks. You have to reserve Summer camping spots in January (they are booked up from Memorial Day to Labor Day every year). As popular and packed as it is in the Summer, in Winter, the park is almost desolate. This is our 5th camping trip to this remote and beautiful spot. Each morning I'd get up before sunrise, dress warm (due to the below freezing temps), and venture out on a photographic nature safari. Each morning I'd see something different. That's what I love about nature and photography. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorites with any "nature-appreciator". You can view more images on the site (click on the black and white image to see more)... Enjoy... And HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Janelle is a senior at JM... She's a happy, smiley, intelligent, and quick-witted young lady. You know when you are around some people, you just seem to have a good time. Well, Janelle is one of those types that you can't help but laugh and smile in her presence. She wants to study either psychology or cosmotology in her higher educational pursuits. Knowing her, she'll probably start some one-of-a-kind "shrink salon". She'll solve all of your problems and you'll leave refreshed with a smile on your face. Your wrinkles will go away, because you'll laugh so hard your face with get a healthy workout. Enough of my silly stories... Janelle wanted some images with her groovy-fashion, red top with scarf and hat. I thought we could add some pizazz, so we made it snow in our backyard (all 3x3 square feet of it). By the way, we had some help with the snow falling from the sky, or in our case, every direction (kudos Zach). We had to create some good light due to the 90% overcast skies (gotta love dark, dreary winter days), so we broke out the strobes and headed to the haybarn. We finished up inside with some cool BWs and cap and gown images. Janelle is a very special young lady, we are so glad we got the privilege of trying to capture her personality. Hope she enjoyed the session... we certainly did. More images on the site, and click here for a short video of the session. Enjoy.....
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Alyssa is a recent Graduate of UTSA. She was on the dance team there and loves to dance. Her degree is in education, just like her mom. So she wanted to follow in her footsteps. We started with her UTSA jersey. We found this cool tree with orange leaves, so we used it for some totally cool images. We then went inside for her cap and gown images as well as some dance images. Alyssa, congratulation on this wonderful accomplishment and welcome to the education profession.