Here's a short video we made preparing for a video we may be commissioned to make for a book author. Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
Monday, October 21, 2013
did a "save the date" engagement session with us recently. I had the privilege of knowing Stephanie from school. I had her in one of my classes a few years back. She's athletic and really funny, not to mention beautiful. She's got these phenomenal eyes. Of course that's the first thing Michael noticed about her. Michael and Stephanie seem to get along really well. The session went a little long, but hey, good things come to those who wait (hehehehe). Michael was bummed because the A&M game was on (he's a big fan) and when we were wrapping up, so was the game. Unfortunately A&M lost in the last two minutes. Hey Michael, you still won, you got Stephanie (and some great portraits). We had a fun time, and look forward to photographing their wedding in the Spring of next year. The "Save the Date" cards turned out really cool. Just another thing we do for our clients. Click here to watch a short video of the session. As always, leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Spent a little over an hour photographing about 20 Randolph HS students preparing for their 2013 Homecoming Dance. Bailey's home is spectacular (could've photographed just about any where at her house, but the pool house fit our needs photographically). We did a few couple portraits, then the group shot. Finally, we finished with a Photo-Booth type of style and everyone's personalities came alive. Anyway, had a fun time, hopefully the group portrait will be a Keepsake for many of the students in the years to come. You only get a short time to be in high school, so hopefully, you make the best of every moment. Here's a short video from the session. As the song says, they were definitely, "having fun". For those of you interested in Senior portraits, give us a call before we book up for the year.
Monday, October 07, 2013
I started this project to help me with being grateful. I tend to take things for granted. There is a part in the movie "Courageous", where the dad is grieving over the loss of his 9 year old daughter. The pastor tells him that he will never get over this, but with God's help, he can get through the pain. The decision he has to make is this: he can either continue to be mad at God for the time that he won't have with his daughter (future graduation, wedding, etc...) or he can be grateful for the 9 years he had with her. I'm not saying this is the answer for grieving parents, I'm just using this to illustrate my point on me being grateful to God for all He has done for me. Here's a link to the Grateful 365 page on our web site. I don't plan on posting many of these (so check back to the site to see them), but I will occasionally post an image when it's deserving. Hopefully, some of these will spark a flame inside of you, and it will cause you to to be grateful to the One whom deserves it...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Clif Tinker is a self-admitted "failed cartoonist", but an accomplished artist. He is currently teaching Art at Madison HS, where he also has the distinction of Department Head of Fine Arts. Clif is an extremely talented, creative, and people-friendly individual. His journey has taken him through many avenues of the Arts, but eventually landed him in the teaching profession. In college he loved to draw cartoons for the newspaper in school. The editor, didn't see the value in his artwork, and thus fired him. So the so-called "failed cartoonist", took his creative talents to the educational realm. He has been teaching in public school for 20 years now, and taught privately for another, near decade. His work has been honored by HEB (a local grocery store chain) in which they have made grocery bags, mugs, aprons, and many other items with his art on them. They are currently for sale at any of the 180 HEB stores located in Texas. I've known Clif for about 13 years (teaching together) and I must say, his work stands out and above most. He has been honored by the San Antonio Spurs NBA team (the banners hanging in the AT&T center, belong to him, as well as, the 2003 Championship celebration poster done in 2004). TSTA commissioned him to create their century celebration poster in Austin. And the San Antonio Library used his design on their 100 year celebration poster. Clif has a big heart for helping others, and he hopes his art inspires others to reach their potential. Quoted from a recent interview with the Express News, I want my art to "uplift people" and be affordable. "I love that you can own Clif Tinker art for $1.50 and eat off of it, too". Clif is not only a creative artist and educator, but an inspiration to us all when it comes to perseverance and staying true to his calling. Click here to learn more about Clif on our website. As always, leave a comment or two. Enjoy....