Thursday, April 24, 2014

Little Miss Doctor....

Aundrea came to us from Brennan HS. She found us online. She wants to become a Dermatologist after her education is finished. Aundrea is classy, shy, disciplined, studious, and full of life. Her spontaneous personality really shined during the session. She loves New York, so of course, we had to incorporate that into her session, so we took a trip to Times Square all in a matter of minutes riding the magical PS bus. The one thing I'll remember about Aundrea is how close she is to her family. She's well-rounded, thanks to a great mom and dad. The images turned out fantabulous and we can only hope she thinks the same. More about her:

After graduation: Study Biology (PreMed) in College, and become a Doctor specializing in Dermatology
A Dinner Guest of her choice: My grandmother because I never met her
One Wish: to be fulfilled with and in everything I do
One thing to do to Impact the World: I want to try my best to help people who are in poverty; try to end poverty
Favorite Song: "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey
Favorite Quote: "Perfectly Imperfect" and "I accept myself for all that I was, for all that I am, and all that I ever will be, for I am fabulous every step of the way darling"

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Aundrea, you are a bundle of joy. Even though you are reserved and shy around acquaintances, you have enough personality for two people. Stick with your dream of becoming a Doctor and we know you will touch the lives of every single patient you see and leave your mark on this world.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Miss Mykiala...

came to us from Judson HS. She saw the images we did of several of her friends and decided we were the ones for her senior portraits. Mykiala (pronounced ME-KI-A-LA) is a bold, outgoing, and an independent, young lady. She wants to study Marine Biology in Collage and help be a good steward of planet earth. Mykiala was funny, she needed a little direction but when she put on her happy face her electric smile would grab your attention. We got some great images of her, so I hope she likes 'em too. More about her:

After graduation: Study Marine Biology in College, and become a Marine Biologist
A Dinner Guest of her choice: My maternal grandmother, since I was never able to meet her
One Wish: to not have to worry about where life is going to take me
One thing to do to Impact the World: help end homelessness
Favorite Song: "Pink Matter" by Frank Ocean
Favorite Quote: "I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it" - Johnny Depp

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Mykiala, there's something about you that I like. I can't quite put my finger on it, just that I feel we share a common bond. Your character has been shaped by your past (like mine), and it's made you into a beautiful young lady that has a dream in life that we feel will be achieved, if you stay focused and press on. Don't ever forget where you came from, and where you are going, and in the process be grateful to all that help you along the way.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Afternoon with Tiffany....

Tiffany is a senior at Reagan HS. She's funny, outgoing, hyper, talkative, and creative. She loves photography, so in her pursuit of higher education, she'll most likely major in Fine Arts or Business (hint hint to run your photog business). Tiffany brought her dog Bailey to the studio. He was a big chunk of a dog, but so darn cute and well behaved. Every time I looked at him, I saw this puppy face on a huge dog body. Anyway, Tiffany wanted images with him, since he is her favorite photographic subject. By the way, she had these really cool images of him from her photography class that were impressive (showing off her creative side). The thing that stood out about Tiffany (besides her cute personality) was her gorgeous green eyes. We were on the swing and the light hit them just right, and shazaaaam, popping off the sensor of my camera. We got some really phenomenal images of her, and we hope she likes 'em as much as we do. More about her:

After graduation: Study in College, photography or business
A Dinner Guest of her choice: Luke Bryan, because I love his music
One Wish: to become a professional photographer
One thing to do to Impact the World: recycle, take care of our planet
Favorite Song: Anything from Luke Bryan
Favorite Quote: "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Tiffany, you are living proof that there is a Creator. You're uniquely designed, one-of-a-kind, beautiful, young lady. You're full of life, creatively gifted, and I know for certain, that whatever you choose to do in life, you'll make an impact and leave an impression that people won't forget.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Somerset in the Spring....

Somerset is a senior at Smithson Valley HS. She plays on the Soccer team. She'll be graduating soon and off to study in College. Her future plans are to eventually own her own restaurant (she loves to cook). Somerset is a natural beauty. She's athletic, intelligent, driven, nurturing, humorous, and energetic. The part of the session I'll remember most is when we were down at the creek. I had an idea of her kicking a soccer ball in the water. It took precise coordination and timing among the three of us. Two attempts was all that it took (thanks Dad), perfect shot. Her composites also turned out fantabulous. We love the images and hope she does too. More about her:

After graduation: Study business in College, eventually own and run her own restaurant
A Dinner Guest of her choice: My Grandmother
Favorite Song: "I Want Crazy" - Hunter Hayes
Favorite Quote: "Inch by inch life's a cinch, yard by yard life is hard" - my 4th grade teacher & "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission"

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Somerset, you are a beautiful young lady. I think you have a good perspective on life (due to a close-knit family), and hope your dreams come true raising a family and cooking up your own "mixtures" for others in your restaurant.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Down to Earth...

Ania came to us from Reagan HS. She saw one of her friends that we photographed and gave us the privilege of photographing her senior portraits. Ania is undecided on what she wants to study in college, but she does know where she wants to attend (Ole Miss). Ania is bubbly, optimistic, determined, funny, and sweet. The thing that stood out about her during the session is her dedication to her family and her very personable spirit. She is so easy to talk to, I mean you could just pull up a chair and chat for hours with her. She loves her family tremendously, and specifically told us that she and her mother are joined at the hip (inseparable). The wind was crazy (a photographer's favorite type of weather, not...), but good thing my boys were available to hold a self-made wind blocker. The session worked out and we got some great images of Ania. More about her:

After graduation: Study at the University of Mississippi, possibly communications
A Dinner Guest of her choice: Billy Collins, love his poetry, he's very funny
One Wish: to be happy with my family, and no worries
One thing to do to Impact the World: (left blank) we will just have to wait and see
Favorite Song: "White Dress" - Ben Rector
Favorite Quote: "And this above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man" - William Shakespeare

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Ania, even though your college roommate search is kinda like a dating service, and you're getting nervous about your selected new roommate, it's just because you're so special. All the things that are important to you, are things others only wish they could have (a close-knit family, your education, a numerous other things you mentioned). You are a beautiful and friendly young lady, and your passion for others in life will get you further than most.

Monday, April 07, 2014

An Unpretentious Beauty....

Victoria comes to us from Randolph HS. When you see her, she's the female version of Clark Kent (aka Superman). She wears glasses, doesn't draw attention to herself. But when she dresses up, WOW, stunning! Victoria wants to continue her education at the University level. Not sure of what she wants do in life, but whatever she decides, everyone will enjoy being around her. She's optimistic, out-going, talkative, hyper, giggly, and intelligent. The session turned out far better than we expected. The weather was cool and wet all day. The minute she arrived the temps increased 10 degrees and the sun peeked in and out from the clouds. It's like her joyful spirit parted the skies and warmed up the area. Victoria may not be a flower-kind-of-girl, but one things for sure, she's a true beauty. I think some of her portraits are my favorites so far this year. More about her:

After graduation: Study in College, possibly forensics
A Dinner Guest of her choice: My Dad, to make up for lost time and grow and bond closer together
One Wish: visit and live in England for a while
One thing to do to Impact the World: help the less fortunate and starving beings in other parts of the world
Favorite Song: "All of Me" - John Legend
Favorite Quote: "Love the life you have, live the life you love"

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Victoria, you are a breath of fresh air. Your joyful spirit and out-going personality will win you many loyal friends in the future. As long as you stay focused, and take that little break when needed (best advice you received), people will love to be around you. May your future be as bright and beautiful as you are.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Future Builder....

Nadine is a senior at the Construction Careers Academy at Warren HS. She's in love with "building". At her school, they are actually building a home. Where's was this kind of thing when I was in school? We photographed Nadine's Quinceanera portraits, so she trusts us enough for her once-in-a-lifetime, senior portraits. Nadine is smart, funny, caring, hardworking, and very respectful. She wants to attend Texas A&M University and study Architecture and Construction. Her dream is to own her own business some day, as a project manager. I have no reservations about her achieving her goals. Her parents have been tremendous role models for her, and you can clearly see in her mannerisms, her determination and rapport with people was modeled by authentic people who have "walked the walk". The interesting story from our session was when she put on her construction attire. We were at the Pearl Brewery, where's it's being rebuilt. In the back (by the river) the building is walled-off and under construction. Many of the construction workers and project managers were walking by and looking at here like, "What are you doing standing around, taking pictures? Get to work!" She could have walked right into the restricted area and fit right in. Kind of funny. We got some great images, hope they like 'em.... More about her:

After graduation: Study Architecture and Construction at Texas A&M University
A Dinner Guest of her choice: America Ferrera (actress), I liked her movies
One Wish: To have my own company someday
One thing to do to Impact the World: I want to be an international building company that provides affordable, green, and quality structures across the globe
Favorite Song: "Kryptonite" - 3 Doors Down
Favorite Quote: "Suck It Up"

Here are some more images of her on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Nadine, I have no doubt that you will succeed as a Builder and own your own company someday. You will impact and influence many people in your lifetime. Never forget the respect you display toward people now and where you came from. Do this and the sky is the limit. Oh, and remember us when you need images of your projects (we do architecture and real estate photography too)....

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Music Man....

Jacobus came to us from Marion HS. Yes his name is a little different, but that's what makes him so unique, he's one of a kind. He is multi-talented. He plays the saxophone and the ukelele (hope I spelled that right, it's a fancy one). Jacobus wants to study aeronautical engineering in college and later become a pilot in the Marines (tough dude). The thing that really stood out about him was his silliness. He's creative, enthusiastic, empathetic, and of course (according to him) goofy and forgetful. And boy can he contort his eyebrows many different ways. We all had a good time, and he even played the sax and ukelele for us (what a treat). Forgot to mention, his favorite superhero, Green Lantern (visit our site and see images of him in character). Here's more about him:

After graduation: Study Aeronautical Engineering in College and join the US Marines and become a pilot
A Dinner Guest of his choice: Adolph Hitler - although he was a bad person, he was an amazing leader. To be able to convince an entire country to believe that they are the best in the world. And then further lead them into WWll.
One Wish: To be able to play any instrument I touch
One thing to do to Impact the World: Preach and Teach
Favorite Song: "Collide" - Howie Day
Favorite Quote: "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"

Here are some more images of him on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Jacobus, may your talents take you higher that you could ever imagine, and your passion influence many, many people in the Truth.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A Man and His Dog...

Derek came to us from Madison HS. We photographed his brother a couple of years ago, so to hold true to our client loyalty, he came to us for his senior portraits. Derek is a talented, tough-as-nails wrestler. He wants to attend college and study Marine Biology, then later join the Coast Guard. A funny story from the session was when we were trying to get his dog to look at the camera. We'd make all kinds of noises, but it wasn't until she saw one of our many neighborhood cats run across the field that she perked up and posed perfectly. Derek loves his dog, you can surely see it in the images. We had a good time and we hope Derek and his family love the images, we certainly do.... More about him:

After graduation: Study Marine Biology in College and join the US Coast Guard
A Dinner Guest of his choice: Brock Lesnar (a great Wrestler)
One Wish: To be very wealthy so I can take care of my family and myself
One thing to do to Impact the World: to purify any type of water anywhere
Favorite Song: "Highway Man" -Country, "6 Foot 7 Foot" -Rap, & "Thunder Underground" -Rock
Favorite Quote: "Get up and train while your opponent is sleeping" - J. Rob

Here are some more images of him on our site, and click here to see a short video from the session. Derek, may your aspirations to join the US Coast Guard take you to places you've always dreamed of, and make an impact to better the world.....