Engagement Photographer Tyler TX | Jessica & Rob
Engagement Photographer Tyler TX | Jessica & Rob

It’s been a little while since I have done a Same Day Edit!  Those only happen when a couple is so radical they FORCE me to stop everything else I am working on and get their WHOLE session edited and blogged only hours after I have finished shooting.  I had a hunch Jessica & Rob where going to become a SDE! the moment they got out of the car and they did not disappoint.

Here are a few with “Sarge”.  I love how he just leads Jessica where ever he wants to go.

I love this shot.


So typically I only do lots of detail shots at weddings, but Jessica & Rob had amazing details at their engagement session and I just had to shoot them.

Rob also does some Mixed Martial Arts training at Lone Star MMA Gym in Tyler.  He could basically beat me up with his left calf.

Jessica has a few moves of her own.

Here is a short little video of them talking about their engagement session.

And finally, click the slideshow below to view their whole session.

 

Thank you guys for an fun morning.

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Extreme Makeover Home Edition | Mineola Tx The Carr Family
Extreme Makeover Home Edition | Mineola Tx The Carr Family

I’m sure most of you watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition this past Sunday.  But for those for you who missed it, here is a little re-cap.  The Carrs live in Mineola, TX.  They had a small house.  Now they have a big house. :)  I did post a little while back, but now that the show has aired, and the house has been shown, I wanted to post a few more photos.  Before I get to those, I wanted to give a big thanks to both my print lab and album company.  Pounds Labs and Kiss Books helped me donate over $3,000 worth of photography/prints/albums for the house.  Not bad right. :)

Here are some of the shots from the family session I was able to do for the Carrs.  The crazy things about this session was that I had a total of 5 minutes with the family to photograph them.  I was also not given any “prep” as to where the location would be or what time of day it would happen.  They would pull a kid or the parents for us at random times of the day and say, “You have a few minutes.”  Then right before lunch time they said “Here is the family.”  It was by far the toughest shooting environment I have ever been in and it makes those “rushed” formals I shoot at weddings seem like a breeze. In fact, when they look for who the photographer will be to shoot the family on each show, they typically choose a wedding photographer over a family photographer because they know we tend to be able to work very, very fast. :) I did have the help of Tammy Williams of Clarity Photography and could not have done it without her.  (Many, many thanks, Tammy.)

I also wanted to share a few behind the scenes photos.  These are to show you just how crowded and on the fly one of these shows is while being filmed.  This first one is one of my favorites.  As they were about to knock on the door, someone mention the tree was kinda in the way of a shot.  30 seconds later this guy runs in, saws it down and runs out.


In the middle of the crowd is the Carr family.

This is a wide crowd shot on the day they came back.

A few shots of the house.

One more big giant congrats and thank you to Bayless Custom Homes for their part in making this whole thing come about.  If you need a home built in about 1 week.  They are the best in the area.

Also, in case you missed the episode, you can watch the whole thing online below.

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Courtney & Jonathan
Courtney & Jonathan

Courtney & Jonathan brought their A-Game to the engagement session.  These two were nervous and said they “didn’t know what to do” but the photos are proof that they are totally engagement session photography pros. :)

I also shot a little video of them talking about their engagement session. Enjoy.

See you guys at Elmwood Gardens in August!

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Happy Belated Snake Attack Day!!!
Happy Belated Snake Attack Day!!!

I can’t believe I have not posted this earlier, but April 5 was the 4th anniversary of Snake Attack Day at our house.  What is Snake Attack Day you ask?  Only the greatest holiday known to man. :)  Here is a little background for you uninformed.

One day Danielle pulled up from grocery shopping and as she was unloading she let out a scary scream.  My wife is not a screamer so it really caught my attention.  I asked “what’s going on?” and she said there was a snake.  Right next to me on the desk was a video camera so I picked it up and headed outside.  The following footage is what happened.

Two more things before we roll the footage.
1.  If you are at work, just go ahead and gather everyone around now.  (It will save  you time from having to start and stop the video as your co-workers hear the screaming/laughing.)

2.  Leave nice comments about my wife.  (I have seen many of you brides freak out over a missing boutineer so don’t even make fun of her for thinking a snake might eat her children.)

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Will the iPad change your life?
Will the iPad change your life?

By now I’m sure most/all of you have heard that Apple came out with this iPad thing.  Some people love it, others hate it.  My family falls into the category of “love it”.  Here are a few photos of the kids in action with it.

Since I got it about a month ago I have had about 6 client meetings and each of those couples has almost been more interested in it more than my photos.  I get all kinds of questions about it and basically the meetings end up with me talking about the wedding with the bride while the dude just looks at comic books on my iPad.  Hey, as long as they’re booking right? :)

The most common theme seems to be “It’s basically like a big iPhone right?”  Let me answer that question with a little story.

Imagine all you knew as a child were bath tubs.  Then one day, someone explained and told you about a “big bathtub”  it’s like 10 times the size of a bath tub.  No big deal right?  I mean, we’ve all seen bath tubs and know what they are.  The thing is, once you actually get into a swimming pool you realize this is nothing like a bath tub.

That’s exactly what owning an iPad is like.  The photos and technical specs don’t begin to do it justice. I can’t even begin to express just how much our kids love this thing.  They are constantly reading, watching movies, or playing games on this.  This will be the only computer they grow up knowing.  It’s amazing just how “strange” a keyboard and mouse seem to a 3 year old, but every kids just “gets” this device.  It took Luke, our 2 year old, about three minutes to figure out everything he needed to know about it.  This is the future of computers, education, books, movies, and wedding planning.  That’s right, I said wedding planning.  You know that ridiculous binder you have full of pages, phone numbers, lists, and photos.  They will all be on this device within the next year.  Now you are interested right?

If you are a parent of younger kids, you HAVE to really consider getting this for your family.

If you are a student, you should totally convince your parents to get you one for school.

If you are a bride, you and your fiance will fight over who gets to keep this till you get married.

If you are thinking about booking, call me up and I’ll give you a free demo at our meeting. :)

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