Family photos make me so happy! My parents have years of our family hanging on our walls at home and seeing how many families sessions i've shot this past month, I jump for joy! :D The Chavez family was great! The weather was a little sketchy and even though we had a little rain, that didn't stop them from bringing their best smiles and attitudes!
I give you, the Chaves family!! :D
As an entrepreneur, I am constantly searching for more ways to puch my photo services out for people to see. I stumbled across an app called Bloglovin and after seeing the layout and the chic web design, I wanted to get my blog on it. So lets try this out.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!
This weekend my family decided to have a small getaway to Canyon, Texas. we headed to Portales/Clovis to look at the furniture store... later that night we headed into Palo Duro Canyon to see "Texas" the outdoor musical drama. Dallas had worked there for three years as Dave Newberry, but I told him I wouldn't believe he did it until I see a recording. :p The next day, we met up with Ryan and ate at the Big Texan for my mom's birthday. before we headed out, the Cadillac Ranch was calling our name so we took a detour and visited that before heading back to Roswell.
One of the reasons I follow so many photo blogs is to watch the behind the scenes process of how a shoot and post processing is done. I read an article yesterday about Photoshop and how it’s considered to be a “bad word” in today’s world. With magazines photoshopping celebrities to look like sticks, this program gets the heat. But when photoshop is used in a different way, art is born. I consider that little blue button on the bottom of my computer screen to be the extension of creativity. It’s a way to create new places, and tell stories with color and form. If I don’t like a leaf to be green, one click and I’ve created a whole new look to a photo. I don’t consider photoshop to be a bad program, but a great innovation to create the unreal and extend the “what if’s” of my imagination.
So with that being said, I posted a photo on my Facebook Wednesday evening and several people asked where I went to photograph this scene. All the costuming was done in my studio with material I had laying around from Halloween last year.
Equpiment:2 Alien BeesBeauty DishHoneycomb GridOrange GelNikon d800Sigma 18-250 3.5Fog Machine
So after scratching my legs up and finding how not flexible I am, I got a shot I like. I loaded it up onto my computer and started cleaning up the image. Since it was late in the evening, I didn't have time to go shoot some trees, so I just found a photo online to add for atmosphere.
So for those of you wondering where I shot this photo, simple answer. In studio. :) Thanks for reading!
After I did Jesus's senior photos, he wanted to come back and get his family done as well. And we had just as much fun a second time around! I give you... the Melendez family!
I keep seeing posts from Disneyland and how its been open for 60 years! That's as long as my grandparents have been married. :) So in honor of the amazing Walt Disney and all the worlds he created with magic, romance, heroism, and imagination, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEY!!
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This session has probably been one of the hardest I've done becasue it was a session leading to new things. I don't remember the year that Christine, Joe, Ashley, & JT moved to Roswell, but I know they've always been apart of my families lives. We would always have BBQ's at their house, the youth group would spend countless hours playing games with them, and we were even there when Christine found out she was pregnant with Amalia and later, William. And was it's one of the hardest sessions yet? Because they are now heading across the country to start a new life and enrich others the way they did everyone here in Roswell. It was hard saying goodbye to such a wonderful family, but I know that Geogia has gained an amazing family!
I love you guys!! :D
A couple weeks ago, we went to the Move Live on Tour with Julianne and Derek Hough and this weekend we went to Albuquerque to see the Dancing with the Stars. The dancing with great, but the seating at Isleta Casino was absolutely terrible! If you weren't in one of the front rows, there was no way you'd be able to see the full stage. So my poor dad had me leaning on him to see while my mom was leaning towards him on the other side. It was a cozy show! I shot all of these with my Lensbaby. Manual focus plus dancing is a hard mix, but some of them came out pretty good!
So I give you, Dancing with the Stars on Tour! :D
This beautiful couple messaged me about their engagement sessionand I couldn't say no. I mean, look at them! Straight out of a magazine!I went to high school with Andrea and was thrilled to document their milestone! I give you.. Andrea & Ricardo!