This is a composite from a couple of Senior photos I did for Olivia. Olivia is on a five year program at A&M to get her Masters Degree in Accounting. The first four years she was in the Corps of Cadets and her one and only wardrobe selection was her Corps uniform. Since you may only be in the Corps for four years she is back to wearing ‘regular’ clothes around campus while finishing up her Masters. I wonder if it was easier before she had to decide what shoes to wear?… You will have to agree it doesn’t matter; Senior boots or high heels, she is beautiful.
On a side note, after working on blending the two photographs it occurred to me that this composite feels a little strange to me because Olivia does indeed have a twin sister. I’m used to seeing the two of them together rather than just seeing Olivia times two.
Ok, I know its not Valentine’s Day, but looking at Jena in her red dress just sorta makes you feel like it should be. This is another portrait from her last session here. I love it when I have the opportunity to get some totally different looks in a two hour session. This one more fun & the last one I posted was a much more classic look. (You can see the previous post here.)
This pose would also make a great Christmas card!
This past weekend the Lonestar Rod & Kustom Car roundup was in town. With all those beautiful cars in town I could not pass up the opportunity to make use of them as a backdrop for a few portraits. I called upon a friend of mine that is about to graduate from the University of Texas Drama department. Jena brought along her roommate Jessica who just graduated from the UT drama department. This is Jessica looking quite stunning in front of a red ’32 convertible. I’ll post more shots later where you can actually see the cars, Jessica just stole the focus in this one. Such a tough life I have; wonderful locations, beautiful women & cool cars. I love my job.
It was great fun having the opportunity to photograph Kalee & her mom Colleen. (You may remember I posted Kalee’s yearbook shot in a previous post.) Originally the plan was a Senior Portrait shoot for Kalee. When I saw the great interaction between these two I could not pass up the opportunity to shoot a few mom & daughter shots as well as a few individual portraits of her beautiful mother Colleen. Ahhhh I love my job!
Where’d ya get those eyes?…
That Beautiful Smile…
Mom’s Magic Eyes
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Senior Portraits are always fun and Russell made my job especially easy. I believe you get the best result when a session is a collaborative effort between the assistant (David Wellings in this case), the subject & myself. Russell was very relaxed and had fun with the process suggesting locations and ideas for shots. No real surprise he is active in Theater.
I have to give him credit for what was probably my favorite image of the day. He suggested the shot in front of the monster cactus. It really looks great on larger sizes.
Last week I had the pleasure to photograph another beautiful young High School Senior for her Senior Portrait. After High School Kalee is off to nursing school where with her wonderful intelligent humor & disposition I have no doubt she will be a tremendous success. I have so many great images of Kalee (and a few with her beautiful mom as well) it’s hard to post just one. No doubt you will be seeing more of Kalee here in the future.
Awhile back I posted a few images from a portrait photography session I did in downtown Austin of Denise and promised to post a few images of her friend Hollyn at a future date. Well, the future is now. It was a ton of fun spending some time photographing these two beautiful women. While I love my landscape & archetectural photography, photographing portraits & head shots is a bit more social. We always end up doing a lot of laughing & having a lot of fun during my portrait sessions. I’ve found that buildings, while beautiful, don’t laugh much.
Speaking of portraits, It’s that time of year when seniors are (or should be) thinking about your senior portraits. During the month of September I am offering a substantial discount off my session fees. Check out my Fee Schedule page for more information.
Against the Wall
Those Beautiful Eyes
…Behind the Scenes…
I thought I’d share some more portraits I’ve recently photographed. To quote an old Irving Berlin tune: “Sisters, sisters, There were never such devoted sisters”. I had the pleasure of photographing a couple of wonderful twin sisters this past week. It was great spending a couple of hours together with these two gals & see the bond they have with each other. Both are not only beautiful, but brilliant too! One is an honor student in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M & the other is an honor student at its arch football rival, the University of Texas. They tell me that they are not actually identical twins, but I’m skeptical… I can’t imagine them being any closer.
I’ll also take this opportunity to say yes, I’d love to photograph you and/or your loved ones. If you need some Senior Portraits or new family portraits, please contact me.