Musings and whims of the PhotoGirl.

Country roads, take me home - Engagement portraits in Chambers County

April 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Leaving the Houston area and crossing the Old and Lost River Bridge, not long after entering Chambers County, is a always a breath of fresh air. You exit the interstate to head to the part of Chambers County I call home and life seems to slow down a bit. As you wind your way south on the farm roads, the fields open up, and you can really appreciate...
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Keep your face to the sunshine - Anahuac senior portraits

April 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Anahuac senior portraits-- "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do!" Early last fall, when Madelyne and I began planning her senior portraits, she had two main requests for her portraits: an old truck and sunflowers. I do my best to make each custom portrait session the best that it can be, but somet...
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Sleeklens Photoshop Actions - A review

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Sleeklens.com contacted me a short time ago, asking if I would be interested in reviewing their Portrait Perfection collection that contains 56 Photoshop actions intended to enhance a photographer’s editing workflow when retouching portraits. So, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts after playing with the following three images (the left image is...
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Can't rain on their parade - Fall wedding at Houston's The Gallery

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Fall wedding at Houston's The Gallery-- It seems like outdoor weddings are now almost more common than those held indoors. I do love a good outdoor wedding, but there's always the dread of rain... The weather seemed to have mixed emotions on Jeremy and Jackie's wedding day. There would be pretty blue skies dotted with non-threatening clouds, then...
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The season of giving - Using photography to make a difference in a child's life

December 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Using photography to make a difference in a child's life-- Throughout the year, I (along with numerous other photographers) are asked to shoot events and/or portraits for free. Sometimes the requests are for charitable events. Sometimes they are for groups who may not have much of a budget to spend, so they want to trade marketing/exposure for pho...
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