Pros and Cons of Grand Exits

Long gone are the days of leaving your wedding reception and people throwing rice at you.  In 1985, a Connecticut state legislator introduced a bill to outlaw the long-standing tradition of throwing rice at a newlywed couple. The rice was originally meant to symbolize rain.  Rain on your wedding day is said to be a… Read More

The Oaks at Heavenly Wedding

If it seems like I haven’t blogged in forever, it’s because I haven’t blogged in forever! I shot this wedding late last year, but it seems like only yesterday that I witnessed this beautiful wedding at the Oaks at Heavenly between Kelli and Jay. And, there was a bonus. I ran into Emily–a model of mine from… Read More

2018 WPPI

I leave in three short days to the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International. Each year between 13,000-20,000 photographers flock to Las Vegas for one of the biggest photographer gatherings in the world for an entire week. WPPI combines educational seminars, a major industry trade show and networking events. All the events are designed around learning the… Read More

I am a Certified Photographer

I am a San Antonio certified photographer! After enrolling in a certification course from the New York Institute of Photography over a year ago, I finally received the good news today that I passed! I can now add the letters “WPPI-C” after my name! 😉 I am a Certified Photographer Click To Tweet Photography certification… Read More

European Tour: Madrid Review

I have had Spain on my bucket list since being stationed in Germany in the early-1990’s. I actually wished I had visited then when my Spanish was a lot better. European Tour: Madrid Review Click To Tweet Last October, after I finished the Fantastic 3 Workshop with Nik Pekridis, Keda.Z, and Johnson Wee, I embarked… Read More

Matt & Cara’s San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

Last November I had the wonderful opportunity to knock two items off of my photography bucket list: 1—shoot a San Antonio riverwalk wedding and 2—shoot a wedding with longtime photography friend, Chrystina Straughan of Straughan Photography. Matt & Cara’s San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding Click To Tweet I second for Chrystina at the Rio Plaza. Matt… Read More

European Tour: London Review

Last October, after I finished the Fantastic 3 Workshop with Nik Pekridis, Keda.Z, and Johnson Wee, I embarked on the vacation of a lifetime. I stayed an additional 17 days touring through six other European countries after leaving Scotland. I visited the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and France. European Tour: London Review… Read More

Industrial Glam Wedding (Styled Shoot)

With an undiscovered miscommunication about the submission deadline, this styled shoot was planned, green lighted, cast, organized, logistically orchestrated, executed, shot and wrapped up within six days. Six days. The deadline was actually December 28. However, after a brief conversation about a possible submission on the 12th, planning actually began on November 19. The shoot… Read More

Shelby & Jordan’s Strawberry Pines Wedding

What do you do when you can’t fit everyone you want to invite to your wedding inside your hometown tiny church? You take the church to Strawberry Pines of course. Well, theoretically speaking anyway.   Shelby & Jordan’s Strawberry Pines Wedding Click To Tweet Jordan is a third-generation Bowen family member from Christine, Texas. The Bowen… Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Update Your Head Shot

An up-to-date, professional head shot is a vital piece of your personal brand whether your are a doctor, lawyer, real estate agent, app designer, blogger or bakery owner. This personal brand you have created extends well beyond the face-to-face world and deep into the digital one. When someone finds you on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or… Read More

Invitation to Studio 206

As long as I have been a photographer, I have dreamed of having a photography studio… a real life, brick and mortar, inventory of backdrops and chairs and other beautiful props, plucked-straight-from-NYC studio! After nearly eight years in the business, this past October I took the plunge and I made that dream a reality. Invitation… Read More

Photo Gift Idea for Christmas

Do you have all your Christmas gifts purchased yet? Here’s an idea… purchase an Ata-Girl gift voucher for that special someone in your life. Photo Gift Idea for Christmas Click To Tweet For just $225 (this is a steal), you can have a two-hour day in the life of session or a one-hour studio session… Read More