Fame & Shame #9 was posted on August 28th; #10 was posted on November 1st–both in 2012!  That means it’s been almost three months since I’ve posted a Fame & Shame and the last two were two months apart.  And, that’s way too long!  Time to get busy!


  • Photo Challenges:  Photo Challenges that take a year to complete deserve total shame.  I am just about to the point where I am so sorry I ever started this project.  I have resorted to taking almost every picture with either my phone or my point-and-shoot.  I’m way behind with blogging about the themes.  In fact, I’m so behind, when I do blog about them, I won’t even post them as new blogs.  I’ll just put them in the queue of blogs in their respective time slots.  For now, you can read what I have blogged about so far.  I’m not convinced I’m getting the benefits I thought I would when I started this.  On the bright side, I only have about five more themes to go before finally completing this monster.

There’s nothing else to shame today.


  • Plans, Tweaks & Concentrations:  In order to progress my business and skill the way I’d like to, I have spent a lot of nights over the past 45 days or so writing a business plan and doing a lot of thinking.  I have come to the decision that, moving forward, I will only photograph weddings, families and seniors!  I will also shoot sports, as that is my first love, but it will continue to be a hobby.  I will be turning down all maternity, newborn, baby, pet, and other jobs.  As enjoyable as these other areas of photography are, I want to focus on my future!
  • Mentor Photogs:  Tomorrow, if all goes as planned, I will be meeting with an award-winning, international wedding photographer.  He has generously agreed to sit down and talk with me about the wedding photography industry.  I’m a little nervous about the meeting, but excited at the same time.
  • My Daddy!  Last week, we had a pretty big scare when he decided to go and have a “coronary!”  I had never really given this cliche much thought until it clicked with me in the heart hospital.  My dad had a 99% blockage in his right coronary artery—he had a coronary!  Thankfully, he was a trooper and he was in good hands!  He walked out of the hospital two days later anxiously waiting to resume playing volleyball.  I love you, Dad!
Ata-Girl Photography Co. | Daddy!

Ata-Girl Photography Co. | Daddy!

Remember.  YOU’RE GORGEOUS!  (I’m leaving that line in from my last F&S.  It’s an important message and it’s relevant!)  Until next time, be positive, be happy, be healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.



san antonio wedding photographers ata-girl photography since 2010I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers who is available for local and destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, I also specialize in high school seniors and family portraits in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!