Fame & Shame #4

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of weeks.  Between high school sports, portrait sessions, trying to get to the gym and/or cycle, Easter, and the place I spend most of my waking moments (JOB), I have been a very busy girl.  I barely found the time to squeeze in this installment of Fame & Shame.  Enjoy!


  • Friday the 13ths:  I’m not superstitious in the slightest, but I know a lot of people are.  That’s why this is making the list today!
  • End of the Regular Softball Season:  After tonight’s game, we have one more regular season game.  My baby is in the 10th grade and this year has gone by soooo fast.  I’ve only got two more years to cherish all the competition.  (Actually, I can still watch my niece, Karley, play high school ball until 2016.)
  • Bad Sportsmanship:  If there is anything that bugs me in sports… especially in youth sports… it’s bad sportsmanship.  If you can’t lose with the same grace you win with, you don’t belong.  Aggressive chests bumps are INexcusable!


  • Photo Project 365:  So far, I’ve counted 13 people participating.  Is this a coincidence that there are 13 people participating on Friday, the 13th?  I am having a blast and I hope everyone else is too.  Some REALLY GREAT shots have been posted to the Ata-Girl Facebook wall.  If you haven’t joined and have considered it, don’t be scared – jump in!
  • Dr. Pepper 10:  I LOVE Dr. Pepper… I mean, I really LOVE Dr. Pepper!  So, when I tasted this 10-calorie-per-serving option, I was elated.  It is SO much better than the diet version.  Now, I can enjoy ALL of the 23 flavors without any feelings of guilt.
  • PLAY-OFFS!:  On April 5th, the Squaws secured a play-off appearance that didn’t depend on what happened during the rest of the season.  Even the last time the Squaws made the play-offs (2008), it was not a sealed deal this early on.  Good luck, Squaws!  Hope you guys advance farrrr into the play-off brackets.  Keep doing what you’re doing and have fun!

Until next time, be positive, be happy, be healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.

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About Ata-Girl

I am a San Antonio-based wedding photographer and I cater to outdoor-loving couples who prefer to have all the realness captured on their wedding days. I am the wedding photographer for the outdoor adventurers, the romantics, the laid back, the snugglers, and those who wish to capture all their realness.

I am absolutely in love with capturing the kinds of weddings where there are more hugs than handshakes, the dance floor rumbles all night long, and chairs are pretty much rendered useless after dinner. Whiskey bottles are passed around, most of the wedding party has been best-best friends since kindergarten, Grams is likely to lose her shoes and your partner is much more emotional than you are. These kinds of weddings are my jam!

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I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. 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. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journeys and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.

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I am a published author (purchase my book here), a podcast host (listen here) (watch here) and a WPPI-C certified professional, full-time wedding photographer. I specialize in a 10-day image delivery, same-day prints, same-day slideshows, Italian handcrafted wedding albums and I have a mobile meeting space.

When I’m not behind my camera, you can find me hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, enjoying water sports, listening to music (Elvis and Prince), hunting for arrowheads, reading audiobooks, occasionally eating a few glazed donuts (my only weakness to sweets) and then re-starting my keto diet about every 10 days. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents and grandson would be proud of.