~*Birthday wishes & memories*~

Today is one of my best friend’s birthday; Happy Birthday Nancy Maribel.  Even though you fled moved to another country with free health care [glad you got your card by the way] I still wanted to show you some love from the States. 😉  I know that I will not see you in person for a while but thankfully Skype has kept us in touch this past year.  You are the only person I trust enough to ride the metro in Mexico City, Mexico with!!!

Alas, you grabbed my camera and took photos as the clown painted my face–into a rabbit!  Oh how I will never forget that moment…I mean how often does one get grabbed by a clown who is speaking to them in Spanish and painted into a rabbit?!?  Nancy is hours behind me so I am not sure if she is even awake at the moment but I wanted to send her a little blog love.  You are a extraordinary person as well as friend and I hope that today is a wonderful, drama free and absolutely fabulous day for you.  You deserve it.  Did I mention how remarkable of a graphic designer she is?  Well she is!!!  Like seriously amazing! She never ceases to amaze me with the wonderful things she creates.  I love when our creative minds cross into one and the outcome–to me–is always gorgeous!  Want to see an example…well here you go!

I know that we both will continue to climb over any and all obstacles that come our way, just like we climbed the Pyramid of the Sun.  Have a great Tuesday my American/Canadian friend! 😉  Much love from Tejas!

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” {Robert Frost}

extraordinary

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Oh how I love sunsets!

I love sunsets, like seriously I have stood knee deep in the Florida waters to capture a beautiful sunset with my Canon!!!  That should let you know how serious I am about them!!! I am a sunset chaser! 😉

With that in mind, evening sessions this summer have been my fav!!  If a breeze came through more often it would be awesome!  I captured a few shots of Katriana & Alex a few weeks back and it was a hot and humid day but the light was amazing. I was sweating bullets [probably from all the water I had drank–I drink more than a gallon before 3:00 p.m.] but it was well worth it to capture that light and those images!  Alex ended up “scavenger hunting” and picked up a stick with ants on it…needless to say he was not 100% smiles after that.  He enjoyed being outside and just playing with nature. 🙂  I was able to snag some really great shots and I could not be more pleased with how they turned out.  I especially love this photo of Alex because he deliberately has his back to me while laughing–that kid!! He is his mother’s son…and his father’s too!!  😉  We called it a wrap when a June Bug crawled up onto his neck.  His reaction was priceless!  Katriana you are beautiful and the light absolutely loved you!

Happy Friday the 13th! 😉

The A TeamLoving the light!

He gets it from his mama!“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” {Gilbert K. Chesterton}

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Interesting Date

I love how yesterday’s date was 8.9.10.  And to just think, I could have heard my idol speak on that very day [insert me sighing here].

I cannot wait until 10.10.10 personally. 😉 I hope that I am fortunate enough to see it. I love Fall and Spring!  The colors are amazing, as well as the fashion inspirations!  I am sitting here listening to music on Pandora as I upload photos for proofing.  The Cranberries just came on–Linger–good song.  I continue to anticipate change and good things to come my way and good things for my family, friends and clients.  My past, present and future clients.  I am very appreciative of the many photographers and the individuals who continue to inspire me daily.  I think we should all encourage one another to be better in everything that we do.

With this in mind I am giving a special shout out to Emily!  Rock the American Idol auditions!!! You can sing to me anytime because your voice is absolutely radiant. And no I am not saying that because I am biased! 😉 The perfect song just came on Pandora for me to end this, Take it Easy by The Eagles.


Emily's American Idol Wristband!
“No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.” {Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson}

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Life is a Constant Movement

I have always loved the art of dance.  I have always envied “Gumby’s” the extremely flexible dancers.  Gumby’s are the individuals that you stare at in awe in dance classes, dance camps, competitions, shows and performances…you get my point!!  They have this amazing gift and trust me if you have never seen an Anaheim Dance video then you should definitely check one out! Aria Alekzander represents Texas proudly with her astonishing skillz! They do these amazing dancer profiles and trust me, they are all awesome! You should definitely take a look at Austin Eder’s dancer profile! 😉 Pretty awesome tiny dancer! 😉

So now that you know that I have a L-O-V-E for dance, it was only fitting that I did a session with two very talented dancers. Katie and Morgan are awesome. Their skillz amazed me and my shutter continuously. Katie is a human gumby!!! She can bend like crazy! I wanted this session to be somewhere different and not a place where one would consider shooting a dance session. So in a parking garage–after the rain forced us off the top level–I was able to capture some amazing shots of these two. I still have tons of photos that I am filtering through but felt like blogging about this! I have put it off for too long and I only thought it was fitting to share.

These girls can get some serious air–serious! Katie is like 5 inches shorter than Morgan…maybe 3-5 but seriously I am going to go with 5! Sorry Katie!
I love their amazing flexibility.  Morgan really got her back stretched and I was able to capture this amazing stag as well as Katie’s awesome scorpion!  Plus I am really digging the silhouette that we were getting from the lighting!

“My soul is in the sky.” William Shakespeare {A Midsummer Night’s Dream}

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How do you feel about your alone time?

Tanya describes this so beautifully.  Jasmine shared this on her Facebook page and I had to re-post it on my blog. Tanya’s description is splendid, heartfelt, real and relate-able to so many individuals. I find no shame in enjoying time alone–I feel that it is good for the soul.

Henry David Thoreau
once said, “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” I feel that way about photography and all creative outlets that others, as well as myself, express, love, pursue and excel in.

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