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Emily's Bat Mitzvah

Date Published: Oct 12, 2013

Location: Drury Inn & Suites North San Antonio

Emily's Bat Mitzvah was held at Agudas Achim Congregation with the reception was at Drury Inn & Suites North San Antonio. The rehearsal was at Paesanos off 1604. This event was filled with family and friends. Emily is a beautiful young woman who is in store for a very bright future.  

Emily's Bat Mitzvah recitalEmily's Bat Mitzvah reading

Emily's Bat Mitzvah reading with rabbi

Emily's Bat Mitzvah holding the Tora Emily's Bat Mitzvah reading the Tora

Emily's Bat Mitzvah with family

Emily's Bat Mitzvah pretty emaily Emily's Bat Mitzvah pretty Emily

Emily's Bat Mitzvah with mom and dadEmily's Bat Mitzvah with mom and dad kissing

Emily's Bat Mitzvah challah

Emily's Bat Mitzvah cake table

Emily's Bat Mitzvah necklaces

Emily's Bat Mitzvah head table

Emily's Bat Mitzvah fish

Emily's Bat Mitzvah fishEmily's Bat Mitzvah centerpiece

Emily's Bat Mitzvah conch shell

Emily's Bat Mitzvah friends

Emily's Bat Mitzvah light up

Emily's Bat Mitzvah the girls

Emily's Bat Mitzvah dancing the hora

Unplugged Wedding

Date Published: Jun 01, 2013

Location: San Antonio and surrounding

To start this blog off, I want to say that it is the couple's decision to ask people to unplug. If it doesn't bother you then it it won't bother me. I just want you have a choice. That being said, it is my job as the professional to create great images regardless of obstacles. --

My friend shared a great article that I think we could all take into consideration. Why You Might Want to Consider an Unplugged Wedding on the Huffington Post by Corey Ann of Corey Ann Photography really highlight some of the issues brides and photographers can face at a wedding with guest photographers. I  think I do a pretty good job of making sure that there are no "obstacles" in my photos but I wanted to post a few demonstrations of why you should consider having an "unplugged wedding"

Video guy in brides face

This was an outtake from a wedding a few years ago. It was a battle of cell phones, iPads, and video cameras for first dance photo. I just stepped back for a moment to take a wide shot. 

Cell phone in front of brideCell phone in background

"Just a quick photo on my phone" can ruin a perfect moment. I did ultimately crop in on the little girl and I made the cell phone photo work for me. I moved over a bit to get bride and dad without him in the photo.  

There is another reason to unplug, best said by Daniel of Nedelcu Photography,

"Guests, I honestly don’t care what you do. However, keep in mind that I also did not invite you to the wedding. It was the bride and groom who asked you to share their most intimate moment with them. By bringing a camera and using it, you are not only excluding yourself from THE moment in the hopes that you’ll take one good picture, but you create an emotional void where you (as a friend or relative) should have been as part of the wedding. You are absent from the very mission that was trusted on you: to be part of the collective celebration of the love of two people. If that’s OK with you, it certainly is OK with me – but maybe it’s not that OK with the bride and groom. Think about it.

My priority is capturing your day for you. Your guests priority should be to enjoy the day. I don't think people realize what they are doing, they want to capture the moment too. 

In the end it is the couples decision to ask people to unplug and if you don't care then it won't bother me. I just wanted to put it out there. The images I produce will reflect all that you put into your wedding, the moment and the emotions either way.  

More consideration:

http://offbeatbride.com/2011/06/unplugged-wedding

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2013/06/a-new-trend-for-unplugged-weddings/

http://blog.craigmitchelldyer.com/2013/05/30/unplugged-wedding-no-way-plug-in/

http://www.nedelcuphotography.com/why-you-should-have-an-unplugged-wedding/#

 

Beyond Cake Grand Opening

Date Published: May 08, 2013

Location: Beyond Cake - Schertz, TX

The Beyond Cake grand re-opening was super fun! Lots of baked yummies and good friends. Congratulations to Leslie and her staff!

Beyond Cake cookies

Beyond Cake cookies that are cupcakesBeyond Cake cookies that are cupcakes big

Beyond Cake puddings

Beyond Cake chocolate

Beyond Cake Leslies mom delivering brownies

Beyond Cake cookies chocolate chipBeyond Cake chocolate brownie bites

Beyond Cake try some cake

Beyond Cake cutting the ribbon

Beyond Cake girls with ribbon

 

Veranda Open House

Date Published: May 01, 2013

Location: The Veranda

This was a really fun and successful event! Spice of Life Catering has done a fantastic job of renewing this wonderful property for events and weddings. 

Flowers VOH

Flowers at the verandaFlowers at the veranda yellow

Asparagus at the Veranda

the tree at the Veranda Open HouseHanging tea lights at the Veranda

The front of Veranda

The stacked flowers at the VerandaThe light house at the Veranda

Wedding Site at the VerandaTuna in martini glasses at the Veranda

Watermelon appetizer at the Veranda

Chinese food at the Veranda

Candles at the VerandaMacaroons at the Veranda

Ceremony site at the Veranda

Corn appetizers at the VerandaShrimp po-boy at the Veranda

Nutella tortillas at the Veranda

The Barnes Twins senior sitting

Date Published: Apr 19, 2013

Location: Gruene, TX

Casey & Colton rocked their sitting! We hit all the great spots and this sitting was wonderful. Both of them are headed off to a great future I wish them all the success that can have!

Clay senior portraits wallCasey senior portraits in Gruene sitting

Casey senior sitting in Gruene hair

Casey & Colton senior portraits tin wallCasey & Colton senior portraits star

Colton with the ball Gruene senior postraitsCasey standing in the arbor Gruene Senior Portraits

Colton Senior portraits at Gruene black and white

Casey senior portraits in Gruene sitting rustic wallColton Senior portraits at Gruene black and white

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