Thursday, November 30, 2006

Beth's & Jacob's Album Update

It is now 2:00am Friday. There are about 64 pages so far. Should not be too much longer. I have finished the engagement, rehearsal and pre-ceremony. I will start on the ceremony and reception pages when I wake up. I may can get it done sometime Friday. If not, it will be this weekend.

I have 3 appointments this weekend, so I cannot get a good estimate at this time for completion. Gotta try and get some sleep, I have an appointment at 10:00am this morning.

I think this will be a really nice Album Showcase, so keep checking back.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Beth's and Jacob's Album Showcase

I have finally been able to start the design process for the Album Showcase. So far, I am up to page 7. Things should go fairly quickly until I get to the actual wedding and reception photos since I have not done any retouching or enhancing to those yet.

I will probably just do the ones I want to use for the album then do the others later.

After I get the photos laid-out I will go back and insert some inspirational text on some of the pages. The good part about this is, if an album is chosen, they can help design it, or move stuff around that is already there, or even add any special poems or other text that they want.

Once the album Showcase is completed, I will go and finish-up the rest of the individual photo enhancements and get those posted. The whole process of WebShow, Album Showcase and individual photos can take from 7-10+ days (but depends on what is happening in the studio) to complete and post online.

Well, back to work.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sweet & Innocent??

Well...a great picture (collage) anyway. Just had to post it. Two of them are twins. I think they had more energy than EVERYONE combined. Sort of reminds me of "Dorothy x 3". I was going to try and get them to "click" their heels 3 times, but I think they were wondering about me anyway since I just wanted to take pictures of their shoes. (message to the girls: this will become one of the MOST important parts in your

Just wanted to get this posted up. I am working on getting a few of the photos fixed up to put in the Album Showcase. I hope to have that up for viewing at least by this weekend (maybe sooner). It is quiet intense to pick the photos, enhance, retouch, design the pages and get it all posted up on the server, then hope I didn't make any has happened...had to redo it (all).

If you are into "numbers", there were 1049 total photos taken. That includes the engagement (x2), rehearsal, wedding and reception. I have edited a few out that were near-duplicates, etc. (or just didn't come out/blurred...ssshhhhh!).

Buffy "The Boyfriend Slayer"

Beth & Jacob's wedding was last weekend. This picture is of Buffy, Jacob's sister. According to her mother she has about 15 potential boyfriends knocking on her door (oh really...).

I would like to offer my services to her parents to take her wedding photographs...they live in Fresno, CA. I really, really need (want) a California wedding for my portfolio.

In order to do that, I wanted to post her picture and see if there were any qualified, potential husband-candidates out there (I want to hurry this process up).

She will definately be a catch. If you are from the south she can learn to say "ya'll" and "for sure" in the same sentence. You can send your bids...I mean offers...I mean your information to me and I will forward to her mom. Please include your most recent financial statement.

Oh, and the whole family seemed to adapt very well to the southern-lifestyle. I was very proud. Traveling from Fresno, CA to Eufaula, AL...I think there is a dimensional time warp in addition to a couple of time zone changes they had to encounter.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Beth & Jacob WebShow Now ONLINE!!!

The WebShow is up and ready for viewing! I will be working on the Album Showcase this week. I might start on it today/tonight depending on when I catch up on some sleep. I worked all night on the photos I wanted to use for the WebShow, then the issues getting it completed, so I am a bit tired.

Had a problem with the template I was going to use, so I had to use another one I had created. Anyway...enjoy!!!

WebShow Issues...

Currently experiencing a really annoying issue with the Beth & Jacob WebShow. I will work on it today. Sorry.

Beth & Jacob Wedding...(Update)

Sorry for the delay...I am working on the WebShow now. I hope to get it up by Monday morning sometime. I am running behind a little bit.

Check back later.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cool Wedding Today!!

Beth and Jacob's wedding is today!! I will be going back to Eufaula, AL (Scroll down the page to read about Fendall Hall) for the wedding. We did the rehearsal stuff last night.

The wedding will be held at Fendall Hall. Driving into Eufaula is like going back in time. I mean that in a good way. You just would not believe all the Victorian (...ummm...I mean HUGE Victorian) houses along the way.

I was told it used to be a shipping area for cotton, etc. Eufaula, AL has a great history during the civil war.

Just beautiful houses.

Look for the photos later this evening or tomorrow (2 hour drive there and 2 back...)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

If you are planning to get married...

If you are getting married in 2007, you will want to request a "2007 - Your Wedding Inspiration CD." It is a really neat CD that will display information on your computer about our services.

You can:

  • view a sample WebShow
  • view a copy of the contract
  • view a pricing guide for 2007
  • view a newsletter - "Choosing your Wedding Photographer"
  • access our website (must have internet connection)
  • email us with a question (must have internet connection)
  • view sample pictures on the insert

The whole thing is really neat. There is even a most important checklist... :)

You can go to the homepage and request one or give us a call at (334) 265-6211 and we will send one to you...ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

Beth Mask Bridal Formal

I photographed Beth Mask on Saturday for her bridal formal. Unfortunately it is top secret. But you can kinda see her arm which turned out really well.

Beth and Jacob's wedding is planned for this coming Saturday in Eufaula, AL. Yes, there is a real place by that name. Eufaula is located about 90 miles southeast of Montgomery, Alabama.

The ceremony and reception is to be held at Fendall Hall. It is an old Italian-style home built a long time ago.

I am looking forward to coming back with some really nice photos. I love old houses. My dream has always been to build or live in a HUGE victorian house...ok, someone wake me up now.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Who You Are

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~Marianne Williamson, American author and lecturer

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Lost Loves...

Do you have a lost love? I know I do. I do not know where she is right now (in Louisiana) but I pray she is having a wonderful life. I had her complete love and trust, but just couldn't let go of my apprehension, mistrust, etc....(previous divorce...yuke).

I suppose that is why I secretly enjoy photographing weddings and all the engagement stuff before the wedding. I like to see people in love. I have had only one couple a little nervous about holding each other in public. Most are pretty good about doing what seems to be silly things during an engagement session. I usually have a plan...somewhat...of what I want to use the photos for.

My daughters will probably have a mild-to-mid-level heart attack, but I miss being in love. I have this "attitude" you know.

As an old(er) person...and very wise, I look back and see all the times I missed out on forever love. More often than not, you cannot get it back.

I like to capture a lot of the little things at a wedding, or with couple stuff. I have had brides get a little startled with, "...what are you doing?" questions. I tell them it is part of the story and they will understand.

A lot of the photographs I take may not be significant, or may even seem dumb and silly when viewed by themselves. But when you use it with some text, poem, Bible verse, or with other photos to help tell a story, their purpose is quiet clear.

Love is something no one can take from you, but you can loose it through neglect, apathy or being stupid. Always remember where it is. Always.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

New Album Showcase Online

The Album Showcase for Laurie Carmichael and Rusty Allen is now online. You can go to the homepage to view it.

I also photographed the Bridal Shower for Nikki Tucker on Saturday. Her wedding is scheduled for December 16, 2006. Those photographs are online to view.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A definate new record for this day of the week past a wedding weekend. This is the number of new visitors to the website since Sunday.

I expect it to spike even higher when I get the Album Showcase up for Laurie and Rusty. I am working on that now. I expect to be done with it by Friday or Saturday.

Then I will need to turn around and shoot a bridal shower for Nikki Tucker on Saturday, November 4, 2006. Plus I need to start preparing for the Beth Mask wedding on Novermber 25th in Eufala, Alabama at an old house that is there. Should be a really nice setting for photographs. Gotta get back to work even though it is 3:04am...