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Off to San Antonio!

Stan and I are shooting Corey and Sarah’s wedding in San Antonio this weekend and we’ve decided to stay there tonight so we can do some sightseeing before tomorrow night’s event! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tash and John will be taking care of Boosky, so we’re making it a small vay-cay! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tons of fun, great pics of this wedding guaranteed next week! Check back! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great one!

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New Inspiration

So, I am about to confess something that is kind of embarrassing, but oh well, this blog is all about me, and this is soo me, so here it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

We photographers gain inspiration in a variety of ways, but one of the most common is spending time studying the work of other photographers who we admire. Well, recently I have found a whole new crop of work that I deeply admire and am inspired by that I am now studying on a daily basis. Let me introduce you to my new muses: Justin Timberlake and Usher.

Seriously. This is not a joke.

Most people don’t know that I also really really love dancing and if I could be awesome at anything, it would be that! Well, I downloaded a JT music video the other day because I had seen it a long time ago and remembered how great the dancing was in it. One thing lead to another and I had downloaded SIX JT and Usher music videos! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, the dancing is amazing and I am so in awe of their talent, but more than that, I have really found myself studying the cinematography of these videos: the angles, the mood, the lighting, everything. And I have found that it has truly inspired me photographically and I just stared taking notes so that I can try a few of the things I’ve discovered! How funny is that? I am always looking for new and exciting things to try and I really love the process, so I thought I would just tell you about this new thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, my recommendations for some good videos are:

“Let Me Talk To You/My Love” – Justin Timberlake ( This is by FAR my favorite – make sure you see the one with Let Me Talk to You!)

“My Way” – Usher (silly, zainy, fun, and SUCH good dancing)

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ – SC

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Am I NuTs?


This past few days have been C-R-A-Z-Y. For all of you who are bored at work and have nothing fun to do, I will re-cap my past week’s schedule for ya. ; )

1)last Thursday (this is where the chaos began) – 14 hour clinical day at Dell Children’s to make up for time I missed while in LA. Did not get home until about 9pm after all was said and done.

2)wake us Friday morning – SICK as a dog. Cough, throat, icky, pukey, just nasty stuff. Over-medicate myself and get myself to bridal portrait session with my lovely bride Nicole. Shoot bridal session, go to a couple of other meetings, come home and feverishly try to get ready for the Bridal Extravaganza until about 2am.

3) Saturday – help cater a wedding with Stan – total of 10 hours of non-stop, on-my-feet manual labor! Luckily this was for an AWESOME couple and it was actually really fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Return home and stay up until 1am finishing stuff for the Bridal Extravaganza.

4) Sunday – skip church and head right over to the Bridal Extravaganza after stops at Whole Foods for flowers and Kinkos for copies! B.E. ALL day – fun, but insanely exhausting. Dinner at Pei Wei with Stan – when I think we made eye contact for the first time all weekend because of the craziness! In bed by 9:30pm.

5) Monday – wake up at 6am and get myself to Austin Java to CRAM for Pediatrics exam on Tuesday. Sit with Kim and Jenny at AJ from 8am til 6pm studying, leave for Bridal portrait session with gorgeous Carla. Shoot session until 8:15pm, drive home, take a shower, return to coffee shop and study until 11pm (when they close). Go home, find out main computer crashed, use other computer to return ALL of the day’s emails that I missed since I was out all day, go to bed (12:45am).

6) Today – up at 6:30am and to my exam by 8am. I was very pleased with my grade, so that’s some great news! Sit in obstetrics lecture until 12pm, come home, eat mac-and-cheese for lunch, and sit in front of computer and blog (now). In 10 minutes I will leave for the Apple store to see what can be done about my computer – wish me luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Crazy, huh? Well, actually, everyone’s life is crazy, so I’m not sad or mad about it – I think I actually do better this way, but I think I will take a HUGE nap when I return from the Apple store. I can breate again! ๐Ÿ™‚

From Eric and Tiffani’s Wedding (since I know I have deprived you of pictures!)
Cakes – yum.

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