Tawanna’s Bridal Photos at McNay Art Museum

Weather, schedules, and more weather had a big impact on Tawanna’s bridal photos.  This all lead to a last minute bridal photo session only a week out from her wedding.

The weather this past winter has not been conducive to outdoor photo sessions here in San Antonio, but I’m not complaining; it has been much worse in other parts of the country. We finally hit everything perfect with beautiful weather and great temperatures for Tawanna’s bridal shoot, and McNay Art Museum was an excellent setting.

With only a week to go, I quickly got proofs to her, and the print made for her reception portrait.  By the way, the photo chosen was of her in the veranda with the bouquet.  A big thanks to Brandy, her Maid of Honor, with all the help during the photography session. I appreciate all the help behind-the-scene to make sure we got wonderful images.

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Revamping my Website

Revamping a website is never easy.  There are so many considerations and thoughts that go into the process.  My wedding photography site has been long overdue for a revamp, but the problem was deciding where to start.

Squarespace.com has been my host and provider, and I am sold on their platform, so there was no dilemma there. The biggest hurdle was deciding on the look and format of the site, and then revamping the content.  I had to go back to my original image files across the board since the revamp would require all new file sizes and different content.  It was an involved process, but it was fun and exciting since I could envision the finished site.

None of that could prepare me though for the pain points of redirecting my domain to the new address.  Some naming conflicts within my old squarespace site and the new one, left me with no site for a couple of days as the issues got worked out.  Eventually everything was resolved and the new site went live.

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Jennifer and Steven – A San Antonio Wedding

I always enjoy providing wedding photography for small weddings.  Most often the venue is intimate and rich with character, and the overall atmosphere is so personable and charming.  That type atmosphere especially plays out well when the venue is a bed and breakfast.  For Jennifer and Steven’s wedding the location was Inn at Craig Place, a wonderful B&B near downtown San Antonio.

I always feel honored and blessed to share in a couple’s special day, and even more so when it is a small intimate wedding.  Make no mistake, the nerves and anticipation are still very present among everyone in attendance, but the charm of photographing everyone is exceptional.  Jennifer and Steve are a fantastic couple, full of life, fun, and happiness.  They have a special way of welcoming you in and making you feel a part of their excitement.

With close friends and family looking on Jennifer and Steve had the most beautiful ceremony under the most gorgeous weather.  The venue was excellent, the atmosphere was delightful, and the excitement from both Jenn and Steve made for a fantastic day.  Congrats to them both, and best wishes.

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Fashion and Home Decor photography session

I debated putting this post up on my blog for commercial work, but the main blog here won out.  This probably falls more in line with commercial photography, but the lighting and set ups are similar to what I might do for bridal portraits or an engagement shoot.  The session was built around some concepts and ideas by Gambrell Renard.  The purpose was to get together a group of creatives in different areas and produce some stunning images.

Gambrell produces custom home decor that is stylish and beautiful.  The group of creatives included custom dress designer Valerie Perez of Verseau, custom jewelry designer and maker Diana Bolch, and custom furniture designer James Breaux of breaux-arts.  To add to the all star list was Cassandra Lazenby, producer of Great Day SA to model for us.

Oh yeah, the location?  Partially furnished unsold condos near Olmos Park in San Antonio.  The goal was to get some great photographs that showcased the products in an artistic and stunning manner.  Gambrell brought the concepts and masterminded the set design, which just left some lighting tweaks and composition on my part.  Even running a bit late everything came together nicely and we were able to move through the various ideas and get some great images.

See Gambrell’s blog post for additional info on the table.

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography session

fashion home decor photography

Premier Albums – Loktah and Ginkgo

Loktah Rustic Album

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Ginkgo Albums

Ginkgo Albums

Walstonphoto has teamed up with Loktah and Ginkgo Albums to bring you a distinct and striking album selection that will compliment your amazing wedding photographs.  The albums from both vendors are hand-made with the finest materials with craftsmanship that is top quality.  Custom made to order, each has a very unique appearance and is available in a range of sizes to fit your album needs.  Contact me today to build your heirloom album that can be passed down for generations.

The Ballerina

It is not uncommon for there to be a real live ballerina in the studio.  Living with one and having them in and out for class is an everyday occurrence.  The opportunity to shoot with one is a bit more rare.  I was fortunate to have Eve in the studio this past week, and along with the headshot I did for her, we also made some fantastic dance images.   I have to give credit to my wife Sarah, for setting up the session and directing the photo shoot. Ballet is extremely technical and the sitting in on a training session gives one a true sense of the effort, focus, and skill these artists have.  A directed photo session is much the same, with each position being analyzed and redone until it looked perfect.

My girls were so excited to meet a real ballerina in costume, I just had to include a couple of photographs with them.

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot

Ballerina studio shoot