Date Archives June 2014

Jansen Ranch – Portrait Locations

Jansen Ranch – Portrait Locations If you are looking for RUSTIC, Country, and barns, then the Jansen Ranch may be the perfect location. I live and work in the Spring Branch/Bulverde area, and I used to drive past this ranch every day. Some of the structures were built prior to 1900. It has the rustic,… Read More

Denman Estate – Portrait Locations

Denman Estate Portrait Locations Denman Estate for Photography Portrait Sessions – I love little surprises like this. I’ve been living and photographing San Antonio for the past 10 years. I thought I knew all the picturesque locations in the city and Hill Country. Every now and then, I stumble on a new one. I was… Read More

Gruene Texas – Portrait Locations

Gruene Texas Portrait Locations Gruene, the hidden little jewel of New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country. Well, maybe not so hidden. For those of you who are not locals, it’s a German name that is pronounced “GREEN”. It is another historic little German community on the north side of New Braunfels Texas. The community… Read More

Japanese Tea Garden – Portrait Locations

Japanese Tea Garden Japanese Tea Garden – Portrait Locations in San Antonio I think I have a love/hate relationship with the Japanese Tea Garden. This was one of the first locations that I shot portraits at 10 years ago when I moved here. First, the things that I love. It’s beautiful. There are rock walls… Read More

Woodward House – Portrait Locations

Woodward House Woodward House – Women’s Club of San Antonio – When people ask me for a good locations for portraits, I always mention the Woodward House. This is a historic mansion located North of the downtown area at 1717 San Pedro. It is owned and maintained by the Women’s Club of San Antonio. It… Read More

Pearl Riverwalk – Portrait Locations

Pearl Riverwalk Over the years, I’ve had people ask me to recommend different locations around the San Antonio area for portraits. This blog is part of that series where I show you, and give you my opinions on the different portrait locations I’ve used. Everyone knows about the Riverwalk in San Antonio: http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/ Or the… Read More

Hernandez Quinceañera

It was a beautiful day. The skies were bright blue, and I headed over to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It is a historic church not far from downtown. Shadowy and dark, with light pouring in through the stained glass. The Quinceañera Court began to arrive, girls in blue and white dresses, and the guys… Read More

Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a Wedding Photographer 10 Tips you won’t hear anywhere else! By Richard Spears © 2012 Okay, I lied. You might hear some of these in other places. I think that one person wrote a list of tips for planning a wedding years ago, and the list has been reprinted ad nauseum by every magazine… Read More

Quinceanera Portrait Session – Japanese Tea Garden

Quinceanera Portrait at Japanese Tea Garden In addition to sharing some pictures of Alyssa’s portrait session, this is a bit of a rant against a popular photography location in San Antonio. The Japanese Tea Garden is usually crowded with photographers, brides, seniors, and just about anyone who wants a lush green background for portraits. Huge… Read More

Bridal Portraits in Floresville

Had a great bridal session in Floresville with Lanissa. I wish I could post some of the gorgeous pictures. We were WAAAY out in the boonies. I forgot how far away Floresville is, and then went a little farther to the most beautiful garden I’ve ever seen.