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Family Portraits at the Pearl

Family Portraits in San Antonio

Nancy called me and said that someone referred me to her. She needed a photographer to do a family portrait session of four generations in her family. We talked about locations, and I suggested the Riverwalk area around the Pearl. This is one of my favorite portrait locations. There’s the northern beginning of the San Antonio River (known as the Riverwalk in San Antonio) the historic Pearl Brewery, the Hotel Emma, and even an urban area with graffiti all within a short walk. Read More

MagMod Toys

MagMod Photography Gear

MagMod MagSphereIf you’ll excuse me, I must geek out every now and then and talk about photography gear. I got some new toys in the mail today, and I’m excited about using them. It is a new system of flash modifier that attaches to the flash unit.  It’s called “MagMod”.  It’s one of the newest and coolest new product in the past five years. This picture is the MagSphere.  It looks like a little silicone hat.  It diffuses and softens the light so that you don’t have those little harsh specular highlights on the cheeks or nose. It is omnidirectional, so it sort of throws light in every direction. Read More

Ivory’s Quinceanera in San Antonio

The forecast called for rain. I really thought it would. So much that I packed my raincoat and boots. It’s rare that everything on the big day goes like clockwork. The makeup and hair girls were on schedule, and on point. The girls were nervous about the dance, and did a little rehearsal in the living room. I could tell they’ve really worked hard on this. The dresses were beautiful, and the tuxedos looked sharp. Everyone looked fabulous and on time. When the stretch Hummer limo arrived on time, we were all ready.

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Bridal Portraits in San Antonio

I have lots of clients who know where they want their bridal portraits taken at. I sometimes have brides that ask me for my opinion on a good location for the bridal portrait. My natural reflex answer would be, I can create a beautiful bridal portrait in the parking lot of Taco Bell. It’s all… Read More

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