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First Love

1976 I was in Love with this car
Age 15, 1978

Like the song goes, it was 1978, my hair was long, my thoughts were short. Boston’s “Don’t Look Back” was blasting on my radio. 9th grade at Laplata Junior High was awkward in Hereford Texas. In that school, at that time, you were either a football player or you were nothing. I was a nothing band geek. I dreamed about becoming a radio DJ. A year later, I would start working at my first radio station, KPAN.

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Where I live – Bulverde

I moved here in 2004 from Amarillo Texas. I had a U-Haul with my Harley Davidson motorcycle, my camera, and a few guns, arriving in Bulverde in 2004. Originally I moved into a luxury apartment complex on the North side of San Antonio. It was very nice, but the first thing I did was go for a ride and head for the Hill Country, and around the Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River area.

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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

The Power of Photography

Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the new iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web. Download “Paper by FiftyThree” from the App Store.

USB FlashDrive Products

I’m very proud to say that I have a new product for my premium wedding clients. I’ve been using USB Flash Drives for about three years now to deliver digital images from weddings. I bought some branded flash drives from a company who will remain nameless, and also bought some small tin metal cases for… 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.