Hustling Business

I Booked A Wedding Today I feel pretty good. I booked a wedding today for a fall wedding. The bride is an organized all-business no-nonsense girl. I love brides like this. The reason I mention today’s booking is because she originally hired another photographer. Or I should say, she “tried” to hire another photographer.  The… Read More

Review – Carnival Valor

My First Cruise On Carnival Valor I had no idea what to expect. I’ll admit that I’ve wanted to go on a cruise for most of my life. When a friend of mine decided to get married on a cruise, and asked me if I’d photograph the wedding, it didn’t take me long to answer…. Read More

Ricardo & Barbara San Antonio Wedding

As I travel throughout the Hill Country, I always seem to find a little jewel here and there that I never knew existed. Such is the case with a small Catholic Church in Lacoste Texas. It’s a little southeast of Castroville. The church is gorgeous. I was there for the wedding of Barbara and Ricardo.

Save The Date Cards

Save the Date Cards. This is something that seems to be less popular over the years with engaged couples, and it is a shame. For those of you who do not know what Save the Date cards are, it is a card that is mailed out traditionally about 6 months from the date of the… Read More

Philosophy of Energy

Philosophical Energy. It’s time to get a little deep.  I believe that everything in our world is made up of energy. In that world, there are two kinds: positive and negative. We can also call it light and dark, or good and bad. Most people on an average day will experience both kinds. Positive energy… Read More

K9

The term K9 usually refers to a Police Dog. As some of you know, I’ve been a police officer since 1984. As a photographer I’ve wanted to do a shoot with a K9 team for a long time, and it just never worked out. Last week, I did it, and I’m very proud of the… Read More

Review – Kahiki Chicken Pad Thai

KAHIKI I want you to think of this as my Public Service Announcement. It could really save someone’s life. That’s why I post this stuff. That’s how I roll, and that’s the kind of guy I am. Before I get fully into the Review, let me preface by saying that my wife works nights, so… Read More

Blocking Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob ruining the kiss photographUncle Bob is a term that wedding photographers use to describe a wedding guest who sometimes (usually) gets in the way of the hired photographer to get a picture on his camera or cell phone. I understand Uncle Bob. There’s usually at least one at every wedding. They want to be the FIRST one to post a video clip or a picture of the wedding on FaceBook or other social media. They all know the wedding couple have hired a professional wedding photographer, but they still feel it is their responsibility to get that shot because surely they have a better view or angle than that “Pro” does. They will get in the aisle while the bride is coming, or they will pop up to get the picture of “the kiss”. Read More

New Camera For Christmas

A Digital SLR For Christmas!!   You tear open the wrapping paper, and you see the magic words “Nikon”, or “Canon”, or “Sony” You got a real camera for Christmas! Your very first DSLR! (Digital Single Lens Reflex) This is a big step up from a “Point-and-Shoot” or an iPhone camera. Whether the camera is for taking… Read More

I Hate Drunks

I discriminate. Yes, there… I said it. Not against a race, ethnicity, sexual preference or gender. I love all races, ethnicity, and love my gay friends. I’ve discovered after many years that I am mean to people who drink excessive alcohol. Without going into detail WHY I’m writing this, I just want to give some… Read More