28 December 2010

I Don't Do Weddings. {San Antonio Photographer}

No, seriously. Weddings are a huge deal. I have friends who are fantastic wedding photographers, but it is a high pressure game. There are no do-overs with weddings. Once we get back to the States and I can second-shoot some weddings with another fabulous photog (maybe I'll spend a few weeks in Chicago with Kayleen at Brown Eyes Photography?), then I'll consider adding weddings to my repertoire!

That being said, I can understand the draw. These kinds of moments that melt your heart are the kind I want to capture. These are just a couple of shots from my vantage point at a Turkish wedding we attended a few months ago. It was crazy, glittery, loud and fun. But amongst all the noise and revelry, the way he looked at her? Seriously...

And case in point about hiring the right wedding photographer - the mother of the bride was far happier with the few snaps I was able to sneak in than the photos from the hired photographer. Do your research for important events, and as with most things, you get what you pay for!

So someday. Someday when my husband is retired and joins me in the biz, we'll be doing this. (I will add he's a natural with events. Can't wait till we get to team up!)

Candle, Flowers

Turkish Wedding, Black and White

Turkish Wedding, Bride and Groom

Turkish Wedding, Bride and Groom

26 December 2010

The Day After Christmas... {San Antonio Child Photography}

...And all through the house, we're still in our pajamas, making our way through a pile of leftovers! Little bear wasn't too keen on the whole Santa/presents deal this year. I think next year will be much more fun! But I did so enjoy his daily reaction to plugging in our little stand-in tree. "Oooo....peety! No touching!" *while poking an ornament*

(PSA: a travel adapter isn't sufficient for a 4.5 ft pre-lit tree. It worked for a couple of weeks, but by Christmas day, the top half was blown out, sad, and dark.)

Here's hoping your holidays were magical, and thanks to all who have made the first few months at Little Trees Photography a success!

Christmas Lights