Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Guys I am going to compete with the Video grapher. Well actually it's not as bad as it sounds.

I have been feeling for the bride who cannot afford or even does not want a videographer, so i thought high end DVD with my images that perhaps never made it to the album, etc.

Got a friend who writes music so royalty free sorted, in fact this is one of his songs. got a graphic artist for the creative side.

15 minutes, $800 what do you think,

This is more high end, it's not a slide show as this hopefully demonstrate.

So all feedback welcome, email or blog.

T the Brit


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One of the best books I have ever read.

Ron Hall and Denver Moore, the authors of Same Kind of Different as Me were in town at Abilene Christian University. I was able to cover the events and took some great pictures of these two amazing men. The school covered the events with video, but no other photographers, so my images will be used for all of their needs. If you haven't read Same Kind of Different as Me, you will be uber blessed by it...A modern day slave, an international art dealer and the unlikely woman who brought them together (a true story). Here is the link to my personal blog with the images.

I have the Today show on in the background and am watching Tony the Brit's twin brother, De Niro. : )

Monday, September 8, 2008

My New Space!

Hey everyone- Tammy reminded me to post these pictures on this blog. No one has posted in awhile and I thought it was a great idea-

I just got a new place. Totally fell in my lap. I wasn't really looking yet, it's a huge investment and really scary but I took the jump because I knew I wouldn't get another opportunity like this. This woman I met in December has her own "one-stop bridal shop". She does linens, flowers, decor, lighting, invitation, favors, the works. She had an extra room in her shop she didn't use and when we were talking asked me if I wanted to rent it. I just wanted something to be able to meet my clients at.

I think we did pretty good- of course I'm sure I'll make changes to it eventually but right now it's pretty darn cute. We still need to fix the lighting- anyone want to do that for me? :) We bought the furniture at IKEA- thank IKEA for cheap cheap prices!!!!

Here is the cute little courtyard to get to the place- our studio is the first door on the right.

I'm pretty happy with it- I think it works. Let me know what you think! :) Hope all is well with everyone! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hi From Abilene

O.k. here is an update on business for me, thanks to the prodding by that pushy guy across the pond. All is well, I have 9 weeks of weddings in a row, which is busy but full of fun. A couple are out of town, the rest here in good ol' Abilene. I am still loving my office/gallery space. Kind of thinking about setting up a backdrop and some lighting, I am feeling intruiged by Platon and his work. So excited to hear from Courtney and the One Light Workshop she is at right now in Alaska.

Personal life things are going well. My son was pronounced brain tumor free a couple of months ago. We are all breathing fuller breaths around our house, everyone, especially my twin daughter has come out of her shell since Jack's good news.

Things are awesome here, I am blessed and thankful.

Here is a pic that I took last Saturday at a wedding. This bride was in the middle of her family, they were busy with last minute preparations before the wedding was to start, just minutes away. In the middle of the motion was this bride, quiet and still.

So where have you all gone

Now lets rekindle this thing !
It's lonely enough in this wedding world and I know I get to travel a little more than most so I expect all my alumni to keep me entertained. However giving starts at home so here's an update.

I placed a series of adverts in Italian Weddings which distributes in the UK and US. They gave me editorial and some double pages (mike was right). I might get a front page if I play nice. Here is the image.
Basic strap line "UK Brides take me with them". Less is more, right. I also got hooked up with Europe's biggest Destination Planners and they promote me from September this year.

What else ? Well I am the proud owner of a 14-24 lens which is a legend on the D3. All you Canon folk hold on I am sure they will answer the D700 genius and so it start again.

What is good in your world, all to easy to think about the negotives currently. War, credit crunch, terror, oil prices. They way I look at it, Brides are still getting married and preserving their day is becoming more significant. I have pushed prices up a little and sold them on the quality and they like it. People are introverting, spending on themselves rather than wasting on everything else.

It's a great time for creative imagery. Now I'm no preacher and my sermon's are nothing compared to Mike's but thought I would spread a little Brit Love.  xxxxxx


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful ladies!! You are all an amazing asset in your children's lives. Have a relaxing day and God Bless!

~Courtney