Avast Ye Mateys!!

Calling all pirate-loving boys and girls! We are doing a Limited Edition Pirate Event at the studio this Wed – Friday, July 16 – 18, 2008. We have a few appointments left for any of your crew who can’t get enough of the sea!! Call us at 903.868.8600

At the Beach!


It was practically impossible for me to pick just six faves for the blog!! Saturday evening we went and played at Lake Texoma! With two photographers we captured some really amazing images of one of my favorite families. They are always a joy to work with, even in 102 degree heat!!

Best Friends


My Dad and Ban Qamar have been best friends for most of their lives. They grew up together as children, roomed together as young working professionals, and vacationed together with their wives and families in later years. Last January, they celebrated their 90th birthdays together, within a day of each other, at a catered dinner surrounded by their families, here at the studio. We took lots of portraits and showed a slideshow of pictures they had collected over the years. This last week, my dad lost his friend to cancer. I am so glad that he has the portraits from last year and the past to remember the good times they shared. This is what Lasting Images is all about.

I found good barbecue in Sherman!

Coming from Austin almost 9 years ago, I was spoiled by the many really amazing places near my home that offered tender, delicious brisket, sausage and ribs. I thought that I would have no trouble finding similar delicacies here in Sherman. After many disappointments, I just gave up and waited for visits to Central Texas for my fix. I also found myself excited about the arrival of Rudy’s on the North Tollway, but that too was a good distance, especially now with the price of gas. So imagine my happiness when a flyer advertising my favorites was delivered to the studio yesterday. After talking with Doug about his place for a few minutes, he promised to deliver a sample so we could taste what he was raving about. Needless to say, everyone here at the studio loved the “Roadkill” sandwiches – tender, saucy chopped beef brisket with hot links in the middle! I love new foodie finds and this place delivers for those of us who never get to leave work for lunch! Give them a try at Jack’s Wingshack and Barbecue – 1005 N. Broughton in Sherman – 903.892.3888

Gatlinburg Getaway!

These are just five of my favorites from the over 600 images that we captured of Alan and Shirlene’s Family! Here in Tennessee, we met with their family and had a wonderful early morning session at a lush, green mountain setting. We used two photographers to make sure that we gathered formal as well as candid shots of their family interacting together at their reunion! It was a really fun time for us and we appreciated the help of Bonnie and Katie in coordinating the location and clothing selections with everyone! That extra attention to detail makes all the difference in the outcome! I can’t wait to show them my favorite 270 portraits!!