Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mermaids are Real And They Love Being Photographed {New Braunfels Underwater Photography}

Today I'm working on some underwater images of a mermaid that I photographed last week. I'm not ready to share those just yet, but I will share a few I took out of the water a couple of weeks ago.

This gorgeous mermaid tried out her new tail on the beach of Port Aransas. It's a beautiful tail. She did a good job of choosing just the right color and style. After we photographed these images, she went under water as well. I'll share some of those soon too. Until then, enjoy!

Lisa On Location Photography

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Remember when the bluebonnets were so beautiful.... {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

Sometimes it's so hard to keep a secret. I've been sitting on these images for a few months so nobody would see Amy in her dress until the wedding. But she's walking down the aisle right about now in the small town of Pana Maria. I'm there capturing all the moments of the day right now. But a few months ago, when the bluebonnets were bright, I was photographing Amy in her dress.

It was a perfect spring evening and Amy looked amazing. I can't wait to show you images from today. But for now, take a peek at some of those bridal images.

Lisa On Location Photography

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Proof that no family portrait comes together perfectly {Port Aransas Photography}

I told you about that little break to the beach I took with the family last weekend. One of my goals for that weekend was to finally redo our family portraits. I let the time in between them lapse too long, like most families do.

And I wanted to share those final images with you but I also wanted to show you a few of the rejects. Because at almost every family session I shoot there's always the kid who won't cooperate, the dad who doesn't want to be there, and the snarky sister who wants to punch the little brother. These are common factors in almost every, Single. Session. And each mom worries that her family is weird. That they're the only ones in the history of family portraits who are difficult. They aren't. I usually delete these images but I wanted to show you -- to assure you that you're not alone.

First I'll show a few of the final images. They look fine. Everyone smiling and in place.

They look okay. Not perfect. But they're fine for my wall in my house.

But to get there I had to deal with a boy who didn't want to be there. Threats were involved. Bribes were involved. Sisters punching him on the arm were involved.

He finally did settle down enough to get a few shots in. But not until putting his own spin on the portraits.

In the end the best thing to do was to just let them go. The best shots of the day were much less staged. More natural and candid.

Thank goodness it worked out in the end. It usually does.

Lisa On Location Photography

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Totally Worth the Early Hour {Port Aransas Engagement Photographer}

I took a little break from work this past weekend to spend some time on the beach with my family. While we were there I did some updated family portraits of my own, which I'll share with you in a blog later. But one of my summer couples loved the beach so much that I offered to do their engagement session for them on the beach while we were there.

It's a three-and-half hour drive so this kind of session is usually not an option for most of my couples, but since we were going to be there anyway it was all good.

The bad part is that, being on the gulf of Mexico, the sun rises over our ocean. So to get that pretty sun sitting over the water, we'd need to do sunrise, not sunset. Sunrise was at 6:30 am. Ugh. I'm not a morning person. I'm not a night person either. Early to bed, late to rise, that's my motto.

But after dragging myself out of bed (and pulling my daughter out too to help me), we came over the dunes to the most amazing site I've seen in a while.

It was breathtaking. I was suddenly very awake as I started to picture all the amazing images I was going to create. And as a bonus, the beach was pretty deserted. I do have issue with the people who leave their canopies up over night, but I won't get into that!

Ashley and Able brought their sweet little dog, Baby Bear, with them. He was so excited! My daughter enjoyed spoiling him while we shot some images that he wasn't in. Then she helped control him on the images he was in.

The wedding is coming up pretty fast in just a few weeks. I'll share images of that soon! But for now, take a peek at Ashley and Abel.

Lisa On Location Photography