Monday, May 2, 2011

Martindale is a diamond in the rough {New Braunfels Photography}

San Marcos Senior pictures portraits MartindaleThe class of 2011 is about to graduate but there are still a few left to photograph. I've been swamped with senior portraits the past few weeks, but the end is in sight. At least the end for 2011. In just about a month I'll start shooting the first of the 2012 seniors -- the early birds. This year I've been honored to photograph seniors from Canyon, New Braunfels, Smithson Valley, San Marcos, Converse Judson, San Antonio, Poth, Godley, Pflugerville, Canyon Lake and Seguin.

One of my favorite sessions of the year was a session shot in Martindale. I'd heard of this little town before -- the site of the filming of A Perfect World, The Newton Boys, the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as a host of made-for-television movies. Samantha led me through the small main street section and pointed out her favorite backdrops. It was hard to shoot a bad photo with a beautiful young lady like Samantha, and the awesome scenery of this small town.

Most of you know I love to shoot broken down, falling apart buildings. The textures and colors are so intense, and the mystery behind the buildings intrigue me. This little town had old silos, an old gas station, an abandoned old charter bus and plenty of old brick walls. And Samantha was willing to sit on old dirty chairs, climb rusty old ladders and brave the tall weeds and potential hornet nests to check out the old barn.

Thanks for the great session Samantha -- Good luck at A&M, gig 'em!

San Marcos Senior pictures portraits Martindale

San Marcos Senior pictures portraits Martindale

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