Friday, October 20, 2017

Texas Portrait Project Seeking Families Hurt by Hurrican Harvey {New Braunfels and San Antonio Portrait Photography}

A few weeks ago I hit the road with a couple of my best friends in the photo industry to tour some of the hurricane-ravaged communities of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Dayna from Stella Haus Films as well as Chrystina Straughan from Straughan Photography accompanied me on the road trip, which took us to Rockport/Fulton, Port Aransas and then into Corpus Christi.

The three of us along with Danielle from Griffith Photography and Tammy from Ata Girl Photography were moved to do something to help the people who were hurt by Harvey. We agreed that we don't have the skills to help with rebuilding their homes but we do have some skill in rebuilding their portrait library.

The devastation we saw was too massive to compile into one blog. It was hard to know where to point the camera because it was literally everywhere. We were hard pressed to find a single building in the towns of Rockport and Port Aransas that looked untouched by damage -- often major damage. Here are just a few examples.

The purpose of our trip was to talk to local members of the community and find a location with a lovely backdrop to set up our portraits. We loved the Rockport Beach Park and chose some of the dune bridges as a nice spot.

We also used the opportunity to make some promotional videos and photograph each other for the website.

Here is a short film Dayna put together.

Dayna has done an amazing job of documenting the work we're trying to do for this project.

What we need from you is help reaching the people who would like to receiver our gift. If you know someone who was touched by the hurricane. Either through damage on their property or perhaps they were displaced by the hurricane and forced to leave the coast altogether and move, we'd like to hear from you.

There's a link on our page to nominate a deserving family. Please click here.

The day was also spent having a good time with friends as we put this project together. It was a blast hanging out with you ladies!

We'd love to hear from you if you have any talents or services of your own to offer. Watch this space in the coming weeks for updates about the proeject.

Lisa On Location Photography

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Underwater Quinceanera was Perfect End to the Season {New Braunfels and San Antonio Underwater Photography}

A few weeks ago I got to help make a dream come true for a sweet teenager from the valley.

Sofia and her parents drove all the way up from Mission because she'd been dreaming of creating underwater images to celebrate her quinceanera next year.

Right now the water is on the cold side thanks that cold front that blew in a few days ago, but we got the tail end of the warm weather for our session. It was likely the last session of the season and I'm so bummed that it's ending already. I dream of a heated pool!

Sofia was so easy going and flexible in mind and body. We were able to really capture those dreamy images she was looking for.

I'm really pleased with the progress I've made this year in my underwater photography. I can't wait for spring so I can dive in again and promote these unique and (literally) breathtaking sessions.

Lisa On Location Photography

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When Fairy Tales Come True, There's No Place Like Castle Avalon {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

I've been looking forward to Pam and Matt's wedding for months. This is the same couple that did the Harry Potter engagement session I blogged about a few months ago. Click here to see that one.

The couple loves books and stories and fairy tales. In fact Matt proposed to Pam but cutting a hole inside a Harry Potter book up the chapter titled "The Unbreakable Vow" and put Pam's ring inside the hole. They had the cut out book on the head table for everyone to see.

The wedding was Beauty and the Beast themed and they had books and candelabras on all the tables.

This was one of those weddings that will go down as a favorite for me. Not just because of the fun themes but also because this couple is one of the sweetest couples I've had the honor of photographing. They even gave me a personalized bottle of wine, which I intend to sample in just a little while!

Cheers to you,Pam and Matt!

Lisa On Location Photography