Dec 13, 2011

Baby Christmas Card Photos

Baby Christmas Card Photos
This photo session done in Third Coast's home studio this week was of a new family and a precious one-month-old baby.

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Dec 12, 2011

Kids Christmas Card Photos

Kids Christmas Card Photos
I shot this photo session near our studio on North Beach this week of three brothers and their mom.

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Aug 15, 2011

Morning shoot on North Beach

Morning shoot on North BeachI usually shoot beach portrait sessions near sunset so that the light falls softly on my subjects' face with the water behind them. But this family needed to have their portraits shot in the morning! It was a bit of a challenge since the sun comes up over the water and thus was at their backs, but I used a strong flash to fill in their faces and the yellow "rim light" of the sun behind them created a nice effect that I don't normally get in the evenings. The whole family was enthusiastic about the shoot, which made my job easier.

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Aug 3, 2011

Family Portraits on North Beach

Family Portraits on North Beach
Family portrait session on North Beach with perfect evening light, soft breezes and red-headed daughter with a beautiful smile. Very nice, happy family.

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Jul 20, 2011

Family Portraits on North Beach

Here's my latest family portrait session on North Beach. Big challenge with "hair in the face" due to windy conditions but got some good ones nevertheless.

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Jul 1, 2011

Kids on North Beach

Beach Portraits on North Beach

Got some cute, candid kids-on-the-beach photos during a family beach portrait session on North Beach this week.

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Jun 29, 2011

Three Sons on Mustang Island

This extended family - three sons and their parents, plus each of the sons' families - all shared this photo session. Shooting near their Port Aransas condo on Mustang Island, I took advantage of the beautiful reflections in the wet sand as the sun sank behind the dunes.

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Jun 14, 2011

Photos of Melges 24 Worlds

Melges 24 Worlds photosI just posted images that I shot during the Melges 24 World Championships sailboat regatta sponsored by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club last month.

I was the Yacht Club's official photographer for the event and shot for two days from a boat, following the sailboats around the course. It was exciting to watch world-class sailors in action.

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Jun 9, 2011

Two sisters on North Beach

Two sisters shared this beach photo session, so I shot photos of both of their families. To me, this photo of the two sisters, which I converted to black and white, shows their close connection.

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May 28, 2011

Photo in Texas Parks & Wildlife Mag

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine May 2011 issue
The Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) often buys photos from my stock photo collection ... including this one of a woman birdwatching on Matagorda Island.

The CVB's used the image in an ad in the May 2011 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Their graphic artist cut out the woman in my original image and dropped it into a white background for ad about birdwatching in Corpus Christi. The full-page ad is in the inside back cover of the mag.

Apr 9, 2011

Texas International Boat Show Photos

April 9, 2011 - I shot the Texas International Boat Show today at the Corpus Christi Marina.
My photos are online at:

The biggest challenge in shooting this event is to get a graphically appealing shot of a crowd - that, plus finding color amidst a sea of white boats!

Apr 7, 2011

Boat Show Grand Opening Ceremony

April 7, 2011 - I shot the Grand Opening ceremony for the Texas International Boat Show today at the Corpus Christi Marina. I've been hired as the event's official photographer for the fifth consecutive year by the organizers. See last year's photos online at:

The event continues through the weekend, ending on April 10. I'll be posting more photos soon.

Mar 10, 2011

Harbor Ferry Ribbon Cutting

I shot this photo at the ribbon cutting for the Harbor Ferry today at the People's Street T-head. It starts service this Saturday, March 12.

Feb 26, 2011

Childrens Lunar New Year Celebration

My son and I took part today in the Childrens Lunar New Year Celebration at the Texas Asian Cultures Museum in Corpus Christi. The kids learned to fold paper into shapes (origami), made dragon masks and paper lanterns, watched children's dance troupes perform, and marched in a Chinese Dragon Parade. The woman leading the event told me that this time of year in China is a time when the work from harvest is done and planting hasn't begun, so the people find time for music, art and merriment.

Feb 12, 2011

Marsh Planting

Marsh Planting
My son Kai and I participated in a marsh planting event this weekend, organized by Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program. We helped plant Spartina (a marine grass) on some new islands that the groups had built to create habitat for fish and birds in Nueces Bay, only a few miles north of our house on North Beach. Kai's favorite parts were the airboat ride and getting muddy.

Feb 11, 2011

Carrie's Yoga Class

Just ran across this webpage about the yoga class I teach at the YMCA twice a week, Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings

Feb 4, 2011

Icy Day on North Beach

Schools were closed today due to the freeze that coated the Coastal Bend in ice, so I went out exploring the beach with my family and took some photos to show what Jack Frost had accomplished over night. It was fun watching it through the eyes of my five-year-old son who has never seen ice in his front yard.

Jan 17, 2011

MLK Birthday Celebration

I marched with hundreds of Corpus Christi residents today on the birthday of Martin Luther King. We gathered at the courthouse where the Mayor spoke, then marched to a church where we sang and commemorated MLK.


Jan 16, 2011

Ann Smith's Birthday

I had the privilege of photographing the 80th Birthday Party of Ann Smith. During my 10 years in Corpus, I have crossed paths with Ann at peace marches, Democratic Party events and anti-Las Brisas rallies. Today, I enjoyed meeting more of her amazing family and friends.