YEAH! We finally have a blog! For several months now, Elena and I have been talking about starting a blog for our photo business. We wanted to find a way to interact more with our established clients as well as letting prospective clients know a little more about who we are, what we do and what makes us special. I opened my e-mail today to find that our website design company has given us the ability to host blogs right here on our site without having to link to a third party blog page. Problem solved! So, now we have an official Smith Photography Blog.
Our goal with this blog is to give you a better idea of the things we do and the pictures we take. Every photo shoot offers something completely different and we enjoy working with people from all over the Central Texas area. Here's a few photo shoots we have done in the past few months:
We are the official photographers of Mr. and Mrs. Claus! We have taken pictures of the REAL Santa and Mrs. Claus for the past two years at BudaFest in Buda, TX. If you ever get the chance to visit BudaFest and take your kids to talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus, we would highly recommend it. It is a wonderful experience for kids of all ages. I must admit, even Elena and I sat with them for a picture and we felt likes kids again!
Senior pictures is a growing part of our business. And, we hope it keeps growing! We love senior shoots because we get the chance to get to know some really great young people. We also love these shoots because it gives us a chance to really be as creative as we want. Collaborating with the senior is tons of fun and every session yields a very unique product. We really strive to put YOU in the picture. That sounds obvious, doesn't it. I mean...you're already in the picture. It's a picture of you, right? The great pictures of you, the ones you really love, are the pictures that show who you are, not just what you look like. We have several senior sessions coming up and are really excited about them. We'll let you know when we have new pictures up!
Weddings are a big part of our business. We love weddings...and not just for the cake! It is a photographers paradise. There is always something to shoot, something going on, some little moment that needs to be captured. The last wedding we did was for a couple who were not only great clients but also became great friends. Lucy and Robert had a beautiful wedding and we had a great time working with them. We already have a number of weddings scheduled this year. Like senior pictures, no two weddings are alike and we love the opportunity that we have to give each couple perfect wedding pictures.
Last weekend we were in Manor, TX taking pictures of little league basketball players. MAYA is a great youth sports organization in Manor that provides kids the opportunity to play a variety of sports throughout the year. Sports photography is a big part of what we do. We really enjoy working with all of the kids. In some leagues, we get the chance to take action shots of the kids playing and that is always fun. It can sometimes be a challenge trying to line up the little kids for team pictures. Getting a bunch of five year olds to all do the same thing at the same time is like herding cats. But, when we get the opportunity to take action shots of the little ones, it's hard to focus on taking pictures because they are so funny to watch!
We have several projects coming up in the very near future. I'm sure our blog will continue to grow. Please check back again. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Have a great day and see you soon!