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My Passion & My Work

Hey there and welcome to the Blueye Photography blog. My name is Troy and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer located in Austin Texas. I love making photos that are real... real moments, real smiles, real love. I'm not sure that I can put my photography style into a single category, but you can be sure that I'm looking for the best light and the most creative angles I can.

In my blog you'll find everything from sneak peeks of client sessions to personal information. My life is (almost) an open book and I like to share as much as I can. Most entries will include photos... this is a photographers blog after all. I also love feedback about my photography/posts/website/life so please comment as much as you like. I read them all and try to respond to each and every one.

After you've read through some posts and gotten to know a bit about me feel free to check out my portfolio site using the portfolio link above. The blog is updated more frequently than my site, but you won't want to miss checking out my portfolio either.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Yearly Archives: 2008

A powerful holiday message

I saw this over at Becker’s blog and wanted to pass it along. You may not agree with the religious aspects of the message, but its a powerful message nonetheless. This year Melanie and I, along with both our families, set a limit on what we would spend on gifts for each other and you know what? The gifts we received are things we can actually use (for the most part) and we spent more time doing things with each other than shopping.



The Advent Conspiracy Promo Video from theadvance on Vimeo.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

To all my wonderful clients and friends:
This time of year is always a great time. Seeing family and friends who have missed you for months and catching up with everything not going on on Facebook. It’s a time of joy and thankfulness for all the blessings that have been shared with us and a time for us to relax (ha!) and just spend time with the people that mean the most to us. Melanie and I will be spending the next week surrounded by family and friends soaking in everything that’s happened since our last trip and afterwords we’ll need a little vacation (see the timestamp on this entry? yes I am up that early… this is just the beginning). As much as we joke about needing a vacation after our vacation it truly is a blessing to be able to travel and spend time with family. We hope that you find yourself surrounded by loved ones in the coming weeks and that you truly have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

Blueye Photography will be closed from now until 1/5. If you send an email to us or call during this time we will respond in the new year.

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It’s Christmastime!

This past weekend I spent two days putting the lights up on the front of our house. I love decorating for the holidays, but this was a pain in the butt to do. I don’t know why I wanted to line the driveway and yard with lights, but I may have to rethink that next year. I think it looks great, but the stakes that I used to hold the lights down weren’t easy to drive into the ground. Anyway, thought I’d share a few photos of what it looks like.

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Family Session: The Obuchowskis

For the past few years I’ve been invited out to Katy and Ed’s house to photograph their awesome family… and each year their family grows.  This year was no exception as they welcomed their newest member, MJ, to the family in October. As an added bonus I got to meet Ed’s parents and catch up with his brother (we used to work together a few years ago).  Good times :)

I love that Sam knows how to throw up the Horns.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It was a happy day at the Blueye household.  Melanie, Bella, and I spent a quiet day at home making a turkey feast and then eating ourselves into a coma (okay… I was the only one who fell asleep on the couch afterward).  I’ve been eating more healthily lately and have been going to the gym at least 4 times a week in an effort to shed some weight and get more fit… and this meal really threw me off my schedule today.  Normally I eat 5-7 small portions throughout the day.  Today I had 4 (breakfast, snack, HUGE lunch, snack)… I will be visiting the gym tomorrow to work some of it off.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and took the time to think about all of the blessings they have to be thankful about in their lives.  Times are tough and if we don’t find and acknowledge the positive things going on in our lives we can easily get swept away by all of the negativety around us.

I’m thankful for:

  • My loving wife
  • My family (who I miss dearly on Thanksgiving)
  • My health
  • My Bella
  • My job
  • My friends

If everything else fell to pieces and these things remained I could survive… for them I am truly thankful.

And what would a Thanksgiving day post be without some turkey day photos?

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A Fun Find

My friend Katie (check out her travel blog) found this fun piece of software for the Mac (sorry PC readers!) called Poladroid. You drag any of your photos into the Poladroid and it creates a Polaroid version of it… complete with slow developing time, inconsistent emulsions, and fingerprints on the photo. I love Polaroid cameras so this has been a treat for me. Download it and give it a try.

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Election Day

Words fail me on a day like today.  Every election is history making, but this one seems to have more significance than most in the past.  I hope that you cast your vote for the candidate of your choice.  Now we get to sit and wait… impatiently.

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Happy Halloween!

I hope that you, your family, and your friends all had a groovy Halloween! I know I did :-)

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Miscellaneous Monday #28 (Crazy Economy)

Melanie spent last week in Los Angeles and snapped this photo across the street from the El Capitan Theater. Is this a sign of the times? Elmo and Tigger out of the work and forced to negotiate a drug deal in broad daylight?!? Say it ain’t so Tigger… say it ain’t so!

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Dyan + Daniel: the wedding

This was my last wedding of the year and what a way to end the season! D+D tied the knot at the always fashionable Lakeway Resort and Spa on Saturday October 11th (yes, I know I’m a bit later than usual blogging this wedding… my trip to Chicago pleasantly interrupted my normal flow). But the good news is that even though I’m later than usual I’m going to post more photos than usual from their special day. Dyan planned a memorable day with the help of Becky from Something To Celebrate and they were on top of everything. The day had a little bit of everything… a softball game for the guys and guests, pampering for the ladies, a sweet ceremony including Daniel’s daughter, a rocking party, and a sparkling exit. Dyan looked beautiful and was calm, cool, and collected the whole day. Daniel looked dashing and was full of nervous energy from early in the morning until late into the night. Their A-List guests kept things interesting all day and the Nash Hernandez Orchestra kept the dance floor filled all night long.

Other vendors:
String Quartet: Divisi Strings
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Video: Round Rock Video
Flowers: Exquisite Petals
Lighting: FILO Designs
Photo Booth: Party Booth Pix

Congratulations guys and I hope you get to jet off for a honeymoon soon! Enough with the words… onto the photos :)

(22 more photos after the jump)

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