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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.

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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Miscellaneous Monday #14

Yay… another Monday has passed.
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My allergies seem to be getting worse lately.  Yesterday was horrible… I could barely breath at some points throughout the day.  Seriously, I sounded like a monster.  All because I was outside for most of the day on Saturday.  I think I need to look into taking a Zyrtec or Allegra on the weekends when I have a wedding.
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Random image (mariachi band from Stephanie and Junior’s wedding)
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Anyone have any good suggestions on a good queen size sofa sleeper?  We need to replace the aging futon in the loft with something more grown up.
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I got my car inspected today during lunch… my annual pilgrimage to the auto mechanic.  The car passed with flying colors… okay, well it passed.
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I’m starting to have Eli Stone withdrawal.  The show had it’s season finale a couple of weeks ago and I find myself missing it now.  Do you have a favorite TV show that you love?  CSI Miami is another one of my favorites.
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I ran my mile tonight in 12:19… woo hoo!  Melanie is still ahead of me, but I’m catching up quickly.

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Stephanie + Junior: the wedding

Laura and I had the pleasure of shooting Stephanie and Junior’s wedding yesterday at Texas Old Town
in Kyle (with special guest Melissa Miller) and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The bride and groom were full of anxious energy… the families were laughing and having a great time… the weather was gorgeous (if a bit warm)… and the venue was beautiful. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day guys. Enjoy your honeymoon!

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Miscellaneous Monday #13

Photographer topic: If you are a fan of Adobe Lightroom and haven’t tried the new LR 2 beta you need to check it out. There are 2 features that I’m really digging: use of a second monitor and localized edits. You can download the beta here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/
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Friends topic: We spent a fun weekend with Jay and Nicole… lunch out at the Lakeway Resort on Saturday afternoon… drinks at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar down on 6th street to end the night. Sunday was a lazy day… sleeping in and relaxing. We hope you guys had a great time while you where here and that you come back soon.

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Makes you laugh topic: Ever go to a furniture store and sit on a couch that is a little too big? I felt like a little kid sitting on this one.

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Tomorrow is Earth Day. What are you doing to make the world a better place for the next generation?
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My mile time tonight was 14:35.  Shaved about a minute off in a week… not bad.  Melanie is gloating though because she did a mile in 13:25 tonight.

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Amy + Parker: the engagements

This past Friday Melanie and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Amy and Parker and shooting their engagement photos while they were in town for a friend’s wedding. They are living in Oklahoma City so being able to take advantage of them already being in town was important and, though I was worried that the weather wouldn’t cooperate, we had excellent weather (if a bit chilly) and managed to knock out our session in just over an hour. We shot at the Arboretum early in the morning and got some rocking photos! I’m definitely going to have to shoot there more often. Amy and Parker were a blast to hang out with… very accommodating to my requests and at ease in front of the camera. I’m definitely looking forward to their August wedding. Enjoy the preview guys. Look for a slideshow sometime in the near future when I get all of the photos processed.

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Kendra + Jeremy: wedding slideshow

Turn up your speakers and enjoy!

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Rain Rain Go Away

I must have done something to anger the Gods this week (or at least Mother Nature).  I was supposed to have a rockin’ bridal session at a local marina tomorrow evening and an engagement session on Friday morning (outside as well).  Well, just take a look at the timing of the rain :(

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Missed Monday #2 (or is it 3?)

I really should start calling these entries Terrific Tuesdays because Mondays always seem to just come and go and I forget to blog.
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I’m psyched that my good friends Jay and Nicole will be visiting us this weekend. We’re still not sure what the plans are, but we’ll enjoy spending time with them. Here’s a photo of them from our trip to San Diego last year:
Jay and Nicole
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Is it me or is there a random baby head in that photo above?  I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed it until now :-o
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Did anyone catch the Master’s results from this past weekend?  Tiger came storming back and finished in second only a few strokes behind Immelman.  He really is on a different level than the rest of the tour.  If it weren’t for his first round he’d be wearing green now.
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American Idol was surprisingly good tonight.  You’d think that most of the contestants would have had problems with Mariah Carey songs, but they all did really well.  I think Carly Smithson may need to worry a bit since she’s the only one that really drew criticism from the judges.
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Today I made a vow to run a mile on our treadmill each day after work.  I’ve had problems getting motivated to exercise lately and I’m hoping this will stick.  Each Monday (or Tuesday ha!) I’ll post my time to complete the mile.  I’m a bit embarrassed to report that today’s mile was 15:05.  Months and months ago I was closer to 10 minutes so that’s my goal… and my Monday blog entries will track my progress.  Wish me luck!

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Meet AJ

Melanie and I had dinner with our good friends Steph and Dave last night and I brought my camera along to take some candid photos of their new baby, AJ. She is such a sweetie! She slept most of the time we were there, but when she was awake she was animated… and then cried :( I can’t blame her, though… when you are hungry you just gotta let someone know. You’ll be seeing more of Miss AJ in the future… we’ll be doing a real portrait session with them soon. For now enjoy the candid shots. Thanks again for dinner guys!

Oh those faces :)

Soooo cute

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Went location scouting today…

So next Thursday I have a bridal session with Jennifer and we’re going to shoot at the Sail and Ski Yacht Club on Lake Travis. I went down there to scout the location today and came away with some interesting shots. I think we’re going to rock this location on Thursday and I can’t wait!

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Miscellaneous Monday #12

I’d like to publicly wish my Dad a happy birthday. His birthday was on the 4th (and yes I did call him and he had a nice cold). Hope you are feeling better now, Dad.
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Have y’all been watching the March Madness tournament? I’m a fan of the Big 12 and both Kansas and Memphis beat my Longhorns, but I’ve gotta go with Memphis. They are a tremendously talented team and they are fun to watch.  Kansas is up by 4 in overtime… completely not like the games that either team had in the last round.
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I don’t know if you heard, but Polaroid announced a few weeks ago that they are stopping production of their famed instant film. I’m really bummed to hear this news. If you feel like I do I urge you to go to SavePolaroid.com and sign one or all of the petitions to get Polaroid to license the production rights to another film maker.
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I hate oak pollen. I did not have allergies until we moved to Austin *sniffle*
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Melanie and I need to get to the Container Store this week and get some organization things. My camera gear is getting out of control in the dining room and we need a new hamper. The problem with that store is that there are sooooo many organization things there that it’s easy to either 1. spend way too much or 2. get overwhelmed and leave with nothing. Fingers’ crossed neither happen to us.

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