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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.

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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Miscellaneous Monday: lake house hangover

Ever have that can’t-get-back-to-work feeling after a mini vacation? Yeah, that’s what I call a vacation hangover and that’s what I’m dealing with now. Last Friday was Melanie’s birthday and I surprised her with a long weekend at a lake house on Lake LBJ with a bunch of our close friends and we had a great time. We spent some time boating and swimming, sitting and talking, cooking and drinking, playing and eating… it was a great weekend. I didn’t take too many photos as the girls all had point and shoot cameras along with them (and I’m sure you’ll see them if you are friends with me on Facebook), but here are a few that I snapped in the mornings while Dave and Jeff fished.

The light in the mornings was beautiful and the fishing was pretty good too.

The many faces of Bella. These were all taken within seconds of each other.

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Jody + Sam: the wedding

This past Saturday Laura and I had the privilege of attending and photographing Jody and Sam’s wedding at Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley, TX. Both Jody and Sam are awesome people and are so in love. It was an awesome event and you just cannot beat a wedding that has 7 flower girls. Enjoy the photos.

Jody and Sam opted to see each other before the ceremony and Sam was a ball of nerves… he had a breathing exercise that Jody’s daughter taught him.

(8 more photos after the jump)

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Random fun

Hello, dear blog reader. Sorry for being AWOL lately. My parents had been visiting for a few days last weekend and it took me a few days to get ramped back up and moving again (I love having visitors, but it throws me off of my normal schedule and takes me a bit to get going again). Anyway I’ve been working my butt off finishing photos and albums, getting ready for Melanie’s birthday (it’s next week… I will definitely blog about it), and drooling over the new Canon 5D Mark II (I’m not sure about putting video capabilities in a DSLR, but I’m sure we’ll find fun ways to use it).

Anyway, just wanted to make a quick post letting everyone know that I’m still here. I’m shooting a wedding with Laura tomorrow at the Red Corral Ranch which should be an awesome event. Look for a blog post in a few days with those photos. For now enjoy this silly photo of yours truly.

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Day trip to Fredericksburg

Even the best of plans can be spoiled by Mother Nature and that’s what happened this weekend with Hurricane Ike. So, being the good planners we are, Melanie and I decided to take my parents to Fredericksburg instead of Houston yesterday (having a plan B is always a good idea). The weather was sunny, the company was good, and we had an enjoyable little day trip. Our first stop was Wildseed Farms and then we headed into downtown Fredericksburg for some lunch (burgers at the Buffalo Nickel) and a bit of shopping.

Here are a few collages that I put together using a new set of actions I got from MCP Actions. Let me know what you think (I’m trying them out because I want to get more photos on my blog while minimizing scrolling as much as possible).

(3 more collages after the jump)

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Softball

Tonight I played in a mini softball tournament and while the results for my team were less than stellar we all had fun and I grabbed a few photos to share with everyone. Enjoy!

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YouTube Tuesday #3

It’s been quite some time since I posted a YouTube video. This one is just too amusing to pass up.

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For [b]

If you are a photographer like me you might have heard about the new photographer community that [b]ecker is launching on October 1st called the [b] school. I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about so I thought I’d help him spread the word.



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A hot day in Kendalia, TX

This past Saturday Melanie and I headed out to Kendalia, TX for Heather’s bridal session. After enduring a torrential downpour on the way we arrived at Heather’s family’s land and proceeded to have a hot, sunshine filled, sweaty, hot (did I mention it was HOT?) session. You’ll have to wait until after the wedding to see the actual bridal photos, but I wanted to post a few of the random shots that I got. You never know what you are going to get with our sessions :)

If you are a goat, the grass really is greener on the other side

This fellow was taking care of the goats and came over to inspect our bride. He approved :)

Melanie looking awesome in my hat and helping out with the flowers and dress protection sheet.

The area we shot at is known as Edge Falls and, though the falls were dry this day, there were quite a few people swimming at the falls and jumping off the cliff 3 stories above the water. I just happened to be scouting the upper falls when I ran into Monica who was about to jump. Who am I to pass up a good photo op? Here’s the entire sequence put into an animated image (The quality is a bit sketchy, but that is so I could bring the file size down enough to make is somewhat fast to load)

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