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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: November 2008

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.

(11 more photos after the jump)

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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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