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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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You can find, friend, and follow me on Facebook (therealtroy), Twitter (blueyephoto), Last.fm (blueyeguy), and AIM (oversight7).  Yeah, social networking rocks!

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Category Archives: Friends

Matt + Honey: the wedding

This past Saturday Thao and I ventured back out to Coupland to shoot Matt and Honey’s wedding. Like the previous weekend when we were out there scouting the location it was gloriously sunny, but unlike the previous weekend it was chilly (in the 50′s) and windy. The chill nor the wind would keep these two from having a great wedding and fun celebration. Matt and Honey are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and I’m honored to call them my friends. Enjoy the photos!

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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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Leland, Nicole, and Nickolas

Yesterday Melanie and I headed out to Georgetown to photograph this wonderful family. Leland and I work together so it was a no brainer for me to go out and take some photos of his family. Nickolas just turned 3 so we were looking to capture him in all his 3 year old energetic glory… I think we did well :). Enjoy the sneak peek.

Nickolas is really into trains… here he’s giving me his best train sound… “woooo wooo”

A little beso for Mommy

*Love* doorway shots… yummy light

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Steph, Dave, and Alexandra

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I was on the fence about doing a regular miscellaneous Monday post or posting a sneak peek from Steph and Dave’s Saturday family session and, well, I just couldn’t wait another day to share these photos. Steph and Dave are wonderful friends of ours and I was very honored to do a session with them and their precious daughter Alexandra (I call her AJ). AJ is about as cute as they come and she gave us about 30 minutes of happiness before she had a meltdown and fell asleep, but that was all I needed (we worked quickly). Enjoy the photos.

For you photographers reading this the lighting was 80% window light (camera left) and 20% AB400 on it’s lowest setting with a softbox (camera right). I probably could have gotten away with using just window light, but wanted to fill in the shadows a bit. I love north facing windows!

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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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