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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.

Connect With Me

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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Out of the office

Just wanted to post a quick note (from the airport…isn’t technology great?) to let y’all know that the office will be closed for about a week. I will be checking email occasionally and will try to respond, but I will definitely get back to you after June 28th.

Krista + Jimmy: the wedding

The day started with a downpour and everyone was nervous about how the rest of the day would play out, but nothing would keep Krista and Jimmy from enjoying their day. I don’t think I’ve ever photographed a more relaxed couple on their wedding day and Mother Nature, while raining down early in the day, cleared things up for us and we had a beautiful ceremony and a serious party afterwards. Congratulations guys! Enjoy this sneak peek.

Big thanks to my friend Dave for coming out and shooting with me.

Venue: Lakeway Resort and Spa
Cakes: Simon Lee Bakery
Decorations: Kennedy Creative
DJ: Capital Disc Jockeys
Flowers: Bouquets of Austin
Lighting: Ilios

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November 13, 2009 - 4:47 pm Krista and Jimmy’s Wedding « Kennedy Creative Blog - [...] more photos of this event, visit at Troy’s blog at http://blog.blueyephoto.com/2009/05/25/krista-jimmy-the-wedding/ Share with a [...]

Krista’s Bridals

Krista and Jimmy tied the knot this past Saturday (photos of their wedding will be posted in a few days) which means I’m finally able to post a few photos from Krista’s bridal session. We shot her session at the beautiful Laguna Gloria. If you get the chance to visit the grounds I highly recommend you do. The location is gorgeous.

Enough about the venue… check out the photos!

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May 20, 2009 - 2:56 pm jen - oooo-just lovely! can't wait to see the wedding pix! doing 'bridal portraits' is not really heard of up here, so it's cool to see what you get to do with them! so nice!!

New car

A couple of posts back I let y’all know that I was looking for a new car and about a week ago I picked it up… a 2009 Toyota Venza. I was able to negotiate a decent deal with the local dealership and so far I’m very happy. The car has plenty of features, lots of space, a great engine, and stylin’ 20 inch wheels. The color I got is called Sunset Bronze Mica… which I love… it looks more brown when it’s cloudy outside and more bronze when it’s sunny.

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May 17, 2009 - 2:29 pm Thao Tran - Love the picture by the 360 bride. Toyota should definitely used that in their ads.

June 15, 2009 - 3:56 am Greg McMillan - Great shots of the Venza! I'll get out and get some of mine now that I'm on vacation. I'll be sure to share them with you once I get them posted. I must apologize Troy, but I haven't had time to browse your site yet. However, if the Venza pics reflect how your other work will look, I'm sure I'll be impressed. Cheers, Greg

I heart faces: week 16 “reflections” adult entry

I’ve been following the I Heart Faces Twitter feed for a while now and had to enter this photo when I saw the theme was “reflection” (not to mention that photographer extraordinaire Nate Kaiser from The Image Is Found is judging). In the meantime you can go check out their site and see all of the great faces.






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April 26, 2009 - 10:55 pm T&T - so beautiful

April 26, 2009 - 11:05 pm Peggy - Wow! Great photo!

April 27, 2009 - 5:10 am TidyMom - Simply BEAUTIFUL! ~TidyMom

April 27, 2009 - 7:26 am Jen H - wow that is beautiful! Jen H

April 27, 2009 - 7:50 am Pam D - Yikes! That is fabulous! I'm guessing that the bride was VERY pleased with the job that you did. What a beautiful, creative, unique picture, and absolutely perfect for this contest!

April 27, 2009 - 10:44 am American in Norway - Oooo... I love this! BEAUTIFUL!

April 27, 2009 - 11:37 am theadora - Wonderful photo... this is truly a happy bride!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

April 27, 2009 - 11:40 am MrsW - Is that real? I'm trying to figure out where the very happy shiny surface the face is reflected in is but my eyes go all fuzzy and can't find an edge. My head hurts now and I need a glass of wine (any excuse).

April 27, 2009 - 1:40 pm Annette - Oh my! Seriously hot pic! Great color, so crisp, creative. Should I go on? A winner, for sure.

April 27, 2009 - 1:57 pm Michelle Johnson - Wow! That is so beautiful!

April 27, 2009 - 9:52 pm Emily - That's the clearest reflection I've ever seen off of furniture! Beautiful shot.

April 28, 2009 - 9:09 am a la parisienne - I'm still trying to figure out how you did this...Stunning!

April 28, 2009 - 1:31 pm jessi - Wow...stunning and perfect!

April 28, 2009 - 9:34 pm Becca - Oh my word. this is stunning!

Gone Fishin’

Well, that’s not entirely true, but Blueye Photography will be closed until Monday 4/27. If you contact us while we’re out rest assured we will reply when we get back.

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Today Bella…

Today Bella decided the best way to celebrate Jesus on this Easter Sunday was to sit outside and soak up God’s sunshine.

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April 12, 2009 - 7:28 pm Thao Tran - Bella is a beauty. Great weather today huh?. Thought it was going to continue raining from last night. You should take Bella to Townlake where the dog park is and let her swim. The water should be warm now.

I have some wonderful news to share

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May 27, 2009 - 2:33 pm Heather Georger - Congrats!!!!!!

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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April 3, 2009 - 10:26 pm Melanie - Lovin' the hot pink shoes (and that photo) and that pink flower in her hair just pops! The railroad shot is awesome too. :-D

April 4, 2009 - 7:27 am Thao Tran - The ring shot was awesome, Matt would love that picture. Thanks again for letting me tag along. I learned a lot and had fun.

April 7, 2009 - 8:17 pm jen - hey - there you are?! i was missing your posts! beautiful shots - her shoes are HOT...the flower in her hair is so pretty and you always do an amazing job on those 'casual portraits' - great work as always! hope you are well!!

Coupland, TX

It’s been a while since I’ve just gone out and shot for the heck of it and while I can’t say that this trip was really just for the heck of it (I was scouting for an upcoming wedding) it really gave me an opportunity just to shoot for me and have a little fun. Thanks to Thao for coming along and hanging out with me. Here are some of my favorite photos of the day. You can view the complete set I posted on Facebook (there’s a link at the bottom of the post).

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