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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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Tag Archives: lakeway resort

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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Dyan + Daniel: the wedding

This was my last wedding of the year and what a way to end the season! D+D tied the knot at the always fashionable Lakeway Resort and Spa on Saturday October 11th (yes, I know I’m a bit later than usual blogging this wedding… my trip to Chicago pleasantly interrupted my normal flow). But the good news is that even though I’m later than usual I’m going to post more photos than usual from their special day. Dyan planned a memorable day with the help of Becky from Something To Celebrate and they were on top of everything. The day had a little bit of everything… a softball game for the guys and guests, pampering for the ladies, a sweet ceremony including Daniel’s daughter, a rocking party, and a sparkling exit. Dyan looked beautiful and was calm, cool, and collected the whole day. Daniel looked dashing and was full of nervous energy from early in the morning until late into the night. Their A-List guests kept things interesting all day and the Nash Hernandez Orchestra kept the dance floor filled all night long.

Other vendors:
String Quartet: Divisi Strings
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Video: Round Rock Video
Flowers: Exquisite Petals
Lighting: FILO Designs
Photo Booth: Party Booth Pix

Congratulations guys and I hope you get to jet off for a honeymoon soon! Enough with the words… onto the photos :)

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Jeni + Brian: the wedding

First off let me apologize for taking longer than normal to post this sneak peek of Brian and Jeni’s wedding. Things at the Blueye house have been askew for the past few days and it took me a while to get my feet back under me. Now that I have I want to share some of the photos we grabbed at Jeni and Brian’s fantastic wedding at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Jeni and Brian are an awesome couple and I’m so glad we got to spend the day with them and their crazy friends. The day started off poolside and ended with a mad dash through sparkler wielding guests. It was truly memorable and everyone gave the couple an event to remember. Enough with my blabbing. On to the photos!!

Venue: Lakeway Resort and Spa
Coordinator: Megan Breen from Your Very Own Fairy Godmother
Cakes: Simon Lee Bakery
DJ: Marvin Crues from Mobile Music Pro
Lighting: Ilios Lighting

105 degrees never looked so good!

The crew posing for a picture at the pool (Lakeway has an awesome multi level pool that many of the wedding party and guests took advantage of early in the day)

A little prep shot of Jeni working on her makeup.

Brian had to grab a few things from Jeni’s room before getting ready so Jeni hid behind the curtains. It was too cute not to capture!

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New look for the blog

Yeah, I know… you’re probably asking “Didn’t you just update the look of the blog like 2 months ago?”. The answer is yes, but over the past 2 months I’ve run into problems and things that I didn’t like about the old template. The worst issue was the pages just didn’t layout properly in IE 6 (40% of my visitors who use IE are still using version 6)… secondary to that I wanted to be able to share larger photos and I wanted an easy to update flash header to share more photos with y’all. Soooo… what you are seeing is the result. I’m really digging it. The look is clean and very easy for me to maintain.

So what do you think? Post a comment and let me know.

What’s a post without any photos? Here are a few snapshots I took while Melanie’s parents were in town. We took them out to see the Lakeway Resort last Tuesday evening at sunset.

Melanie and her Mom and Dad
Melanie and her Mom and Dad

A picture of the picture taker… Melanie’s Mom taking a picture of us and Melanie’s Dad enjoying the peacefulness of the lake
Melanie\'s Mom taking a picture of us and Melanie\'s Dad enjoying the peacefulness of the lake

A self portrait… we haven’t done one of these in a while.
A self portrait... we haven\'t done one of these in a while.

T.

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Jen + Lewis: the wedding

Brace yourselves oh faithful blog readers… I’m about to set a personal record for number of photos included in a single post. This past Saturday Laura and I had the wonderful pleasure of being part of Jennifer and Lewis’ wedding day and what a wedding day they had. The ceremony and reception were held at the always stunning Lakeway Resort and Spa, but Jennifer really outdid herself with all of the details taking the Vistas Ballroom from wow to DAAAAANG. She had a beach/water theme so everything played a roll in the theme… from the sand put down in the aisle to the tanks with starfish in them at the head table to the flowing water lighting on the walls to the beta fish hanging in bowls from beams above the tables. It really was an amazing event and I’m excited to share this preview with y’all. Congratulations guys and we hope you are having a great time on your honeymoon!

Venue: Lakeway Resort and Spa
Coordinator: Claire Kelly from Soiree Event Production
Flowers: Petal Pushers
Hair and Makeup: Rochelle Rae
Cakes: Wildflower Bakery
DJ: Johnny Robinson from Complete Music
Lighting: Ilios Lighting
Decorations: Wendee Robbins from Lucie’s Weddings & Events and Townsley Design
Linens: Marquee Rents

Rochelle in the beginning stages of styling Jennifer’s hair.

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Kendra + Jeremy: wedding slideshow

Turn up your speakers and enjoy!

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