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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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Tag Archives: melanie

Where oh where have I been?

I think Ferris Bueller said it best: “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Things in the Schneider house have been going full steam ahead. Our little one is expected in the next few weeks so Melanie and I have been working on the house… last minute preparations… and working on choosing a pediatrician and childcare/pre-school. It’s much more daunting than we thought, but the best we can do is make an informed decision and see how it goes. We can always change if something doesn’t feel right.

Due to the imminent arrival of our son I’ve also been trying to fulfill any open orders and close up my open albums so if you are a client and want something printed in the next 3 months you should really try to get your order in now.

Speaking of photos Melanie and I had a session with the awesome Wiebners (Joel and Rita) while in Lancaster in June. Here’s a sample from the session and if you click on it you’ll link to their blog where you can see more of us.

Also, if you are interested in seeing a couple of the maternity photos that Michele at Pinkle Toes Photography took of Melanie check out this post on her blog (hint: she’s the beautiful one in the bright green dress). Michele is awesome and will be doing our newborn session once the Peanut arrives. You can bet we will be sharing all of the wonderful photos from that session along with the many, many, many (did I say many?) photos that I will be taking once he’s here.

That’s all for now. I’ll post some photos of the nursery once we get it all finalized… it still needs a few more things (couple of wall shelves and curtains)

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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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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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A Relaxing Weekend

Melanie and I spent this past weekend at a lake house in Kingsland, TX on lake LBJ… just relaxing from the normal pace of our lives. This was a much needed weekend retreat since I’ve got sessions booked for the next 5 weekends. In addition to relaxing it was also fun to shoot just for the heck of it. Anyway, enough babbling… on to the photos.

(13 more photos after the jump)

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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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