Sep
26

Integra Realty

This time I was called in to shoot the newly renovated offices of Integra Realty.

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Sep
26

Georgia’s Downtown Market

Georgia's opened up their downtown Houston location and I was fortunate enough to shoot the new space. The wine cellar downstairs is a pretty cool feature.

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Nov
05

Landscaping Projects

Last weekend I had to shoot three landscaping projects for AJ's Landscaping.
3 completely different homes, in 3 different areas of the city. 

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Nov
05

MHoo Designs

Melanie Hoo is a local custom jewelry designer who needs to start photographing her work for her new website and other marketing materials. Her work is very tribal and organic but her marketing will be very clean so we shot high key on white.
These are just a few examples from the first batch... more to come!

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Nov
05

Hubbell & Hudson

Back in the studio.... This time I was shooting some gift baskets and wine for Hubbell & Hudson.
These were shot on white seamless for use in their catalog.

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Nov
05

Black Walnut Cafe

WOW! I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last entry. It's been pretty crazy, but now that I've had a chance to breathe a little, I'll try to catch up!

A new location for Black Walnut Cafe just opened in Cinco Ranch, out in Katy, TX. I was called out by Zeigler Cooper Architects to take a few shots of the exterior and interior. 
Shooting public places with people can be a challenge but a little selective focus or slow shutter speeds helps make sure faces aren't recognizable.

 

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Aug
02

Charmed Circle Jewelry

I got to shoot a few new pieces of jewelry from Charmed Circle last week. Shot on white background for easy placement into the website, and high key lighting for maximum sparkle and punchy color.
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Aug
01

Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook, TX

I recently got to head down to Seabrook, Texas to shoot the brand new Evelyn Meador Public Library. Designed by the talented folks at English Architects who implemented a nautical theme with lots of fun, bright colors and shapes throughout the building. Waves, circles, fun color, transparency, texture, great furniture, carpets, lights and other details make this one inviting for both kids and adults alike. A breath of fresh air in today's digital age.
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Jun
18

Modern Ranch

This week I had the chance to work with RD Architecture again. I got to shoot this amazing remodel that turned an original "Brady Bunch" style ranch home into what you see here. We photographed the interior of the home first, while the sun was still up. Then, as the sun began to set behind the trees we were able to move outside and get some shots of the exterior at various light levels with a nice amber glow from the interior lighting.
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Jun
07

Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort

Made another trip out to visit the fine folks at Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort. Business is booming at their brand new, state-of-the-art facility, and now that Spring is here and the grass is green, it's time for some new shots of the exterior. This time I went out in the evening. Set on 40 acres out in the country, Northwest of Houston, I knew I'd have some good options for lighting. The sun sets in front of the building so I knew I could get some shots while the sun was still up with the front of the building bathed in a nice warm light, and I could also wait for the sun to set and get some great shots at dusk with the amber glow from the windows and the sky a beautiful cool blue.
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May
24

Sofia Rose DeSilva Has Arrived!

And a whopping 9 days early! Some shoots had to be rescheduled, so thanks to all of you for understanding. Mom and baby girl are now home and doing great. She weighed in at 6lbs, 12oz and was about 19" long. I hope she likes the camera because her modeling career has already begun!
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May
18

Sofia’s Room

We finally finished the nursery which means I get to take some photos of MY house for a change. Elise and I did all the work ourselves, and the vinyl wall decals were provided by Scribble on Everything, based right here in Houston, Texas. Check'em out. So now we wait... for the arrival of Sofia Rose De Silva, due any day now...
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May
11

Richly Detailed

This is a another remodel project I just recently had the pleasure of photographing. What may look like a small project overall, was actually big on details. Amazing work as always by RD Architecture
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Apr
20

New Fine Art Photography in Poster Form!

Select images from the Blue Lemon Photo archives are now available in poster form. With two sizes to choose from and your choice of a luster finish or metallic (great for black and white images) you are sure to find something to enhance those blank walls in your home or business. Archival ink printed on high quality, professional photographic paper… they are sure to impress and at affordable prices. Need something larger? Let us know! See another image in the Blue Lemon Photo galleries that you would like to see available as a fine art poster? Shoot as an email and we'll make it happen. Or stay tuned as we add more, both from the archives and brand new images as well. Click here to check them out! Also note that you can "like" the images or post them to twitter. wink
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Feb
25

Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen

I was called out recently to shoot the new Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen in The Woodlands. This was a challenge since we were shooting during business hours on a weekend with lots of customers. The use of a slow shutter speed… and a bit of patience… was a creative way to blur people to keep them from being recognizable. I think it turned out well and the client was happy.
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Feb
25

Yellow!

This week's shoot was full of yellow! Cranes and specific crane equipment before it left the factory for it's final destination. Did I mention there was lots of yellow?
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Feb
13

Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort

Kickapoo Ranch is a brand spanking new, full service pet PALACE out in the Waller/Cypress TX area. I got to shoot the new facility just as it was opening and getting the finishing touches. Check back in the spring for updated pics of the exterior, but for now here's a preview of the property and a good view of the interior space.
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Nov
15

Gorgeous Home in Memorial

I got together with Lazarides Design + Construction again to shoot another one of their amazing homes in the Memorial area of Houston. The details in this home are fantastic.
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Nov
07

Brené Brown at Houston PBS

This past week I had the pleasure of shooting Brené Brown during her PBS taping here in Houston. I had the chance to shoot her and all the other amazing speakers at TEDx Houston several months ago, but it was great to hear her speak this time in a much more intimate setting, and she was allowed much more time to get her message of "The Gifts of Imperfection" across to her captivated audience. I would highly recommend checking out her website and videos.
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Oct
20

Modern in the Country

What happens when a talented young architect from the city teams up with an amazing family owned builder and builds a house/workshop for a retiring couple in the country? Well, see for yourself! I got together with Lazarides Design + Construction last week to shoot this modern project of theirs. What a treat!
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Oct
17

Steel Pipe. Lots of it.

Last week my services were called upon to shoot the Howco Group facility just outside of Houston. They process and distribute specialty steels, and I got to spend the better part of the day wandering around behind the scenes, recording everyday processes, activities, materials and equipment for their new marketing materials.
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Oct
09

More fun with antiques…

This time we shot an ENTIRE HOME filled from top to bottom with items from Joyce Horn Antiques. Amazing.
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Aug
28

Antiques Anyone?

This past week I got the opportunity to shoot the products in an amazing French antique shop here in Houston... Joyce Horn Antiques. As a photographer I could have easily spent all day in there, there was so much great stuff! Including their little mascot, Beemer.
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Aug
26

Saltwater Reef Aquarium

I take pictures of my saltwater reef tank all the time, but this weekend I had the opportunity to shoot someone else's tank. This is quite a large and impressive setup, built into the wall and run with all kinds of top end and custom technology.
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Aug
26

AudioBob Studios

Stopped by the AudioBob Sound Studio last week to shoot the main recording studio and booth.
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Jul
11

New Home Shoot

One of my clients called me to shoot a home. This home is being put on the market and my client came in and transformed it from an old, outdated home that was setup for an elderly person with special needs to something that looks fresh and inviting to prospective buyers, and for very little time/money. As you can see... mission accomplished! Here's just a few sample images from the shoot.
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Jul
03

New Shooting Table Completed!

I needed a table for Product Photography and commercially available tables like those from Bogen/Manfrotto (one of the cheaper ones) are pretty expensive. So I decided to try making my own and what you see here is the results. I didn't keep track of every little part that was used, but these pics should show enough for you to duplicate it on your own. All the tubing is 1.25" white pvc pipe and it's held together by aluminum pipe fittings from www.mcmaster.com, including the adjustable angle ones used to change the angle of the back sweep on the table. The top is a 48"x80" sheet of 1/8" translucent white plexiglass (from Regal Plastics here in Houston, TX) and is held to the pvc frame with some white metal clips. The clips are the only thing I can't give you a source for because they were leftover from the original Bogen/Manfrotto table I use at another studio. You may be able to get these direct from them, or find a suitable replacement. You could drill holes through the plexi and bolt it to the pvc pipe, but I like that the clips make it easier to remove.
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Jun
08

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Just back from a little trip to Mexico and starting to go through all my photos. This is one of my favorites so far. I loved the subtle vanilla-like colors we would see at dusk each night. One week was nice but an additional week would have been even nicer! More pics to come...
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May
28

Packing for Cabo!

Who cares about underwear? The most important thing for me on any trip is my photo gear! Stuffing the Billingham Hadley Pro with the Leica M9, couple lenses, Epson back-up drive, MacBook Air, misc gear... And what's not pictured is my Nikon D700 dslr with the fat 14-24 lens, which I'll be stuffing in here as well.
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May
05

NEW STUDIO SPACE!

FINALLY. A real studio space. A lot of my shooting is done on location, but my product photography needs a studio setting and it will be nice to finally have a dedicated space. The studio is located at the Hardy & Nance Street Studios on the edge of downtown Houston. Last Concert Cafe, Spaghetti Warehouse, Dakota Lofts... just a few of the more well known landmarks within walking distance. Not only are there plenty of great artists occupying other studios within the same building, but I will be sharing this particular studio with another local and talented artist, Celeste a.k.a "Stella Rose" http://tinyurl.com/2ecbj9d Here's a few teaser pics of the new space. I'll post more as we get moved in and things progress. The blue wall has to go! But look at that great sliding corrugated metal door.
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