Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Heart Electricity

Hello! Just a quick update to let you know we got our power back on yesterday! Yeah! Me love electricity! I have no access to internet at home yet. BOO. So if you'd like to book a session, the best way to reach me at this moment is to call me...832-527-6777. As soon as I can, I'll post some photos. See you soon! -Jamie

Monday, September 15, 2008


We stayed at our house for Hurricane Ike. We watched the news as he bore down on us. They predicted his arrival on Galveston Island at 2:00am. He arrived at 2:10am. He was powerful. He was harsh. Our neighborhood looks like a jungle. Our fence was blown down. Our 20 some odd trees in the back and front lost multiple branches and limbs. Our power has been off since shortly after he hit. Our neighbors have been very kind and have allowed us to get some power from them for our fridge and a fan. We've built a stronger relationship with our neighbors because of it.
I am literally sitting in my sister-in-laws front yard (yes, the one that keeps me in stitches) and am using their laptop to type this. People are just returning home and are filled with joy as their power came on not even 10 minutes ago. Allen, Cynthia, and MyRick jetted out of the driveway at break-neck speed to get to the gas station to fill up our tanks. One of the other neighbors drove by and told the good news! We've been to about 15 stations today and the lines were about an hour and a half long. Just as they were last night when MyRick waited to get gas for the generator that we've been using. Oh Ike! You've set us back. But you've not broken us. We're already on the road to recovery. My in-laws are sitting to my left and I love it. My girls are riding bikes and having fun missing school and visiting with their cousins. I've got a sweater and a blanket on me because I'm freezing! God has given us beautiful weather! It is so cool watching all of these moments. Oh! and last night Diba and Bella got to sleep with me on our pallet on the floor in our living room. As soon as I laid down, Diba was laid along my back and Bella was snuggled along my front side. I loved it! Especially my Diba. She's my baby.
I've had such calming and overwhelming emotions about all of us pulling together and helping each other out during this disaster. It's been wonderful for me and my family to see such an outpouring of kindness. My prayers, thoughts, and help go out to those who lost everything.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

FREE Engagement Session!

I'm all inspired to do an engagement session...for FREE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Wayne and Margaret have inspired me and I'm itching to do this. So here are the details for the contest...


1. Engagement Session only! Includes CD w/ best photos from your session! WOW-WEE!
2. Must be willing to shoot in Houston area
3. Send in your picture, the date of your wedding and tell me why you think you deserve a FREE Engagement Session from mua. email these details to:
4. Gotta be willing to have your story published on my blog
5. Haveta receive story by Monday, September 15th 2008 BEFORE 5:00pm

Finalists will be announced on Friday, September 19th. A panel of judges including myself will decide the finalists. Don't worry, we're all well qualified...we're in love too!

After finalists are chosen, YOU will be voting for the top 3 finalists! I'll put a poll together for you to get your vote on. Voting will begin Monday September 22nd at 6:00am and end on Wednesday, September 24th @ 11:00pm
The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 25th! YAH!

Now, email this link out, nominate a friend, a family member or EVEN YOURSELF. Just spread the word so I can help the lovebirds!!
I'm a texture NUT! Love, Love, Love this.
Up, up, and away! weeeeeeeeee!
I wish you could see this better. This is my favorite image from the day. There is SO MUCH going on in this photo. The lady looking on truly makes it. But I adore the relationship between Margaret and her grand daughter. And that's Margaret's daughter and friend in the background looking at their shots! And who is that hunk holding that black portfolio? Yep, MyRick. This may be my favorite photo of all times!
Looking good guys! Guys? Hey. Yoo-hoooooo??? What has everyone so interested over there?

Like a diver in the tank at the Aquarium in Kemah! He dove in just for them! Verrrryyyyyyyy COOL!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I shot a wedding? What?

Yes, I shot a wedding last Saturday evening and MyRick performed the ceremony. No, I don't shoot weddings. This was a once-in-a-lifetime deal. My specialty is natural light and families/children/engagements. MMMMMMMM. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH. I'm comfortable there. Speaking of engagements, I am thinking about giving away A FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION. A contest if you will. So if you are interested, keep checking back this week for more info and juicy details!

I've got some bad news. My camera (my new baby) totally freaked out on me. For the past 3 weeks I've had nothing but problems with it. It's a factory problem/defect and I had to turn it in. I wanted it no more. I tried everything to fix the problem and all to no avail. So with original packaging and bag, I slid it across the counter at the place of purchase and said: "I'm done with this camera." I'll be picking up my new new one today. I'm excited and can't wait to get my hands on it.

We are in the best revival ever with Bro Jerome Bourn. He is sent from God. My faith is on high and I feel as if I could run through a troop and leap over a wall. Come if you can/dare! See what God will do for you.

Gotta run. Just wanted to fill you in on what's been going on.

Congratulations Margaret & Wayne!