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Political Event Photography

Here’s a sneak peek of Austin Americana’s latest event, a political event in San Antonio, Texas. The event featured a band (Mitch Webb & The Swindles, food and family fun…and cowboy (and cowgirl) boots!

Austin Corporate Event Photo

Lately it seems like I don’t have much time to blog, at least as much as I’d like to. And it seems that with every passing year of my life I find myself busier and busier with personal life commitments and professional obligations related to photography. Between meeting with brides, photographing events, spending time with family, martial arts and other commitments, my schedule has become full. And it didn’t used to be that way. I can remember just 5 or 6 years ago when I was single and not doing as much photography I found myself bored at times. Once upon a time I was even a committed volunteer with a number of local philanthropy organizations like Habitat for Humanity (which by the way, if you’re interested in learning how to build and giving back to your community and those that are less fortunate, is a wonderful endeavor!). At any rate, I digress…

Recently I photographed a corporate event here in Austin at the Austin Convention Center that was a fun diversion from the standard wedding and engagement photography that I frequently do. And I wanted to share a sort of benign, anonymous photo from that event in my blog. I blog about most events that I photograph and this one won’t be an exception, except I’ll only post one photograph (for privacy sake). Shooting a different kind of event like this one creates new challenges for me and that’s something that keeps me coming back for more photography gigs, because it’s rewarding when I get it right. I look forward to photographing more corporate events like this one!

Corporate event at Austin Convention Center

Corporate Event at Austin Convention Center

Austin Events Calendar – April 2011

Here's some things to do in April 2011 in and around Austin, Texas...
Austin Reggae Festival - April 15-17, 2011 - Auditorium Shores
Eeyore's Birthday: April 30, 2011;
11:00 a.m. until dark. Children's Area from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Featuring: The Bandulus, Scorpio Rising, The Johnston Brothers and Rattletree
April 24 & 25, 2011 - Austin Fine Arts Festival
April 2nd & 3rd, 2011 - Art City Austin: Downtown Art Festival
Barsana Dham Mela (Indian Fair) April 30, 2011 - Barsana Dham (Southwest Austin)
Urban Music Festival - April 9, 2011 - Auditorium Shores
Kings of Leon with special guest Band of Horses - April 12, 2011, Irwin Center, 1701 Red River - Austin, TX 78701
Tornado Alley - 1:30PM, IMAX Theatre, 1800 N. Congress
Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX 2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.
ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run - April 23, 2011 - Austin State Hospital
Austin International Poetry Festival - April 7-10, 2011
Multiple Austin Venues
Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Race - April 30, 2011
Lady Bird Lake
Austin Jewish Film Festival - April 9-15, 2011 - Regal Arbor Cinema & City Lights Theatre
Austin Psych Fest - April 29 - May 1, 2011 - Austin, TX

Austin Record Convention - April 30 - May 1, 2011
Carnival ah! - April 12-13, 2011
Austin Community College - Rio Grande Campus
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
April 21-28, 2011 - Mexican American Cultural Center
Lone Star State Jam - April 16, 2011 at Waterloo Park
Old Settler's Music Festival April 14-17, 2011, Driftwood, Texas
Red Poppy Festival - April 16-17, 2011 - Georgetown, Texas
South Asian New Year Festival - April 9, 2011
Zilker Hillside Theater (Zilker Park)
Feb 1 - July 31, 2011 - Becoming Tennessee Williams at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT Campus -

Final Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Snapshots! (I promise)

These are the final Armadillo photos that we’ll post for the year 2010. These beautiful images were captured by my good friend Jason Wang. Enjoy!

Free Session at The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar!

Did you know that there’s a home town Christmas Bazaar located in Central Austin that features live music, local artwork, a post office, book signings, a kids day, a free photo booth and more? It’s called the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar and it will be at Palmer Event Center off of Barton Springs Road here in Austin from December 15-24th! In it’s 35th year, the event is more amazing than ever and Austin Americana Photography is proud to be a part of the fun this year as the featured portrait photographer (free photo session) on December 17th/18th! Come by and see us and see what the Armadillo has to offer you!

Texas Designer Boots

Visit the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Official Website for more information:


Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sahara Smith – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Cienfuegos – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Jimmy LaFave – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Uncle Lucius – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Kalu James – 3:30 to 6:00PM
The Gourds – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Marshall Ford Swing Band – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Hank & Shaidri Alrich with Doug Harman – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Cody Canada – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Terri Hendrix – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Eliza Gilkyson – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Ian McLagan and the Bump Band – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Ray Wylie Hubbard – 12:00 to 2:30PM
The Derailers – 3:30 to 6:00PM
The Band of Heathens – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Monday, December 20, 2010
Biscuit Brothers – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Mary Hattersley’s Blazing Bows – 2:30 to 3:00PM
Sara Hickman’s Family Time Rocks – 3:30 to 6:00PM
The Eggmen – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Patricia Vonne – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Suzanna Choffel – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Marcia Ball & Ruthie Foster – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Deadman – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Albert & Gage – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Asleep At the Wheel Quartet – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Hot Club of Cowtown – 12:00 to 2:30PM
The Trishas – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Carolyn Wonderland & Shelley King – 8:00 to 11:00PM
Friday, December 24, 2010
Warren Hood – 12:00 to 2:30PM
Slim Richey – 3:30 to 6:00PM
Texana Dames – 8:00 to 11:00PM

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Santa Brings Christmas to Camp Mabry

Last Sunday I was given the opportunity to be the Santa photographer  at my wife’s holiday party at Camp Mabry here in Austin. I didn’t know what to expect, since it’s usually brides and couples that I photograph, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the enjoyment I got from listening to children sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. I think what was most entertaining for me was that most of the kids didn’t ask for what I expected; they seemed to want mostly electronics, and expensive ones at that.  I guess I was just a little shocked to hear kids under 10 years old asking for computers and video games. At any rate, it was a great time and I enjoyed myself. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Tree Ornament

Santa's Youngest Fans!

Delicious Desserts

The Chow Line

The Line To Speak With Santa

Santa Clause Awaits His Anxious Subjects

Santa Can Be Scary Sometimes...