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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Upcoming events

I am excited to let all of our readers know that I will be attending the Collinsville Pioneer Days, I will also be at the Whitesboro Peanut Festival selling prints and photo sessions. I will be in Collinsville, Texas on Saturday, September 24th. The Peanut Festival will be on the third Saturday in October, the 13th.
I am excited to work my first fairs. I hope to see you there. If you do see One Shot Photography stop by and say hello. :-)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Monday, May 16, 2011

**ANOUNCEMENT** Facebook Giveaway

I am doing a giveaway on Facebook. Once my business page reaches 500 fans, I will give hold a drawing for a free 5X7 print from my website!! Once you have liked One Shot Photography on facebook, all you have to do is go here, and fill out the form. Once I have 500 fans, I will randomly choose a name, and notify you through the  e-mail address you leave on the form.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Denton Air Fair

DSC_2659The air show in Denton, Texas on Saturday, June 19, 2010 was a great show. The history you get to see is just amazing! One excellent piece of history was on static display, the DC-3, known as the Flagship Detroit. The DC-3 planes are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. Wow! That means I actually stepped foot on a 75 year old piece of technology. American Airlines took delivery of the “Detroit” on March 2, 1937. The pilot who flew the Flagship Detroit to Denton Municipal Airport said that his favorite part of flying the DC-3 was the nostalgia and history that comes with the then top of the line plane. During World War 2 the several civilian Dc-3s, such as the Detroit, were enlisted to help with the war effort. The DC-3 and it’s military cousins were used to transport troops, cargo, and wounded soldiers around the world.
DSC_2707Another part of the Denton air show that I thoroughly enjoyed was provided by Long Horn Helicopters.  For about $35 I got to go on a ride over Denton. The flight was amazing! The pilot pointed out to me that from the air over Denton Municipal Airport you can see Alliance Airport, the Dallas skyline, and you can even see the new Cowboys football stadium. I didn’t talk much during the flight, I was too busy looking down and looking at the skyline.
DSC_2755One the best parts of going to an air show is getting to see the planes in action. The pilots perform amazing acrobatic shows that demonstrate the maneuverability of their aircraft. The high flying-death defying flights always draw oohs and aahs from the audiences. Hammer heads, Shark Tooths, Loops, 4 and 8 point rolls, and half cubans are just a few of the maneuvers used to showcase the abilities of the the planes.
The A-10 Thunderbolt, flown by the United States Air Force, was the headlining act at this years Denton Air Fair . A-10 or the Warhog is extremely quiet to be a jet fighter. It’s color schemes are chosen to minimize visibility either from above or below depending on the situation. The gray scheme used on the one flown at the air show was designed to minimize visibility from below. The A-10 has seen combat in the Gulf War (1991), Bosnia (1994), Kosovo (1999), Afghanistan (2001), and Iraq (2003). Flight International has said the Air Force may extend it’s use of the A-10 past 2028.
Despite the heat, the 2010 Denton Air Fair had plenty of entertainment. I managed to not get sunburnt and I had plenty of water and lemonade to stay hydrated. The temps got above 100, though I really enjoyed the weather and entertainment. There is nothing better to do on a beautiful warm sunny day than to enjoy being outside. The Denton Air Fair gets bigger every year, and is not showing signs of stopping anytime soon. The air show is normally held the Saturday before Father’s Day. I hope to see you there next year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Senior Photos

Senior Photos are always fun to take, both for the graduating senior and myself as the photographer. The senior’s personality absolutely must show through in their photos, as each senior wants photos that are unique to them. DSC_9511
Recently I had the honor of taking my cousin, Katie’s senior portraits. This young lady has done an amazing job with her academic and athletic endeavors throughout her high school career. Her photos were very fun, she fearlessly climbed to the top of a hay elevator and sat while I moved around on the ground taking photos.DSC_9794
She also perched herself on the top of a wooden fence post, which could not have been comfortable, though you could never tell by the expression on her face. DSC_9637I also had the chance to take Katie’s sister, Gretchen’s Senior photos a couple of years ago as well. Gretchen is a beautiful young woman, who is moving forward in her life as well. She also succeeded in  her academic and athletic pursuits in high school.
Senior photos are about capturing the end of a chapter in a young persons life and marking the beginning of a new one.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Stop to Smell the Flowers

We have all heard this saying at some point in our lives. It seems that more and more in today’s bustling lifestyle that is a valuable piece of advice that should be heeded more often.
The Dallas Arboretum is a perfect place to do exactly that. There are several different kinds of flowers that are just waiting for someone to see them. I have frequented the Dallas Arboretum for a couple of years now, and it is a perfect place to relax. You can bring a picnic basket for an outing with your family, or that special person in your life. If you don’t want to take a picnic basket they sell lunch and snack items at the cafe, I recommend the Tomato soup, it is delicious!
Of course if you go to the Arboretum you should take a walk through and see the different plants that they have to offer. From season to season, of course, the flowers they have to offer to change, so it is always worth a trip to see what is new.
I have taken some photos there, many of the different flowers, I have also taken engagement photos, and Easter themed photos here as well. 
Here is a photo of G., he was an absolute delight to take photos of. I hope his mom and other family enjoy the photos, as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Engagement photos are always fun, to see the affection they have for each other, and capturing that in a photo is always such an amazing feeling.
The Campbells were a fun couple, they knew what they wanted and I wish them the best in life.
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The Garcia’s engagement photos were formal and fun.  I had a lot of fun taking their photos. These two will be happy for a long time. Their fun and outgoing personalities will help them go far in their new life together.
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If you ever get a chance to go to the Arboretum, I recommend taking the chance to slow down and spend some time either with friends, family, or yourself. It really is a great place to take photos, but more than that; it’s a place to wind down and get away from the phones and busy lives that most of us seem to have these days.
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