Archive for November, 2009

Greg & Loree

What a fun wedding to shoot! I was asked by a fellow photographer and friend, Ben Sklar, to assist him at a wedding a couple weekends ago. I had never met Loree or Greg, so this was a new experience for me. Normally, I meet the bride and groom and develop a relationship with them, but that wasn’t the case this time – but it didn’t matter.  They were fantastic, very relaxed, easy-going people.

Loree and Greg’s ceremony took place at St Elias Eastern Orthodox Church on 11th Street. I’ve never shot an Orthodox wedding before and I have to say it was quite beautiful. The church was stunning! Incredibly ornate and had something that every photographer dreams of – an abundance of windows letting in the afternoon sun! The ceremony took about 45 minutes or so and was definitely a beautiful experience.

After the ceremony I rode along with Ben to the Capitol grounds where we took some portraits of the newlyweds before heading downtown to Parkside on 6th and San Jacinto.

All in all it was a wonderful experience and I wish Greg and Loree all the best in the years to come.


Office Space

No – not the movie!

We are proud to announce we will be leasing office space in Westlake Hills!

We will be able to take meetings and show our portfolio to clients in a great, comfortable location at 4238 Bee Caves Road.

We’re sharing space with several other great vendors, so if you’re looking for a caterer (Royal Fig), a cake (Stardust Pastry), or wedding coordinator (Royal Fig again!) – stop by and you can get it all taken care of in one place!

We will post pictures once we’ve completely moved in in a few weeks and there will be a grand opening party for other wedding professionals and clients in the near future.

Stay tuned!


We’re Officially Official!

We’ve finalized paper work on two of the most important aspects for a company. Filed all documents necessary with the Secretary of State’s office for the State of Texas to become a fully formed and recognized company. Picked up our certification of formation of a company yesterday! Fortunately the name Rojo Pictures wasn’t taken yet!

We’ve also acquired general liability insurance. Necessary at some venues for any wedding vendor, and something any professional should have.


Great Wedding Professionals

Well we haven’t posted in awhile, so we wanted to update everyone on what we’ve been up to (We plan to start blogging on a regular basis…) We’ve been doing a lot of networking with other wedding professionals and venues. Despite being a competitive industry, everyone we’ve met has been extremely friendly and open. We wanted to mention a few we’ve had a chance to talk to.

Amy Mader of Platinum Weddings was great to talk to. She gave us more information than we ever expected and we have since joined the NEAWP (Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals), a great organization that Amy started!

Shauna Jankowiak of Perfectly Planned Weddings & Events is a top notch wedding coordinator. We had a great meeting that at one point digressed into a conversation on Henry VIII – lots of fun! We are proud to be listed as a partner on her site.

McMurtrie Farms in Pflugerville is an organic farm that has transitioned to a beautiful venue for weddings and events. This 5 acre oasis is along Gilleland Creek with a beautiful green field and is complete with multiple locations for ceremonies to accommodate a wedding of any size. As photographers – we can see its a beautiful place for photography.

Dan and Kristen Stacy of Royal Fig Catering are a husband and wife team who pride themselves on using fresh, seasonal ingredients from organic farms throughout central Texas. Dan, the Executive Chef, has over 10 years fine dining experience from New York to Houston, and now Austin. Kristen is an experience event planner dedicated to taking care of her clients. They are a great duo for any wedding. We will be sharing office space with them, and several other wedding professionals soon.

Premiere Party Central is a locally owned, family operated business specializing in tenting, staging, lighting and event decor such as tables, chairs, linens, and food service.  They were previously known as Austin Party Central, however in the summer of 2009, Austin Party Central purchased Premiere Tents and Events – leading to the name change:  Premiere Party Central!  With the combination of these two great Austin based companies, a bride can find anything she would need to design a beautiful wedding.  They have North Austin and South Austin locations.