Saturday, June 25, 2005

Sweet Wedding!

Tonight Tim and I shot the wedding for the couple who's engagement pics I posted a while back (see'em here) and this couple is so sweet! Seriously I love them! Everything about the day was perfect...even though one of the moms wanted a few too many formals but I got over it and they had an awesome wedding!

As we were packing up the bride came over and pulled me onto the dance floor for a picture. I'll post some wedding pics tomorrow!  :)


Happy Day!

This morning at 3:03am I moved the last piece of furniture from my old apartment into my new apartment and I am so happy to be done!!! I have many many many thank you's to say to my parents who were champs to come all the way out here and help me get this place put together, as well as to Tricia who has been an incredible help and support through it all even when I'm lame and don't answer the phone.

...and of course my man Tim who had to work in an empty apt for a week with no help from me and then who packed my car so full of my junk that I could hardly drive it! Seriously - if he wasn't so good at photography I'd suggest he start a packing business!

and lastly Happy Graduation to all of our friends from Brooks who graduated yesterday! Tim, Amy Janey, Jen, Becker, Jamie, who else??? I know I'm missing guys rock and I'm sorry I coulnd't make it to any of your parties yesterday but I was there in spirit!

I'll get some more pics up soon but here's one of my parents that I shot with my new SD500 that Tim persuaded me to buy! I love it!

Cool people find cool stuff!

My friend Dane Sanders always shows me the coolest stuff and this is no exception!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Gifts from God

We're kind of running with a theme of "gifts" this past week and there are several other things that have happened that have left me both INCREDIBLY EXCITED and INCREDIBLY EXHAUSTED!

It's ironic that last week my pastor talked to us a little bit about the gift of encouragement and how God has blessed some people with the abiity to communicate His love for us at just the right moment!

Well... someone like that has written their way into my's a future bride who's wedding I'll be shooting in Hawaii this September and I know she's going to read this (you'll see why in a minute) but I would say the same thing even if she wasn't going to read it because I want you all to see how UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING this girl is and how much impact you can have on someone by taking the time to do what she did! Seriously...I've read this email over a dozen times and it couldn't have come at a better time. The stress of the move, our new website, and the Brooks workshop totally hammered me last week and this girl is nothing short of an angel for taking the time to write this! Thank you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Is it Christmas?

Ok...seriously...I think that I am probably the worst friend ever most of the time! I do love my "job" and there is a lot of cool stuff happening right now so I definitely neglect relationships more than I should...but people are still so nice to me! I'm the luckiest person alive. I love you guys.

Here's what I mean: My friend Sara France knows that I've been wanting a pair of Diesel jeans because they are really cool, but I'm super picky about having a pair that is nice and not all shredded like most of their styles! So a couple of weeks ago she found a pair that's perfect and sent it to me! WOW! I couldn't believe it! Thank you so much Sara!

...and then my brother sends me this shirt!!! Haha! Ya see...he's kind of a city kid and he spent most of his life in Phoenix and L.A. where everything happens right on to the millisecond and I'm usually a few minutes late and sometimes I don't shave for a day or two (see picture). So one time when I was in AZ he called me up to see if I wanted to go hit some golf balls with him at 3:00 and I showed up at seriously like 3:07 and he was gone and he was so mad that I was late and now he calls me a hippie. LOL. He's such a funny guy!

...and then just yesterday our beloved Katherine sends a box of very authentic southern treats for Tim and I to eat while we work! There is so much food I don't even know what to do with myself....I'm gonna have a feast if I can keep Tim away from it! Inside those cans are cookies and they are sooooo good! I started eating those right away and then the bags have Crawtators in them and I have no idea what Crawtators are but they're spicey and they're good too!

Thank you all for having so much grace with me! I don't deserve your friendships but I love you all and I'm soooo blessed by you everyday! - DJ

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More girls like this...

This is so funny.... we definitely need more girls like this around!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Tim is mean...

LOL...I hope this joker doesn't bash into Tim's nice new Audi while trying to get out! :)

Friday, June 10, 2005

Nice People! :)

Today I spent 7 hours at my favorite coffee shop - Bogarts - with my friend Dane and because we're guys we really didn't have that much to say so we pretty much just played on the internet and look what I found! Thanks Vicki!!!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


ShowIT is coming!!! :)

A couple of months ago Pictage asked me to talk to a group of about a hundred photographers about the shows I do at wedding receptions...and the people wouldn't let me sit down! They kept asking question after question and one of the main things was how I managed to edit the pictures so quickly...automation! Up until now I've had a very ghetto way of quickly stoking out my pictures and I'm incredibly excited to announce that I've teamed up with my friend Forest from Nitorix to create a marketing tool that will absolutely rock your world and bring you more clients than you could ever imagine!

Here are just a few of the sample images we've been using to develop the software!