Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Blog is Live!!

So one of my goals for this year was to get a new blog that matched my brand before 2009. Well, its not perfect yet but it is live!! Check it out here: www.akilbennett.net/blog All of my future post will be over there from now on.

I sure will miss this blog. I've had it for a year and a half now and it will continue to stay up as a journal of memories. It'll be great to be able to come back here a year from now and see haw much I've grown. I know I haven't been blogging much lately because I've been saving post for the new blog. I have no excuses now though... www.akilbennett.net/blog will be updated weekly! Be sure to update your bookmarks to my new link...see you over there!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jose Villa Workshop : Day 2 & 3

Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops
Models: Citro Modelos
Hair and Make Up: Mar Romero
Hotel: Hacienda Del Carmen

Guest Speakers: Cameron Ingalls, Karina Puente, Gene Higa

Here are a few more shots from my trip last week in Mexico!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jose Villa Workshop : Day 1

So last week I was in Guadalajara Mexico for a workshop held by the amazingly talented Jose Villa! I learned so much while I was there, made some new amazing friends and I'm a better person and photographer for attending. It was such an awesome trip!

We all had some free time on our first day there so a group of us went out and took photos of the city. My buddy Aaron Willcox speaks a little spanish, and by little I mean pretty much fluent-he's awesome, so he guided us around and translated conversations for us! We heard some great stories while we were there and got so much history. This was probably one of my favorite days of the trip!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jose Villa Workshop

Tomorrow morning I'll be leaving for Jose Villa's workshop in Guadalajara!! I've been looking forward to this workshop for a while and I can't wait to finally meet the photographer whose work I have admired from afar. 15 other photographers will be there as well and I'm stoked to get the chance to talk with them and make some new friends!!

Also since I'll be in Mexico and AT&T likes to charge out the wahoo for international calls, my cell phone will not be on. If any clients need to reach me, email will be the best way. I'll try to check it twice a day...not sure how fast the connection will be at the hotel. Anyway, thanks alot, I'll be back Friday and I'll try to blog some of my adventures from the workshop!! Wish me luck!!

Jamie & Aaron : Wedding

I have a lot of weddings to that I could blog, but the one that I'll share right now is one that I shot last month for Jamie & Aaron. These fellow cougars (who's house!!) were married at River Oaks Baptist Church and had their reception at The Junior League. Here are a few favorites from the day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Emery & Jason...Engaged.

Ok, we'll just skip over the fact that I'm not the best blogger right now and get to some photos.

I shot an engagement session for Emery & Jason a few weeks ago. I'll be shooting their wedding in a few weeks and I'm really excited to work with them! Jason heads up the Apple store in the Galleria..talk about a cool job to have. I drilled him a little about the discounts they offered during the shoot...hey, I had to ask :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Barton Springs

Last week I went to Austin because of Hurricane Ike. I was pretty fortunate, not much happened to my house and I heard I was only out of power for a day! I can't say the same for the rest of downtown Houston though, it's pretty bad in some parts.

Anyway, while in Austin I took my dog Nala down to Barton Springs because she was pretty bored staying inside all day. I brought the camera down and got a few shots of her and the other dogs out, it was a good day.