Author Archives: Eydie

About Eydie

I'm a busy mom of 3 who finds therapy in photography. It's a lot less fattening than ice cream.

Red Carpet goes to prom

This weekend Rebecca and myself had the privilege to work with the organization, Something Magical.  They are an amazing group of people who work with children that are in special education.   This weekend they put together a prom just for the kids.  About 4 different schools signed up in Nueces county to participate in the fun.

Becca and I had a great time.  These kids were amazing.  They were so fun, and loved every moment of their night.  The girls dressed up in their beautiful dresses and the guys in their Sunday best.  The music was great, and everyone was dancing.  I even shook my booty while taking some pictures.  The hall was set up in colors of green, black and silver.

Here are some shots I took with my phone.  The pictures of the event we shot will be ready soon, and will be sharing.


A lazy Saturday

I have a messy house to clean, but my camera was calling to me instead.  Outside I went and took a couple of shots.  My daughter was more than happy to model for me, as my son was not in the mood.  He seems to be in this mood more often than not.  I noticed my lilly was soon to blossom and was a bit limp, so I watered it and captured a few drops on the bud.

A quiet evening

Do you hear that??  Silence, well except from the occasional dog barking outside.  However, the silence I am referring to is the lack of  screaming, fighting or crying from my children.  Yep, it’s bedtime and now mommy can enjoy a decaf latte with some light reading on the dumbed down explanation of HDR photography.  Usually my kids don’t drive me crazy this much, but I am blaming it on the full moon fast approaching.  I hear those things have side effects.  If it’s true, my kids are ringing true to form this week.  So, now it’s quiet.  Windows are open and I’m gonna sip my latte and read in peace.  Oh and here is the best part.  I can read a page one time!  No interruptions  for food, drinks or any other demand.  This evening is all mine, and I am going to savor every moment of it.

A sun kissed wedding

When my brother asked me if I would be interested in documenting the most important day of his and Katie’s life, I was  ecstatic.   Being a part of someone’s important day is something astounding.  They are trusting you to capture memories to relive or to help remember what they don’t recall.  Getting married is a crazy time.  Emotions are high, things happen, everyone has a wedding story.  I was so blessed to be part of the Lotterhos-Hopkins wedding.  And, oh man, do they have the perfect wedding story…

Not only was I so happy to be shooting their wedding, I was excited about going to Culebra!  Wow, what a beautiful place!  Turquoise water and white sandy beaches are just bonuses.  The island of Culebra, had so much to offer for such a little place.  The people were very friendly, things weren’t terribly expensive and it gives you the feel of island life without the commercialism.  It’s a must for anyone searching out for amazing beaches and small island life.

I enjoyed everything about the trip.  Meeting Katie’s family( who are amazing and open armed), Katie taking us all out to snorkel and teach us a little about the coral and sea life,  the wedding, to even getting sea sick on the 90 min ferry from San Juan to Culebra.  I really wanted someone to push me out to sea.  I remember hearing my brother come down to the lower level.  I thought “wow, I have missed the big brother looking after me”.  I later learned he came down because he was getting sick too…so much for my image of the “big brother hero” thing.  🙂

The day itself, was an emotional one.  Watching my brother, and my nephew (sorry Connor 😉 ) get washed over with emotion, of course got me in a sobbing mess.  Watching Katie say her vows with such conviction, pose and love is something I won’t ever forget.  The wedding itself was the epitome of beauty.  They said their vows on Beach Flamanco, which is quickly getting itself on the map.

Every photo I edited for them, I caught myself smiling every time.  Why?  Because, they both have come a long way, suffered many heartaches and yet never became cynical about love.  Instead, they embraced it.

Congratulations Chett and Katie.  It was an honor and I will cherish it always.

Blogging for business now?

I’ve been making some interesting observations about photographers and blogging.  My findings?   Photographers blog, and they blog about anything and everything.  A lot mix it up with their personal life and their work.  I like that.  It’s a great way to help grow your business and give people insight on your personality.  I tend to love my personality.  I’m often bold, out going, and have a sense of humor some people may find odd.  I do not take credit for that, I got that from my father.

This being my first blog on photography, it’s more  for me to get my feet wet.  I’m sure things will come to me naturally after awhile, but I do have to admit.  I am having a hard time finding something to write about right now.  So, here is a little idea I had in mind.  The A BC’s of me.  Something pretty elementary, but I think it gives it a fun and different touch.  Again, something from my weird sense of humor..

A – Available
Call for Availability

B – Best Friend
I actually have a few, but I’ll name my photography partner, Becca

C – Crush
Mark Walberg…yep Markie Mark

D – Dad’s Name

E – Easiest Person To Talk To
That would probably be Becca.  She knows way too much, so I guess that is why. 🙂

F – Favorite Band
Nickelback along with a few others

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms
worms totally!

H – Hometown
A small little southern town in Tennessee, and yes I didn’t own a pair of shoes till I was 10!  (oh my humor is showing again!)

I – Instrument
none…trust me…it’s better that way

J – Job
photographer and loving it!

K – Kids
I have 2 young ones

L – Longest Car Ride
it had to be from CO back to TX this past summer.  18 hours straight with 2 small children and a husband.  Not something I would like to do again

M – Milk Flavor
not a milk drinker anymore, but chocolate is the only way to go.

N – Number Of Siblings
I have an older brother who used to beat the crap out of me all the time.  Of course I egged him on

O – One Wish
To have my work  in books and in magazines

P – Phobias
scorpions…I’m not a fan

Q – Favorite Quote
It’s actually something my daddy told me once.  “You can’t make a race horse out of a pig, but you will have a fast pig”  Again, back to odd humor.   I find it funny, mostly because I remember sitting in the living room after he told me that and asking what that meant.  He laughed pretty hard after that and said “you’ll have a fast pig!”

R – Reason To Smile
God is good

S – Song You Last Heard
Something that was on Pandora

T – Time You Woke Up
My son came in to alert me it was morning at 7:30

U – Unknown Fact About Me
I have to think about this and my kids’ need baths…coming back to this

V – Vegetable
I love peas and  tomatoes

W – Worst Habits
me with a bad habit?  never 😉

X – X-Rays You’ve Had
lungs, spine  hand oh and teeth

Y – Your Favorite Food
sweets…anything chocolate

Z – Zodiac Sign


Now on to the work side of things.  Red Carpet Photography started in 2009, mostly growing our business from family and friends.  It’s been a great ride so far and we are loving it.  We shoot it all. Weddings, portraits boudoir, events and commercial.  I’ll be posting photos of recent events as well as future events, so keep reading.