Archive for November, 2010

November 18, 2010


There are few videos(or photos really) of me or my family from when I was younger and that has always saddened me a bit. As I get older, it is becoming more and more apparent at how much my memory struggles to remember things.  I have some pretty amazing experiences sometimes, whether it be with Jade and lulu, Jonathan or the clients and friends I work with on a daily basis. There was a time I tried scrapbooking the memories, then capturing them with photos. And while they are great avenues to collect memories, they aren’t the same as video. I find that video gets everything.

Our friend Gabe, gave us an HD flipcam for our wedding. And while I have an amazing Canon 5D that shoots AMAZING video, it is not always convenient for me to use. So for the past month, I have been walking around annoying everyone around me taking little videos of my life…. just little snippets to capture everything. I have also found this camera useful in capturing behind the scenes footage to share with clients of their photoshoots.

I’ve decided it would be fun to piece them together in little weekly diaries… a week in review if you will. Today I am sharing my first one… looking back over my week, I am found such an appreciation for the fact that I am able to do what I love, be surrounded with awesome people and laugh a lot.

November 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes of David and Melina Montelongo Shoot/San Antonio Photography Chris thinks he’s smarter than me (only on somethings), and I am always right. Chris and I met back in February of this year via facebook (of course) and we have been ridiculous ever since.

Our story:

After months of being friends on facebook and Chris stalking my photos (hey, it’s my blog so this goes how I want it)… I put up a status saying I wanted to do a night photoshoot. Chris responded and said he wanted to do it. We exchanged numbers and started planning the night. We decided not to do the shoot afterall and chose dinner and going to a local venue to see some friends’ bands play. Sooooo our first friendate (not a word. whatever.) was at Las Palapas. I am pretty sure I kept saying Las Palapos the entire night.

Things that stick out from me that night…

1. my amazing taco

2. Chris saying “your online persona” doesn’t do you justice

3. Chris and I deciding we were already on our way to BFF status.

And so it goes, the last 9 mos have been awesome and I am so happy he is my friend. I have been blessed to work with him (although he has no proof of it, because I haven’t given him his copies) several times and it’s always quite an experience. He helped me shoot a video for Jonathan’s birthday, shoot a TV show for Time Warner Cable, shoot the Parabelle music video and has done countless random photoshoots for me with usually short notice. I don’t always get to say thank you enough… so thank you Chris. You drive me crazy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way and I look forward to working with you more.

This last week, I did a photoshoot for David and Melina Montelongo for some upcoming projects they are starting. What stuck out to me about them, was their dedication to each other. She is so supportive of her husband and he is so into her. We had a great time at their shoot. Chris shot behind the scene footage and helped me with lighting. We all had a great time and I can’t wait to show their photos.

I am really enjoying getting back to blogging how I want. I have some cool interviews with some amazing people going up soon and I can’t wait for the holidays!

The photos below were taken by Jen while we were waiting for David and Melina. I think they are so indicitive of our friendship:) and the behind the scenes of our shoot is below as well.

Chris took this one while we were testing the lights. I really enjoy learning when we shoot, Chris is amazing with lighting (shhh don’t tell him I said that though).

Chris wrote random comments in my planner back in May when I got it. There is no way he could have known that the week he chose for "week of the redhead" would be my wedding week.

November 10, 2010


I really really love shooting music videos. I would do it everyday if life permitted… this one was my favorite one to be a part of thus far. When Kevin, the lead singer of the band Parabelle contacted me about working together of course I said yes! Kevin had an amazing idea (although most of his ideas come from me but I let him think they are his…I kid I kid) and I loved the song. Kevin came all the way from Canada and met his band in Texas and then they came on to San Antonio. We had limited resources and limited time but it was some of the most stressful, chaotic, hilarious, sleep deprived, exciting days I’ve had. My friends Chris, Kurtis and Rick are all amazing photogs/videographers and I was lucky to have them be a part of it as well.

Last minute our actress could not make the shoot so I had to play half “girl in the video” half “art direction girl.” I learned I am definitely more comfortable behind the camera… my camera shoots HD and you can see EVERY imperfection and I have many;)

The guys slept in my loft and it was like living in a frat house for 3 days, but in the end it turned out great. My awesome husband even filled in for the drums on late notice. I have to admit there were times that I didn’t think we were going to make the deadline and we had a lot of wild things happen, but none of that matters when it’s all over and the video looks amazing right?

I learned a lot from all of these guys…each awesome in their own way. Where I lacked technically, they made up for it. I would definitely love to do more with them and other creative minds in the future. There is such an energy when everyone is working to achieve something fun and artistic and egos are set aside.

The video was made to go with the release of Parabelle’s new album release on November 16th. You can find these guys on their FACEBOOK. When I asked Kevin about his album and video shoot experience, he said:

“We look forward to our fans hearing the new album and hearing the new sound we’ve brought on this record. We got to shoot our first video with this band and it was a great experience for all of us. We got to work with some great people and look forward to working with them again in whatever capacity we’re granted!”
Thanks so much guys for sharing this experience with me!
Check out the video below:

All images copyright Kurtis Kronk….

November 7, 2010


So the technical aspects of this site are a little tricky so bear with me while I figure it all out. In the meantime, I am officially Mrs. Jonathan Scott… (love the way that sounds)! Thus the move to the new blog. I am so very excited to be in this place! Stay tuned for my wedding post:) And watch how life really is around our house below. ❤