Tanya and I met at the Antique and Amusement Photography Convention many years ago, and 10 years ago I proposed to her in Mesquite, NV on the last night of the convention. This year we entered 7 photos in the photo contest and received 6 ribbons, including an award for technical excellence! Here is our photo of the beautiful Flossie Carmichael from a series of images we did for the February 2013 cover of Sugar Heart Magazine (it also won an honorable mention in the Boudoir category):
Next was our 1st place image in the Chromakey category. The main photo was shot on a green screen and the background photo is the Scat Club in downtown Fort Worth. The composite photo was created with a specialty event software we use that automatically knocks out the green screen – there is no Photoshop used here.
For Best Portrait in Any Other Era, our photo of Tiffany took 2nd place. Tiffany is a local pin-up model who we did some portfolio work for and her plans include moving to England so we thought the luggage would be a perfect addition to her look.
Next up is Erin, whose vintage 1950s Diner calendar won 2nd place in the Best Digital Border Poster.
Finally, as our family and friends all know, Tanya and I try to get creative with our Christmas card every year. for 2012, we were inspired by our growing Pin-up business so we decided to do a card that was our version of a cross between a Hummel figurine and a Norman Rockwell painting. Our card won 2nd place this year, but what means the most to us is how many people sent us notes to comment on how much they loved our card this year!