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Tanya and I have shot old time costume photos for 30 years.  Steampunk made sense to us since we already had costumes, we just needed the right props.  Combining our greenscreen experience and costume knowledge we have been able to do some very fun Steampunk events and also with our photobooth that we can set up as Steampunk.

In March we had our photobooth at Alisha & Dean’s Clockwork Carnival Cabaret Wedding in Azle. We were in our own 10×20 section of a very large tent. It was a lot of fun and the party went late into the evening. So many people were dressed up in Steampunk and A Clockwork Orange outfits, it made the photos look great. Thanks to the groom’s brother and sister in law Andy and Cassandra for their great set of photos.

We have also been at some of the DFW areas larger Steampunk events and look forward to this years Steampunk November in Venus.

Steampunk Photobooth from Alisha & Dean

Steampunk Photobooth from Alisha & Dean’s Clockwork Carnival Cabaret Wedding.

Andy and Cassandra at the Clockwork Carnival Cabaret Wedding

Andy and Cassandra at the Clockwork Carnival Cabaret Wedding

Lindsay at The Steampunk Invasion.

Lindsay at The Steampunk Invasion.

The Doctor visited us at the Steampunk November.

The Doctor visited us at the Steampunk November.

Happy New Year MMXIV

Happy New Year MMXIV

For all of the UT Austin fans out there we had the opportunity to photograph a fundraiser for the Silver Spurs with BEVO on Friday and Saturday in Austin.  This past weekend was Commencement Weekend for UT Austin so there were plenty of new graduates and alumni around.  We were set up early on the field of the Darrell K Royal Stadium and BEVO made his appearance promptly at 10AM. To go along with commencement weekend, we were set up right across the street from the Bass Concert Hall on campus so a lot of families were able to just walk across the street to do their photo with BEVO.

On Friday, Bill’s friend Dee Dee (he has knows her since high school) can by with her daughter Ashley who was graduation that day.  Dee Dee and her husband Greg are both UT Alums and Ashley was the student speaker at the College of Communications Commencement ceremony so we are excited to show off her photo here!

One thing we definitely learned, when at 2000lb steer decides he is tired of standing and takes a seat on the field with his butt to everyone, it is easier to move us, our equipment and everyone else than to try and move him.  BEVO was amazingly docile and patient with all the people who came out to see him and have their photo taken so we thought he deserved his own close-up.

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with UT Austin, the Silver Spurs and BEVO, this was a VERY big deal.  Not only were people allowed on the football field, BEVO only makes 3 to 4 appearances a year on campus (other than football games) and people are rarely able to see him up close.

On to our little foodie addiction. As most people know, Austin is an amazing city for food.  After we packed things up on Friday we went to lunch at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill – it was recommended by several people and didn’t disappoint.  We tried their chicken fried steak as well as the chicken and waffles and both were delicious, but the best part was the pail of seasoned popcorn they bring to the table instead of bread or chips & salsa.  I could make of meal of that popcorn alone – yum! For dinner that night we went to Paul Qui’s East Side King (if you watch Top Chef you might remember him as the winner of Season 9).  We had the pork belly bun, the kinchi pirk ramen and the most amazing brussels sprouts salad EVER. Yes, we are posting a photo of food.  We figure we see enough under-exposed out-of-focus cell phone shots of everyone else’s dinner, we can post one well done photo of our dinner :).


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!

We headed down to Houston the other day to shoot the 2nd of two events for Blackberry the year – what a super-fun company to work with!  And to top it off, their phones ROCK!!!  A great time was had by all and we loved working with Ange and Mike with Blackberry.  Ange flew down especially for this event from Blackberry’s headquarters in Ontario, and you all know how much I love to work with fellow Canadians :).  A HUGE thanks goes to Hope with Premiere Global Sports for hiring us for their events here in Texas – can’t wait to work with you again!

Ange (left) and Hope (right)

Ange again (center) and Mike (right)

The 2011 AAPI Convention and Trade Show has come to a close and we are excited to have 5 images that took first place in their categories!  The AAPI Convention focuses on themed and event photography, and anyone who knows us also knows how much we love any type of vintage photography.  While we spend most of our time on weddings, we relish the opportunity to stretch our creativity and think outside the box, and Vintage Photography does that for us.  Our top 3 First Place winners (by Category):

Most Creative Digital Poster

Western Digital Composite Poster by Dallas Fort Worth Vintage Event and Wedding Photographers Albertex Photography

Most Creative, Non-Digitally Enhanced.  That’s right, no photoshop allowed – fits perfectly with our motto of “Shoot it right the first time, Don’t fix it in Photoshop later” 🙂  This is the 4th year in a row that Albertex Photography has taken first place in this category, and we are very proud of that.

Burlesque Dancer Photo by Dallas Fort Worth Vintage Event and Wedding Photographers Albertex Photography

Self Portrait – this was Bill’s pet project this year and was printed as a Lenticular photo.  We have put it on the blog as a gif to give you a rough idea of what the final image looked like.

Self Portrait Lenticular Photo by Dallas Fort Worth Vintage Event and Wedding Photographers Albertex Photography

Some of our other favorite images that won ribbons:

Second Place:

Digitally Enhanced – digital enhancements included placing the pirate on the boat, turning on the light in the lantern, and placing the eclipse moon in the background.

Pirate – his one also qualified for Non-Digitally Enhanced but we can only enter one image per category

Third Place:


Other Era (ours is a World War II Pin-up image)

And an Honorable Mention went to Michelle and her beautiful collection of vintage hats and accessories (entered into the category Best Portrait of a Woman)

Having spent most of the week hiding from the icy weather, we are excited to be heading to the Macy’s at The Parks at Arlington this afternoon for some fun in the Men’s Department.  No, we won’t be shopping – we will be photographing lucky shoppers with rapper Rick Ross.  The promotion is in conjunction with the Sean John line of apparel, and shoppers who purchase $50 or more of Sean John will get a chance to meet Rick Ross.

Today’s promotion will be in the Men’s Department, Level 2 at The Parks at Arlington from 2-4PM.  See you there!  See this blog post at on Sean John’s website for more info.

Working with the Snowball Express (SBE) is always an emotional experience. They are a non-profit group whose mission is to “Provide hope and new memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.”  We had the honor of doing it last year and we were invited again this year.  Our participation started last Friday night activities at the Resistol Arena, home of the Mequite Championship Rodeo.  The evening started with 1300 SBE family members arriving on a multitude of buses to standing ovations, a local high school band drum corps and the Mesquite Police passing out Hot Wheel cars.  There was a mechanical bull for the kids, Cowboy Hats for everyone (thanks to a very generous donation by Resistol) and Gary Sinese was out front doing a meet and greet and signing hats.  Gary Sinese is the most amazing guy, he has to be dragged away from the kids and did not leave until the rodeo had started and line was gone.  He did the same thing last year.

Every year I seem to add a new sport to my repertoire, and this year it was the Rodeo.  It is a fun sport to shoot.  You kind of can tell where the action will be but it is a great challenge.  It was a full rodeo with team roping then a calf scramble.  There were so many kids they needed 4 rounds.  For the calf scramble, they lined up the kids, released to calves with a bandana tied to the tail and whoever got a bandana received $20.  Next was saddle bronc riding, then barrel racing and the rodeo finished off with bull riding.  Then grand finale was a concert from Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band.  They do an excellent job covering well known songs and this year two of my favorites were “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Purple Haze”.

Gary Sinese surrounded by fans as he signs autographs on the hats donated by Resistol.

Kids participate in one of the four calf scrambles

Mike Snyder from NBC KXAS 5 was one of hte MCs of the event and interviewed the kids after the calf scramble

Holding on tight during a saddle bronc ride

The final stretch in the second to last barrel race for the evening

A bull in full leap (with a giant drool trail) tries to remove the rider off his back

Neal Boyd, 2008 Winner of America’s Got Talent, takes a photo of Gary Sinese

Fans watch the Lt. Dan Band perform

Kimo Williams, Ernie Denov and Gary Sinese jam to “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix

Gary Sinese plays his bass

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