Saturday, August 30, 2008

Becky's Birthday Bazaar

{For anyone interested in seeing the entire collection of images from Becky's Birthday Bazaar, click here to check them out!}

Last night, friends and family gathered to celebrate our dear Becky at the Albert Pike Hotel in downtown Little Rock. Some may think a BBQ would suffice for a birthday, or say, a gathering at a party-room at a yummo restaurant. But those people don't know Becky. Becky is one of the, if not THE, most creative people I know. She burst through the proverbial box years ago! She thinks in layers. Layers of color, flavors, sounds, smells. She has a heart for hospitality and longs to love the people in her life in their own unique ways - attending to their differences with care and concern like none other. The theme of the party was "I Love Me". The theme was carried through from start to finish starting with the invitations that included a button that read "I Love Me" backward so that you had to put it on and read it in the mirror. The color and layout inspiration for the evening came from her trip to India earlier this year. The music inspiration was from India Arie. If you've not listened to her tunes and you are an introspective woman, you really must!

My contribution to the evening was a fun little photo-boothish spot during the Artists' Gallery Cocktail Hour. I had a blast. Now, keep in mind that this party was NOT a costume party. We were all instructed to wear something that we never have had the chance to wear but have always wanted to. I wore more makeup than I ever do, and loved it! Some wore wedding gowns. Others wore costumes... it was awesome! It was even more fun that it wasn't a costume party because you didn't know what to expect... what will the next person sport?! Enjoy some of the photos from the photo booth. They're a trip!

Becky, I love you. It is such an honor to call you my friend. I hope this decade brings many more layers of love, prosperity, and vibrancy into your life. You are a jewel! Thanks for including me in the celebrations. Love, MT

Becky and Denise - two beauties! Becky's hands were decorated with Henna Tatoos.
Carrying the theme through even to her finger tips!

Wonder Woman showed up, and we all LOVED it! It's official, if she can wear this out, she can wear ANYTHING! I am so proud of her and inspired by her confidence!

The beautiful, Indian, Henna Tatoo Artists


After our scrumptous Bombay Dinner, we all gathered in the Main Hall for some live performances. First a Children's Theatrical Groupe performed a couple of India Arie inspired routines and then Jackie Simons and iFunk played custom written songs for this event. It was so amazing. Truly a feast for all the senses. As the evening progressed, more food and drinks were carried out. We all ate, drank, danced and were merry

Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer Fun with Haley + Grayson

Ooooh... it feels good to finally be posting again! I'm really excited to get these images and other projects up. These photos are of two of my favorite kids - Haley and Grayson. They just happen to be my niece and nephew. I'm not biased at all! Haley and Grayson came over for an afternoon this summer and we just hung out. We started in the front yard and ended up with ice cream cones and sprinkler races! It's been YEARS since I spent an afternoon running around in bathing suit in a backyard, but by God we did, and I highly recommend it! Haley and Grayson, thanks for playing with me. Not only are you both VERY photogenic, you're terrific people. I look forward to the years to come! Love, MT

Monday, August 4, 2008

Formerly Fresh Focus

You aren't crazy! This blog looks different. But really, the only thing different is the name. Stay tuned for images from Tellez Photography.

Gradual Transitions

Things are starting to heat up here at Fresh Focus, or shall I say Tellez Photography? That's right, there's a name change in the works! When I fell in love with the name, Fresh Focus, I had no idea that there was a trademark that would soon keep me from using it as my business name. After about a month of searching, I decided to go with Tellez Photography.

It's been an exciting time. Since I've been back in Arkansas, I've had the pleasure of photographing my niece & nephew, a beautiful Country Club wedding, and a swanky birthday party featuring a band from my college days, Tragikly White. It was a blast! There are family photo shoots, prego pics of Bethany, and a non-bridal bridal shoot of Ashley coming around the bend. In about 1.5 weeks, I'm headed back to Florida to photograph Lexi and Klent's wedding. That will be a scream! As soon as my new computer arrives, I will start processing photos like a mad woman and get some new images out there for all to see! Stay tuned... things are just getting started!