What's it like to take portraits for a rising star's music CD cover and inserts? Incredible! This is about Nick Sterling Music! It's time for a little behind the scenes talk! You've seen some of the event photography pics and performance images and videos, and now you can hear his latest song "Blood in the Water." His debut EP "Stand Your Ground" comes out February 23, 2018. Take a look!Read More
Carmen Buck Photography is in the movies- City Light Theater in Georgetown, TXRead More
The Professional Women of Williamson County (PWOW) celebrated their 9th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 20, 2016. I'm a new member and was blessed to take some photographs of this wonderful event.
Our mission is to provide an environment for professional women to be educated, encouraged and empowered.
Four scholarships were awarded to incredible young women. After some time to visit and have a nice meal, Lorrie Westberry, President of PWOW, opened the award portion of our luncheon. Susanna Boyer, chair of the scholarship committee, told us about the amazing young women who were awarded scholarships for their college educations. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott presented each with their certificates. I have to say that Mrs. Abbott is warm, kind and engaging. The pictures are evidence of the spirit of the day- lots of smiles, some tears and plenty of hugs and love to go around! Thank you Mrs. Abbott for taking the time to stay and pose for a picture with all of us! I'll treasure mine.
And the Winners Are...
Celine Morshed of Stony Point High School in Round Rock was awarded the $1500 Nancy Hampton Memorial Scholarship. Nancy's daughter came from Houston area to be present for this. We shared a table and there wasn't a dry eye when Susanna Boyer talked about Nancy and proudly awarded the scholarship in her name. Congratulations Celine!
Karen Rativa of East View High School in Georgetown was awarded a $1000 scholarship. Congratulations Karen!
Devrie Duncan of Liberty Hill High School was awarded a $1000 scholarship for her college education. Congratulations Devrie!
Danielle Christine Buzzard was also awarded a $1000 scholarship. Danielle goes to Round Rock High School. Congratulations Danielle!
PWOW started as a small group of women dedicated to educating, empowering and meeting others around the county. Now, we’ve had outreach projects, shared countless meals, seen members come and go as they advanced in their careers and learned life lessons from one another. Knowledge is power and we hope to build up more professional women as the organization continues to evolve. Times are changing around us at incredible speed, and we will equip you to achieve your goals and dreams.
I recently attended a 3 day photography workshop hosted by Precision Camera (Precision Camera University 2016!) It was wonderful! I learned about business management and photography skills and even photoshop fun stuff. I met some wonderful people also. Not only that, it was set at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville TX.
It's Spring and that means....WILDFLOWER SEASON in Central Texas. I live almost 3 hours away from Kerrville and since we got out at 6pm, I decided to stay one more night, get up early and take some most excellent photos of wildflowers and other beautiful scenery of the Hill Country.
When everyone else left and I was hanging around the hotel by myself, I had mixed feelings about my decision. It's an eerie feeling. I've been counting my steps on my fitbit and opted to go for a walk. After 45 minutes of a brisk walk, I raced back to grab my camera and caught some beautiful early evening shots. I made a little video and hope it captures the beauty!
What about those WILDFLOWERS? Stay tuned- that blog post is coming up soon! They were BEAUTIFUL!! Here's a teaser-
What happens when 4 hard working ladies get together for a little fun and relaxation? Well, FUN and RELAXATION. We had a great time on the Fredericksburg Walking Wine Tour with Donna Renee. The Texas Hill Country was a perfect getaway!
Our first stop: We enjoyed FAT ASS Wine . Yep, that's the name! I loved their peach wine the best and had to bring a bottle home. You won't find me wearing one of their T-shirts though. It would be too confusing I think. What a great first stop! We learned a new word: Roadie- a two go plastic glass for our wine. The wine tasting was fantastic!
We enjoyed an incredible lunch basket and wine where we met Frances Money, (who owns the vineyard with her husband) at PONTOTOC VINEYARD WEINGARTEN. We sat outside and felt like we were in Italy! We ate pimento cheese spread, home made bread, olives, home made brownies, chorizo (mmm!!!), candied pecans and... I may have left something out but it was all really good!
We did some more walking and ended up at Lost Draw Cellars for some music and yes, more wine! We met some interesting people and had a wonderful time.
We ended our Saturday with a wonderful meal at The Nest Restaurant. The food was incredible and the vanilla/lavender ice cream in wine sauce was described as 'orgasmic' by one of my friends. I'm not naming names though! The wine was great too!
Thanks to Shelley Nelson (our master planner!), Marcy Long and Jennifer Ray Crane for tolerating my camera fanatical ways.
What More PERFECT gift than something that lasts FOREVER?
- Give the gift of memories for someone you love and her family
- Let her be the QUEEN for the day with pampering, primping and beautiful images to enjoy
Don't Wait- Call & Book your Photoshoot before the slots get filled
What a great group of women and men! I had the opportunity to attend this wonderful event, introduce my business, Carmen Buck Photography, meet some new people and photograph the event for the Killeen Chapter President Dee Dee Jose. Bea Baylor, National President of WSN Leadership Institute and Dawniel Winningham, CEA & Founder of WNS gave wonderful keynote speeches. Edie Phillips was our MC. I'll be the first to admit that while my camera is always hooked to my hip these days (and for years now), photographing events is a challenge. I'm most comfortable doing portraits. With events, I want to be sure and not be intrusive, but get the good shots. I want to chat with others but pay attention to all that is going on in the room. That requires focus and awareness all at the same time. I need to capture the audience's responses to the wonderful speeches but then I get involved in the speech and miss out. Ah, so much pressure! Did I say I had fun? Well, I did. The event was a success and we have a few photos of us having fun. All is right with the world. Enjoy the slide show. Thanks to all!
It's a beautiful light display with various views of the incredible Austin skyline. The crowds were heavy which is an indication of the Austinite spirit. Enjoy! I used a Velvet 56 which gives an intentional blur and some bokeh. It was my night to be a little creative.
I had the honor of capturing some beautiful moments at Silverado Beecaves Memory Care Annual Holiday Party. Santa was popular...but can we be honest and say the chocolate fountain really drew the crowd in. It was a wonderful evening!