Friday, August 8, 2008

Published in Country Weekly Magazine!

One of my photos made it into a national magazine. That sentence really doesn’t show you the sense of excitement I am feeling right now or the goosebumps I have on my skin. Let me try again… Wow, Awesome, and OMG this is soooo cool!!!

A few weeks back, Kymberli and I were given an opportunity* to photograph our friends Christian and Jessica Simmons. Christian and Miss Jessica are a great couple and great musicians and are in the band Christian Simmons and Broken Arrow. They were very gracious to us the first time we did a photo session, which was last year AND it was our first session together. Kymberli and I have learned so much since then and when they asked us to work our magic, well, we did just that. We shot some amazing photos of them and they we so much fun to shoot with.

Christian has a unique voice, look and is a great all around guy who is determined to make it in the country music industry. I think his wait might be nearing an end. Christian is featured in the “Upcoming Artists” section of Country Weekly magazine next week! The best part for me is that MY photo is running with the story! In case you didn’t hear that… MY PHOTO IS IN COUNTRY WEEKLY! It was one of our favorites and theirs and hopefully America will love it, too. Here’s a sneak peek into what you’ll see in the magazine on Monday. (I am having a hard time containing myself).

It hits newsstands on August 11, 2008 and is on the shelves for 2 weeks, but get your copy now before they are all gone. I can’t wait to look back and say “We knew Christian back when…” Congratulations, Christian. It takes a lot of hard work and cuttin’ teeth, but I know you are on the right path. It is always a pleasure working with you both. We can’t wait for the next big photo session!


*Food for thought:
Opportunity is a word that I love to think about. Around every corner is an opportunity, but will you be the one to grab it and go with it? I have been a photographer for over 15 years. Without my wife’s encouragement and sense of the times, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It was she that knew we had something and wanted to grab that opportunity. Thank you, Kymberli, for being patient and having foresight. For listening and understanding that a partnership, like a marriage, takes compromise and perseverance. Without that I would just be taking snapshots.


kymberli q. said...

AWESOME! I am so happy for you and so proud of Christian and Jess! Great work, honey! We both got published in something this year! Hopefully this is the year that Christian goes full throttle too!

Roody said...

Congrats! Nice work!

This is better than the time StrongBad had his photos published in the Husky-Headed Boys Back to School Catalog. ;-p

No, seriously, nice job dude. I'm happy for your success. I hope it continues.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, I am so happy for you. You and Kymberli are a great team and hopefully this great year is just a beginning. Seeing your name in print is great and exciting.

Love Mom II

cassandra m said...

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U--L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!! That is soooooo awesome. WOW WOW. I know you are excited. amaxing photo and it look sreallllly good in tha magazine. Buy lots of copies to share with your family...hee.hee and maybe a copy to frame ;) Prayers for your continued success and achievements!

Richard Wong said...

Congrats Al!

Jim, "Homer" said...

I am so excited for you Al, A great big shout out to you.