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Pink Posh Class: Beginning Photography Wednesday, August 25, 2010 |


Cost: a minimum pledge of 50 meals or $25
Level: Beginner
Where: Houston, Texas (Galleria Area)
When: Sunday, September 19, 2010
Timeslots: 11am - 1pm (FULL); 2pm-4pm (FULL); 5pm-7pm (FULL)
Registration: email
classes@pinkposh.com

You must be the change, you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi.

I'm not too proud to admit that I am learning from my 12 year old nephew right now. Alright. Let's rewind. A few months ago, my nephew (who was born and raised and California, and blessed with all the luxuries a 12 year kid could ever want) travelled to Vietnam to learn to live the life of charity for a year while being homeschooled. He has been keeping us updated with his "adventures" through his personal blog. I'm not sure I can write it as well as he can - so I'm copying and pasting his blog entry about the soup kitchen on here:


------N's blog about the Soup Kitchen-------------
Yesterday we went to the soup kitchen. Most of you know that I have posted about the soup kitchen multiple times already. This time, however, I will be writing in-depth about the soup kitchen, the way it works, and I will be adding pictures and videos.

The soup kitchen at Tan Dinh is in operation from 6 AM to 12 PM on Monday through Saturday. From 6 AM through 10 AM, though, it is closed while the workers inside cook the food, distribute them into trays, and set up the various different tables, fans, and chairs. At 6 AM, the charity helpers rise and head to the soup kitchen. Some of them head to the market to buy the food for that day, while the others prepare the kitchen for the huge amount of food ahead of them.

At 7 AM, the shoppers return with all the food necessary to cook enough meals for that day. One serving normally has rice, soup, a salty side, and a protein portion. Sometimes there is a bit of soy sauce or fish sauce on the side. The food is cooked in giant pots that are about 3 feet in diameter and about 12 inches deep. It looks almost like a wok, but the shape is different somehow.

It takes about two hours to cook all the food. During this time, a few helpers watch the food, while others get the trays and Styrofoam containers to pack the food in. By the time 9 AM comes along, they are ready to distribute the food. They take bento style trays and put the food in. The remarkable thing about these trays are that they are about the same size as an ordinary bowl or plate, yet they hold a significantly larger amount of food. It’s just something to think about. If any of you figure out why, please leave me a comment.

At 10 AM, they open the soup kitchen to the public. Everyone come in and pulls up a chair. We all start praying. After the praying, Ba Co gets down to business. Each person who comes to the soup kitchen has a card with a calendar on it. Ba Co starts calling off names on the cards. If the person is there, they raise their hand and call out. One of the helper’s checks off that day on the calendar on that person’s card. That shows that that person already got there meal for that day. Then, I bring over a tray with the meal to that person. This cycle repeats for about thirty minutes, until everybody has been served.

All of the ladies (me excluded from this group) at the soup kitchen work really hard to make sure the elderly and the handicapped get at least one meal daily. They do it without getting paid, and they pay for it out of their own pockets. You saw how grateful they were when I donated ten dollars....
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Now, you're probably wondering what this even have to do about photography? Well, I've been inspired by him and the volunteers at the soup kitchen who donates their own time and their own money to provide 200 meals a day for those who don't have anything. I sat there reading his blog and started wondering what I can do to help my 12 year old nephew HELP THEM!

So dear stalkers...this is where you can join me in helping and giving back. On September 19, 2010 at 2pm-4pm and again at 5pm-7pm, I will be holding a "Learn the Basics to Photography & Feed 50 People" class. You can bring whatever camera you like to the class. DSLR, Point and Shoot, even your Iphone. :oP. We will spend the first hour going over the basics of photography - ISO, Aperture, Fstop, how to shoot in direct sunlight, best time of day to shoot, framing - all that good stuff. Whatever we can pack in an hour. The next hour will be a "free hour" and we will spend the hour shooting each other, chairs, flowers, walls - doesn't matter what we shoot...but how we shoot it right?

I ask that everyone who would like to take this class with me, pledge 50 meals (thats $25) to The Soup Kitchen at Tan Dinh, HCM, Vietnam. I will be donating 100% of the class fee directly to The Soup Kitchen at Tan Dinh.

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Pink Posh : Michaelyndon Salon Monday, August 23, 2010 |

Houston Hair Salon Photography
Session Date: August 22, 2010
Hair Stylists: Louis Lopez, Josephine Jimenez, Clemente Javier for Michaelyndon Salon
Makeup Artists: Heather Hughes with
Hues By Heather; Kristin Daniel B.

5 hours. 9 models. 16 looks. Stalkers, that's how I spent my Sunday afternoon. When my favorite stylist in all of Houston (Louis Lopez) called and asked me if I would do a hair shoot for him and some of the stylists at the Michaelyndon Salon, I was immediatly h-e-double hockey sticks, to the YEAH! Hair shoots are probably one of my favorite things to shoot! You get amazing stylists who are so creative and fun with the hairstyles...delectable makeup and gorgeous models. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Plus, I get to hang out with some of my favorite people in the industry for a day. :)

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Frank + Diane : Engaged Tuesday, August 17, 2010 |

Dallas Engagement Photography
Engagement Session Date: August 6, 2010

It was one of those days that you couldn't quite cool down fast enough. I thought that if I planned the shoot just a couple of hours right before sunset...the weather would cool down and we would get that gorgeous evening light. But stalkers, you just can't plan these things. Right as soon as we started the photoshoot, the sun went away and the storm clouds rolled in. So, while everything didn't quite go as planned....I think it went better. :)

Stalkers, meet Frank and Diane. They will be tying the knot in a few short weeks!
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Those tiny little buildings back there is actually the Dallas skyline!
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

My favorite picture. I love everything about this.
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Diane and Frank had scouted out tons of locations for us to go to! Love that!
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Just a sweet little moment. :)
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Water was definitely the theme of the day. :)
Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Downtown Dallas.
Frank and Diane Engagement Session


Frank and Diane Engagement Session

Pink Posh Babies: Kinley (9 months) Thursday, August 5, 2010 |

Austin Children and Toddler Photography
Children Session Date: August 2, 2010

I've been growing up with Kinley. I've been around for her no months. Her less than 1 month and her six months. Now, she's back and cuter than ever at a whole 9 months! Standing at the top of the 93rd percentile in height...and still holding back that elusive smile from me. But stalkers, I got me some. :) Not many, but its the quality of the smiles that counts...not the quantity right? Well...maybe smiles in bulk would have been the ideal session for her mommy, but I do love babies with serious faces. :)

Stalkers, ya'll remember Kinley right? Oh my! Look how she's grown.
Kinley nine month photosession

She's got a taste for the finer things. :)
Kinley nine month photosession

One of her many elusive smiles coming out for just a little bit. I love this. :)
Kinley nine month photosession

I ADORED her in this colorful number!
Kinley nine month photosession

Ain't her walker so sweet?
Kinley nine month photosession

Seriously, how can you not fall in love with this little girl!
Kinley nine month photosession

Complete and utter joy right here! She probably got to eat something. :oP
Kinley nine month photosession

I swear she's scheming about something right about now! That face looks like TROUBLE!
Kinley nine month photosession

Kinley with her favorite book! This picture came out PERFECT!
Kinley nine month photosession


Kinley nine month photosession

Kinley had an entire collection of these.
Kinley nine month photosession

We took them out to the pool with us...but she ignored them because well...water is soooo much fun in and of itself anyways!
Kinley nine month photosession

Eating again. :)
Kinley nine month photosession

Keri + TuSon : Engaged |

Houston Engagement Session
Engagement Session Date: April 18, 2010

It was a busy weekend for us that April. Friday the 16th, we had a wedding at Briscoe Manor. The 17th was Penn and Ben's wedding...and the next day, Thurston and I headed downtown to meet up with Keri and TuSon who flew in from D.C. for their engagement session. They went after their cakeball tastings...and since they had to leave for the airport right after the shoot...well, guess who inherited all the samples? :) That's right stalkers...we work hard for our sexy figures. LOL!

Stalkers, meet the lovely Keri and her fiance, TuSon. (He's kinda tall!)
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

A little area that we were sneaking into for pictures while trying to be inconspicuous and hide from 'security.'
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

Love. :)
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon


Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

Yes, this is one of my favorite spots to shoot around in Houston. :)
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

CUTENESS!
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

You know I gotta end with a sweet moment between these two right? :)
Pink Posh Keri and TuSon

Penn + Ben : Married |

Houston Wedding Photography
Wedding Date: April 17, 2010
Photographers: Mariae* and Thurston*
Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception Venue: Kim Son Ballroom at St. Emanuel
Videographer: Tim Tse with
T2 Productions

(Penn and Ben's amazing wedding highlight video: http://t2production.com/blog/?p=58)

They had one of those weddings that would have guests buzzing for weeks. The groom serenading (by force) to the bride a Celine Dion classic. A huge table full of sweets and goodies. A gorgeous, modern lounge area to...well, to lounge around in. :) A fun photobooth area for guests complete with props...and to top it off a caricature artist that stayed around for a few hours capturing the wedding guests BEST features. :oP And when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more...there was a b-boy dance off at the end of the night.

Stalkers, meet Penn and Ben :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

All my brides are gorgeous and I heart shooting them. :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

Ben singing Celine Dion to Penn...(watch the video to see this part!)
Penn and Ben Wedding

Purple heels!!!
Penn and Ben Wedding

How gorgeous are these orchids for boutonnieres?
Penn and Ben Wedding

I am currently in love with these yellow button flowers (tansy). I love how fresh and modern they look!
Penn and Ben Wedding

Before Penn changed to her white dress...we got to do a few pictures with her and Ben around the neighborhood.
Penn and Ben Wedding


Told ya she was purty. :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

Since Penn and Ben had a tea ceremony at home...they decided to do a first look afterwards before heading out for pictures with the wedding party downtown. Love this series!
Penn and Ben Wedding

I heart the anticipation here...
Penn and Ben Wedding

...LOVE!
Penn and Ben Wedding

This is why everyone should do a first look if they aren't superstitious!!
Penn and Ben Wedding

We had amazing skies that day. :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

Penn and her gorgeous girls. :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

The boys cleaned up nicely right? :)
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

One of the last wildflowers of the season.
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

Stalkers...Penn had an amazing amount of details at her wedding...
Penn and Ben Wedding

The guests wrote little notes to the bride and groom....
Penn and Ben Wedding

and hung it on their little wish tree!
Penn and Ben Wedding

Love this!
Penn and Ben Wedding

Yum!
Penn and Ben Wedding

Who doesn't love a tableful of sweets and candies...and pencils? :)
Penn and Ben Wedding

Big lollipops!
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

Their party favor was wayyyy too cute!
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

The caricature artist was a big hit at their wedding. Definitely recommend this if this is something you are considering!
Penn and Ben Wedding

For Penn and Ben's first dance...they had all their friends gather around them and blew bubbles!
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

I had to blog this picture. It just cracks me up! This is normally done with their champagne..but how cute is this with cake?
Penn and Ben Wedding


Penn and Ben Wedding

Back to back weddings with some b-boy influence.
Penn and Ben Wedding

Saving the best for last right here. :)
Penn and Ben Wedding
Penn and Ben congratulations!