I recently had the privilege of meeting the owner and CEO of Mr. Rekey and doing some portraits for some new editorial’s coming out about his business. Jonathan Garza Photography also did some internal work for them doing photos of some of their workers and their full uniforms, showing how to be properly dressed for the job. The owner and workers were very nice and easy to photograph. I will be working with their team more in the future this is what my contact their said about the photos “I was VERY happy with the results and I really appreciate your time with this project” Cris. Heres a few examples of the commercial portraits/headshots and some of the environmental portraits I did for their team.
Check out the Pages of Tribeza this month… It was a joy to work with model Callisto Griffith and buyer and stylist Jordan Elkins. Shooting with a Canon 5D Mk 2 and a 50mm 1.4 Canon lens using natural light on a cloudy overcast day under an overhang with about 20 minutes of light left. This advertising photography in austin, using commercial photography techniques, Jonathan Garza photography offers unique photography and imaging solutions.
I recently photographed some portraits for Capital one. It was a very straightforward headshot for Press Releases and web usage. We did some more smily ones and a few serious ones here are two of my favorite professional portrait, Executive photo, Headshot type photos Austin.
I photographed these headshot, executive portraits in studio, in Austin. I used two dynalight’s with umbrellas. I was photographing with my canon 5d mk 2 with mostly a 50mm series 1 and a 85mm f1.8. These have been lightly lightroomed mainly for dust spots.
Senior Portrait Time, Portrait Photography, Austin Photographer.
It’s that time of year again, May is definitely here. Congratulations to all the High School, and college seniors graduating. Senior photo sessions starting at $150.00
Here are a couple of examples of a senior portrait session I did this weekend with my cousin Samuel. We shot these right off of Congress ave in Austin TX. The light ended up being perfect for what I was doing.
I did a senior portrait session last Saturday and really enjoyed it. The subject was really into it and was easy to direct and was having fun posing. His Mom said, “The pictures look wonderful, they look like a professional commercial, EXCELLENT!” Here are some examples of the portrait photos session done in Austin.
For Portraits in Texas I was shooting mostly with my new 85mm f1.8 canon on my canon 5d mk II using no reflectors and no studio lighting. As well as some with my canon 50mm f1.8 series 1. Which by the way is way sharper with better color rendition and better focusing than the canon 50mm f1.8 with full plastic body
Environmental Portraits for the Mitchell Foundation, taken at the Capital.
New portraits I did for a non profit in Austin. The foundation needed some professional portraits and kind of action shots for some upcoming PR pieces and for their website. We got it done in 4 hours we started at their office then did a fake speaking engagement for photos that looked like she was speaking at a conference, conference photos, commercial events, then we went to the Texas capital building for some environmental portraits. I liked these the best. The subject was easy to shoot and had a great attitude. I shot most of these with my canon 5d mk2 and a 50mm f1.8 series 1 with metal body. PR photography, Ad Agency, Commercial Portrait, Portrait Photographer Austin. Jonathan Garza Photography.
There are so many romantic and beautiful places in Austin we thought we’d shortcut to lovely places to book your wedding. Here is a list of possible venues to tie the knot at a charming standard.
The Alan House
Villa St. Clair
La Paloma Events Center
Mansion at Judge’s Hill
Chapel Duclinea (Wizard Academy)
Philips Event Center
Millennium Entertainment Complex
Austin Museum Of Art
Norris Conference Centers
O. Henry Museum
Old Glory Ranch
Old Pecan Street Cafe
The Old School
You’ve decided to host a post-engagement party and want to show off your kitchen skills in a tasteful way. Here we have some easy to make and low-cost treats to satisfy not only your creative cooking skills, but also your hungry guests. Bon appetite!
Fresh Basil Bruschetta
Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people
4 Roma tomatoes
4 Fresh Basil leaves
2 Garlic cloves
1 cup of shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 baguette loaf
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Directions: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Slice baguette bread into quarter inch slices, place evenly spaced on cooking sheet, and place shredded cheese on bread. When oven temperature is ready put bread into oven for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. While bread is baking, dice the tomatoes, basil, and garlic cloves and place into a mixing boil. Add olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste), and toss ingredients together. Place bruschetta in one of your nicer bowls (or china) with serving spoon and baguette bread on an elegant serving platter. Pre-serve a few pieces for presentation. Enjoy!
Prep time: ~35-40 minutes
Serves: 3-5 people
2 cups of jasmine rice
3 cups water
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 package of dried seaweed wraps
Directions: Clean rice before cooking by putting it a large bowl and rinsing with water until water is clear. You may need to drain water with a colander a few times. It definitely helps if you have a rice cooker, if so place rice in rice cooker with 3 cups of water and set it to cook. If you’re cooking with a stove top, place rice and water in a large pot, bring to a bowl then lower heat, placing lid over pot. Cook for 12-15 minutes and steam for 20-25 minutes.
As rice is steaming, in a separate pot on low heat add salt, rice vinegar, and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let stand and cool. Also chop cucumber and avocados in long cuts. When rice is cooled, carefully empty rice into a separate bowl (glass or wooden) and pour vinegar mixture on the rice and mix. BE CAREFUL not to smash the rice into mush.
Spread rice on one seaweed wrap, leaving one fourth of wrap empty- this will be the last end rolled. Place cucumber and avocado in the middle of spread and roll towards the empty side of the wrap. When you have the entire sushi rolled use a small amount of water to seal the roll. Repeat until ingredients are completely used. Slice into 1 ½ inch pieces. *To spice it up you can sprinkle crushed red peppers over sushi or serve with wasabi and soy sauce.
Three Cheese and Fruit Platter (and Wine!)
Prep time: 7 minutes
Serves: 4-5 people
3 oz of Trugole cheese- semi-soft Italian white-yellow cheese
3 oz Sharp cheddar cheese- moderately hard and slightly yellow
3 oz Brie cheese – soft white cheese
1 bunch of red grapes (and/or green)
Wheat Thins, Triscuits, and Saltines
Directions: Cut fruit and cheeses into bite size pieces. Serve on a nice platter with your favorite selection of wine. It’s best to mix your combinations of fruit and cheese with the crackers and sip the wine to get great tangs. It’ll be a delectable experiment tasting which grouping of fruit and cheese suit you best.