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.
After not blogging much for almost 3 months I’m back in the saddle. This client needed a headshot/portrait as well as some active shots of her working out as if she were teaching a fitness class. Here are a few of the Environmental portraits from this Austin portrait photographer session.
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.
I made a new ad that should be showing up in Austin Lifestyle soon. Make sure to check out Austin Lifestyle, Austin Woman and NSide Magazine for some society event photos I took this last couple of months as well as a feature I did on Paggi House with interior photos austin and food photos.
The update of the century. Here is what should have been five posts in one. Here are the links from most of the holiday parties this month. If your link is not up here email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Update Events, Event Photos, Event Photography, Austin, TX. Austin Event photographer Jonathan Garza of Jonathan Garza Photography and Austin Real Estate Photography. Corporate Events, Corporate Portraits, Advertising Photography, Commercial Photos, Commercial Images with a creative touch.
Last week I took some photos for Paggi House. I shot several of their dishes for local Austin Lifestyle Magazine. I even got to shoot there pastry chef a couple of days later for Food and wine Magazine. I’m excited to have my first photos in Food and Wine and Austin Lifestyle. I also will have event photos from the Charity Bash Date Auction in Austin Woman, Nside Magazine and Austin Lifestyle. Here are some of those photos with a photo or two of the pastry chef.
Food, Food Photography, Food Photos, Austin Photographer Paggi House.
My friend got to shoot some stuff for Ruta Maya the other day he asked me to help him. I mostly was his reflector boy but shot off a few of my own. But before we left to Ruta Maya I was outside my apartment and saw five unsavory characters with long hair, “hippies”. I thought what a great time to photograph and capture part of the true Austin, TX spirit than by photographing 5 hippies with long hair on their home turf. Luckily they didn’t kill me and were kind enough to let me take there photo all they wanted was an autograph. So what better than a day full of Ruta Maya and Hippies. Here are the photos. I hope you enjoy.