Category: Random

A teaser for upcoming design changes

I can’t wait to unveil the new design for the William Bay – Photographic Arts. It is going to be a super sexy looking website which will put more emphasis on the photographs and providing a richer experience for viewers. I’m putting together all the best Wedding, Portrait and Fine Art Photographs in large slideshows to wow you as you watch. I’m hoping to have all the bugs worked out by next week sometime. Until then here is a teaser picture of the upcoming design.

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Progress in Haiti

I had mentioned a couple weeks back about my dear friend Tammy and her water project in Haiti. She is currently there in Haiti attending the ground breaking for the project and overseeing the first phase of construction. And as  serendipity pops it’s head up from time to time, she found herself in a position to make even more of a difference for Haiti by teaming up with the Brazilian U.N. They have asked her to put together a couple of projects to help the community. Her first instinct was “Medical Center!” She told me about the great news on […]

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Important Pricing Change

Hello all, I wanted to announce an important new change to my wedding photography pricing structure. As well as a change in the philosophic thinking of what a final product really is for a couple getting married. From now on every couple will receive an album when getting married. This of course raises my prices. However, I feel that it is paramount for every couple to have a tangible product to hold and share with family and friends. It is too often that I find that people have not been served by merely having a handful of loose prints or […]

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Help Tammy Help Haiti

I’ve had the good fortune to meet some pretty amazing people through volunteering in Thailand. And a lot of times you tend to lose touch with most of them. It’s often a shame because they are such good people, and they have made quite an impact in your life. I’ve had the good fortune, though, to connect with one of the old bunch from the Thailand days, and she’s working on a remarkable project. She will be bringing fresh water to an area of Cité Soleil in Haiti. Her name is Tammy Babcock and she lives in Kingston, Ontario. After […]

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New Sample Albums In!!!

I sent off for my Leather Craftsmen sample albums a month ago and have been eagerly waiting for them to come. Well they just got in the other day and I’ve had a chance to take some pictures of them today. The first one is my Portrait examples book, a 700 Series with Rustic Brown Leather, an Outset Window on the front and Spine Hubs. Everything about this book was custom, because my portraits are always panoramic. The second book is more modern, a 3500 series, with a very sleek black leather, flush spine and flush photo on the front. […]

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Super 8 is here!!! Weddings are next!

I am really excited abou the next couple of months. I just got some test footage I shot on my super 8mm camera this summer. It has been digitally transfered to edit and post online. I really can’t wait to do this with weddings. As soon as I got home I popped it in the computer and worked on a short piece of our dogs Moen and Luke. Moen is a Lab/Wolf mix and Luke is a Chow/Corgy (chorgy for short). There is more footage from our anniversary tubing trip, that I will post tomorrow. The technical stuff: Film: Tri-X  […]

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7 “Before the Wedding” Steps that Initiate a Successful Marriage

I was doing some blog surfing this morning and found this great article on 7 “Before the Wedding” Steps that Initiate a Successful Marriage. It is, for the most part, a very logical look at the “when”, “how” and even the “why” of getting married. But I think that people in love are hardly ever logical when thinking about their love or commitment to each other. One thing that most people will agree on is that they really only want to get married once, and it would be a huge blow to you and your future mate to need counseling […]

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Green, Hemp, Wedding Dresses

I just came across this great article on environmentally friendly and Green wedding dresses over at Treehugger.com. The article talks about Tara Lynn, a dress designer from Vermont, that designs very lovely dresses out of green products such as silk, cotton, bamboo and hemp! Looking at the dresses, they are very beautiful. But I’ve also heard a rumor that bamboo in clothing is very hard to get into a soft wearable clothing product and the energy and methods in which to do so are actually contradictory to the green movement. I haven’t verified this, but knowing bamboo, I would not […]

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In the top ten!!!

After starting my business here in Austin, my goal has been to become one of the top ten wedding photographers in Austin. I believe that the photographic vision and talent that I have along with the energy and passion would accelerate my status right to the clouds. It came as a surprise as I was doing my monthly search engine status that I found that I was, according to Google, one of the top ten wedding photographers in Austin! What’s next? Well, Maybe top five… There are definitely some strong photographers here in Austin, and I’m delighted to be mentioned […]

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Ahh… A breathe of fresh air

Quite some time ago I used WordPress for my Rebuilding Thailand blog. It was strictly a blog site that chronicled my year as a volunteer after the 2004 tsunami, and the adventures that went along with it. When it came time to building a professional level site (this one) I ended up looking at ModX. For what it was worth it was a very rich content management system, but I found that it took a lot of time to learn the system, and in some circumstances even learning a new code structure. And the blogging software was rather clunky. And […]

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