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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Trace & Kristie {engaged!}


Last weekend before I left town for the week we were able to hook up with Trace & Kristie for a quick engagement session down in the Deep Ellum district. I used to work with Trace at TI and now he and Kristie live in Seattle since she works for a little known software company that makes something called Windows. Being a Mac guy, I'm not familiar with it, but I didn't hold it against her. I think I was subtly being sabotaged for my Apple allegiance, though, as some how my iPhone 'accidentally' ended up face down in a plate full of Mexican food at dinner afterwards. (Sorry, Kristie, it was too funny not to mention).

I love photographing friends since it's easier for me - and I think them - to feel a little more relaxed. We had a lotta fun during this session, and there's so many cool textures, colors & character in Deep Ellum... I could've photographed these guys for hours and not hit all the cool spots. Trace & Kristie are getting married in Bismark, ND on July 5th, and as serendipity would have it, we found a building with a big american flag painted on the side of it that made a perfect backdrop for a save-the-date mailer idea.

Here's a few images from the session. Congrats again, you two!


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8 comments:

Kara May said...

Beautiful session - I love the image with 'The Majestic' sign! They are all great!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Trace & Kristie!!! We are so happy to hear the news! We wish you guys the very best and would love to catch up sometime.
Matt, the pictures are amazing, as always. - Liz & Eric

Snapshot said...

Magnificent!

cecile@papelle.com said...

as always your photographic prowess continues to inspire me....what great captures....

Jamie said...

Great shots. I love the old rusty stairwell with the barbed wire...Great backlighting in the street. Also love the majestic shot. Keep up the great work!

J.Stoia Portrait Design said...

Great shots. I love the old rusty stairwell with the barbed wire...Great backlighting in the street. Also love the majestic shot. Keep up the great work!

J.Stoia Portrait Design said...

Great session. I loved the old stairwell with barbed wire. Great light. Loved the majestic photo as well. Keep up the good work.

Adrienne said...

I love the shot with the wire. All nice nice images.