Erin and Richard's Wedding Photography - Boca Raton Wedding Photographers

Erin and Richard were joined at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton Florida. it was a very relaxed celebration. A lot of dancing, laughing and joy. Erin and Richard first met four and 1/2 The years ago. She was a bartender and he was her best customer! He had just moved from Kentucky and liked her halloween costume. Erin said that she respects Richard most for his "stick-to-it-ness". He has a strong resolve and knows what he wants. But also he is nurturing and has lots of love in his heart. Richard loves Erin's free going nature. She's always upbeat. Fun to be around. And she took interest in him and he liked that. Although they broke up for two long months a few years ago, when they got back together they knew for sure that they were supposed to be together forever. Richard loves video games it is his career - literally! These two are real down to earth people. They love to take a little road trips together. Trips to Key West, Gatlinburg, Orlando and especially to the beach. Take a look at their Bride and Groom wedding photography portrait session. It is awesome! You can see their images here at Pictage. They make such a great couple! Monica and I had a really great time with your friends, your family and you!. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day Richard and Erin. Curtis and Monica

Textures for use with Photoshop as Backgrounds and Overaly

Here are some downloadable Textures which can be used with Photoshop to add dynamic dimensions and color to photographs. These textures came from the country of Columbia. many of these images are rock and marble that are centuries old. Some are genuinely unique because they are faded, chiped and cracked items which can only be reproduced with the age. These type of textures are not easily found in the United States. These will add a new dimension to photographs These can be downloaded at a minor cost. Simply follow the link. Any professional photographer could benefit from using textures to add artistic flair and style to their images.
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Bello Medellin Colombia Day 2

Today started with a healthy South American breakfast. Eggs cheese and an arepa. Yummy! After hastily eating our delicious morning food, we quickly hopped on the bus to our next location. We spent some time at a battalion army base. These young men were very open, and inquisitive about spiritual things. These brave young men deserve so much more respect and honor than they often get. Colombia is a diplomatic partner with United States and these valiant soldiers play an important part in keeping America secure. Thank you for serving your country and ours. Our team performed multiple dramas. Additionally, we sat down and spoke with most of the young men for quite a while. We are thankful their superior officers allowed us this time. We hope we may have encouraged them in some small way. Afterwards we took a little sightseeing trip into Medellin. our team went on the Metro cable which is a sky lift to the highest point in the city. There was a paradoxical contrast as we passed over urban poverty yet been beautiful mountain and skyline created an inspirational backdrop. As we look down on the city we saw the decay and dirt of despair, but looking towards the mountains we saw the beauty of God's creation. This illustrates how God is always speaking to us even in the midst of our daily lives. Later in the day we went to a youth group and presented another drama. They were so full of energy and vitality. William and his son also joined us. We visited several other schools that they. Too many to note, but so many cheerful bright smiling faces. For a professional photographer, these make for amazing photographic opportunities! That evening we went to a lookout over the city. We all had local delicacies for dinner and reflected on what we had seen. Several of us took photographs with the city lights in the background. Back to the hotel for a few hours sleep! Location: Bello - Medellín, Colombia

Bello Medellin Colombia Day 1 - One Hope

Bello is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia and is a suburb of Medellín, the department capital. Bello is part of the Metropolitan Area of Medellín. The city has a population of 359,404 making it the second largest city in the Antioquia Department after Medellín. Bello has a population density of 2496 per km. Bello is also one of several municipalities that make up part of the metropolitan area around Medellín.Meaning "Beautiful" in English, Bello was founded in 1679 and became a city in 1913. The city is also known as the "City of Artists" in Colombia. Its current mayor is Oscar Andres Perez. Bello is located next to Medellín at its northern border in the Valley of Aburra. The climate is warm and is affected by gentle winds throughout the year. We went with One Hope as and "Impact Team". Impact Teams are short-term mission trips for individuals or groups that work alongside the local churches to bring the salvation story to students and youth in the form of the Book of Hope and The GodMan, an animated version of the Book of Hope. These teams hand-deliver God’s Word through presentations that include drama, song, personal life applications and local outreaches. It is such a blessing to participate and focus on children's photography. Our team was a diverse group of experienced and first-time missionaries. Angela was our coordinator along with her assistant Claudia. William was our local contact through CENFOL. Pastor Jym was our team leader and, as always, assisted by Jeanette Perez. Frank, from Book of Hope Alabama, was also on board to help in our ambitious effort. Hector was our translator and spearheaded our efforts into the urban culture of Bello Colombia. Each day we had the privilege of sharing the Book of Hope with children in public and private schools. Our team focused on encouraging personal growth, shared testimonies, performed dramas, and focused on connecting with kids. It was a pleasure and a joy to spend time with these children. Although they may live in what some may consider poverty, they are abundantly joyful, full of energy, always smiling and truly content. Often, I think they minister to us more so than we to them. Day one of our adventure started out around 4:30 in the morning. (Yawn) after a long day of visiting multiple schools the group then went to a hotel located in an extremely underprivileged area. This hotel is primarily occupied by drug dealers, prostitutes, homeless people, and the destitute. However, Hector and his team have spent a great deal of time developing a relationship with these economically challenged individuals. More so, they are passionately focused on connecting with the children in this area. Hector and his team will visit and share chocolate and bread with the kids and tell them the good news about God. Hector took the group to visit this Hotel late at night. Many children came out to meet new friends, eat a little chocolate, and play with these interesting Americans. After a grueling 18 hour day the team finally settled them for the first night of rest. Yes, it was a long day but a very satisfying one. - We hope you find these photos of some use and that they may be a blessing in some small way.

Location: Bello - Medellín, Colombia